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2017 Fall Fiber Arts Fest

THANK YOU ALL! WHAT A WONDERFUL FALL FIBERARTS FEST. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE LAST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER 2018. SEE YOU THEN!

 

come play with us!


FALL FiberArts FEST 

on the Camas Prairie


September 30 & October 1, 2017


LEARN: FIBER ARTS CLASSES


ENJOY: FIBER PREP & SPINNING DEMO, SPIN-IN, ALPACAS


SHOP: VENDORS & ALPACA BOUTIQUE


 


FIBER PREP & SPINNING DEMO

Q & A and HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATION 

Cathy Dye, an experienced and highly talented fiber artist, will be available for answers to your fiber prep and spinning questions all day Sunday...the perfect chance to practice your skills! 


SPIN-IN

Join our spinning circle both Saturday afternoon and Sunday all day. Bring your spinning wheel, etc.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE 


You can now register and pay for your classes online by going to Store/Classes & Workshops. Or, you can download a copy of the registration form here and send it with your check to Sweet Pines Alpacas. Be sure to let us know if you will be joining us for lunch ($7). Thank you! 


SATURDAY

8:30am-1:30pm Needle Felted Pin Cushion

Instructor: Carol Wescoatt

Learn needle felting skills by creating a beautiful pin cushion using wool and alpaca. These skills can be applied to a great variety of future projects from two dimensional art to intricate sculptures.

All materials provided. Cost: $55


9am-12pm Beginning Spindle

Instructor: Cathy Dye

You will learn all the basics including: why and how spinning works, how to prepare the fiber for spinning, how to add new fiber to the yarn, how to remove the yarn from the spindle, and finally how to ply. Class participants will have a chance to try out top whorl, bottom whorl and turkish drop spindles as well as the Navajo style hip spindle. We will start with wool and move on to alpaca and silk hankies. You will also be introduced to hand cards and wool combs. Students will go home with their own new drop spindle and fiber to spin.

All materials provided.          Cost: $45

 

1-4pm Nuno-Felted Scarf

Instructor: Cindy Greer

Get ready for pure magic when you design and roll soft, scrumptious alpaca fiber/merino wool and airy silk gauze to create wearable art in the form of a nuno felted scarf. You'll be dazzled by your inner artist.

All materials provided       Cost: $45

 

SUNDAY

8:30am-12pm Beginning/Intermediate Knitting

Instructor: Sue Marchese

Learn and enhance your skills on the basics of knitting - casting on and off, knit and pearl - and you'll be on your way to enjoying a popular and relaxing fiber arts skill.  Start a simple project in class and finish it beautifully with knowledge and skill.  No experience necessary.  Scrap yarn & lender needles available.

.Materials needed: needles & yarn*   Cost: $30


10am-4pm Learn to Weave Using a Rigid Heddle Loom

Instructor: Carol Casavant

Interested in learning how fabric is woven together?  Give weaving a try with an accomplished weaver leading the way!  You will work on a rigid heddle loom (an easy to prep, quite versatile, and portable loom) gaining knowledge & skills that are applicable to any loom.  Looms are available for purchase or rent for an additional fee. If you have your own loom, be sure to let us know and bring it if possible!  Cost: $45

Option A: Purchase a new 10" Cricket Loom (Cost: +$145) or 15" Cricket Loom (Cost: +$170)

Option B: Rent a Cricket Loom Cost: +$20 (may be applied toward purchase of a loom)

Option C: Bring your own loom

**Please register for this class by September 15th.**


12:30pm-4pm Knitting Leggings (Intermediate)

Instructor: Sue Marchese

Keep your legs extra warm this winter with your own hand-knitted leggings. Learn a pattern that allows for some flexibility and has delightful appeal using 4 needles. Intermediate knitting skills are necessary for this class.

Materials needed: needles & yarn (contact us for more info) Cost: $40

Alpaca yarn made from the herds of Sweet Pines Alpacas & Alpaca Harmony, and needles may be purchased on site.

 

*All materials not already provided are available for purchase at Sweet Pines Alpacas' Alpaca Boutique.

 

   GENERAL  SPIN  KNIT  FELT  WEAVE
 SATURDAY   9-12 Beginning Spindle  

 8:30-1:30 Needle Felt

1-4 Nuno Felt

 
   SUNDAY   All Day Q&A  Spinning Circle  8:30-12 Beg/Intermed    10-4 Rigid Heddle Loom
       12:30-4 Leggings    

 

 

 

Updated October 19, 2017