Adult Classes

The Fall Fiber Festival boasts an impressive array of activities including educational classes for adults on the fiber arts. In previous years, we have included instruction on activities like felting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and nalbinding. 

Check back for listings of our 2022 Classes – Coming Soon!

Be sure to keep an eye out for our full schedule of events and information on our children’s classes.

Learn more about 2021’s talented instructors!

2021 Adult Classes

Introduction to Spinning

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$75 Registration (+$16 Material Fee)

Instructor: Dorothea Pierce. Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will start on a drop spindle to learn basic skills, and then move onto a wheel if they wish. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience teaching spinning. Students do not need to bring anything with them but a little patience and a sense of humor. Students will be provided with a wool for spinning in class. Students who wish to bring their own wheel to use in class should plan to arrive at least ten minutes early to class to allow the instructor to approve the wheel.
Class Limit: 5 Students


Fundamentals of Drop Spinning

Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$75 Registration (+$15 Material Fee)

Instructor: Dorothea Pierce. Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will use a drop spindle to learn basic skills. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching spinning. Students are welcome to bring drop spindles or can borrow one from the teacher.
Class Limit: 4 Students


Painting with Silk

Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$50 Registration (+$20 Material Fee)

Instructor: Nan Crawford. In this class we will use silk mawata hankies to “paint” a picture onto a lightly pre-felted merino wool background. To complete it, we will wet felt it into a solid and sturdy piece. Students should bring a pair of scissors. All other materials and supplies will be provided.
Class Limit: 10 Students


Introduction to Spinning

Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$75 Registration (+$16 Material Fee)

Instructor: Dorothea Pierce. Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will start on a drop spindle to learn basic skills, and then move onto a wheel if they wish. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience teaching spinning. Students do not need to bring anything with them but a little patience and a sense of humor. Students will be provided with a wool for spinning in class. Students who wish to bring their own wheel to use in class should plan to arrive at least ten minutes early to class to allow the instructor to approve the wheel.
Class Limit: 5 Students


Fundamentals of Drop Spinning

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$75 Registration (+$15 Material Fee)

Instructor: Dorothea Pierce. Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will use a drop spindle to learn basic skills. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching spinning. Students are welcome to bring drop spindles or can borrow one from the teacher.
Class Limit: 4 Students


Painting with Wool

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$50 Registration (+$20 Material Fee)

Instructor: Nan Crawford. In this class we will use dyed wool locks and a felting needle to “paint” a picture onto a lightly pre-felted wool background. To complete it, we will wet felt it into a solid and sturdy piece. Students should bring a hand towel for blotting water. All other materials and supplies will be provided.
Class Limit: 10 Students