Spinning straight from a wool staple, or lock, is a fun and easy way to go from washed fleece to a perfectly prepared fiber in seconds. Practice plucking locks from fine, medium, longwool, and primitive fleeces. Learn to wash fleece in small batches, effectively join and hold locks for different spinning methods, adjust your wheel, and blend colors.
Skill Level: Beginning spinning experience necessary.
Participant to bring: A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. You will need handcards for this class. Some handcards will be available to borrow.
Class Size: Max 20
terials Fee: $ 60
4-H Camp 3
This class involves the use of a bell shaped resist to create a three dimensional hood of hand felted fiber. The hood is then blocked, shaped and steamed into a brimmed hat. Students will choose a solid color or blend of colors and add embellishments if they wish. You will also be shown how to make rolled cording for self-hatbands.
This is an all day class. . . .
1-5 pm 4-H Camp Kitchen
Felting needles and blocks provided along with plenty of felting fibers.
Bring your imagination, a felted head like we did i the Beginning Figurine Class and nay felting bits you wish to use and expand upon.
Class Size: Min 3 Max 10 Materials Fee: $40
1-4 pm Room 103
In this class, we will learn how to create designer yarns by manipulating color. Using wool top we will create a two tone yarn and a three color loop-plied yarn. Using wool cards we will create rolags for a heathered yarn and a three color rolag yarn. If time allows, we will create a 4 color, thick and thin cabled yarn.
Students Should Bring: Bring a working wheel, 4 bobbins, lazy kate, niddy noddy or ball winder and a set of wool cards. All spinning fibers will be provided.
Class size Min 2 - 15 max Material fee $45
1-4 pm Room 104
In this class you will learning the byzantine and helm weave. We will explore the different looks you can get using these weaves. You will leave with either a bracelet or pendent using your favorite look. You will have enough rings to make more jewelry pieces.
Student need to bring:
Scissors, Safety glasses, chain nose and flat nose jewelry pliers will be available for use during class. (if you want to bring your own pliers, please bring either 2 chain nose, bent nose or flat nose jewelry pliers. These do not have any teeth to mar yahoo rings).
All rings, findings and patterns will be included in the kit to take home.
Class size Min 2 - Max 10 Material fee $30
1-4 pm Room 104
Class size: Min 4 Max 15 Material Fee:$25
(Yarn can be purchased at Hillcreek Fiber Studio)
1-5 pm Room 107
Handmade Artisan Soap
Enjoy the luxury of your own handcrafted artisan soap. This workshop covers all steps in making natural handmade soap, including adding herbs, natural colorants, and essential or fragrance oils. This is not a melt and pour class, it teaches soapmaking from scratch. The first portion of this workshop covers types of oils and fats that can be used in soap recipes, types of equipment needed, where ingredients can be found, and safety.
The second portion of this workshop explains how to create your own soap recipes to match skin types, the properties of various oils and fats, and why oils and fats are blended to achieve the perfect all purpose face and body soap. Milk soap will be made with natural honey as an additive. Students will observe the process of soap making from start to finish and leave with gentle, usable soap and instructions for making their own at home. As time permits, wool scouring, shaving, and laundry soap recipes will be discussed as well as sales and packaging
1-4 pm Sheep Barn 1
Using the sock machine, you will learn how to set up and time the ribber, start a sock with a 1X1 rib,
change to a 3X1 rib and finish the sock in stockinette. The Kitchener stitch will be used to finish.
Bring your own working machine with a 72 slot cylinder or rent one for $10 Bring scissors and a little patience! Yarn will be supplied.
For this class you must have a working knowledge of your sock machine or have taken a previously had a beginner class..
This class will continue on Sunday morning
Class size: min 5, max 20 Materials Fee: $65
1-4 pm Sheep Barn 2
It would seem difficult to obtain lasting greens from natural dyes. Many of the dye materials that come to mind give greens that are just stains and fade quickly. In this class you will learn what materials, or combinations of materials, give beautiful lasting greens. Students should wear old clothing or a dye apron.