ADULT CLASSES

2018 Adult Classes & Registration Info

The deadline to register for fiber workshops is September 29, 2018.
For more information, please contact Bitty Yancey by email at adultclasses@fallfiberfestival.org

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your class!

For Online or mail-in Adult Class Registration please click HERE.

For a printable list of Classes, please click HERE.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

9:45 am – 4 pm – ALL DAY
FELTING: Felted Rug or Wall Hanging, with Nan Crawford

Wet felt a long lasting floor covering or wall hanging, approximately 24”x 36”. Participants will use a felting needle and locks (natural colored or dyed) to apply a design onto lightly pre-felted wool batting, and then wet felt the piece to completion. During the workshop, the instructor will discuss the history of felting, techniques of felting wool fibers, processing wool fleece, along with the properties of various wool breeds, types and sources. Students are encouraged to create their own design, or the instructor will offer several design ideas. Participants should bring a bath towel for blotting water.
Skill Level: No previous felting experience is required
Max 10 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $55, Materials fee: $45 (paid to instructor at FFF)

9:45 am - 12:45 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)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
KNITTING/CROCHET: Knit and Crochet with Roving, with Nancy Liebrecht

Got more roving than time to spin? Skip the spinning and knit or crochet with roving. This class will introduce simple easy steps for making stable useful garments and household items. We will discuss how to create garments solely out of roving and how to incorporate roving as a design feature in knitted or crocheted items. The advantages and disadvantages of various fibers will be presented. We will experiment by making small samples with different sized needles and hooks and then begin an actual project. Students will have the option of beginning to crochet a small rug or knitting a puffy scarf.
Skill Level: Participants must be able to knit, purl and crochet prior to this class
Bring to Class: Large sized needles (an assortment from size 10 to size 17) or appropriate large size crochet hooks. Please also bring a small amount of yarn leftovers, in a variety of weights.
Max 15 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $8 (paid to instructor at FFF)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

9:45 am - 12:45 pm
FELTING: Needle Felted Fairy Garden in a Teacup, with Nan Crawford

Using needle felting techniques, create a whimsical fairy garden in a teacup in this class. Students will learn how to needle felt to a proper dimension for the tea cup, then how to build 3-dimensional objects. Tea cups are included, or participants are welcome to bring their own special cup.
Max 12 Students
Skill Level: No previous felting experience is required
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $20 (paid to instructor at FFF)

9:45 am - 12:45 pm
WEAVING: Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving, with Linda Witt of Misty Mountain Farm

This will be a fun class for those who have never used a rigid heddle loom. Looms will be pre-warped for you. Students will learn various weaving techniques while creating a 10” wide wall hanging made of handpainted yarns and fibers in your choice of colorways. Students will also be able to practice warping a rigid heddle loom. 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: $12.50 (paid to instructor at FFF)

1 pm-4 pm
FIBER PREP: The Finer Points of Combing Wool for Spinning, with Kim Radcliffe

Hand combing is the ultimate fiber preparation! If you’ve never tried it but have always been curious, here’s your chance. You will be amazed at how combs seem to magically transform fleece! Combs can seem intimidating, but they are fun tools to use with a little practice and a patient instructor. This workshop will cover: basic fleece types and those best suited to combing, different comb styles, deciding which combs to use, combing techniques, blending fibers, managing a less than perfect fleece, dizzing an even length of top, and more! There will be plenty of hands-on combing time. You will be seated while combing with one stationary comb and one working comb. You will also learn free hand combing, with one in each hand. This workshop will give you an understanding of the combing process and the confidence to take what you’ve learned and turn your own fleece into luxurious hand-combed top!
Skill Level: Beginner, no experience necessary
Students bring: Enthusiasm!
Instructor Provides: Everything needed for participating in the class. At least 3 ounces of fiber for combing, which the students will take home.
Max 10 Students
Non-refundable Registration fee: $45, Materials fee: $10 (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)