Thursday, May 14, 2009

Signups Begin for Celebrate Fiber !

Below please find the details for our classes, thus far.
When signing up, please call Sycamore Farm. Martha
at Riverwools is working on taking online signups, but
until then, don't delay! More information will be posted
as online signups become available. . .

Each class has different class limit sizes, fees, and detailed
information. Please read each description carefully!

We will post when a class becomes filled.
You won't want to miss this very special event!!!

Shaker Gathering Basket with Peggy Taylor

Basic splint-woven basket construction will be taught and each person will weave a rectangular gathering basket with oak handle. The basket is based on examples of Shaker gathering baskets, approximately 6" wide x 12" long x 6" high.
Class Fee:
40.00 per person
Students should bring:
a pair of garden pruners, shears, or old scissors for cutting reed, a towel, and a plastic dishpan for soaking the reed.
Required knowledge:
No prior basket-making knowledge required.

Class Time:
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Paisley Pumpkin with Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox
Hook a small pumpkin mat using wool paisley for your pumpkin!
Class Fee:
45.00 includes pattern on primitive linen, stripped wool in wide cut, paisley.
Students should bring:
Hook, scissors, small rug hooking frame.
Required basic knowledge:
Students should already know how to hook.
Maximum of 12 students.
Class Time:
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Color Harmonies with Robin Edmundson
This is the color class you have been waiting for! Learn how to put colors together in beautiful ways from a master colorist. Topics will include using color tools, color wheels, color books, classic color combinations, etc. Expect to get a lot of practice putting colors together and using your new skills.
Class Fee:
25.00 per person
Students should bring:
Photos or projects with color combinations they really like, and really don't like!
Required basic knowledge:
Class limit:
12 students
Class Time:
9:00 a.m. to Noon

Harvest Wool Table Runner with Lois Griffith

Create a Fall Wool Tablerunner with Lois Griffith, quilter and rug hooker from Columbus, Indiana (formerly of Terre Haute). Lois has designed this pattern just for this workshop. Your kit will include Lois's hand-dyed wool, pattern, needle, and floss. (Backing is not included).
Class Fee:
Extra Materials Fee:
Kit: 25.00 - Does not include backing.
Students should bring:
Paper and fabric scissors, hand or dish towel, thimble.
Required Basic Knowledge:
No special knowledge is necessary although basic embroidery knowledge is helpful.
Class limit:
14 students
Class Time:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Portuguese Style of Knitting with Andrea Wong

During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn and practice the style of knitting I use which appears to be popular in Greece, Portugal, Egypt, and Turkey. The main characteristic is that the yarn is either wrapped behind the neck or looped through a pin attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a tension which is constant. We will cover the knit stitch, the purl stitch, ribbing, increasing, and decreasing on a knitted swatch. Also we will practice how to work Portuguese style using two colors of yarn per row. This style is faster than American or Continental style knitting, requires less hand movement, and even beginners maintain constant tension.
Scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, pencil and paper for note taking.
Size US 7 or 8 (circular or straights) and one 16" circular needle size 7 or 8.
Worsted Weight yarn in two contrasting colors.
Class Fee:
25.00 per student
Extra Materials Fee:
5.00 per student for pin.
Required minimum:
10 students
Required basic knowledge:
Beginning knitting - cast on, purl, knit, bind off.
Class Time:
9 a.m. to Noon

Friday, May 8, 2009

Celebrate Fiber Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration Opens May 15, 2009.

Watch this site for class details. Registration opens
on Friday, May 15, at 9:00 a.m. Classes will be
confirmed as registration fees are received.

Sycamore Farm