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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


Class ID: 1172 - Design Your Own-Sock Yarn Shawl

Teacher: Jen Lucas
Class Level: Intermediate
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Sunday August 3rd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 3

Ready to learn how to design your own shawl? Jen Lucas, author of the best-selling book, Sock-Yarn Shawls, will go through all the steps of designing your own sock-yarn shawl from start to finish.

Students Will Learn: to design a top-down triangle shawl. Students will learn everything you need to know to create your design from the garter tab cast-on, inserting in the desired lace patterns you want to use, all the way to the bind off.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): knit, purl, increasing, decreasing. Must be able to read and follow a pattern and be comfortable with knitting from a chart.

Students Should Bring: 100 yards ( 375+ yards, if you want to continue knitting an entire shawl at home after class) of a smooth, solid, light-colored fingering weight/sock yarn; different sized knitting needles for swatching (Needle sizes US 3, US 4, and US 5 are best; circular needles 24 or longer recommended); pencil with eraser, pens and/or highlighters of different colors; tapestry needle, stitch markers, notebook or something to use for note-taking.

Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00

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Class ID: 1195 - Tapestry / Flat Felt Scarf

Teacher: Tammy Deck
Class Level: All Levels
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 1

This class introduces students to the fun, unusual process of wet felting by making a thin, soft, flat felt fabric. The project may be used as a neck scarf, table runner or wall piece. Wet felting by-passes spinning and knitting (it's true! there's no knitting involved) and capitalizes on the natural attributes of animal hair fibers to bond together in the formation of a "non-woven" fabric.

Students Will Learn: how to lay out yarn and wool bits for the "tapestry" surface (or choose undecorated), layer the fiber (roving), wet it and work it into their finished piece. Students will work with hand-dyed, super soft, Targhee wool for the felt base (many hand-painted, color variations available)

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): that this is a wet-felting technique and that no needles of any kind are used!!

Materials Fee: $15.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: 2 ounces of hand-painted Targhee Wool a collection of wool yarns, bits and pre-felts for tapestry work (as desired for imbedding)

Students Should Bring: 1 piece of pre-washed muslin or bed sheeting 18"x75" with a chalk or pencil drawn rectangle 5"x72" centered on the cloth; scissors, 1 basic kitchen sponge (not scrubby), 1 basin approx 8"x11"x4" deep, 1 bath towel

Teacher Will Supply: layout boards, netting, soap, sanders to use during class

Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Class Size: 15
Class Fee: $75.00

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