CLASSES 2018 COMING SOON

Below are a list of classes available in order of when they are being held. Click on Images for more information.

Color Planning with Carol from The Old Tattered Flag (Friday from 5pm-8pm) Class F3
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Color Planning with Carol from The Old Tattered Flag (Friday from 5pm-8pm) Class F3

Color Planning with Carol

Carol from The Old Tattered Flag

Class Limit: 12

Cost $35

Bring a rug or project you have been struggling with and get those creative thoughts going again. All you need are your basic hooking supplies, A rug you would like help with and the need for laughter, Joy and creativity.

Beginning Needle Punch with Julie from The Old Tattered Flag (Saturday 10am-12) Class S1
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Beginning Needle Punch with Julie from The Old Tattered Flag (Saturday 10am-12) Class S1

Beginning Needle Punch

Julie Thomas from The Old Tattered Flag

Class Limit: 12

Cost: $35

Cost includes a small project. All other supplies to being on your way to become a great puncher, will be available for purchase. Smiles and Laughter are Free.

Shiffy Dye Pot – Tweeking your colors to get that special shade you have been dreaming about (Saturday 10am-12) Class S2
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Shiffy Dye Pot – Tweeking your colors to get that special shade you have been dreaming about (Saturday 10am-12) Class S2

Have you ever needed to color match your wool? Have you ever thought, “I just needed it a little brighter/darker”? In this lecture/demonstration class we will focus on the color green and how it can be manipulated to get just the right color. We will discuss shades, tints, and shifts. Regardless of which brand of dyes you use in your pot, you will be able to get the perfect match for that color you have been dreaming about. Each student will take home instructions, dye sheets, and dye samples.

Alphabet Play with Ali Strebel (Saturday 10am-12) Class S3
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Alphabet Play with Ali Strebel (Saturday 10am-12) Class S3

Alphabet Play

Ali Strebel of Ali Strebel Designs

Class Limit 16

Cost: $40

Alphabet Play
Join me for a quick lesson in wool appliqué while creating this charming little wall hanging. The monogram is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", the board to mount it on is 7"x 12". Select and appliqué your monogram, then embellish with needle felting, stitching, beads and buttons. You will decide how you want to embellish to make it your own. The kit is complete with the distressed wooden board, black wool background, and with a variety of wool colors and embellishments for you to choose from, all used to personalize your monogram.
Kit cost and instruction - $40
Wool Penny Rug with Terri Endicott ( Saturday 1pm-3pm) Class S4
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Wool Penny Rug with Terri Endicott ( Saturday 1pm-3pm) Class S4

Wool Penny Rug

Terri Endicott

Class Limit: 12

Cost: $30

Bittersweet Fall Foliage Basket with Rita Ozment (Saturday 1pm-4pm) Class S5
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Bittersweet Fall Foliage Basket with Rita Ozment (Saturday 1pm-4pm) Class S5

Bittersweet Fall Foliage Basket

with Rita Ozment 

Class Limit: 12

Cost: $30

This year’s basket has a wooden bottom so it can sit on a flat surface but also has a handle on the basket so it may be hung on a knob, door knob or other hanging device.  The basket measurements are base 5”, height 9 to 10”, and the top is about 6” across.  Weather permitting we will be giving you a bunch of bittersweet to include with any other fall foliage you may wish to use. Of course, you can always use it for other purposes also!

Start with A Heart with Elinor Barrett ( Saturday from 1pm-4pm ) Class S6
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Start with A Heart with Elinor Barrett ( Saturday from 1pm-4pm ) Class S6

Start with A Heart

Elinor Barrett

Class Limit:14

Cost: $50.

Using a heart motif as our starting point,and antique love tokens and magdalena Briner's rugs as our inspiration,students will design and draw their own playful folk art pattern to hook in variegated 'scrappy' style with large cut or hand torn wools, cotton homespun, velvets and silks.

Class kit includes: 21"x 32" serged linen canvas with a 4' border (29" x 40" ), Templates of hearts,animal silhouettes and other motifs to use in designing and drawing the pattern, A sampling of a variety of wool strips,ribbons,yarns,and velvet to incorporate in the hooked design;colors provided will include pink,black,gold,green and neutrals.

Students should bring additional wools for motifs & backgrounds to complete their rug.As well as scissors,frame and a hook suitable for wide cuts. A cutter,markers and other 'needful things' will be available for use while in class. The total amount of wool needed to complete this size pattern is 2.75 - 3.25 yards, assumming the use of 8.5 or larger strips.

Wool Trees with Sally Reuter of Pure and Simple Woolens (Saturday 1pm - 3pm) Class S7Wool Trees with Sally Reuter of Pure and Simple Woolens (Saturday 1pm - 3pm) Class S7
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Wool Trees with Sally Reuter of Pure and Simple Woolens (Saturday 1pm - 3pm) Class S7

Wool Trees   This class is SOLD OUT 

Sally Reuter of Pure and Simple Woolens

Class Limit: 12

Cost: $48

Sally Reuter of Pure and Simple Woolens will be teaching how to make a 24” wool tree. These trees are very popular in the past few years and will become heirlooms over the next few years. Sally will teach a step by step process to making these trees as well as helpful hints in making them a good quality tree.

Kit includes: all of the supplies for a 24” tree, including the painted base

Things to bring: Wire Cutters, needle nose pliers Scissors, 8 spring clothespins

BRAIDING CLASS 2018 * Saturday, 900 am - 1115 am

Braiding Class - $25
Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Gail Ramirez & Sue Revelle
gail.ramirez@gmail.com
sueb517@gmail.com
 
Please bring a hooked rug that you want to finish with a braided edge. It should either be an oval rug or
one with rounded corners. 90-degree corners don’t work well for braiding.
 
Finish Edges of Rug
Prior to the workshop, steam your finished rug. Trim the backing, leaving about an inch to inch-and-a-half from
the edge of your hooking. Zigzag or serge around this cut edge to keep the backing from unraveling. Turn the
edge of the backing completely under the rug and stitch it to the back of the rug by hand. Now your project will
be ready to add the braided edge.
 
Braiding
You will need one half-yard piece of wool for a rug that is 15” x 20”. Leave your wool cut in half yards. You
may not need the entire half-yard for your braid, but leaving it uncut gives you a nice long length to use for your
braiding strips--otherwise you’ll have to spend more time piecing your strips of wool together. For this class, it
would be best to use the same wool for all three strips in your braid. (You can use three different wools, but
matching the colored ends together will be more difficult.) A complementary plaid will give you a nice effect.
 
What You Need to Bring
● Your rug ready for the braiding to be added
● Wool for braiding
● A needle for sewing
● Thread that matches the wool you’ve chosen for your braid
If you want to use a braiding clamp (much easier), Betsy Reed (heavens-to-betsy.com) has them
available on her website. We will have 4-5 to use during class
if you want to try one.
SHEEP AND SUNFLOWER NOTEBOOK CLASS 2018 *
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SHEEP AND SUNFLOWER NOTEBOOK CLASS 2018 *

sheep and sunflower
Cost - $40.00
 
  I will offer a variety of covers that are Pre-sewn and the note book, All fibers and trims and a choice of sheep colors.  Students need to bring an embroidery hoop or very small frame, Scissors and a medium hook. We should finish our project in class.
THE MAGIC OF INDIGO 2018 *
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THE MAGIC OF INDIGO 2018 *

The Magic of Indigo with Gina Levesque

Class Fee: $35. (includes materials)

Have you ever wondered about this beautiful, historical dye? This class will explore the history and chemistry of indigo.  Participants will learn how to set-up, maintain, and revive indigo stock solutions and baths.  Individuals will have an opportunity to try their hand at dyeing with this amazing natural dye.  Each participant will take home detailed directions on making indigo stock solutions and baths, a swatch card showing depth of shade with successive dips into bath, and samples of their own.

Class size limit: 12

Class Fee (including materials): $35/ student

Amount of time needed: 3 hours

Students need to wear old clothes (or a dye apron) and bring their enthusiasm 😊

Amount of Set-up time needed: 30 minutes

SHIRLEY CLASS 2018
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SHIRLEY CLASS 2018

Shirley the Sheep
Prairie Road Designs - Sheila Arbogast
Class Fee $58. ( includes materials)
15 spots available
 
Class includes everything you need to make Shirley. You can pick up the kit on Friday and get the hooking done with the class on Saturday or for $4 I can ship the kit ahead of time so you may get it hooked. The construction of Shirley would be done in class. If you like to sew with a thimble, Please bring that. No other supplies needed.