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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443

203-245-5921

Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Events Calendar

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Laemmin Vest.

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.  With Mary Crosby.  $100.00.  5 Sessions:  April 25, May 9 , May 23, June 6, June 20, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Come learn to knit this fabulous vest with Mary!  The Laemmin Vest by Renate Kamm is knit flat, bottom up, in one piece until the armholes.  Then both fronts and the back are completed separately.  Knit in worsted weight yarn.  Lots of fun techniques to learn (Estonian cast on, I cord edging, slip stitch ribbing, textured stitches and a bit of lace).  Adventurous Beginners welcome!   

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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving.  With Mollie Keller.  Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1-4 PM.  $45.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  Includes all yarn/fiber and use of loom (loom sold separately).   

Come learn to play with yarn and fiber on the tapestry loom!  Tapestry weaving is portable, a stash buster, and will unleash your creativity.  Mollie is a talented knitter and artist, and has taken to the tapestry loom (her work is pictured above).  She will show you tips and tricks to make your vision come to life.  You will finish your own weaving and learn different finishing techniques (off the loom) as well.   

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Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Laemmin Vest.

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.  With Mary Crosby.  $100.00.  5 Sessions:  April 25, May 9 , May 23, June 6, June 20, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Come learn to knit this fabulous vest with Mary!  The Laemmin Vest by Renate Kamm is knit flat, bottom up, in one piece until the armholes.  Then both fronts and the back are completed separately.  Knit in worsted weight yarn.  Lots of fun techniques to learn (Estonian cast on, I cord edging, slip stitch ribbing, textured stitches and a bit of lace).  Adventurous Beginners welcome!   

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Monthly Felting Club- Beginners to advanced, choose your project!
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Felting Club- Beginners to advanced, choose your project!

Needle Felting Club with Deidre of Gryphon and Unicorn Studio: Choose your own project! May 12, 2019. 2-4:30PM. $35.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). Includes fiber. Felting needles and pad are extra-$13.00 and are reusable. Bring them if you have them already. Beginners welcome!!

You may bring projects in progress for help, or other ideas you would like to pursue. Open to children with parental help/supervision.

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Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, May 19, 2019.  12-5 PM.  $100.00 includes fiber and drop spindle. With Dayna Mankowski and Mary Crosby .  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Maximum- 5 students.   

If you would like to learn how to create unique yarn for your knitting or fiber projects, this class is for you. This workshop will teach: why wool spins into yarn, how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  Many types of wheels are available to try, and you will learn which type is right for you

Part 1: Will teach the basics of fiber preparation, drafting and spinning on a drop spindle

Part 2: will teach basic spinning on a spinning wheel, the types of spinning wheel (Scotch tension vs Irish tension, Single vs Double treadle, etc).   If you have your own wheel, please bring it. 

 

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Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf

Beginning Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Scarf or Handwarmers.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn how to crochet three different stitches and make a lovely scarf and/or handwarmers!  You will learn three stitches; single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Perfect for adventurous beginners, or those who have completed the basic single crochet mitts class or have some crochet experience. 

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Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Laemmin Vest.

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.  With Mary Crosby.  $100.00.  5 Sessions:  April 25, May 9 , May 23, June 6, June 20, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Come learn to knit this fabulous vest with Mary!  The Laemmin Vest by Renate Kamm is knit flat, bottom up, in one piece until the armholes.  Then both fronts and the back are completed separately.  Knit in worsted weight yarn.  Lots of fun techniques to learn (Estonian cast on, I cord edging, slip stitch ribbing, textured stitches and a bit of lace).  Adventurous Beginners welcome!   

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Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Laemmin Vest.

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.  With Mary Crosby.  $100.00.  5 Sessions:  April 25, May 9 , May 23, June 6, June 20, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Come learn to knit this fabulous vest with Mary!  The Laemmin Vest by Renate Kamm is knit flat, bottom up, in one piece until the armholes.  Then both fronts and the back are completed separately.  Knit in worsted weight yarn.  Lots of fun techniques to learn (Estonian cast on, I cord edging, slip stitch ribbing, textured stitches and a bit of lace).  Adventurous Beginners welcome!   

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Nuno Felted Scarf
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Nuno Felted Scarf

Introduction to Nuno Felting:  Scarf/Shawl.  With Becky Devivo.  Sunday, June 9, 2019.  10 AM- 4 PM.  $150.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Price includes most materials.  Bring interesting yarns you might want to incorporate into your piece.  Materials also available for purchase.  Lunch break:  bring your own (fridge and microwave available, plus snacks and tea) or order from local restaurants. 

Join Becky as she shows you how to create a wearable piece of art from wool and silk and funky yarns!  Nuno felting is a technique that combines wool fibers with an open weave fabric to create wearable pieces with beautiful drape and textural interest.

In this class, we will learn about the properties of wool and how it becomes felt, combining fine merino with silk fabrics to create a thin, wearable piece that also has structural integrity. You will use soap, water, and agitation to create your fabric.  You will learn the fundamentals of fiber layout, choosing materials for your project, and will learn skills that will be applicable to future felting projects. 

This is a wet-felting class, AND VERY PHYSICAL, so come prepared with work/play shoes and clothes and an old towel or two.

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Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Laemmin Vest.

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Laemmin Vest.  With Mary Crosby.  $100.00.  5 Sessions:  April 25, May 9 , May 23, June 6, June 20, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Come learn to knit this fabulous vest with Mary!  The Laemmin Vest by Renate Kamm is knit flat, bottom up, in one piece until the armholes.  Then both fronts and the back are completed separately.  Knit in worsted weight yarn.  Lots of fun techniques to learn (Estonian cast on, I cord edging, slip stitch ribbing, textured stitches and a bit of lace).  Adventurous Beginners welcome!   

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Natural Dye Weekend: Madder Root Intensive with Jackie Ottino Graf of Forage Color
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye Weekend: Madder Root Intensive with Jackie Ottino Graf of Forage Color

Madder Root Intensive: Pushing The Limits Of The Natural Dye Pot.  With Jackie Ottino Graf (www.foragecolor.com).  Saturday, June 29, 2019.  10 AM- 5 PM.  $145.00 (includes all materials)  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Call to register: 203-245-5921.

In this advanced workshop, we will explore how putting a little chemistry to work in the Madder Root dyepot will greatly expand our color range. Working with 4 mordants and as many pH and metallic modifiers we will leave with 20 distinct shades from one dye pot!  

This hands on and highly informative workshop will greatly increase your knowledge of the how and why of natural dyes. It is fine to attend if you are a novice dyer, but this workshop is geared toward the dyer with a bit of base knowledge. Students will leave with yarn samples (about 20, enough for a large project), formulas and handouts.  

Instructor will provide all dyes, yarns and dye equipment. Please bring a plastic bag or container to carry home your wet yarns.  

Also....dyeing has an element of waiting, please feel free to bring your knitting!  

Lunch break:  Snacks, water and tea provided.  Bring a lunch (refrigerator and microwave available), or we will get take out from local restaurants. 

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Natural Dye Rainbow- with Jackie Ottino Graf of Forage Color
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye Rainbow- with Jackie Ottino Graf of Forage Color

Natural Dye Rainbow.  With Jackie Ottino Graf (www.foragecolor.com).  Sunday, June 30, 2019.  10 AM- 5 PM.  $135.00 (includes all materials).  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Call 203-245-5921 to register.

Nature offers us all the colors of the rainbow, we just need to figure out how to get them onto our fibers!  This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner to the avid dyer.  We will work with 8-10 different dyestuffs in several forms: wood shavings, fresh plant material, dried plant material, insects, roots, extracts….and create a rainbow of colors.   

We will go over fiber selection and prep, proper mordanting, and how to maximize our efforts for deep rich colors. We will look at a well equipped dye studio, and what we need and how to follow proper safety precautions.  

This class is a great general purpose natural dye class that is different every time.  Sometimes we are foraging in the woods and fields for dyestuff, sometimes the host has a dye garden (MadWool does!), so you never know what might be available.  

All participants end up with 12-15 mini skeins, enough for a small to medium project 

Instructor will provide all dyes, yarns and dye equipment. Please bring a plastic bag or container to carry home your wet yarns.  

Also....dyeing has an element of waiting, please feel free to bring your knitting!  

Lunch break:  Snacks, water and tea provided.  Bring a lunch (refrigerator and microwave available), or we will get take out from local restaurants. 

 

 

 

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Eco Printing on Paper Workshop
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Eco Printing on Paper Workshop

Experience the Magic of Eco Printing with Kathy Johnson

Sunday, July 21st, 2019.  10 AM- 5 PM.  $115.00, includes all supplies.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Madison Wool,  56A Wall St., Madison, CT.   06443  203-245-5921.  www.madisonwool.com

Come experience the magic of eco‐printing on paper, a process of making direct contact botanical prints from the natural pigment found in plants. Combining contemporary print techniques with historic methods of natural dying can result in stunning one of a kind plant portraits captured on paper. 

●       Experiment with a variety of papers including – printmaking & watercolor paper, deli paper, and book pages  

●       Try two techniques for making paper bundles: layering cut and folded sheets and rolling long strips.  

●       Explore the use of iron water and copper water as mordants and incorporate natural dyes. 

●       Work with two methods of heating: steaming and simmering in water. This is where the magic of pigment to paper transfer happens!  

●       Discuss safety procedures and the sustainable practice of foraging and gathering plant material.  

The unpredictable and often surprising result is what makes the process of eco printing so exciting. Prepare to be wowed by Mother Nature’s magic! 

Your finished eco prints can be used for making books, journals, cards, tags, scrolls, collages, as a foundation for stitching and drawing, and can be embellished with items such as small twigs, shells, stones, or small pieces of metal.

 

No experience necessary. All tools, supplies and most plant material will be provided. If you can, please bring a few shrub or tree leaves, and flowers you might like to try using.

Nothing too fleshy (succulents) and nothing toxic.

 

Teaching artist Kathy Johnson loves all things paper and plants. She works in the mediums of collage and eco printing and likes to find and repurpose natural and manmade items in her art, everything from coffee filters and junk mail to candy wrappers and leaf skeletons. Her passion for plants and gardening blends well with the eco printing process by supplying her with an abundant source of fresh plant material. She became interested in and started eco printing on paper in 2013 and has been teaching the process for the past 2 years. 

KathyJohnsonArt.com                                                                                                KJohnsonCollage@gmail.com

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Fiber Party with Ashley Martineau
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fiber Party with Ashley Martineau

Fiber Party! With Ashley Martineau of How to Spin Yarn (www.howtospinyarn.com). Saturday, August 10, 2019. 10 AM-4 PM. $100.00. $25.00 deposit holds your space. Price includes lots of fiber!

 

Join us at MadWool as Ashley as throws a fun fiber and spinning party! Included: Giant Fiber Table (mostly natural colors) for carding as many batts as you desire during the class period. Drum carders available for student use. Other fiber prep tools available include hand cards and hackle.

 

Book Signing Copies of Spinning & Dyeing Yarn by Ashley Martineau will be available for sale - if you already have a copy of this book please bring it to be signed. Copies available at Madison Wool.   

 

Lesson Plan We will begin with a mindful carding & spinning lesson, then spend the rest of the day freely carding and spinning whatever students are inspired to create. All batts you card you may spin or take home.

 

Tools to Bring - Spinning wheel & extra empty bobbins - Scissors & Niddy Noddy - Drum carder (optional: to be shared with the class) - Carding goodies: We will be doing a lot of carding, so here's your chance to break out the sari-silk, sparkle, noils or any other little textured fibers in your stash. - 1 lb. dyed wools to blend with the natural-colored fibers included on the fiber table. - Any fiber you want to de-stash from your collection and add to the fiber table pile for students to use. Whatever is left on the fiber table will be taken to the next Fiber Party on Ashley’s tour. - Plying thread. A thread that is difficult to break in a color that you would like to include in your yarn. Crochet thread, sewing thread, or fine novelty yarn works! MadWool will have some plying thread for general use, plus lots of fun add ins for purchase.

 

During the second half of class time Ashley will be available to instruct students on techniques they want to learn or need help with.

Lunch Break We will take a 1-hour lunch break (when we’re ready) -there are local spots to pick up lunch or you can bring your own. Refrigerator and microwave available.

Show & Tell Bring things you've made or spun to share w/the class and inspire creative ideas.

 

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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom/Intermediate techniques-with Susan Snider
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom/Intermediate techniques-with Susan Snider

Learn to Weave on The Rigid Heddle Loom.  10 AM-4PM.  $100.00 ($25.00 deposit holds your space).  Bring your own loom or use one of ours (limit 5 students). Saturday, August 17, 2019 Session 1

Max of 4 students without looms. *Includes the use of loom and all materials; if you have your own loom, please bring it*. Learn how to weave on the Ashford Knitter’s Loom (or other rigid heddle loom)!.  This portable, easy to use rigid heddle loom provides an infinite amount of design possibilities. It is called the Knitter’s Loom because it is a great way to use your left over yarns from knitting projects. If you have your own rigid heddle loom, feel free to bring it! Class is also open to intermediate weavers who would like to explore other projects.

Have you ever looked at a beautifully woven item and thought, “I wish I could create something like that?” then this class is for you. Rigid heddle loom weaving is simple to learn and offers an extraordinary range of creativity. In this workshop students will learn basic weaving terminology and techniques and be weaving in no time. You will weave a sample which will teach different weaving patterns and allow for exploration with color and texture. If you’re a knitter or spinner this is a great way to use up your stash! You will be surprised by how a small loom can inspire the fiber artist in you. 

Lunch break - feel free to bring your own lunch, we have a refrigerator and microwave, plus water, snacks and tea.  Local restaurants available too.  

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Mend and Make Do- Mending with Heather Love
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mend and Make Do- Mending with Heather Love

Mend and Make Do.  With Heather Love of Hello Mello Handspun.  Sunday, April 14, 2019.- DATE CHANGED TO 9/22/19- 1-3 PM.  $40.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.   

Save money spent on tailoring, lengthen the life of your favorite sweater or restyle outdated wardrobe pieces. This one-day workshop will empower you to tackle simple repairs with confidence and flair. Learn proper techniques for tying a knot, sewing a button, mending split seams, shortening hems, patching holes and darning your favorite knits. You’ll learn 4 basic hand stitches (running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and slip stitch) and discuss how to apply them functionally and decoratively to suit the purposes of any project.

Please bring a basic sewing kit that includes thread, hand sewing needles, scissors, a seam ripper, a thimble and a simple repair project.

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Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf

Beginning Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Scarf or Handwarmers.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn how to crochet three different stitches and make a lovely scarf and/or handwarmers!  You will learn three stitches; single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Perfect for adventurous beginners, or those who have completed the basic single crochet mitts class or have some crochet experience. 

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Coiled Basketry with Katie Grove
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Coiled Basketry with Katie Grove

Coiled Basketry with Grasses, Cattails, and Iris. With Katie Grove (www.katiegrovestudios.com)  Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10 AM-4:30 PM.  $120.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Call to register:  203-245-5921.  Snacks and tea provided; lunch available for take out or bring your own (fridge and microwave available). 

 

Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets.

 

Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket.

 

Everyone’s basket will turn out to be a unique work of art. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.

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Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi Style Sweater.  6 Sessions
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Knit a Lopi Style Sweater. 6 Sessions

Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi style Sweater.  With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions:  January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 28, April 4, 2019.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

Learn how to make a colorful Icelandic sweater, using worsted weight wool or wool blends.  Strokkur by Ysolda Teague is the pattern we will be using (or if you have a favorite pattern, you can do that instead).  Her sweater was inspired by traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas: cozy sweaters with colourful yoke patterns.

Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping.   You will learn how to choose colors, how to do short rows, how to join body/sleeves in the round, and color dominance.

Beginners welcome; you must know how to knit and purl, and work in the round.  You will learn different ways to work in the round- double points or magic loop.   

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!

Unwind & Knit

At MadWool!

Combine knitting and yoga for a fun and relaxing afternoon!   

Learn to knit or bring a project, then work out the kinks and knots in your body and mind with restorative yoga and guided meditation.  

$40 includes knitting guidance, yoga, tea, and chair massage  

Sunday, September 30, December 30, and March 31, 2019

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi Style Sweater.  6 Sessions
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Knit a Lopi Style Sweater. 6 Sessions

Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi style Sweater.  With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions:  January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 28, April 4, 2019.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

Learn how to make a colorful Icelandic sweater, using worsted weight wool or wool blends.  Strokkur by Ysolda Teague is the pattern we will be using (or if you have a favorite pattern, you can do that instead).  Her sweater was inspired by traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas: cozy sweaters with colourful yoke patterns.

Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping.   You will learn how to choose colors, how to do short rows, how to join body/sleeves in the round, and color dominance.

Beginners welcome; you must know how to knit and purl, and work in the round.  You will learn different ways to work in the round- double points or magic loop.   

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 Learn to Crochet 2:  Granny Squares
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Crochet 2: Granny Squares

Learn to Crochet 2 :  Granny Squares. With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  

Learn to make a granny square!  These are fun to make, and great stash busters.  There are many fun patterns you can make using multiple squares or just one large one.  Students must be comfortable with basic crochet (chain, single crochet, tensioning) for this class. 

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 Crafternoon- Sunday Afternoon Monthly Kids Club
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon- Sunday Afternoon Monthly Kids Club

With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register. 

This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.

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 Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom/Intermediate techniques-with Susan Snider
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom/Intermediate techniques-with Susan Snider

Saturday, March 16, 2019- Learn to Weave on The Rigid Heddle Loom.  10 AM-4PM.  $100.00 ($25.00 deposit holds your space).  Bring your own loom or use one of ours (limit 5 students). 

Max of 4 students without looms. *Includes the use of loom and all materials; if you have your own loom, please bring it*. Learn how to weave on the Ashford Knitter’s Loom (or other rigid heddle loom)!.  This portable, easy to use rigid heddle loom provides an infinite amount of design possibilities. It is called the Knitter’s Loom because it is a great way to use your left over yarns from knitting projects. If you have your own rigid heddle loom, feel free to bring it! Class is also open to intermediate weavers who would like to explore other projects.

Have you ever looked at a beautifully woven item and thought, “I wish I could create something like that?” then this class is for you. Rigid heddle loom weaving is simple to learn and offers an extraordinary range of creativity. In this workshop students will learn basic weaving terminology and techniques and be weaving in no time. You will weave a sample which will teach different weaving patterns and allow for exploration with color and texture. If you’re a knitter or spinner this is a great way to use up your stash! You will be surprised by how a small loom can inspire the fiber artist in you. 

Lunch break - feel free to bring your own lunch, we have a refrigerator and microwave, plus water, snacks and tea.  Local restaurants available too.  

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Monthly Felting Club- Bunnies, Eggs, Unicorns, Sheep and More!
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Felting Club- Bunnies, Eggs, Unicorns, Sheep and More!

Needle Felting Club with Deidre of Gryphon and Unicorn Studio: Bunnies, Eggs, and More! . March 10, 2019. 2-4:30PM. $35.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). Includes fiber. Felting needles and pad are extra-$13.00 and are reusable. Bring them if you have them already. Beginners welcome!!

You may bring projects in progress for help, or other ideas you would like to pursue. Open to children with parental help/supervision.

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 Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi Style Sweater.  6 Sessions
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Knit a Lopi Style Sweater. 6 Sessions

Thursday Night Knitters:  Knit a Lopi style Sweater.  With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions:  January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 28, April 4, 2019.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

Learn how to make a colorful Icelandic sweater, using worsted weight wool or wool blends.  Strokkur by Ysolda Teague is the pattern we will be using (or if you have a favorite pattern, you can do that instead).  Her sweater was inspired by traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas: cozy sweaters with colourful yoke patterns.

Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping.   You will learn how to choose colors, how to do short rows, how to join body/sleeves in the round, and color dominance.

Beginners welcome; you must know how to knit and purl, and work in the round.  You will learn different ways to work in the round- double points or magic loop.   

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