The origin Wagon Wheel woven rug was created by the pioneer’s crossing the prairie in covered wagons, using the spare steel rims for the wagon wheels and old worn out clothing. Basically all that is needed is a ring and rags. No previous weaving experience necessary.
The rug is woven in a circle using the wagon wheel rim as the frame. This has apparently been documented by finding remnants of rugs still on wagon rims... my best validation has been speaking with elders sharing stories about the round rugs their grandmothers wove on the wheel rims, so I feel this is a valid bit of history and not just a neat idea and a good story. Directions are the same regardless of the size of the ring. No weaving or previous experience is necessary. All supplies for this workshop are included.
Class Size: Min 1 Max 15 M
terials Fee: $25
4-H Camp 3
Woven Beaded Wrap Bracelets are growing in
popularity, and this is your opportunity to have one of your own while learning
basic and some advanced techniques for making them. You will learn how to
"warp" your loom, the basic weaving stitch used to attach beads, the
"silk wrap" technique, how to attach buttons and charms, and lots of
tips to help you along the process. There are a variety of ways these are being
done and in the resources handout, you'll be given sources to explore other
methods. A loom will be provided to each
student for class use and other loom idea alternatives will be shared. You can
view many finished bracelets on Etsy, which will give you an idea of what is
possible. You will be making a single-wrap bracelet to insure that everyone will
have the opportunity to finish. Multiple
wrap bracelets do not require any additional skills. All materials and written
instructions will be provided.
Class Min 4 - Max 15 Material fee $45
1-5 pm 4-H Camp Kitchen
Spiral Cut Nuno Scarf
This class involves the bonding of fine wool to sheer silk fabric. This is an unusual way to get length with a smaller piece of material; resulting in a very sheer, supple accessory. You can bring small bits of lightweight fabric (fine laces, sheer open weave, chiffon, etc.), glitz and/or woolen yarns to be added for embellishment if you wish.
Students need to bring the following: 2 Bath towels
The following items will be provided: Merino wool Silk fabric Plastic drop cloth Soap & shaker/sprinkler bottle Bubble wrap for rolling Dowel stick Dish towel
Class size: Min: 5 Max:10 Materials Fee: $55
The class will cover the preparation of cotton by carding. Students will make rolags and spin them into a continuous thread. We will not spin cotton roving in this class. Wheels will be adjusted for tension and draw-in to accommodate cotton’s short staple length and faster treadling. The remainder of the class will be spent learning to relax as we use a modified long draw. Students shouldbringtheir own spinning wheel and cotton cards.
Class Size: Min 3 Max 10 Materials Fee: $20Wheel Rental: $5
1-4 pm Room 103
Lace Making with Bobbins with Adman and Ruth Smooth Continued from the morning session.
1-4 pm Room 104
Learn the easy, magical way of weaving using the Continuous Strand Weaving Method on both a triangle and a square using our mini module looms. If you have used this method on a triangle before you may learn the method on a small rectangle loom. Advanced instruction is also available for those who have learned the basic techniques. Learn how to assemble woven pieces to create a variety of projects. A trunk show of sample ideas will inspire you. Easily make glasses case, pouch, sachet cover, scarf, hat, pillow cover using quilt pattern, and much more. Only 6 yards of worsted weight yarn is needed per triangle, 12 yards per square, or 33 yards for a rectangle. Projects may use more than one of one or more shapes. Yarns are available at Carol Leigh's Hillcreek Fiber Studio booth, or bring your own. $5 loom rent for class may go towards purchase of looms..
Class size: min 2, max 15 Class Fee:$25
(Yarn can be purchased at Hillcreek Fiber Studio)
1-4 pm Room 107
Learn the practical and rewarding craft of homemade soap making following simple cold-process methods. By using equipment found around today’s home students will observe the modern methods of making wholesome “old-fashioned” soap the way great grandma would have made it if she had access to 21st century appliances and supplies. In this expanded class students will also learn to customize recipes for various skin types using the saponification table, INS formulas, and properties of various oils. Also discussed will be methods to add color and texture as well as ideas for packaging, presentation and display. Students will leave with gentle, fragrant, usable bars of soap and instructions for making their own at home.
Class size: min 7, max 15 Materials Fee: $30
1-5 pm Room Sheep Barn 1 & Sheep Barn 2
You will be busy learning how to skein and secure tussah silk roving, how to use a map for consistent colorways, and learning about additives and how they affect your results. Students will play with rovings, hankies, and cocoons. Students will explore additives and their effect in the dyeing process. Pre-mixed acid dye blends and additives will be provided.
Students should wear old clothing and closed-toe shoes, bring a simple calculator, a pencil, an apron, and your favorite light weight water-proof gloves. Some previous experience with dyeing is helpful. Hand-outs and silk fibers will be provided. If you own the out of print book, “Synthetic Dyes for Natural Fibers” by Linda Knutson, please bring it with you.
Please bring your own labeled plastic tub for washing your dyed fibers/ yarns.
Class Size: Max 20 Materials Fee: $30
A washing party will held Saturday evening immediately after dinner in Sheep Barn 1.
Pregnant and nursing moms should not take this workshop.
Class will cover how to make infused oils and salves using your garden
grown or wildcrafted herbs.
First aid ointments, pain relieving balms, healing skin care. All
Class size: Min: 3 Max:20 Materials Fee: $15
You’ve learned how to knit and purl and have made several
projects. Now it’s time to take your knitting to the next level.
Learn about stitch mount, cast on/bind off variations, R & L
leaning increases/decreases and when to use them. Learn how
to fix mistakes several rows down without ripping and how to weave in those pesky yarn tails. Be the boss of your own knitting! Instructor will provide handout & bibliography. Students should bring worsted weight yarn in a light color, appropriately sized needles (any type), scissors, blunt darning needle, crochet hook. Class project will be several swatches to be kept as references.
Class Size: Min 3 Max 8 Materials Fee: $20
1-4 pmAqua 113
This class will challenge you to use your spinning skills with unusual materials. Dabble in the art of "what can I do with this?" using found materials. Bring a sense of adventure for a fun exploration to expand your creativity. It will have you looking at your surroundings with a new spinners eye. Come play and get your creative juices going.
Spinners need to be able to spin a yarn and be comfortable adjusting their wheels. Bring your wheel with the largest orifice.
Class Size: Min 3 Max 15 Materials Fee: $45
1-5 pm Aqua 114
Viking Knitting has been used since the times of the Celtic people for various uses. Also known as Trichinoploy, this method of making chain by weaving thin wire and using a drawplate to compress it into a smooth flexible chain.
In this class you will learn how to set up the basic starting loops in 3 different ways, weave, and draw it down. You will also learn both single and double weave, adding new wire and how to finish the ends. You will make samples and then finish a bracelet in one of the methods demonstrated.
The student kit will contain enough wire for the practice piece and the finished bracelet, end caps and clasp, dowel, and drawplate. Pliers and wire cutters will be available for use during class or the student may bring their own chain nose pliers and diagonal cutters with them.