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CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS | ADULT WORKSHOPS | REGISTRATION INFO

If you are attending a workshop, please arrive a few minutes early as a courtesy to the class and the instructor.


DAYS
October 4 & 5, 2014

HOURS
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday : 10 am - 4pm

LOCATION
11407 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, VA 22957

DIRECTIONS & MAP

ADMISSION
Adults - $5
16 & under FREE

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PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
AT THE FESTIVAL

 

2014 CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS

Our younger festival enthusiasts will take delight in the use of natural fibers to create fun, colorful items to take home.

SATURDAY October 4, 2014

10am to 12pm
Felt a Hat

Back by popular demand! Wet felt your very own hat to keep your ears warm!  Kids will learn the art of wet felting while creating a hat. 
Ages 8 and up.  Pre-registration required.
Non-refundable Class Registration fee: $15   Materials fee: $5

1pm to 2pm
Walk-in Projects for Kids

Kids are welcome to join in and make a lovely fiber item to take home!
All ages.
Free!

3pm to 4pm
Needle-Felt a Penguin!

Learn the art of needle felting by creating a darling penguin made from sheep's wool and mohair. Class open to ages 8 and up but parents use your own discretion. Although fun, if poked the needles will hurt!
Pre-registration required.
Non-refundable Class Registration fee: $10
   Materials fee: $5 


SUNDAY October 5, 2014

10am to 12pm
Felt a Hat

Back by popular demand! Wet felt your very own hat to keep your ears warm!  Kids will learn the art of wet felting while creating a hat. 
Ages 8 and up.  Pre-registration required.
Non-refundable Class Registration fee: $15  Materials fee: $5

1pm to 2pm
Walk-in Projects for Kids

Kids are welcome to join in and make a lovely fiber item to take home!
All ages.
Free!


2014 ADULT WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, October 4, 2014

10am to 12:30pm
KNITTING: Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters with Edie Eckman
Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interest—and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time! Students should be comfortable with knit and purl.
Supplies Needed: Two colors of smooth, light-color worsted weight yarn, appropriate-size needles, and scissors.
Non-refundable Class registration fee: $45

10am to 1pm
SPINNING: Spinning Beehives and Lace with Candy Hargett

Learn the basics of purposefully spinning thick and thin singles. Then learn the controlled plying technique to create a beehives & lace yarn. Spinning the single - learn to control the size, shape and placement of thick to thin in a single. Ply –  thick & thin with beehive coils. Materials Fee includes hand-dyed BFL roving, add-in for spinning, assorted yarns or threads to ply beehives.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to spin continuous strands of yarn and know how to ply yarns.
Supplies Needed: students must bring their own wheel with at least three bobbins, or multiple suitable spindles, lazy kate, and thin threads for plying.

Non-refundable class registration fee: $30   Materials Fee: $30

2pm to 5pm
RUG HOOKING: with Mary Henck

Experience the old art of rug hooking. In this class you will get hands on experience with tools and methods of rug hooking while making a beautiful hand-hooked mat from wool
flannel and yarn. As you learn more about the history and practicality of rug hooking you’ll understand why there has been a resurgence of interest in this creative, homey, craft.
No previous rug hooking experience is required.
Non-refundable class registration fee: $30   Materials fee: $45

2:30pm to 5pm
KNITTING: Textured Treats Stitch Sampler with Edie Eckman
Let’s learn some new stitches! There’s more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles. Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizzazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Students should be comfortable with knit and purl.

Supplies Needed: Two colors of smooth, light-color worsted weight yarn, appropriate-size needles, and scissors.
Non-refundable class registration fee: $45

 

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SUNDAY,October 5, 2014

All Day
FELTING: Felted Rustic Pillow with Nan Crawford
Wet felt and needle felt a one-of-a kind throw pillow, approximately 15” x 15” using local wool batting, roving and locks. White, natural colored and dyed locks will be available. Pillow forms will be provided.
No previous felting experience is required.
Supplies Needed: Participants should bring a bath towel.
Non-refundable class registration fee: $30   Materials fee: $30 (inlcudes 14"x14" pillow insert)

9:30am-12:30pm
WEAVING: Rigid Heddle Weaving with Linda Witt

Get started weaving on a rigid heddle loom! This class is a great introduction to weaving. You will warp your loom while learning some words in the language of weaving.  Students will chose their yarn colors from a selection of handpainted Lincoln yarn, warp their loom and weave 3 coasters with different patterns.
Supplies Needed: You may bring your own loom, borrow one, or purchase one at the festival at a 10% discount from the instructor. Materials fee includes yarn to be used.
Non-refundable class fee: $40   Materials Fee: $5

1pm-4pm
Hairpin Lace Crochet with Tinking Turtle

Jennifer Raymond will introduce you to Hairpin lace by making a Hairpin Lace Scarf. Hairpin lace is the perfect answer when you need a quick gift that looks classy! This crochet technique, using a loom, can create
beautiful pieces of work both large and small. By the end of this class you’ll have learned this technique, in addition to being well on your way to finishing a scarf.
Skill Level: You should know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet. Students will learn how to work a variety of hairpin lace stitches, and how to join them together.
Materials Fee includes: closeable stitch markers, pattern (One Salt Sea), worksheets, hairpin lace loom, yarn, crochet hook.
Non-refundable class registration fee: $30   Materials Fee: $30

 
 


2014 REGISTRATION INFO

The Registration deadline for workshops is September 27, 2014. For information or to register for workshops at this year's festival contact the person listed below.

For Adult Workshops:
Bitty Yancey
adultclasses@fallfiberfestival.org

For Children's Workshops:
Heidi Passino/Amy Cooper
434-989-6541
kidsclasses@fallfiberfestival.org

 


 

   
 
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