September 20 - 22, 2024 - Irving Convention Center


2024 Class Descriptions

Class Times

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Classes

Morning classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon classes are from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Sunday Classes

Sunday classes are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Two Hour Class Sessions

Saturday classes are from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday classes are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Thursday Morning

Shuttle Tatting 101

Teacher
Alissa Barton and Rita Tobianski
Skill Level
No experience necessary
Prerequisites
No prior tatting experience required
Craft
Tatting
Sold Out

Join Alissa and Rita to learn the basics of shuttle tatting. Tatting is a series of knots, worked with a shuttle, tied in patterns to create lace. In this class you will learn the only two kinds of knots you need to know. Students should leave able to create the scissor dangle shown.

3 hrs 12 Students Max

Student Supplies
    Materials will be provided with materials fee.
Materials Fee
$40
Materials Provided
    2 Shuttles, Threads, Book and More
Homework
No Homework!

Advanced Beginner Double-Knitting

Teacher
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
To take this workshop, you must be able to cast on and knit and purl comfortably in single-layer knitting. If you are familiar with the long-tail CO and some other form of two-color knitting, you will have a leg up but these are not strictly necessary. Some comfort with following knitting charts will be helpful as well.
Craft
Knitting

Perhaps you've tried double-knitting once or twice in the past, but are still not feeling confident in your ability to start in on a project. Perhaps you're an experienced knitter who wants a little less of a basic introduction to double-knitting. If either of those describes you, this may be the workshop for you! In this workshop, we'll use the same techniques as in the intro workshop, but with a more complex chart. You will also learn my very clean double-knit selvedge and a variation on it.

3 hrs 25 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
  • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
  • Please watch the cast-on video (https://double-knitting.com/caston-video) and try the cast- on with some spare yarn.
  • We will go over the CO in class but the more people who have already tried it, the faster we can get into the “meat” of the workshop.

The Science of Washing Fiber/How to Keep that Color

Teacher
Tim Stephens
Skill Level
All Levels
Prerequisites
This class is open to all skill levels and anyone interested in dyed fibers from any craft.
Craft
Any Craft

This class is designed to teach fiber artists how to keep the color in their yarn from leaching out when they wash their finished projects. The first part of this lecture course will focus on the basic science behind different fibers, dyes versus pigments, and how those dyes and pigments bond to the fibers. We will also touch on how different dyes can interact to form the various colors in fiber. The class will culminate in a demonstration of how different dyed yarns leach color under different washing scenarios.

3 hrs 50 Students Max

Student Supplies
None
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Top Down Crochet Sweater

Teacher
Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
Students should have general knowledge of crochet - practice chains, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches
Craft
Crochet

Ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of top-down sweater crochet? Join us for an immersive class with the fabulous designer besties Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula as they guide you through the process of creating your very first top-down sweater! If you're seeking instant gratification and the satisfaction of seeing your project take shape before your eyes, crocheting top-down sweaters could be just the ticket. In this comprehensive class, we'll cover everything you need to know to create the perfect sweater, from start to finish. Together, we'll explore the ins and outs of selecting the best yarn and stitches for your project, as well as how to shape the yoke of the sweater for a customized fit. We'll dive into the nitty-gritty details of joining for the body and sleeves, and walk through the finishing touches that will elevate your creation to new heights of handmade perfection. By the end of class, you'll be fully equipped with the skills and confidence to crochet the perfect sweater for you—and you'll be well on your way to completing our class sample doll sweater as well!

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Yarn: Please bring 2 different colors of Dk weight yarn (no dark colors please, it will be hard to see in class)
  • Hook: Bring a variety of hooks E- H (3.5-5mm) to play with gauge
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
    Marly and Robyn will provide expert guidance every step of the way, ensuring that you feel empowered and inspired to create your own stunning top-down sweaters. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business and take your crochet skills to new heights. Secure your spot today and get ready to crochet your way to sweater perfection!
Homework
None

Art of Knitting Dragon Scales: A Unique Three-Dimensional Knitting Technique

Teacher
Alexandra Davidoff
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Students need to know how to “cast on”, “knit”, “purl”, “yarn-over”, increase and decrease stitches
Craft
Knitting

This project base class is designed to take a deep dive into the intricate technique of the three- dimensional knitting with bead application for 3 of my designs in the I AM DRAGON series. In this class we will work on a swatch and will learn how to make 3D dragon scales into elegant and truly unique designs. I will guide you through the process and will share all my tips and tricks of how to create your own Dragon knitwear. You will learn how to create 3D Dragon scales, the bead application for this design, and a unique blocking technique and the anatomy of tassels. I will also do a presentation of the multiple samples in an array of fibers and colors. Please go to the pattern page for all 3 Dragon patterns:I Am Dragon, I Am Dragon II and I Am Dragon III.

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Approx. 10g of Miyuki Glass beads size 6/0. Thread 20 beads onto the yarn prior to class,
  • US 2/2.75mm needles
  • Row Counter
  • Stitch Markers
  • 25g of Merino wool, or Merino Wool blend in light, or medium-light color. Note: I don't recommend silk, linen, or cotton.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
Electronic "I Am Dragon" pattern
Homework
  • Download and bring pattern
  • Thread 20 beads onto yarn

A Spinner's Ply-Ground

Teacher
Jay Warner
Skill Level
All Levels
Prerequisites
Students must be able to spin singles on a spinning
Craft
Spinning

Plying is it’s own art for spinners the technique, number of plies and weight of each ply all affect the final yarn. In this class we will explore a number of techniques from 2-4 plies, using ply bracelet, cabling, and chain plying, as well as how the characteristics of each ply will affect the outcome of the yarn. Students will spin sample singles and be encouraged to experiment with singles to produce different effects in the plied yarn.

    In this class students will:
  • Learn several plying techniques
  • Ply 2-4 singles together
  • Ply different types of singles together to produce new effects
  • Experiment and predict how the yarn will affect the final textile

3 hrs 15 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Spinning Wheel in working condition
  • 3-5 empty bobbins
  • Lazy Kate
  • Sample Niddy Noddy
  • Students may bring singles they want to ply
Materials Fee
$15
Materials Provided
    Assorted fiber for spinning will be provided
Homework
None

Thursday Afternoon

Bobbin Lace

Teacher
Alissa Barton
Skill Level
Intermediate level
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Tatting
Sold Out

Learn the timeless art of bobbin lace with the most basic of laces, Torchon. We will explore how to create several different types of stitches while creating a beautiful tape lace that you can use to decorate your DFWFiberFest lanyard to show off your new skills.

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
None
Materials Fee
$60
Materials Provided
    A Lace Pillow, Bobbins, Thread
Homework
None

Two-Pattern Double-Knitting

Teacher
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. The homework will help to refresh you if you are rusty. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
Craft
Knitting

Did you know that double-knitting need not always be fully reversible? Yes, it’s always reversible, but the two layers don’t have to be mirror images of each other. In fact, with a little bit of work, you can create a fabric that has two radically different patterns on either layer. In this workshop, we’ll use charts from my Falling Blocks and Falling Blocks Redux hats to prepare you for working those patterns or any other double-knitting pattern that uses two-pattern techniques. In this workshop, we’ll start out with two colors, and once you’re comfortable with the technique, I’ll teach you how to add a third. You’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge, as well as how to integrate a third color into it.

3 hrs 25 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 3 distinct solid colors (one light, one darker, one other)of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
  • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework

Introduction to Sock Knitting

Teacher
Carissa Browning
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Knit and Purl, Increasing and decreasing, Working flat and In the Round
Craft
Knitting

Dip your toes into sock knitting! This class will walk you through each step in the process of creating a simple sock from the cuff down, using a tiny baby sock as practice.

3 hrs 25 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 100 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US6/4mm needles for small circumference knitting (choice of DPNs, 2 circs, 1 long circ)
  • Locking stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Making Stitch Markers!

Teacher
Misty Urech
Skill Level
All Levels of Skill
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Stitch markers/Jewelry Making

Want to learn to make your own pretty stitch markers? This class will teach the super simple to the more elaborate type stitch markers for both knitting and crochet. Skills learned are some basic beginner jewelry making techniques that you take forward to create even more gorgeous things to go with your yarnie creations.

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
None
Materials Fee
$15
Materials Provided
    Tools, Beads, Wires, Supplies
Homework
None

Advanced Crochet Stitches

Teacher
Care Sharpin
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Must Know how to Chain, SC, DC, HDC, TC Crochet
Craft
Crochet

Take your crochet to the next level and get some hands-on experience with advanced stitches. In this class we'll tackle knit-look stitches, post stitches, crocodile stitches, and more!. Bring your favorite yarn and hook and let's play.

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Yarn
  • Hook
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Dragon Lore: New Class in the Dragon Stitch Series

Teacher
Alexandra Davidoff
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Students need to know how to “cast on”, “knit”, “purl”, “yarn-over”, increase and decrease stitches
Craft
Knitting

NEW class in the series of my Dragon Stitch classes. Based on my latest design DRAGON LORE, this class is similar, but not the same to The Art of Knitting 3D Dragon Scales class. We will go into all the intricate details of creating 3D dragon scales, fading techniques specific to this design, blocking and other finishing techniques. I will guide you through the process and will share all my tips and tricks of how to create your own DRAGON LORE shawl. You will learn a new method of creating 3D dragon scales, fading technique specific for this design, and a unique blocking technique for this design. You will also learn how to make Dragon Lore leather tassels and will watch a presentation of multiple samples in an array of fibers and colors. Please go to the Dragon Lore pattern page for additional information.

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Two 25g skein of DK weight of practice yarn. (No pure silk, linen or cotton)
  • US 3/3.25mm needles
  • Row Counter
  • Stitch Markers
  • Please print digital pattern (included) for the day of the class, or have it open on a secondary digital device.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
    Electronic DRAGON LORE pattern
Homework
    Download and bring pattern

Tablet Weaving 101: Basics

Teacher
Michael Cook
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Weaving

Students will learn the basics of tablet weaving, including how to wind the warp, how to start on and weave, how to control beat and tension, and how to finish the band. Patterns covered include solid colors, horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, checks, diagonal lines and waves. Tablet weaving makes strong and beautiful straps, ribbons, belts, and trims.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Inkle or Basic loom for tension.
    • If you don't have a loom, loaner looms will be available.
  • A shuttle, if you have one.
  • Scissors.
Materials Fee
$20
Materials Provided
    A pre-warped set of 15 tablets, Yarn to use for winding the shuttle, Handout
Homework
None

Toe Up Crochet Socks

Teacher
Robyn Chachula
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
This is a beginner-level class, and students must have a basic understanding of chain and single crochet stitches. But fear not! Robyn will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you feel empowered and inspired to embark on your crochet sock-making journey.
Craft
Crochet

Step into the World of Crochet Socks from the Toe Up with Robyn Chachula! Ready to elevate your crochet game and dive into the delightful world of toe-up socks? Join us for an exciting class with renowned crochet expert, Robyn Chachula, as she unveils the secrets to creating fabulous socks from the toe up! In this immersive class, beginners and seasoned crocheters alike will discover the joys of crafting socks from the ground up. We'll start by mastering the basics on a baby-sized sock, providing a perfect canvas to practice essential techniques that can be easily translated to socks of any size. Get ready to unlock a treasure trove of tips and tricks as we explore replaceable heels, arch expansions, and interchangeable cuffs—just a few of the exciting techniques we'll cover. Whether you're dreaming of cozy ankle socks or knee-high stunners, you'll leave this class armed with the skills and confidence to tackle any sock project with ease.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Yarn: Please bring sock weight ball of yarn and matching hook
  • Hook: Please bring a variety of hooks ranging from D-G (3mm-4mm)
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Four-Play: Mastering Your Double Pointed Needles

Teacher
Marly Bird
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
Basic Knitting
Craft
Knitting

Get Ready to Level Up Your Knitting Game with Marly Bird's "Four-Play: Mastering Your Double Pointed Needles" Class! Are you an adventurous knitter ready to tackle the next frontier in your knitting journey? Look no further, because Marly Bird is here to guide you through the exhilarating world of double pointed needles (DPNs) like never before! In this electrifying class, designed for advanced beginners and experienced knitters alike, Marly will demystify the art of working with DPNs, transforming them from elusive tools of the trade into your new best friends. Say goodbye to dropped stitches, pesky ladders, and the frustration of needles slipping out of your work—Marly's got you covered! With her signature blend of expertise and enthusiasm, Marly will lead you on a thrilling exploration of DPN mastery, sharing her top tips, tricks, and techniques along the way. From casting on seamlessly to navigating tricky decreases and everything in between, you'll learn the skills you need to confidently tackle any DPN project with finesse.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Yarn: Smooth ball of worsted yarn in light color
  • Needles: US Sizes 7 and 8 double pointed needles
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Mini Macrame Plant Holder

Teacher
Ami Esterly
Skill Level
Beginner Friendly
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Macrame

In this class students will learn how to make their own mini plant hanger. We will begin by learning a few basic knots and techniques, and then each student can pick their favorite style and move forward with a design unique to them! They will be shown how to add beads, or a pop of color with contrasting thread. At the end we will go over all the ways you can finish your planters’ cords, i.e., beads, ending knots, simple unraveling, or brushed out. Students will also be shown examples of all the different sizes and types of macrame cords and the best use for each type. (Braided, 3-ply, Single Strand, etc.) For those students who prefer less decision making while learning, patterns will be provided for specific hangers that can be completed during class. Every student will leave class with their very own mini-macrame plant hanger, and a live potted succulent included!

3 hours · 10 students max.

Student Supplies
None
Materials Fee
$20
Materials Provided
  • Each student will leave class with their own plant and hanger.
  • Beads and extra yarn/cord for adding personalized details
Homework
None

Breezy Condo

Teacher
Lesley Robinson
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Knitting

Wanna try something weird but super simple? Take your garter stitch knitting to the next level with Condo Knitting. Condo knitting became an obsession of mine early in my design career, and I still love it! We will be casting on a scarf together in class, learning the Condo stitch and working on something that you can bring home! Condo knitting creates a beautiful open mesh, almost net-like fabric. It’s perfect for accessories and transitional or warm weather!

3 hours · 25 students max.

Student Supplies
  • One full skein or ball of yarn in DK weight, at least 231 yards / 211 meters, your choice of color. Make sure it’s wound and ready to work with!
  • Needles in both sizes: US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 15 / 10 mm (or larger)
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Assigned Pooling

Teacher
Dawn Barker
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic Knitting Skills Required
Craft
Knitting

Get introduced to this innovative knitting technique, and learn how to make pooling a feature in your knitting.

3 hours · 15 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Bring a 100g fingering weight skein designed for use with assigned pooling
  • US size 3 needles to cast on a single-skein project
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
Pattern will be given
Homework
None

Pixelated! Color in Woven Fabric

Teacher
Jay Warner
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
Students should have a basic understanding of weaving and its terminology.
Craft
Weaving

Weaving uses color theory differently than knitting and crochet. In weaving colors act like pixels on a screen, blending and merging with sometimes perplexing results. However, in knitting and crochet the colors remain visibly separate in the finished project. This class will introduce color in weave and how to plan your dyed fiber to create handspun yarn that will produce exciting results in your woven projects. We will discuss how color theory in weaving is more flexible than knitting and crochet, how gradient spins impact the look of woven items, and how to use color gamps to experiment with colors before a big project.

3 hrs 15 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Spinning Wheel in good working condition
  • 3-5 bobbins
  • Lazy Kate
  • Sample Niddy Noddy
Materials Fee
$60
Materials Provided
    Assorted fiber and yarns to use in creating color samples, 4” square frame loom, Weaving needle, Comb
Homework
None

Thursday All Day

Bespoke Baby Blankets

Teacher
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Skill Level
Intermediate level
Prerequisites
Students should be able to adeptly cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, and be experienced in following a simple chart.
Craft
Knitting

In our family, we’ve got a baby blanket tradition. Each newborn is welcomed with a unique, bespoke baby blanket. Each blanket has stitch patterns chosen to represent that child’s family and heritage. In this class, we’ll learn how to rig one of these beauties - how to choose yarns and stitch patterns that will work together, how to calculate when and how to move from the center to the borders, or the borders to the edging, how to turn corners, block, and more.

6 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Approximately 110 yards (100m) of a smooth, solid and light coloured fingering weight wool
  • Two US 6(4mm) Circular Needles
  • standard notions kit
  • Note taking materials
  • Any stitch patterns or dictionaries you think are terrific
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Exploring the Drum Carder

Teacher
Henry Clemes
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Fiber Prep

Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and something magical happens in between. In our ‘Exploring the Drum Carder’ class, students begin the day by learning the history of drum carders, how they work, and why they function the way they do. The fun goes hands-on for the rest of the day as we delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, explore the many tools that make drum carding more efficient, and crank out four different batts. The first batt will be hand cranked before switching over to Electric Drive for the duration of class.

6 hrs 16 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Materials Fee
$45
Materials Provided
All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructor.
Homework
None

Sew the Serena Project Bag

Teacher
Diana Beard
Skill Level
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Prerequisites
Some Bag Sewing Experience
Craft
Sewing

The Serena Bag by Diana Couture Studio has been popular with knitters for many years. The pattern is now available so you can make your own. Learn tricks and tips from the designer as we sew this bag using an original fabric design exclusively for DFW FiberFest. Diana will share her sewing secrets for successful bag making and choosing the right materials for your bags.

6 hrs 10 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic Sewing tools: scissors, seam ripper, needles, etc.
Materials Fee
$40
Materials Provided
    Exclusive Fabric Designed for DFWFF, Supplies (including thread), Pattern to Make the Serena Bag
Homework
None

Fox Paws Workshop

Teacher
Xandy Peters
Skill Level
Intermediate level
Prerequisites
This class is best suited for intermediate level knitters or adventurous beginners who have experience reading patterns and working basic increases and decreases.
Craft
Knitting

In this class students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches and begin a Fox Paws Wrap. We will start with an introduction to the stacked increase and decrease technique with some swatches in an easy stack pattern. After all this hard work, there is a coloring break where we explore color choices. In the second half of the class, we will start working on our Fox Paws Swatches. Students will learn ways to check their own work and fix any problems that arise at home while testing out their new yarn and color choice in the pattern.

6 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors and 5 colors of yarn in the weight of your choice for a final project.
  • Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 20˝circular needles. Extra needles in adjacent sizes may be helpful. Please bring metal or plastic needles if possible.
  • Optional materials: Stitch markers, scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Friday Morning

Rare Birds

Teacher
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Skill Level
Intermediate and Advanced Knitters
Prerequisites
Students should be able to cast on and off, increase, decrease and be experienced in following a simple chart
Craft
Knitting
Sold Out

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Gathered stitches, crossed stitches, fancy cast-on’s and cast offs, embossed knitting... this class is about managing tricky maneuvers, difficult knitting and managing your knitting so you can level up to expert. We’ll discuss and execute all sorts of strange stuff, and talk about ideas and techniques that will get you through the most intricate of your knits.

3 hours · 22 students max.

Student Supplies
  • 100m of a smooth, solid and light coloured worsted weight yarn
  • Two US6(4mm), circular needles
  • Standard Notions Kit
  • Darning Needle
  • Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn,
  • Two DPNs a size or two smaller than the ones you’re using for the swatch
  • Scissors
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Drop Spinning on Turkish Spindles

Teacher
Alissa Barton
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Spinning

Anyone can learn to spin. Using a drop spindle is the most basic way to create yarns. We will be using a Turkish spindle which add one simple advantage- no need to unwind! Begin your spinning journey with Alissa, who has been drop spinning for over 50 years.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
Optional: you may bring your own Turkish Spindle
Materials Fee
$35
Materials Provided
Drop spindle and Wool
Homework
None

Reverse Double-Knitting

Teacher
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. The homework will help to refresh you if you are rusty. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
Craft
Knitting

Do you love the reversible fabric of double-knitting but want something more than endless stockinette? Not quite ready for double-knit cables or lace? Add some intrigue with reverse double-knitting! Add purls to your reversible repertoire to expand the possibilities available to you. In this workshop, you’ll learn reverse double-knitting and how to transition into (and out of ) standard double-knitting. You’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge.

3 hrs 25 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
  • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework

Beginning Cables

Teacher
Carissa Browning
Skill Level
Advanced Beginner
Prerequisites
Knit and Purl
Craft
Knitting

Cable knitting is a technique that often intimidates beginners, but once you learn the basic building blocks, it’s easy to combine them into more intricate designs. Learn how to decipher a cable knitting chart, and touch on reversible cables too!

3 hrs 25 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 100 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US 7-8/4.5-5 mm needles
  • Cable Needle or DPN no larger than your working needles
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Perfectly Felted Pumpkins

Teacher
Joyce Hazlerig
Skill Level
All levels of skill
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Needle Felting

Celebrate early autumnal bliss by needle felting pumpkins. Ours will be approx 4"-5" and fit comfortably in our hand. They are perfect for a fall display and gifting. We will hand blend and layer wool fiber for a beautiful fall gourd. We will adorn them with tiny locks and fiber tendrils. This is a great class for a beginner or advanced felter. Learn the tricks and treats of making lovely pumpkins! All fiber and small felting pad (5”x5) included with supplies. You may bring your favorite tools if you like, there will be some multi tools for sharing as well.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
Bring your favorite tools if you like
Materials Fee
$25
Materials Provided
Fall fiber and small felting pad (5”x5) included with supplies. There will be some multi tools for sharing as well
Homework
None

Luminosity: Dyeing Silk Yarn

Teacher
Peggy Doney
Skill Level
All levels of skill
Prerequisites
No prior dyeing experience is necessary but is very helpful
Craft
Dyeing

Lustrous silk yarns call out to us with their siren songs! Come and learn about how to achieve a uniform color on a skein of silk yarn as well as using a “map” to dye several bands of color on a second skein. We’ll explore securing a skein, scouring, measuring, additives, dyeing with acid dyes, washing, and rinsing.

3 hours · 16 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Apron
  • Note-taking materials
  • Should wear old clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (not sandals)
Materials Fee
$75
Materials Provided
Two 100g skeins, dyes, dyeing equipment, gloves, butane stoves, Ziploc bags, class notes, and serious fun!
Homework
We will require students to complete a safety review as homework

Bi-Color Charts

Teacher
Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
Crochet: Students should have general knowledge of crochet - practice chains, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches.Knitting: Students should have general knowledge of knitting
Craft
Crochet/Knitting

Are you ready to unleash your inner color enthusiast and take your knitting and crochet projects to the next level? Join Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula for an exhilarating exploration of color charts that will ignite your creativity like never before! In this bicrafty class, we'll dive headfirst into the mesmerizing world of color charts, unlocking the endless possibilities they hold for both knit and crochet projects. Ever wondered what you could create with a single chart? Prepare to be amazed as we explore the myriad of ways to transform one chart into a multitude of stunning designs. From intricate Fair Isle motifs to captivating mosaic patterns and beyond, Marly and Robyn will guide you through the ins and outs of chart interpretation, empowering you to unleash your imagination and bring your colorful visions to life. But that's not all! Get ready to put your newfound skills to the test with an exciting class swatch project that you can easily turn into a stylish headband. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a color-curious beginner, this class promises to be an absolute blast that you won't want to miss!

  • Explore the endless possibilities of color charts in knit and crochet
  • Learn how to interpret and utilize charts for stunning projects
  • Put your skills to the test with an exciting class swatch project
  • Suitable for all skill levels—from beginners to seasoned crafters
  • Unleash your creativity and have a blast along the way!

3 hours · 30 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Yarn:Smooth ball of DK or light worsted yarn in 2-3 colors (choose a variety of shades, no dark colors or black as they are hard to see in class)
  • Hook: Bring a variety from E-I (3.5- 5.5 mm)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6 (4mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) straights or at least 24” circular needles
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
    None
Homework
None

Pin Loom Weaving

Teacher
Kelly Jones
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
None
Craft
Weaving

Explore weaving on the Kiss Looms square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon weaving looms. Many sizes are available to try out during the class. You will learn how to weave on each type of loom as well as seaming techniques to make them into larger projects, such as pillows, scarves, blankets, bowls and shawls. Yarn and looms will be available during the class. Looms will be available for purchase after the class.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Worsted to heavy worsted weight yarn
  • Pencil with a good eraser
  • Note-taking materials
  • Yarn needle for sewing
Materials Fee
$5
Materials Provided
Looms and tools available for classroom use. Yarn and instructions provided.
Homework
None

Trypophobia Shawl Class

Teacher
Xandy Peters
Skill Level
Intermediate level
Prerequisites
This class is best suited for intermediate level knitters or adventurous beginners who have experience reading patterns and working basic increases and decreases.
Craft
Knitting

There are many ways to form large holes or in your knitting. My least favorite way to achieve holes is MOTHS. The Trypophobia Shawl uses my favorite technique to create big holes. We will be combining some clever increases and decreases to create openwork motifs in the shawl project. Students will have the opportunity to cast on a shawl project and work the first few pattern repeats in class

3 hrs 20 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • 1 ball of yarn in any weight
  • Appropriate size needles for your yarn
  • Optional materials: Crochet hook, note paper/graph paper, a pencil and eraser, highlighters, and a digital row counter.
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

Tablet Weaving 102: Three Pattern Techniques

Teacher
Michael Cook
Skill Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
EITHER a solid understanding of basic tablet weaving, OR completion of Tablet Weaving 101.
Craft
Weaving

This class will cover more advanced techniques for turn-patterned and supplemental-weft decoration. Three techniques will be covered in this class: Egyptian Diagonals, Double Face, and Brocade. Double Face and Brocade can be used for a wide variety of lettering, imagery, and other designs. Students will work on the SAME set of tablets as used in Tablet Weaving 101. The pack of tablets for this class is the same as for TW101. Students can use the same warp without needing to pay the fee, or get a second warp for a second fee, or come with their own tablets pre-warped. Students who choose the bring-your-own option will need to contact me to confirm precisely how to prepare the warp.

3 hours · 20 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Some kind of loom or frame for tension.
    • If you don't have a loom, loaner looms will be available.
    • A simple version can be made from pieces of copper or PVC pipe from Home Depot.
  • A shuttle, if you have one.
  • Scissors.
Materials Fee
$20 or Use your tablets from 101 class
Materials Provided
    15 pre-warped tablets, Yarns for Weft and Brocading, handout packet with patterns.
Homework
None

2x2 Tubular Cast On

Teacher
Willie Smith
Skill Level
Beginner
Prerequisites
Knit and Purl
Craft
Knitting

2x2 tubular Cast On/ Bind Off cowl: start with tubular, knit some, bind off. Learn to make a better edge! There’s more to life than the long tail! Learn how to take your projects from homemade to handmade with this attractive edge!

3 hrs 15 Students Max

Student Supplies
  • Yarn
  • Needles
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
Materials Fee
None
Materials Provided
None
Homework
None

PomPoms, Tassels and Fringe!

Teacher
Lesley Robinson
Skill Level
Any Skill Level
Prerequisites
Being a fiber enthusiast
Craft
Accents! All Fiber Artists Welcome!

Learn how to create beautiful accents to your knitting, crochet and other projects! Pom Poms, Tassels and Fringe are a wonderful way to add interest and texture to any project, as well as beautiful decor for your home. In this class, we will learn how to use basic everyday objects around our home to make these. We will be making some fun decorative projects that you can bring home with you, including pom poms, tassels, and yarn wall hangings. No need to purchase fancy tools!! All materials for this class will be provided. !

3 hours · 25 students max.

Student Supplies
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional: yarn leftovers, gauge does not matter.
  • Ruler
    Materials Fee
    $5
    Materials Provided
    All supplies needed for class (including yarn) will be provided.
    Homework
    Gather lots of different bits of yarn leftovers to bring to class! I will also be providing some for you to use.

    Friday Afternoon

    Knit Smart

    Teacher
    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Knitting

    This lecture style class (that means mostly talking, like at University) deals with best practices in knitting, and talks about how to (usually) prevent knitting mistakes (mostly) fix them. Out of the myriad techniques, ideas, yarns, patterns and tools available to knitters, how can you be sure that the ones you choose will give you the results you want? This class looks at how to predict how knitting is going to work, very clever ways to solve knitting problems, and how to streamline knitting so that you’re doing less work, and creating better stuff. This class is useful to knitters at all levels, and is my very favourite to teach.

    3 hours · 50 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Note Taking Materials
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Shuttle Tatting 201

    Teacher
    Alissa Barton and Rita Tobianski
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Basic Tatting Skills Necessary
    Craft
    Tatting

    A tatted, beaded bracelet - take your basic tatting skills and learn to make a stunning tatted, beaded bracelet, students should be able to make a basic double stitch and a ring.

    3 hrs 12 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      Materials will be provided with materials fee.
    Materials Fee
    $25
    Materials Provided
      2 Shuttles, Threads, Beads, Pattern
    Homework
    No Homework!

    Self-lining Double-Knitting

    Teacher
    Alasdair Post-Quinn
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
    Craft
    Knitting

    There are a few patterns I’ve designed (and maybe you’ve got some in mind yourself ) where reversibility is not as much of a concern as simply having a way to hide the “wrong side” of your colorwork while adding some extra structure to the fabric. Self-lining double-knitting is a special application of two-pattern double-knitting where one pattern is simply a solid color. In this workshop, I’ll teach you how to achieve self-lining in two and three colors, to prepare you in some small way for the fabric in my Box of Delights and Whorl’d Tree patterns. You’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge, as well as how to integrate a third color into it.

    3 hrs 25 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • 3 distinct solid colors (one light, one darker, one other)of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
    • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework

    Beginner Brioche

    Teacher
    Carissa Browning
    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Knit and Purl, Working flat and In the Round
    Craft
    Knitting
    Sold Out

    Get ready to dive into one of the hottest trends in knitting: brioche! Its extra squishy, reversible nature makes this a versatile technique to have in your toolbox. Ease into it with basic 2-color brioche ribbing in the round. Then find out the differences when working brioche flat in rows.

    3 hours · 25 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • 100 yards each of 2 colors of bulky yarn
    • US 10 / 6 mm circular needles (16 inches or shorter)
    • Stitch marker
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry needle
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Fox in the Forest 2d Needle Felted

    Teacher
    Joyce Hazlerig
    Skill Level
    All levels of skill
    Prerequisites
    Participants will need to acquire a 10”x 7” or larger felting foam pad (should be 2”thick) and bring with them. Any multi needle felting tools they have will also be welcome. I will have some for sharing.
    Craft
    Needle Felting

    Make needle felted scene suitable for wall hanging or framing! “Fox in the Forest” A little red fox is peacefully sleeping in a shadowed forest glen; we peer through a magical woodland portal surrounded by beautiful greenery, blossoms and bas-relief mushrooms and stones. Participants will learn to create this special piece layer by layer, fox mushrooms and felted stones using locks, fiber, and silk and art yarn.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    Participants must bring 10” x 7” felting pad to class
    Materials Fee
    $25
    Materials Provided
      Prefelt 2oz + wool and various specialty textured wool; my blend “Woodland” aka forest floor locks, hand spun yarn, silk, nepps, Needles and multi tools for sharing will be provided as well
    Homework
    None

    Luminosity: Dyeing Silk FIBER

    Teacher
    Peggy Doney
    Skill Level
    All levels of skill
    Prerequisites
    No prior dyeing experience is necessary but is very helpful
    Craft
    Dyeing

    Do I have to soak silk fiber in hot water for 48 hours or more before I can dye it? How in the world can I dye something as loose and slippery as tussah silk sliver and not mess it up?!? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore using acid dyes and additives on worm spit! No prior dyeing experience is necessary but is very helpful.

    3 hours · 16 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Apron
    • Note-taking materials
    • Should wear old clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (not sandals)
    Materials Fee
    $35
    Materials Provided
      Two Ounces of silk fiber, dyes, dyeing equipment, gloves, butane stoves, Ziploc bags, class notes, and serious fun!
    Homework
      We will require students to complete a safety review as homework

    The Chemistry of Color

    Teacher
    Tim Stephens
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Any Craft

    This class is designed as a companion to The Science of Washing Fiber. This class is a hands-on class where students will get to play around with FIVE different dyes and multi-fiber fabric to see how the fiber type affects the color of the final product. We will go over a little more in-depth discussion about how the dyes affix to the fibers. The bulk of this class will be making the five dye solutions and then dyeing strips of fabric. Students will be able to take their fabric home with them once dyed.

    3 hrs 30 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      None
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
      Samples will be provided to dye
    Homework
    None

    Yarnscapes-Creating Landscapes with Punch Needle

    Teacher
    Francoise Danoy
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Ideal for those with basic punch needle experience but open to adventurous beginners.
    Craft
    Punch Needle

    Journey into the serene world of yarnscapes, where the majestic beauty of nature meets the tactile allure of yarn. In this workshop, participants will harness the punch needle technique to craft stunning landscapes, turning nature's vistas into textured yarn masterpieces. From rolling hills to tranquil lakes and fiery sunsets, translate your favorite scenes into tangible art. Embark on a scenic expedition with us, crafting breathtaking vistas one loop at a time in the Yarnscapes workshop! Nature's Inspiration: An exploration into how nature has inspired artists throughout history and how we can draw from its vast canvas for our yarnscapes. Understanding Landscapes: Break down landscapes into components to understand how to represent them using yarn—identifying foreground, middle ground, and background. Yarn Selection: Delve into the importance of color, thickness, and texture. Learn to select and blend yarns that evoke the natural elements you aim to depict. Punch Needle Techniques: A refresher or introduction to the fundamentals of punch needling, with a focus on achieving varied textures to replicate natural phenomena. Shading & Depth: Understand how to layer and vary your punching technique to achieve the illusion of depth and distance in your yarnscape. Guided Landscape Creation: Participants will work on a specific landscape scene, guided step-by-step by the instructor. From Vision to Completion: Tips on how to take a personal photograph or memory of a landscape and transform it into a yarnscape blueprint.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • None
    Materials Fee
    $40
    Materials Provided
      Knitter’s Pride Punch Needle Set, DK weight yarn in a spectrum of colors for "painting.", Monk's cloth, Embroidery hoops or frames to stretch the fabric.
    Homework
    None

    Stitch by Color

    Teacher
    Xandy Peters
    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Students should be familiar with ONE of these techniques: beginner lace, slipped stitches, bobbles. These techniques and others will be demonstrated in class.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Have you ever struggled to find project ideas for multicolored yarn? In this class we will create colorwork, texture, or lace using variegated yarn as our guide. In plain stockinette or garter stitch, multicolor yarns create linear patterns. You can completely change the way a multicolor yarn looks by isolating or manipulating the colors with your stitches. Students will learn 15+ stitches that can be used in assigned pooling and knit by color patterns and have a chance to experiment with different stitches. At the end of class, everyone will share their results and discuss how each rule affected the outcome of their stitch pattern.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • A few different multicolor yarns,
    • Appropriate size needles for your yarn
    • Optional materials: Crochet hook, notebook, a pen or pencil with eraser, and stitch markers.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Crochet a Pet Portrait Ornament

    Teacher
    Allison Hoffman
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Magic ring for crocheting in the round, single crochet, double crochet, and simple embroidery skills.
    Craft
    Crochet

    Family Portrait Ornaments (Pets) Using simple crochet stitches and assembly, you will make a heart-shaped ornament with an amigurumi pet's face and embroidered name. Each ornament will be different, using tips and techniques for customizing your pet cat or dog with different fur colors, markings, and eyes. Finish each one with a hand stitched name on a white felt banner. Add a hanger and you've finished an adorable keepsake the whole family will love! These ornaments can be hung on a tree or displayed in a shadowbox!

    3 hours · 30 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • One ball of super bulky red acrylic yarn
    • J 6.0 mm hook
    • D 3.0 mm hook
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • Embroidery needle
    • Pen or pencil
    Materials Fee
    $3
    Materials Provided
      Pattern, Various embelishments
    Homework
    None

    Translating Knitting Jargon

    Teacher
    Willie Smith
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Knit and Purl
    Craft
    Knitting

    Reading is fundamental. Reading patterns is monumental to your journey. Learn with me and make what you've always wanted.

    3 hrs 15 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      None needed but you can bring a pen and paper for notes.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Textural Brioche

    Teacher
    Lesley Robinson
    Skill Level
    Intermediate - Advanced. Previous brioche knowledge recommended
    Prerequisites
    Knowledge of Brioche Stitches Knit Flat
    Craft
    Knitting

    Look at knitting a bit differently by exploring different textures created by brioche techniques! In this class, we will dive into several distinct stitch patterns using one, two, and even three color brioche knitting. Together we will look at color choices, and cast on a swatch to practice these new stitches. Consider this a special workshop to broaden your brioche horizons!

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • 3 skeins / balls of fingering / sock weight yarn in different tones, scrap yarn is fine (light, medium and dark; I highly suggest solid or semi-solid yarn)
    • 24” / 61 cm or longer US 4 or 5 / 3.5 or 3.75mm circular needles (interchangeables are fine)
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Friday All Day

    Adventures in Drum Carding

    Teacher
    Henry Clemes
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Our Exploring the Drum Carder workshop is preferred; drum carding experience of any kind is recommended. Students who are new to carding tend to move slower and may not complete all of the work in class but will still learn the skills taught in this class
    Craft
    Fiber Prep

    This is the companion class to Exploring the Drum Carder. In this class, we continue to de-mystify the drum carder. Batts will be prepared both semi-worsted and woolen. Students will learn different techniques to create an art batt, prepare batts for spinning sock yarn, and learn to add silk or bamboo into woolen batts. Students will also learn to remove fiber as rolags and as pencil-sized sliver through a diz. An ambitious goal of five batts produced during class means students will have ample carded fiber for spinning samples and small projects after class. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder.

    6 hours · 16 students max.

    Student Supplies
      None
    Materials Fee
    $50
    Materials Provided
    All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
    Homework
    None

    Icelandic Yokes: The Sweater Class

    Teacher
    Denise Bell
    Skill Level
    Intermediate level
    Prerequisites
    Students should be able to adeptly cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, and be experienced in following a simple chart.
    Craft
    Knitting

    They’re colorful, popular, relatively simple, and as you’ll discover in this six-hour class, easy to make your own. Traditional Icelandic yoke sweaters use unspun Plötulopi yarns from native sheep that feature wool of different staple lengths and make for a lightweight but warm and insulated sweater We will both learn about knitting with this unusual fiber and create original motifs. Many Americans may be unfamiliar with Plötulopi but it’s so common in Iceland that it’s found in grocery stores. Students will draw and swatch several yoke options using Plötulopi yarn (supplied by the instructor), do a bit of gauge math, and discuss how to move forward to knit an Iceland yoke sweater.

    6 hrs 25 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Bring circular needles in sizes 5 and 6US in 16’ and 24’ lengths(whatever sizes you generally use with worsted weight yarn)
    • A Stitch Dictionary for Colorwork
    • Colored Pencils
    • Your Imagination
    • Your Usual Knitting Kit
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    • Class Kits will be mailed out prior to event. Please vist Lost City Knits to purchase.
    • Oddments of Plotulopi for students to swatch.
    Homework
    None

    Corespinning Plus

    Teacher
    Charan Sachar
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread and make a plied yarn.
    Craft
    Spinning

    Want to do more with corespinning? This class will cover core spinning with art batts. Students will explore the ways of core spinning to make thick, airy, puffy yarns and also how to make neater and smoother yarns. We will look into enhancing your core spun with auto wrap thread and the effects it creates by auto wrapping in different stages of spinning. These corespun yarns will further be explored to create complex yarns with a combination of plying techniques.

    6 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Wheel/E-Spinner with a large orfice (1/2 inch or more) to accomodate textured yarns
    • Fiber
    • At least 2 bobbins
    • Lazy Kate
    • Pen & paper to take notes
    • Niddy Noddy and any additional spinning tools you prefer
    • Fiber and Batts will be provided, but students are also encouraged to bring any additional fiber prep (top, batts, rolags) they are curious to corespin.
    Materials Fee
    $45
    Materials Provided
      Includes art batts, core yarn, ply thread, and autowrap thread
    Homework
    None

    Spinning for Warp and Weft

    Teacher
    Jay Warner
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Students must be able to spin singles on a spinning
    Craft
    Students must have basic knowledge of weaving and weaving Terminology and be able to spin singles and ply yarn.

    Have you ever wanted to spin yarn for weaving? In this class students will explore the possibilities of spinning for weaving and what to consider for different projects. Students should come with at least one idea for a project they want to use handspun yarn for, as students will problem solve the characteristics they need to prepare the yarn for and spin samples in class.

      In this class students will:
    • Explore the yarn characteristics for warp and weft yarns
    • Brainstorm ideas for at least one project
    • Spin samples of yarn for both warp and weft
    • Gain insights for problem solving when a yarn is not working as intended.

    6 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Spinning Wheel in working condition
    • 3 empty bobbins
    • Lazy Kate
    • Sample Niddy Knotty
    • At least one idea of a project you want to weave with handspun
    Materials Fee
    $15
    Materials Provided
    Assorted fiber for spinning will be provided
    Homework
    None

    Saturday Morning

    Distract, Dilute, Deploy

    Teacher
    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    Interesting for all levels, but students should be able to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, execute a simple chart and slip a stitch
    Craft
    Knitting
    Sold Out

    Do you love handpainted or variegated yarns, but find that too often they are unpredictable, don’t work with the pattern, pool, puddle, flash or end up looking like a rainbow got caught in a blender? Me too. In this fun class, we’ll look at strategies to make the most of these compelling yarns and manipulate them so that what you loved in the knitted thing is closer to what you loved in the skein, and reduce the element of surprise.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
      Your regular knitting supplies
    • Smooth handpainted/variegated yarn (the wilder the better) Fingering, sport, DK and worsted are ideal.
    • Circular needles to match yarn
    • You’ll also need small balls of two other yarns in the same weight - one a contrasting yarn that is NOT a colour in your handpaint (a neutral works well here, black or white, for example, assuming there’s no black or white in your skein) and a yarn that IS in your handpaint. (For example, if your yarn is pink, bright pink and white, you’ll need a yarn that matches one of those three.) Please have the yarn wound into balls.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Embroider Your Knits

    Teacher
    Alissa Barton
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Students need to know basic knitting for swatch/fabric to embroider; however, this is not a knitting class.
    Craft
    Embroidery
    Sold Out

    In this class, Knitting Fairy will teach you how to create these beautiful flowers which you can then use to create your own arrangements. SKILLS LEARNED : Satin stitch, Lazy Daisy stitch, Fly stitch, Straight stitch, Outline stitch, French knots, Basting. We will also learn about using the fun new self-sticking stabilizer which makes it MUCH easier to embroider on knitwear & then simply washes away when you are finished. It leaves your knitting still soft and pliable, like it was never there - magical!

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    Bring Swatch for embroidery
    Materials Fee
    $6
    Materials Provided
    Stick & Stitch Embroidery Packet with multiple patterns ($25 value), Transfer paper, Large eye, sharp tapestry needle, Embroidery yarn for design (basic colors)
    Homework
    Bring Swatch for Embroidery

    Double-Knitting Single-Layer Lace

    Teacher
    Alasdair Post-Quinn
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. You should also be comfortable with lace techniques in single-layer knitting and following them in charts.
    Craft
    Knitting

    This is a brand-new application of double-knitting lace that creates a fabric which has lace on one layer and solid fabric on the other. In this workshop, I will teach you how to work lace on one layer and do various things with the plain layer, including echoes of the colorwork in the lace layer, or no colorwork at all. You’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • 2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
    • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework

    Introduction to Short Rows

    Teacher
    Carissa Browning
    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Knit and Purl
    Craft
    Knitting

    What are short rows and why do we need them? This class will cover a variety of short row techniques, including wrap & turn, Japanese, German, shadow wraps, and yarn over short rows. Discover the advantages of each method and when you might want to use one over another. Learn how to substitute your preferred short rows for whatever type called for in your pattern.

    3 hrs 25 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • 100 yards of worsted weight yarn
    • US 7-8/4.5-5 mm needles
    • 10 Locking Stitch Markers
    • Scissors
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Wet Felted Cowl in Wool & Silk

    Teacher
    Joyce Hazlerig
    Skill Level
    All levels of skill
    Prerequisites
    Watch videos on wet felting; rolling wrapped felt
    Craft
    Wet Felting

    Learn to wet felt a lovely wool and silk cowl scarf. This project is a great introduction to wet felting, students will use fine merino fiber to make a simple but elegant cowl to wear around their necks. We will infuse silk waste, hankies, and sari threads into our scarves to make each one truly unique. Participants should familiarize themselves with being able to pull fiber from the ends roving. There are physicality requirements for wet felting (repetition and vigorous rolling). Everyone should bring two thick towels with them (maybe not hotel towels since some silks are known for bleeding)

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
    Bring two thick towels with them (not hotel towels since some silks are known for bleeding)
    Materials Fee
    $25
    Materials Provided
    One length of silk for cowl (Cowl color choices will blue/green Red/orange, pink/purple), Approximately 2oz+ of wool and silks, silk waste, nepps, Angelina, bamboo, and or viscose specialty fiber, Bubble wrap and plastic will be provided.
    Homework

    Whakairo Wonders in Knitting:
    Blending Māori Inspirations with Japanese Lace Techniques

    Teacher
    Francoise Danoy
    Skill Level
    Intermediate to Advanced Knitters
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Knitting
    Sold Out

    Unveil the intricate beauty of Japanese lace knitting as you embrace the rich tales and artistry of Whakairo, the Māori tradition of wood carving. In this 3-hour workshop, the delicate threads of Japanese lace techniques intertwine with the profound narratives of Whakairo. As we knit, every twist and turn, every stitch and pattern, becomes a tribute to both these art forms. Dive deep into mastering stitches inspired by traditional Japanese patterns, perfect for expanding your lace repertoire, while exploring the Māori culture's tales, values, and teachings. Join us on a transformative knitting journey where ancient traditions meet delicate artistry, weaving together stories from the land of the rising sun and the heart of Māori heritage!

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Participants should bring one skein of fingering weight yarn
    • US size 5 needles, or whatever size comfortable using to knit lace
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Receive guided step-by-step instructions to start crafting the Whakairo cowl
    Homework
    None

    Creative Third Loop Crochet

    Teacher
    Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Basic Crochet Skills
    Craft
    Crochet

    Unlock the Magic of Crochet's Third Loop in "Creative Third Loop Crochet"! Are you tired of the same old crochet patterns and itching for a creative adventure? Look no further! Join us as we journey into the enchanting realm of crochet, where we'll discover the endless possibilities hidden within the magical third loop of basic crochet stitches. In this innovative class, we'll break free from tradition and dive headfirst into a world of texture, color, and creativity by exploring the often-overlooked third loop. Prepare to be amazed as we unlock the secrets of this little-known technique and unleash its transformative power on our crochet projects. No matter how rusty your crochet skills may be, all you need to bring is your hook, yarn, and a dash of imagination. Together, we'll embark on an exciting exploration of unexpected twists and turns, playing with texture and color in ways you never thought possible. From captivating cables to delightful ribbing and beyond, we'll experiment with where we stick our hook to create stunning effects that will breathe new life into your crochet repertoire. And the best part? The class swatches we create can be easily transformed into charming ornaments—perfect for adding a touch of handmade magic to anyone's day!

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Yarn: Smooth ball of DK or light worsted yarn in 2-3 colors (choose a mix of shades, no super dark colors or black as it will be hard to see your stitches in class)
    • Hook: Bring a variety of hooks F-I (3.75-5.5mm)
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
      Marly and Robyn will provide expert guidance every step of the way, ensuring that you feel empowered and inspired to create your own stunning top-down sweaters. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business and take your crochet skills to new heights. Secure your spot today and get ready to crochet your way to sweater perfection!
    Homework
    None

    Introduction to Estonian Lace

    Teacher
    Alla Postelnik
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Students should be able to Knit and Purl, Yarn Over, Decreases and Able to Read Charts
    Craft
    Knitting

    In this class you will be introduced to Estonian lace. Estonian lace provides the three dimensional details to the lace that can elevate any project. In this class you will learn Nupps stitch and it's application in creating Lily of the valley pattern as well as several other stitches.

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Lace weight or Fingering weight yarn (light solid color)
    • Needles to accommodate the yarn
    • Stitch markers
    • Pen/pencil to take notes
    • Color highlighters
       
    Materials Fee
      None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Intro to Algorithmic Stitch Patterns

    Teacher
    Xandy Peters
    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Knitting/Crochet

    In this class we will create texture, colorwork or lace using rule based guides instead of restrictive instructions. Unlike a traditional pattern that always produces the same result, projects based on algorithms (rules) have an element of randomness. In the first part of the class, we will discuss how to create simple but unique stitch motifs and colorwork based on anything from the roll of dice to the number of steps you take in a day. We’ll go over a range of techniques that produce stunning results. I’ll demonstrate how to plan a temperature blanket inspired project from a set of data. Each student will work on a swatch or mini shawl in class using their own set of rules. Everyone will share their results and discuss how each rule affected the outcome of their stitch pattern.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • A few different multicolor yarns,
    • 4+ balls of yarn in any weight
      • Bring mostly solid colors. Scraps are OK.
    • Needles /hooks in an appropriate size for your yarns.
    • A pencil and notebook or scratch paper.
    • Dice will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their own.
    • Optional: Color Card for project yarn, coloring supplies to match your yarn, a set of data (such as daily average temperatures from 1975).
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    PDF from Xandy will be emailed
    Homework
    None

    Session 1 - Invested Interest - The How-To of Knitting a Fair Isle Vest

    Teacher
    Denise Bell
    Skill Level
    Intermediate level
    Prerequisites
    Students should be able to adeptly cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, and be experienced in following a simple chart.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Vests are a wonderful garment to bridge the seasons or wear as layering pieces. They also make for excellent first garments after honing basic skills on typical accessories such as socks and hats. In this class we will cover all of the important components that will give you the skill and the confidence to knit your own adult stranded vests. We will discuss choosing yarns, knitting with 2 colors of yarn, where and if to add an accent or pop color, gauge and floats (the stranded yarn not being used), and the use of side seams and insert steek bridges for the armholes.

    3 hrs 25 Students Max

    There are 2 sessions for this class for a total of 6hrs

    Session 2 is on Sunday Morning

    Student Supplies
    • Buy the kit online prior to the event: Lost City Knits: Invested Interest Class Kit
    • A kit using Jamieson & Smith Jumper weight yarn from Shetland is available in several color options.
    • This kit needs to be purchased in advance of the event with enough time to complete the homework.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Class Kits will be mailed to students directly prior to event.
    Homework
    Student will cast-on and work the ribbing of a mini-vest (We will tell you how many stitches and rounds)

    Double Face Design - Weaving

    Teacher
    Michael Cook
    Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prerequisites
    Strong understanding of basic tablet weaving, or completion of Tablet Weaving 101 and 102.
    Craft
    Weaving

    Double face is a relatively quick, very sturdy technique for creating tablet woven bands with letters, pictures, and complicated patterns. Anything you can graph, you can weave. Students will learn how to work with the special graph paper, and how to create graphs using computer software.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Some kind of loom or frame for tension.
      • No inkle, back strap or tiny looms recommended
      • If you don't have a loom, loaner looms will be available.
    • A shuttle, if you have one.
    • Bring a simple image, short quote, or graphed design you would like to adapt
    • Scissors.
    Materials Fee
    $40
    Materials Provided
      29 pre-warped tablets, Yarn for Weft, Handout packet with patterns.
    Homework
    None

    Make in Color: Live Life Brighter!

    Teacher
    Lesley Robinson
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    All Fiber Enthusiasts!

    Do you feel like you always doubt your color choices with your projects, especially when it comes to brioche knitting, stranded colorwork, stripes, etc? It can feel very overwhelming and stressful, especially if you are shopping and need to make a decision in the store. In this class, I will be sharing all of my color theory expertise, where to start when choosing colors for your projects, and a surefire way to make sure you will LOVE your finished objects without the guessing game. After looking and choosing colors, we will begin swatching to see what they look like together. If there is time, we might even take a little shopping trip in the store or vendor hall (depending on where the class is held)!

    3 hours · 30 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Yarn!! Bring as much from your stash as you’d like, so that we can play with different color combinations in class.
    • Circular or interchangeable needles between sizes US 3 - US 6 / 3.25mm - 4.0mm
    • Basically something to swatch with
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    Look through your stash and bring some yarn combos to play with, any base! Leftover balls and skeins are perfect

    Saturday Afternoon

    Knitting with Speed and Efficiency

    Teacher
    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    Skill Level
    Intermediate and Advanced Knitters
    Prerequisites
    Interesting for all levels - although beginners should have a good grip on the basics. Cast on and off, knit, purl, increase and decrease
    Craft
    Knitting
    Sold Out

    This interesting class examines the various techniques, attitudes and history of the most productive knitters, and is designed not necessarily to change how you knit (unless you want to) but to help you become the most efficient knitter you can be on your own terms. We’ll look at the various styles of knitting, and have some instruction on “lever knitting” (fixed needle knitting.) We’ll talk about techniques for knitting faster through changing what you do, and the way you think.

    3 hours · 18 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Smooth worsted weight wool
    • Your favorite needles to match (Circulars, DPN's, whatever you like best) as well you will need long straight needles (14 inches) of the same size.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Don't Despair, Repair! 2.0

    Teacher
    Alissa Barton
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Students need to know how to “cast on”, “knit”, “purl”, “yarn-over”, increase and decrease stitches.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Basic repair is something most knitters can handle - dropped stitches, backing up, ripping back, etc. But what about when it isn't plain knitting? Picking up stitches in pattern can be quite the challenge, backing out when the stitches change places, or discovering where you are so you can pick up the pattern and go forward again are all much more advanced. We will start with basic texture, move on into cables, lace and end with brioche. You do not need to be an expert to attempt this, but this is one of the skills you will need to get to that expert level.

    6 hours · 24 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Swatches with errors in them
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Handout
    Homework
    Knit a Swatch with Errors in Them

    Double-Knitting Cables

    Teacher
    Alasdair Post-Quinn
    Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prerequisites
    You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. You should also have experience with lifted increases and cables in single-layer knitting, as well as following knitting charts.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Cables in single-layer knitting often travel along a purl background. In double-knitting, this is also possible, and is the basis for my Heartbound Again hat. However, a double-knit cast-on does not play well with a purl background, so for that hat I developed a double-knit i-cord cast-on. In this workshop, I’ll teach that cast-on, get you comfortable with a little bit of reverse double-knitting, then jump (further) off the deep end with double-knit cables. I’ll teach two or three different methods of working those cables, with and without a cable needle, and I’ll teach a variation of my clean double-knit selvedge.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • 2 distinct solid colors (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
    • Pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
    • U-shaped cable needle
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
      None

    Sock Loom Knitting

    Teacher
    Kelly Jones
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    No Experience Necessary
    Craft
    Knitting

    Do you needle knit but can't make socks or loom knit and want to make socks? This class is for you! In this intermediate class we will discuss the basic stitches used on our knitting looms and how to make the perfect sock to fit your foot. You will need weight 1 or 2 sock yarn in the color of your choice and a measuring tape, row counter and notepad. You will receive an F1 short sock loom and 16 peg ends to take home.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    Sock or fingering weight yarn
    Materials Fee
    $70
    Materials Provided
    F1 short loom with 16 peg ends is included with class
    Homework
    Measure around the ball of your foot. The ball of your foot is the widest part that is where your toes meet your foot. Measure length of your foot (from toe to heel).

    Botanically Printed Socks

    Teacher
    Jenny Brown
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Dye

    Discover the enchanting world of eco-printing and transform ordinary socks into a unique, one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art! In this engaging workshop, participants will learn the process of how to create vibrant and stunning imprints of botanicals on to fabric that will withstand washing and wear. No prior experience is necessary for this workshop, making it ideal for both beginners and seasoned crafters. Participants will not only take home a beautifully designed pair of socks, but also gain a deeper understanding of natural dyeing and the magic it has to offer. Join us for a hands-on exploration of color, creativity, and sustainability, and walk away with a wearable masterpiece that reflects your connection to nature.

    2 hrs 12 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      None
    Materials Fee
    $35
    Materials Provided
    All necessary materials, including socks and botanicals, will be provided.
    Homework
    None

    Aumangea Artistry: Dive into Bias Knitting

    Teacher
    Francoise Danoy
    Skill Level
    Intermediate to Advanced Knitters
    Prerequisites
    None.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Experience the art of bias knitting and step into a realm where traditional knitting meets modern chic. In this 3-hour workshop, discover the beauty of diagonal patterns that give a unique twist to garments, elevating your knitting game. Embrace the spirit of Aumangea, representing strength and resilience, as you dive into the intricacies of this captivating pullover design. Journey with us as we explore the allure of bias knitting, embracing the challenges and rewards that come with creating contemporary, chic garments. Bias Knitting Essentials: Grasp the fundamentals of knitting on the bias, understanding how diagonal patterns can transform the drape and appearance of your knitwear. Hands-on Practice: Begin your Aumangea pullover journey with hands-on guidance. With video and written tutorials at your fingertips, tackle the pullover's unique bias design and develop your confidence in the process. Yarn Talk: Discuss the critical role yarn selection plays in bias knitting. Understand the importance of elasticity and yarn memory, ensuring your projects maintain their intended shape. Gauge Mastery: Dive deep into the importance of gauge in bias knitting, ensuring that both stitch and row gauge align for the perfect fit. Practical swatching tips and demonstrations will help you nail the ideal gauge for your Aumangea pullover.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Participants will need two skeins of Worsted weight yarn, one skein in a main color (MC) and one in a contrasting color (CC). They can pick the color that they chose!
    • US size 5 needles, or whatever size comfortable using.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    I’ll Get to that Later: Afterthought Heels, Toes, and Cuffs

    Teacher
    Alyssa Compton
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Students should be at least intermediate knitters (know how to knit and purl in the round, basic increases and decreases)
    Craft
    Knitting

    I’ll Get to that Later: Afterthought Heels, Toes, and Cuffs, is designed for both novice and experienced sock knitters, this class delves into the intricacies of turning tubes (handknit or cranked) into amazing socks with afterthought elements. Explore the concept of afterthought heels, toes, and cuffs. Understand the advantages and creative possibilities of incorporating afterthought elements in sock knitting.

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • 2.25 mm needles w/ 32inch cable
    • Sock Tube
    • Contrasting yarn for Heels toes cuffs (20 grams of fingering weight yarn w/nylon)
    • Sharp yarn snips
    • Darning needle
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Handouts
    Homework
      Crank or hand knit a tube in your prefered stitch counts for socks

    Fiber with Beads: An Introduction

    Teacher
    Jean Elizabeth Glass
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Beginner, cast-on, knit, purl or basic chain stitch
    Craft
    Knitting and Crochet

    Have you always wanted to learn to put beads in your projects? Now is your chance to learn! Jean Elizabeth will cover many ways to add beads to your pieces, and you will practice each way and find the ways that work best for you and your projects. Let’s learn all about beads and the fibers they go with so beautifully and, of course, have some fun along the way! You will come away with a vast knowledge of beads and the fibers they go with and the skills to include beads in all of your future projects. This class is perfect for both knitters and crocheters. #BetterWithBeads

    3 hours · 25 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • size 2 needles, straight, circular, or DPN, or size 2.25 - 3.5 crochet hook
    • Scissors
    • Bowl for holding beads
    Materials Fee
    $30
    Materials Provided
    Kit includes: A selection of tools, fiber, and beads (color choices available)
    Homework
    None

    Intro to Stacked Stitches

    Teacher
    Xandy Peters
    Skill Level
    Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    This class is best suited for intermediate level knitters or adventurous beginners who have experience reading patterns and working basic increases and decreases.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You’ll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases. This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors
    • Circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended)
    • Stitch Markers
    • Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Granny Hexagon Sweater

    Teacher
    Melissa Oswald and Nicole Ball
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Basic knowledge of crochet stitches, (chain, single crochet, double crochet)
    Craft
    Crochet

    Granny squares aren't just for making blankets, you can also use them to make cute outfits and bags. In this class, we will be making a small sample of the Granny Hexagon Sweater. You will learn all about the Granny stitch, how to easily crochet in the round, how to join motifs, and how to finish and edge the sweater. By the end of class, you will have a cute child- or doll-size sweater and can apply the techniques learned to make a sweater in your size.

    3 hours · 10 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Students are asked to supply their own yarn and crochet hook.
    • We recommend a worsted weight yarn and a J hook.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    A handout and pattern will be provided by instructors (digitally).
    Homework
    None

    Cottage-core Crochet Bag

    Teacher
    Allison Hoffman
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Crochet in the round; Simple crochet stitches
    Craft
    Crochet

    Crochet an adorable little house that doubles as a super cute bag. The roof flap opens up to a sturdy pouch to fit your phone and wallet. Change colors and embellishments as you like to make a bright summer house, a spooky haunted house, a cozy gingerbread house, or a sweet spring cottage.

    3 hours · 30 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • tool kit: Crochet hook, darning needle, scissors, pen/pencil
    Materials Fee
    $4
    Materials Provided
    Pattern, Various Embelishments
    Homework
    Homework will be emailed closer to the event.

    Coil Basket Weaving

    Teacher
    Misty Urech
    Skill Level
    All Levels of Skill
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Weaving

    Love Baskets? Learn to create coaster and baskets using the ancient art of closed coil weaving using yarn and coiling cord. in class students will learn how to start their project, stitching techniques, yarn joining methods, shaping and how to finish their project.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Good Pair of Scissors
    Materials Fee
    $15
    Materials Provided
      Coiling cord, needle, clips, yarns, and handouts
    Homework
    None

    Saturday All day

    Carding for Color: The Color Wheel

    Teacher
    Henry Clemes
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Exploring the Drum Carder is recommended but not required.
    Craft
    Fiber Prep

    We all learned in third grade art class that blue & yellow make green, but what if you were to go a step beyond this basic concept and explore the entire rainbow? This is color play for fiber artists! In this class, students will learn the theory behind how colors mix and use this knowledge to make their own fiber color wheel, as well as card a gradient batt of complementary colors. This class takes the theory of color blending and applies it to drum carding as never before. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder.

    6 hours · 16 students max.

    Student Supplies
      None
    Materials Fee
    $50
    Materials Provided
    All fiber carded in class, carders and use of the drum carder and its tool
    Homework
    None

    Wipper Slipper

    Teacher
    Willie Smith
    Skill Level
    All Skill Levels
    Prerequisites
    Knit and Purl
    Craft
    Knitting

    Strut your stuff in this amazing slipper pattern. Knit the slipper, then make it yours!

    6 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Pattern
    • 240 yards Worsted Weight (Yarn for One Slipper)
    • Knitting needles
    • Toolkit
    • Stitch Markers
    • Scissors
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Pattern
    Homework
    None

    Thick, Thin and Beyond

    Teacher
    Charan Sachar
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread and make a plied yarn.
    Craft
    Spinning

    Thick and thin yarns are great when it comes to creating textured yarns and are one of my favorites to spin. In this full day class, you will learn to spin thick and thin yarns with the intention of plying them into something magical. Using the thick and thin singles we will explore how to create Beehives, fishnets (2-ply crepe), and Rosebuds. When you leave the class you’ll be able to add these techniques to your creative spinning repertoire.

    6 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Wheel with a large orfice (1/2 inch or more) to accommodate textured yarns
    • At least 2 bobbins
    • Lazy Kate
    • Pen, Paper to take notes
    • Niddy noddy and any additional spinning tools you prefer
    Materials Fee
    $35
    Materials Provided
      Includes fiber and ply thread
    Homework
    None

    Handpainting Warps

    Teacher
    Jay Warner
    Skill Level
    All Skill Levels
    Prerequisites
    Students do not need to have any advance knowledge or skills but should be aware of the principles of weaving.
    Craft
    Weaving/Dye

    Have you seen the beautiful colors of a warp that has been handyed? And now you are wondering how to make your own? This class will discuss the principles of acid dyeing and techniques for painting warps. Students will be able to paint their own warp, batch it to set the dye and be able to take their warp home with them.
    In this class students will:

    • Learn the principles of using acid dyes on protein fibers
    • Learn the tools needed for dyeing
    • Learn safety while dyeing
    • Paint their own warp and leave with their own project to weave
    • Discuss application for painting dye and how warps may be used in weaving

    6 hrs 15 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      Students should be dressed in old clothing (dye may splash)
    Materials Fee
    $45
    Materials Provided
    1-200 end 3 meter measured wool/silk blend warp and dyes to use. Additional warps ($45 each) will be available for purchase and there will be time in class to dye an additional warp. Students. Will also be provided with face masks, plastic aprons, and vinyl gloves for use in class.
    Homework
    None

    Saturday Evening

    So You Want to Start a Craft Business?

    Teacher
    Jean Elizabeth Glass
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Other

    My name is Jean Elizabeth Glass, and I own a craft business. Actually, I have owned many craft businesses. I have sold hand-made crafts in the French Market in New Orleans, had a brick and mortar store, have sold at craft shows and music festivals, and currently sell online and at fiber shows. I teach, design and, the thing I am most proud of, help support 25 other small businesses. I think a business is a living thing that needs to grow with you and with your customers. I have picked up so many tips and tricks over the years, and I would love to share some with you to help you create your business. It can be so rewarding to have a small business. It is a lot of work, but it is totally worth it. You’ve spent years honing your craft, learning to dye, spin, knit, and crochet. You are in love with the fiber, and you want to make it your business but need to know what to do next. This is the class for you.

    3 hours · 25 students max.

    Student Supplies
    None
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Sunday Morning

    Proddy Flower

    Teacher
    Care Sharpin
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Rug Hooking

    Despite growing up in the South and being surrounded by amazing gardeners, Care cannot grow a plant to save her life. She's killed cacti. She'd love to grow an amazing garden of flowers all over her yard and enjoy the bees, birds, and butterflies; but, sadly, it's just not meant to be. What's a girl to do? Well, MAKE some, of course! If you are just dipping your toes into rug hooking or proddy hooking, this is a great way to see if you like it. These are addictive to make, so you'll have a garden-full in no time. Care will show you how to add a pin to the back so they can be worn on a purse, hat, scarf, etc., or show you how to display it in a shadow box for display in your home. All materials will be included, but feel free to bring your own Rug Hook and Proddy Hook if you have one.

    3 hrs 15 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Bring Rug Hook and Proddy Hook if have one
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Rug Hook and Proddy Hook
    Homework
    None

    Dragon Lore 2: Beads

    Teacher
    Alexandra Davidoff
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Students need to know how to “cast on”, “knit”, “purl”, “yarn-over”, increase and decrease stitches
    Craft
    Knitting

    This class debuted in 2024 and is new in the series of my Dragon Stitch classes. Based on my latest design DRAGON LORE 2, this class is very similar to DRAGON LORE, but with the bead application. We will go into all the intricate details of creating 3D dragon scales, fading techniques specific to this design, bead application, blocking and other finishing techniques. I will guide you through the process and will share all my tips and tricks of how to create your own DRAGON LORE 2 shawl. You will also learn how to make Dragon Lore leather tassels and will watch a presentation of multiple samples in an array of fibers and colors. Please go to the DRAGON LORE 2 pattern page for additional info.

    3 hrs 20 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Two 25g skein of DK weight of practice yarn. (No pure silk, linen or cotton)
    • US 3/3.25mm needles
    • Row Counter
    • 4-Stitch Markers
    • P bead needle
    • 45 Miyuki glass seed beads size 6/0
    • Please print DRAGON LORE 2 FADE SWATCH digital pattern for the day of the class, or have it open on a secondary digital device
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Electronic DRAGON LORE 2 FADE SWATCH pattern, Electronic DRAGON LORE 2 pattern
    Homework
    • Download and bring pattern

    Introduction to Lace (Chart Reading)

    Teacher
    Alla Postelnik
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Students should be able to Knit and Purl, Yarn Over, Decreases
    Craft
    Knitting

    This class will teach students how to read lace charts without fear. We will go over essential details of chart reading and provide tips and tricks to make chart reading easy.

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Lace weight, Finger weight or Sock weight yarn in a light solid color
    • Needles to accommodate the yarn
    • Stitch markers
    • Pen/pencil to take notes
    • Color highlighters
    Materials Fee
      None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None

    Rectangle Scarf Weaving

    Teacher
    Kelly Jones
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    No experience necessary.
    Craft
    Weaving

    Weave beautiful scarves on the adjustable Kiss Loom Rectangle Weaving Loom. In this class you will receive the 4′′ × 19′′ rectangle and learn how to weave on the loom. You will learn how to change colors, seam panels and adjust the loom so that you can weave various lengths, including how to use it as a square pin loom! The rectangle is perfect for worsted and heavy worsted weight yarns. This is a very versatile loom with many applications, such as scarves, cowls, table runners and blanket panels. You don’t have to be an expert to learn to weave on our rectangle looms.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    Worsted or light bulky weight yarn in two colors.
    Materials Fee
    $50
    Materials Provided
    4″ × 19″ rectangle loom included in class fee. Easels will be available for class use.
    Homework
    None

    Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Embellished Case

    Teacher
    Mary Toon aka Butterfly Girl
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Embroidery

    Curious about embroidering with silk ribbon? In this class, we will embellish a small pouch with some needle felted locks enhanced with some basic silk ribbon techniques. You will learn several basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches and tips for working with ribbon. A fun and stunning project.

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
      Student will need to bring a pair of embroidery or other small scissors to class
    Materials Fee
      $20
    Materials Provided
    Needles, Ribbons and the Background material/item we will be embroidering
    Homework
    None

    Punch & Paint - Painting with Yarn

    Teacher
    Francoise Danoy
    Skill Level
    All Skill Levels
    Prerequisites
    Suitable for beginners and those with some prior experience looking to refine their skills.
    Craft
    Punch Needle

    Discover the captivating world of punch needle artistry in this hands-on workshop. Dive deep into a technique that marries the realms of traditional yarn crafts and visual arts. Learn how to use a punch needle as your brush and yarn as your paint to create vibrant, textured masterpieces that shimmer with life and color. Step into the delightful convergence of texture and color in our Punch & Paint workshop. Craft your artistic journey, one punch at a time! Introduction to Punch Needle: Understand the history and resurgence of this age-old craft and its potential for contemporary artistic expression. Tools of the Trade: Familiarize yourself with various punch needle tools, their unique features, and how to select the best for your projects. Yarn as Your Palette: Explore the vast array of yarns suitable for punch needle art. Delve into color theory and how to choose and blend yarn hues for maximum impact. Mastering the Technique: Hands-on practice on how to properly thread the needle, create consistent loops, and fill in designs to achieve a painterly effect. Design and Draft: Guidance on how to draft or trace your designs onto your fabric canvas, ensuring a smooth punching process. Project Time: Embark on a guided mini-project, "painting" a pre-selected design using punch needles, allowing participants to apply learned techniques. Finishing Touches: Learn methods to finish and display your artwork, from stretching to framing and hanging.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • None
    Materials Fee
    $40
    Materials Provided
    Punch needle, hoop, yarn, and a design.
    Homework
    None

    Botanically Printed Socks

    Teacher
    Jenny Brown
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Dye

    Discover the enchanting world of eco-printing and transform ordinary socks into a unique, one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art! In this engaging workshop, participants will learn the process of how to create vibrant and stunning imprints of botanicals on to fabric that will withstand washing and wear. No prior experience is necessary for this workshop, making it ideal for both beginners and seasoned crafters. Participants will not only take home a beautifully designed pair of socks, but also gain a deeper understanding of natural dyeing and the magic it has to offer. Join us for a hands-on exploration of color, creativity, and sustainability, and walk away with a wearable masterpiece that reflects your connection to nature.

    2 hrs 12 Students Max

    Student Supplies
      None
    Materials Fee
    $35
    Materials Provided
    All necessary materials, including socks and botanicals, will be provided.
    Homework
    None

    Advanced Assigned Pooling

    Teacher
    Dawn Barker
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prerequisites
    Basic Knitting Skills Required
    Craft
    Knitting

    Learn how to combine assigned pooling with other techniques like slipped stitch colorwork and lace knitting.

    3 hours · 15 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • We will be making a 2 skein project.
    • Yarn 2 differnt skiens:
      • 100g fingering weight skein designed for use with assigned pooling
      • 100g of a contrasting tonal
    • US size 7 needles
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    Pattern will be given
    Homework
    None

    Make a Beaded Bracelet? Of Course You Can!

    Teacher
    Jean Elizabeth Glass
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Beginner: Cast-on, Knit, Purl
    Craft
    Knitting

    Have you always wanted to add beads but have no idea where to start? Try this beautiful knitted beaded cuff bracelet! It's perfect for beginners and you have so many color combinations to choose from! You will learn to knit with beads and make a beautiful bracelet, too! In this class you will learn to knit with beads by pre-stringing the beads on some lovely hand-dyed yarn from A Hundred Ravens. You will walk away with a finished or almost finished bracelet. This class gives you enough time to practice your skills with help available every step of the way. While we learn, I will tell you tips, tricks, and stories about beads and knitting with beads. You will have lots of fun learning to knit with beads and creating a beaded bracelet of your very own. #BetterWithBeads

    3 hours · 25 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • US Size 2 needles, straight, circular, or DPN
    • Scissors
    • Bowl for holding beads
    Materials Fee
    $30
    Materials Provided
    Kit includes: Yarn, beads (your choice of colors), tool, and pattern
    Homework
    None

    Sew a Drawstring Project Bag

    Teacher
    Diana Beard
    Skill Level
    Intermediate Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Basic sewing skills. Know how to thread and operate your machine and sew a straight seam
    Craft
    Sewing

    In this beginner class, we will sew a drawstring bag using a fabric designed exclusively for this DFW Fiber Fest class! Leave with your new bag and fill it with yarn from the vendor hall!

    3 hrs 10 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Sewing machine
    • Basic Sewing tools: scissors, seam ripper, needles, etc.
    Materials Fee
    $15
    Materials Provided
    • Exclusive Fabric Designed for DFWFF, lining, thread, and instructions.
    Homework
    None

    Session 2 - Invested Interest - The How-To of Knitting a Fair Isle Vest

    Teacher
    Denise Bell
    Skill Level
    Intermediate level
    Prerequisites
    Students should be able to adeptly cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, and be experienced in following a simple chart.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Vests are a wonderful garment to bridge the seasons or wear as layering pieces. They also make for excellent first garments after honing basic skills on typical accessories such as socks and hats. In this class we will cover all of the important components that will give you the skill and the confidence to knit your own adult stranded vests. We will tackle shaping for the armholes and v-neck, create sturdy shoulder seams, cut steeks with confidence, pick up and add ribbing, and discuss the ever-important business of blocking.

    3 hrs 25 Students Max

    Session 2: See Session 1 - Invested Interest for more information

    Student Supplies
    Same as Session 1
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    See Session 1 - Invested Interest
    Homework
    None

    Crochet a Book Nook!

    Teacher
    Allison Hoffman
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Crochet in the round; Simple crochet stitches
    Craft
    Crochet

    We will crochet a cute little building perfect for decorating. Settled between books on your shelves, this light up book nook will be a cute decoration for your own library, a gift for someone that loves to read, or a fun toy for a child's playroom

    3 hours · 30 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • tool kit: Crochet hook, darning needle, scissors, pen/pencil
    Materials Fee
    $10
    Materials Provided
    Pattern, Various Embelishments
    Homework
    Homework will be emailed closer to the event.

    Macrame Hat Holder

    Teacher
    Ami Esterly
    Skill Level
    Beginner Friendly
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Macrame

    In this class students will learn how to make their own macrame hat holder. We will begin by learning a few basic knots and techniques, and then each student can pick their favorite style and move forward with a design unique to them! They will be shown how to add beads, or a pop of color with contrasting thread. At the end we will go over all the ways you can finish your holders’ cords, i.e., beads, ending knots, simple unraveling, or brushed out. Students will also be shown examples of all the different sizes and types of macrame cords and the best use for each type. (Braided, 3-ply, Single Strand) For those students who prefer less decision making while learning, patterns will be provided for specific holders that can be completed during class. Every student will leave class with their very own Macrame Hat Holder!

    3 hours · 10 students max.

    Student Supplies
    None
    Materials Fee
    $20
    Materials Provided
    • Each student will leave class with their own hat hanger.
    • Beads and extra yarn/cord for adding personalized details
    Homework
    None

    Elegant Brioche

    Teacher
    Lesley Robinson
    Skill Level
    Intermediate - Advanced. Previous brioche knowledge required
    Prerequisites
    Knowledge of even brioche knitting.
    Craft
    Knitting

    Take your brioche knitting to the next level with Elegant Brioche! In this class, you will learn the most commonly used two-color brioche increases and decreases needed to create gorgeous brioche fabric with twists and turns that will delight and inspire! We will briefly go over basic two-color brioche for a refresher, as well as how to choose the right yarn for your projects! Together we will be knitting a swatch to learn the 5 most commonly used brioche increases and decreases. This will prepare to knit almost any brioche project of your dreams!

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • 2 balls of DK or Worsted weight yarn in high contrasting colors; solid or semi-solid / tonal yarns recommended.
    • 24” / 61 cm or longer US 5 / 3.57 mm circular needles. Interchangeables are fine.
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    Purchase pattern before class on Ravelry or knitgraffiti.com.

    Basic Corespinning

    Teacher
    Charan Sachar
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prerequisites
    Familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread and make a plied yarn.
    Craft
    Spinning

    What core to use? Should I pre-twist my core? My core-spun yarn always has extra twist, how do I fix that? What fiber prep can I use for corespinning? If you haven’t tried core-spinning because of these questions (or more), this would a perfect starting place where the basics of corespinning will be covered. Corespinning is a great basic skillset to have for making simple and complex art yarns.

    3 hours · 20 students max.

    Student Supplies
    • Wheel with a large orfice (1/2 inch or more) to accommodate textured yarns
    • At least 2 bobbins
    • Lazy Kate
    • Pen, Paper to take notes
    • Niddy noddy and any additional spinning tools you prefer
    Materials Fee
    $35
    Materials Provided
    Includes fiber art batts, core yarn and ply thread
    Homework
    None

    Designing Colorwork Charts

    Teacher
    Tim Stephens
    Skill Level
    All Levels
    Prerequisites
    None
    Craft
    Knitting

    This class is designed to teach students how to design their own colorwork charts. Students will learn how to design charts for stranded colorwork, intarsia, double knitting, and mosaic colorwork. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type of colorwork, and their design limitations. We will discuss different methods for charting designs both physically and digitally. Students are encouraged to bring swatches, WIPs, and/or finished projects they have questions about.

    3 hrs 50 Students Max

    Student Supplies
    • Colored Pencils
    • Markers
    Materials Fee
    None
    Materials Provided
    None
    Homework
    None