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June 21-23, 2013 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
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Bead Weaving Beading Color Work
Crochet Design Dyeing
Dyeing: Natural Fabric Painting Fascinator Hats
Felting : Wet Felting Handspinning Jewelry
Knitting Kumihimo Lace
Needle Felting Polymer Clay Spinning
Surface Design Technique Weaving
Weaving: Continuous Strand Weaving: Continuous Warp Weaving: Tablet Weaving

Handspinning

Class ID: 1165 - Beginning Wheel Spinning

Teacher: Emily Wohlscheid
Class Level: Beginner
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 8

This class is designed to familiarize yourself with terms and the parts of your spinning wheel. The basics of spinning will be covered to get you started spinning on your wheel.

Students Will Learn: terminology and how their wheel works, how to draft fibers and about staple length of fibers, how to create a non-slipping leader to begin your yarn, how to spin a single yarn, and how to spin 2-3 preparations of fiber and their differences, and how to set their finished yarn.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): that this course is for beginners. If you already have prior knowledge, that is great, but we will be focusing upon the basics.

Materials Fee: $20.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: 2 oz. of hand dyed top, 1 oz roving, 1 oz. fiber batt

Students Should Bring: a spinning wheel that is in good working order, and a towel for soaking excess water out of their completed yarn

Teacher Will Supply: handouts, resources, my spinning wheel, plastic bags

Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Class Size: 15
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1173 - Drumcarding.....The Basics and Beyond

Teacher: Carol Wagner
Class Level: Beginner (no experience)
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 4

The basic techniques for using a drumcarder will be reviewed. Blending fibers and colors will be explored. There will be many dyed colors and a variety of fibers available for experimentation. Art batts will be discussed and the several methods to create will be taught.

Students Will Learn: Students will know how to use a drumcarder, will know how to blend fibers and will experiment with a variety of fibers.

Homework: none

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): no experience required

Materials Fee: $20.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: all fiber used in the class.....wool, both natural colored and dyed, mohair, alpaca, many exotics

Students Should Bring: drumcarder in good working order, plastic bags to carry the carded batts home, enthusiasm

Teacher Will Supply: none

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 15
Class Fee: $75.00


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