Class Registration Form

I just want to encourage all of you fiber folks that we are being responsible and cautious.
At this point we have a lot of vendors who need your business but are not able to set up and do the online sales and have not been to a festival the past 2 years so the inventory should be fantastic.

Please use the following instructions to register for classes.

Online:

  1. Choose from the following classes by clicking the “Add To Cart” button to the right of the class/classes you would like to register. NOTE: If you can’t see the “Add To Cart” button on your phone, you may have to turn it sideways.
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  6. NO Refunds after July 1st

Class List


Three Basic Colors

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am

Three Colors

Teacher: Gina Levesque

While there are many types of natural dyes, three primary and lasting colors can provide all the color you want. Using indigo, cochineal, and osage orange we will explore primary and secondary colors. Each student will leave class with a packet of information and samples.
 
Artist Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. Gina works with natural dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning, and traditional penny rug construction. She has been dyeing with natural materials and researching their history for over twenty years. Gina has taken (and taught) many natural dye workshops throughout the country. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Dye apron or older clothing

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $40


Beyond the Plain Rigid Heddle

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am

Teacher: Darlene Megli

So lets do more than plain weave! By using pick-up sticks or just manipulating the threads by hand you can create many different patterns with your loom. In class we will do a sampling of different techniques to give you an idea of what is possible with this little loom! Lets get the creative juices flowing and see what happens.

Darlene has been involved in the animals and fibers for 20+ years. She lives in SW Mo. and is partner in fiber business A Twist In Time. She and Judy travel in the Mid-west teaching and vending.

Skill Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: Must be able to warp their loom and know basic weaving skills on the Rigid Heddle.

Student Supplies: 

  • Rigid Heddle loom pre warped and ready to weave
  • Scissors
  • 2 pick-up sticks appropriate length for loom
  • Stick shuttle
  • Yarn that you used for warping or other color that works with your warp

Please contact me for more information: rdmegli@gmail.com

Class Length: 4 hours

Cost: $60


Curl Up Your Knitting

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am 

Curl Up Your Knitting Colleen

Teacher: Colleen Brooks

Learn to add fleece curls directly into your knitting to create wild and wooly looks.
Our class project will be a mitten with curls on the cuff.

Colleen has been knitting for more years than she can count. Colleen loves to figure out new knitting techniques and how to accomplish shapes and textures. She knits, spins, and weaves as much as life permits.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Prerequisites: If you can knit in the round, increase and decrease and are moderately dexterous in holding yarn you will be able to do this technique.

Student Supplies: Bring worsted weight wool yarn, appropriately sized needles (your favorite style needle for knitting in the round) and the usual knitting tools.

Instructor will provide curls and mitten pattern.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $55


Design a Unique Sock Blank

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am

Sock Blank

Teacher: Nancy Meyers & DeAnna Amos

Learn to dye a tubular sock blank. Students will use different methods to create a one of a kind sock blank that can be knit at a later time. Mixing and application of dyes will be addressed. Methods may include memory socks, free form dye and stencils. We will discuss different ways to set the dyes so they are colorfast. Each student will take home a unique blank ready to knit at home. Dyes, applicators and socks blanks will be provided for class. After class there will be additional sock blanks available for purchase.

Having met as vendors at a fiber event, Nancy Meyers, from Arkansas, and DeAnna Amos, from Missouri, discovered their mutual love of all things fiber. Teaming up and using their 20+ years of knowledge, this year they are teaching unusual techniques for dyeing.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: 

  • rubber gloves
  • apron or dye safe clothes
  • writing utensil
  • old towel

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $55


Authentic Painting with Wool

Saturday, July 30th, 8 am

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Teacher: Petra Richards

Intuitive Creativity is a spiritual/esoteric connected art process that allows the art to lead the way as images form through layers of a variety of media. It reflects the individuals essence of expression dealing with difficult emotions, gaining coping skills, processing trauma and more. Join us for a beautiful time of self reflection.
 
Petra Richards has a long history of using a variety of Holistic Wellness Modules including using the creating of Authentic Art a release from anxiety and tension which allows room for a calmer, sharper focused and relaxed mind.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length: 1-1.5 hours

Cost: $36


Nuno Felted Scarf

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am

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Teacher: Treka Wenner

Learn to Nuno Felt a beautiful silk and wool scarf. Nuno felting is a wet felting technique where wool is felted onto a base fabric such as silk. In this class students will design a one-of-a-kind wearable work of art! This is an intermediate to advanced workshop, previous experience is helpful but not required. The workshop will be 5-6 hours in length -The time to complete will depend on the student’s skill level and complexity of design. If you have a Palm Washboard tool, you may want to bring it with you to use.  This tool is not required but is very helpful, especially if you have any hand/wrist problems. They can be ordered online from Heartfelt Silks (manufacturer) or Living Felt. Please let me know if you have any questions: fibersofmysoul@gmail.com or 405-255-8021.

As a full time Physician Assistant, fiber art has been Treka’s “happy place” for a few years now; her way of relaxing and reconnecting with her creativity. She started out exploring crochet and knitting but has absolutely fallen in love with wet felting. She strives to create unique fiber art pieces using high quality wool, silk, alpaca, and other natural materials. The fiber community has been so welcoming to her – teaching felting classes to others is just a small way for her to “pay it forward”.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None required but those with prior felting experience will likely need a little less time for the design/fiber layout process. Wet Felting can be somewhat physical – I have a few tools and techniques to lessen back and arm strain – but wear comfortable shoes as we will be standing for at least a portion of the class (additional adjustments can be made if standing for long periods isn’t feasible for a student).

Student Supplies: All supplies provided and included in cost.

  • None required. If you have embellishments such as beaded/sequined fabrics, silk scraps/ribbon, yarn, wool locks etc you would like to use, feel free to bring them!

Class Length: 5-6 hours

Cost: $100


Batts Gone Wild

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am

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Teacher: Dawn Riden

When it comes to carding batts, the finished product will be a result of the techniques employed, fibers, and equipment. In our session, I will teach you various techniques to obtain a variety of results for batt textures from smooth to chunky. I want you to become comfortable with your machine and its parts and capabilities. Now is the time to play and learn just what a carder can do. Grab your hats, and let’s get started…

Dawn L.E. Riden, the fiber loving creator of all things at Dawning Dreams, has been making wonderful spindles, batts, and hand-dyed fibers that have become well-known. On occasional weekends, though, you can find her at various fiber festivals throughout the US sharing her fiber passion with other enthusiasts.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Most supplies are provided, but feel free to bring any fiber you may want to enjoy carding such as, but not limited to, wool, bamboo, silk, mohair, silk noil, yak, wolf fur, and the kitchen sink.

Class Length: 3 – 4 hours

Cost: $50 WITHOUT drum carder rental

$60 WITH drum carder rental

 

OPTIONS


Beaded Tapestry Bracelet

Saturday, July 30th,   8 am

Beaded Bracelet

Teacher: Lori Hall

You will learn to make tapestry woven bracelets with beads. You will not complete the bracelet in class, but you will get professional (demonstration/written) instruction on how to complete your bracelet on your own time. Kit includes bracelet loom, threads/yarns, beads, cuff, beads, and written instructions.

Lori Hall loves the world of natural fibers and is always learning to broaden her skills. She loves to watch as students pick learn new skills to build on their creativity. Lori owns Get Stitchin’ and is always working to develop her store into a better place for those who love the world of fiber arts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Basic Weaving Skills

Student Supplies:

  • scissors

Class Length: 4-5 hours

Cost: $70


Estonian Style Knitting – Knit, Nupps, Purls, Lace

Saturday, July 30th,   8 am

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Teacher: Angela Childress

Estonian Lace is much like traditional lace. Worked with eyelets and decreases, in a stockinette stitch. Traditional Estonian lace incorporates “nupps” to create texture and unique design. Students will create a pattern swatch square, learning the basics of creating nupps.

Angela is a mom of 3, homeschooling and working part time outside of the home. In her not so spare time she loves to knit, and usually has at least one knitting project traveling with her at all times. She is also passionate about helping others find joy in creating useful items using sticks and string. Angela teaches knitting at Owl and Drum in Tulsa.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students will need a basic knowledge of cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, K2tog, P2tog, reading a chart.

Student Supplies:

Students need to bring:

  • size 5-6 knitting needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • other item normally in a knitting kit

Instructor will provide small skein of yarn, blocking pins, and blocking board.

Class Length: 2-3 hours

Cost: $65


Beginning Wheel Spinning, Part 1 & Part 2 

Saturday, July 30th,  8 am & 1 pm

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Teacher: Marilyn Smith

Students with no prior experience will learn the parts of a spinning wheel as well as hands-on training treadling, drafting from a fleece, and plying into a finished yarn.

Marilyn has been involved in fiber arts since childhood. Her favorite fiber art is spinning and she has been spinning for 20+ years. She is also a fiber producer.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Spinning Wheel or $10 fee for wheel rental

Class Length: 4 hours

Cost: $50 ($10 wheel fee, if applicable)

Bring Your Own Wheel Option $50

 

 

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Diagrams Made Easy for Crocheters

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

Crochet Diagram

Teacher: Jonee Davis

I will teach you how to read a pattern diagram the easy way and you will use diagrams to create a few lace samples. Join me in the adventure of learning to crochet lace using a diagram. You will go home with some very nice samples or a beginning of a scarf plus several patterns. This class is for those that know basic crochet stitches. All yarn furnished. Students to bring several sizes of hooks to use.

Jonee has been active in the fiber arts for a many years. She first learned to weave then took up spinning. She is also an avid crocheter while dabbling in all the other aspects relating to fibers. She feels that we are never too young or too old learn new things about the world of fiber arts and loves to share whatever knowledge she has with others. Jonee has a small farm where she and her husband are the caretakers.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Know basic crochet stitches

Student Supplies: Bring a variety of crochet hooks

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $50


A Gnome in your Home

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm   

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Teacher: Sara Morris

In this class students will start with a basic armature and build from that to the gnome body. Fibers used range from a variety of wools and alpaca. Dyed fiber will be available for hats and bodies as will a variety of fibers to use for beards. Some adornments will be provided to add your own style to your gnome. All supplies will be provided.

Sara has been involved in all types of fiber arts for over 30 years. She started out crocheting and tatting and moved into spinning and weaving in college. Owning a fiber mill opened up a whole new world of fibers and she began experimenting with needle felting. Starting out with animals and then trying her hand with gnomes. Gnomes quickly became one of her favorites as they each have their own personality. Sara loves to share her knowledge and passion for the fiber arts.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length:  2-3 hours

Cost: $50


Fun with Felted Scarves

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

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Teacher: Sally Ball

Imagine your future coziness when you or a loved one are wearing a soft and snuggly wool scarf that you made yourself. In this workshop students will learn techniques for the design and creation of felted wool scarves, using a combination of needle and wet felting, and will complete one scarf to take with them. All the fibers for making the scarves are included in the cost of the workshop. Students can opt to use a pre-carded batt as the base to create their scarf or can card their own fibers to create a custom blend using a drum carder. The wool base for all scarves is merino. (A class set of tools is available for use, but tools are not intended to be taken by participants as part of the class and are not included in the class fee.)


Sally Ball is a multi-media artist from Bella Vista, Arkansas with over a decade of experience as an instructor in artmaking processes. As a fiber artist, she uses a combination of spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, painting, and embroidery in the creation of her works of fiber art. Ball loves to spread the joy of creating with fibers through teaching hands-on workshops across the Midwest region.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: 

  • three old towels
  • bag to put wet towels in after the class

Class Length: 3-4 hours

Cost: $65


Felted Teacups

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

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Teacher: Suzy Gammill

Join us for this adorable Winter Scene Teacup Miniatures class. You will be introduced to a variety of needle felting techniques and tools during this fun and festive class! All supplies needed, including an adorable holiday themed teacup and saucer are supplied with your class fee.

Suzy Gammill is the owner and founder of Wooleyboogers Felt Creations. Wooleyboogers is a small business that bloomed from a love of fiber work and has grown to include individually created needle felted pieces and hand-dyed fibers and yarn.
Suzy has been married to the love of her life and greatest supporter for 25 years. She has two adult children and a beautiful granddaughter.
Suzy was raised in a family of talented artists and has worked with various mediums over the years. She feels she found her true medium in the fiber arts.
Suzy enjoys creating one-of-a-kind needle felted pieces and fibers. Each item is made with attention to detail and form from start to finish.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: none

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $50


Authentic Spinning – Drop Spindle

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

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Teacher: Petra Richards

Open your inner creativity as a vehicle of meditation and self connection.
Promotes inner peacefulness, focus, awareness and acceptance while creating super groovy yarn.

Petra Richards is a Natural Health Advocate with extensive experience in a vast variety of alternative wellness techniques to assist with inner balancing and peacefulness

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None, all will be provided for class. Additional Drop Spindles and Wool is available after the workshop.

Class Length: 2-3 hours

Cost: $35


Triangle Loom Weaving

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

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Teacher: Karen Rizzo

We will be making a woven triangle cloth using yarn, a crochet hook and a triangle loom. Triangle clothes can be made into a variety of items, such as shawls, scarves, table runners, hats, gloves, and many more things. This weaving technique is very simple and you take home a beautiful piece.

The class includes yarn, instructions, and use of a triangle loom and crochet hook. The loom and hook will be available to purchase.

Karen Rizzo grew up in Texas and recently moved to Oklahoma to be with her son and his family. She started crocheting in junior high and as the years went on, she learned many other things such as knitting, weaving, macramé, counted cross stitch, embroidery, needle point, sewing, paper crafts, and more. She is in the process of learning spinning. Karen also loves teaching others what she’s learned.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length: 4-5 hours

Cost: $60


Locker Hooking

Locker Hooking

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

Teacher: Judy Crouch

Ever wondered what to do with all those odds and ends of roving and yarns you have laying around? Well I have an idea for you. Learn to locker hook! Hot pads, chair pads, purses, rugs, wall hangings and more. We will make a hot pad in class and you will have the knowledge to make all the others. We will be using yarn, roving, and fabric strips. All supplies will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies:

  • scissors

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60


Introduction into Spinning Hemp

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

Spin Hemp Fiber Conserving Threads

Teacher: Melanie D Sanford

In this 2-hour class, we will discuss industrial hemp and how to spin this plant fiber. Each student will be provided with a 2oz sample box of hemp fiber. Using hemp as a source of fiber, feed and food is nothing new. Use by modern-day hand-spinners almost regard hemp as a specialty fiber due to the limited supply here in the US. Its only recently that the US laws to legally grow industrial hemp have changed. Let us look at this plant fiber, how its currently being grown and processed, and spend a couple hours spinning both naturally grown and processed hemp fiber.

Melanie D Sanford, principal with Conserving Threads, is a boutique firm in Dallas, Texas, specializing in the comprehensive consultation, conservation and installation services of historic textiles and related objects for private clients, historical societies, and museums. Conserving threads is also an online store providing plant-based fibers and yarns to hand-spinners, knitters, and fiber enthusiast. Ms. Sanford has over thirty years studying textiles and fashions. She is a promoter of second-hand fashion, fashion-flipping, and likes to look and re-imagine.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: basic spinning knowledge

Student Supplies: Each participant is required to provide their own spinning equipment, i.e. spinning wheel, support spindle, drop spindle, tahkli, or e-spinner and be able to use your chosen equipment. No help with how to use the equipment will be available during the class.

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $50


Wagon Wheel Weaving

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

Wagon Wheel

Teacher: Deanna Amos

Learn to make rugs and place mats using techniques developed by pioneer women, who were masters at repurposing everything. The process is simple and the result is fantastic! We will begin working on a group project, and transition to a smaller, personal project. Please bring a pair of scissors to cut fabric, all other materials provided-no need to get your own wagon wheel.

DeAnna Amos (Mexico, MO) DeAnna Amos is a fiber artist and longtime spinner, weaver and dyer. She loves to share her experience and knowledge with students of all ages. She makes handwoven garments from a variety of fiber and loves to spin and weave and uses dyes to create one of a kind items. She uses her experience with goats and goat milk to make the finest goat milk soap and lotion products, and shares her knowledge of essential oils and product creations with her students.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Scissors to cut fabric

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $45


Spinning Wheel Problem Solving

Saturday, July 30th,  1 pm

Teacher: Jane Deason

Bring your wheel…bring your problem fibers and spinning issues to a hands on class addressing any issues and techniques that have been difficult for you to conquer….this class is structured for students that have a basic knowledge in spinning on a spinning wheel.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Basic Spinning Wheel Skills

Student Supplies: Spinning wheel or rent one

Class Length: 2-3 hours

Cost: $45


In Living Color – Basic Colorwork Techniques

Saturday, July 30th,   1 pm

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Teacher: Angela Childress

In this class participants will be introduced to techniques essential for successful stranded colorwork. Class will be a mixture of demonstration, discussion, and hands on practice. Participants will be introduced to methods of managing 2 colors of yarn in each row, theory of color dominance, basic chart reading, and more.

It is suggested that participants be familiar with the cast on / bind off, and knit / purl.

Basic class materials are included in the class fee.

Angela Childress has been knitting / crocheting for 3 decades, and has a passion for teaching others to make fabulous things with simple sticks and string (hook / needles and yarn).

Angela works full time in the travel industry. When not working, she finds joy in squeezing a few quiet stitches in during work breaks or waiting for kids’ at activities. Over the past decade she has been teaching locally at Get Stitchin’ and Tulsa Technology Center, and has helped hundreds of students fall in love with yarn and fiber craft.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: 

• Casting on
• Knit Stitch
• Purl Stitch
• Binding off

Student Supplies:

  • Yarn or Darning Needle
  • Small notebook and pen / pencil for taking notes

Instructor will provide small skein of yarn, blocking pins, and blocking board.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $50


Refund Policy: No refunds. 

 

Please contact Kate Lowder at fiberchristmas@gmail.com for more information.

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