Saturday Afternoon March 12th

1-5 pm         4-H Camp 1                                                           


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 

1-4 pm
4-H Camp 2

1-4 pm
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                                                                                 

Learn how to effectively photograph textiles with common, everyday materials.A discussion on lighting, depth-of-field, camera settings, white balance, etc. the basics of creating good images with your camera.

Students will be introduced to reflectors, daylight balanced light sources, and DIY alternatives that can be used in lieu of expensive professional gear.

This is a hands-on class; bring your camera practice and the principles and techniques discussed in class. Sample textiles will be provided, for practice photos

Materials Required:  Students should bring a camera with fresh batteries and batteries for backup plus a card with plenty of space for pictures.  If students wish to download their pictures, they also need to have a thumb drive with enough free space to accept their pictures.  

Class size: 3 Max: 12 Material fee $25   

1-4 pm                                             

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: 1  Max:6   Materials Fee:  $50  

1-4 pm                                             

A continuation of Felting Figurines. Using ideas you have learned in earlier felting classes, we will construct a body that has a torso with arms and legs (not always two of each), tails, horns, wings etc are also encouraged. We will also create clothing, more hair or wooly bits and fun accessories for our figurines. 
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                                                            

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)

1-5 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. 

Class Size: Min 2 Max 12 Materials Fee:$35

Dinning Room

6 pm - Dinner           

7 pm - 












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