It's the new year, and that means a new round of teaching at A Dropped Stitch in Sequim, WA as well as classes at Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in February, and the Northwest Spinners and Weaver's Conference in June. What a fun lineup it looks to be!
At A Dropped Stitch I'm teaching:
Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30, January 13, 20, 27: Learn to Spin on a Wheel, $40 includes materials
Please note if you have a wheel already or not.
Thursday, 10:30-1:30, January 15th: Weave a Hat, $20 includes instructions and weaving template
Learn basic weaving with this fun woven beret. No weaving or knitting skills required. Bring a sharp yarn needle, scissors, 4 ounces of worsted weight feltable yarn (wool, alpaca, llama, or a 50% or more wool blend) - leftovers are great, and 20 yards of a strong plied yarn, DK to worsted weight (can be the same yarn).
Thursday, 10:30-1:30, January 22nd: Entrelac for Everyone, $20 includes scarf pattern. This fun colorwork technique looks great with both solids and self-striping yarn. Bring US9 needles and 7 ounces / 400 yards worsted weight yarn appropriate for a scarf.
Thursday, 10:30-1:30, January 29th: Casting On, $15. Learn a variety of ways to cast on, and the situations where you use them. Bring DK to Worsted Weight yarn and a needle size appropriate for it.
Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30, February, Spinning Two, $15 each or $50 all four
Tues., February 3, Spinny-Gritty: Wheel details: controlling yarn thickness and more
Tues., February 10, Color Whorl: colors for striping, spirals, neutrals and more
Tues., February 17, Plying Around: Navajo ply, Cable, boucle, coil and more
Tues., February 24, Spinning Fine Yarns
Students need to have a wheel in working order and be able to spin a consistent single.
Spinning With Amelia, one-on-one instruction at A Dropped Stitch, 2 hours, $30. Spindle or Wheel, beginner or experienced. Great if you'd like a refresher or want to get started right away! Scheduled at your request, contact me via email.
At Madrona Fiber Arts Festival, February 12-15, in Tacoma, WA, I'm teaching:
Saturday morning, Productive Spindling
Saturday afternoon, The Nalbound Edge
The classes are both full -- which really thrills me! but luckily, they're being offered again in June at the NwRSA Conference -- so if you didn't get in, come to Conference! It's great fun!
At Northwest Spinners and Weavers' Association 2009 Conference, June, in Tacoma, WA, I'm teaching these half-day classes:
Support Spindles Around the World
The Nalbound Edge
The Batt Machine (Drum Carding A to Z)
The schedule has not yet been posted, keep a lookout on the NwRSA website for that soon.
And just to keep you all fully informed: yes, I submitted applications to teach at SOAR 2009 and Sock Summit 2009. No, I was not one of the lucky ones selected to teach, though both were very interested in my proposals. If you'd like to see me at one of these events next year, be sure to let the organizers know -- outside recommendations are terrific!
If there's an event in 2009 you'd be interested to see me teach at, the fall and some summer events likely have not had their application deadlines yet, so pass on the details and I'll see what I can do. Or let the organizers know you'd like to see me there.
You can see descriptions of most of these classes in What Workshops Do You Teach?
posted 1 January 2009 at http://askthebellwether.blogspot.com/