ADULT CLASSES

2019 Adult Classes & Registration Info

The deadline to register for fiber workshops will be September 27, 2019.  For more information, please contact Bitty at adultclasses@fallfiberfestival.org.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your class!

For Online Adult Class Registration please click HERE.

For a printable list of Classes, please CLICK HERE.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

9:30 am – 4:30 pm – ALL DAY
FELTING: Felted Necklace, with Nan Crawford

Create a lovely necklace using various forms of wool fibers: yarn, roving and pre-felt. The necklace will be about 3 feet in length and can be worn is several styles. Beading is optional and techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Both wet felting and needle felting techniques will be used. No felting experience needed, and all materials included.
Skill Level: No previous felting experience is required
Max 12 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $55, Materials fee: $15 (paid to instructor at FFF)
Skill Level: No previous felting experience is required Max 12 Students Non-refundable Registration fee: $55, Materials fee: $15 (paid to instructor at FFF)


9:30 am - 12:30 pm
SPINNING: Exploring the Interaction of Color in Spinning, with Candy Hargett of Calluna Farm

"Scheffe - a statisical test that is used to make unplanned comparisons” applied to fiber and color to explore the interaction of color in 2 ply yarns.
Skill Level: Students must know how to spin basic yarns and preferably how to ply. The Interaction of Color requires plying a 2 ply yarn.
Tools Needed: Spinning wheel in good working order that student knows how to use, 3 bobbins (min), lazy kate, niddy noddy. Students are encouraged to bring additional fiber to use and for the share table.
Instructor Provides: Each student will be provided two 2oz hand-dyed braids of top.
Max 12 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $25 (paid to instructor at FFF)


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
KNITTING: Sock Heels - Tips and Tricks, with Monique Harold of String Maker Studios

Congratulations, you knit your first socks! Now what? It’s time to expand your sock knitting skills. Have you knit the same sock pattern over and over until you can knit it in your sleep? This class is for you too. You will learn the afterthought heel, short row heel, and sweet tomato heel constructions, and how and when to apply each technique. This class is appropriate for adventurous beginners, and anyone who has completed a pair of socks.
Skill Level: You must be familiar with joining and knitting in the round, working short rows, and grafting (Kitchener).
Bring to Class:

  • Light color worsted weight wool (200 yards)
  • Smooth scrap yarn in a contrasting color
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles or double pointed needles OR any size you feel comfortable knitting with and you can see your stitches (for knitting in the round using any method you choose)
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles, or a size the same or smaller than the needles used to knit the sock
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: Not important for this class. The stitches need to be large enough for you to read your knitting.
Homework - Create three tubes as follows:
1. Cast on 32 stitches and join in the round.
2. K 12 rounds
3. Leave the stitches live on the needles or put stitches on waste yarn.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 twice.
Max 6 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
WEAVING: Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving, with Linda Witt of Misty Mountain Farm

In this weaving class, students will learn to warp a rigid heddle loom and have the opportunity to weave two or three mug rugs. Learn a variety patterns and stitches, using handpainted yarns and fibers, so each of your coasters will be fun and unique. Looms used in class can be purchased at a 10% discount.
Skill Level: No previous weaving experience is required
Max 6 Students – Ages 8 and up
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $8 (paid to instructor at FFF)


9:30 am - 12:30 pm
SPINNING: Minimum Prep... Beautiful Yarn, with Candy Hargett of Calluna Farm

Starting with washed (& maybe a few raw locks) from a variety of sheep, we will explore "flick, fluff, or pick" methods of prep. Discussion on types of fibers & spinning methods that work well for this fast paced style of spinning. Techniques include modified longdraw, fluff & spin, and Andean plying of samples. Instructor will provide assortment of fibers.
Skill Level: Students must know how to spin basic yarn.
Tools Needed: Spinning wheel in good working order that student knows how to use, 3 bobbins (min), lazy kate, niddy noddy. Students are encouraged to bring additional fiber to use and for the share table.
Max 12 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $25 (paid to instructor at FFF)


1 pm-4 pm
RUG HOOKING: with Mary Henck

Experience the much-loved 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.
Skill Level: No previous rug hooking experience is required
Max 12 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $30, Materials fee: $45 (paid to instructor at FFF)


1 pm-4 pm
NÅLBINDING: Introduction to Nålbinding, with Tim Lewis

Dating back as far as 6,500 BCE, nålbinding is one of the oldest known fiber construction techniques and has been found in archaeological digs all over the world. In this class, students will learn the history of the craft, how to get started, splicing, and finishing, along with different construction methodologies and stitches. Students will start (though not necessarily finish) a basic hat.
Skill Level: No previous skill or materials required.
Instructor Provides: Handmade traditional nål, “Viking Spit” splicing spray, skein of yarn, and booklet in a small project bag.
Max 6 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $25 (paid to instructor at FFF)