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 is an all day class. . . .
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.
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: $50
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
Nalbinding ~ Grandmother Knitting
In this class students will learn two basic stitches, how to start and how to finish a project.Instructor will demonstrate increasing, decreasing and how to pivot (turn a corner).Instructor will also discuss how to read charts and give a very brief Nalbinding History.All supplies and handouts will be provided.Students will take home a mug rug.
Class size Min 2 - Max 10 Material fee $30
1-4 pm Room 104
Class size: min 2, max 15 Class Fee:$25
(Yarn can be purchased at Hillcreek Fiber Studio)
1-5 pm Room 107
1-4 pm Sheep Barn 1
Continued from Saturday Morning.
Beginners intro to sock knitting machines. You will learn how to set up for knitting, make a heel, and finish with a keyhole scarf. The Kitchener stitch will be demonstrated if time allows.
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.