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Please refer to www.carolinafiberfest.org/classes-workshops for Required Skills, Materials Students Should Bring and Homework.


Virtual Workshops

Workshops - Thursday

  • Beyond your basic 2-ply Yarn: Intermediate Handspinning   with Grace McFetters

    Beyond your basic 2-ply Yarn: Intermediate Handspinning with Grace McFetters

    Are you a basic handspinner? If you have mastered the art of drafting for your ideal 2-ply handspun yarn, and you are now interested in expanding your skills, this is the class for you! This class will introduce students to four new yarn structures: spiral, cable, oppositional ply, and boucle yarns. Instructor will provide an overview of each yarn along with explanations of why the structure is ideal for which kinds of fibers, Instruction will also walk students through the spinning process to successfully tackle new spinning techniques and skills. Homework will be assigned between classes.

    $120.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Brioche Intro & Basics with Amie Palmer

    Brioche Intro & Basics with Amie Palmer

    Thursday March 11, 2021 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Learn the basics of two-color brioche knitting by making a chunky cowl. Starting with a super stretchy cast on, the class progresses to brioche knit and brioche purl. To complete your project, finish up with a super-stretchy bind off to match.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Colorful Ribs and Edgings with Varian Brandon

    Colorful Ribs and Edgings with Varian Brandon

    Thursday March 11, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
    Corrugated ribbing in multiple colors…in three variations. Picot edging in multiple colors in two variations. Edgings that don’t curl without garter stitch or ribbing. Seeing a theme? In this class, we will explore different ways of adding color to your edgings and ribbings. Students will work on a variety of these colorful techniques for beginning or ending your knitting.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Multi-strand Felted Necklace w/ embedded beads with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Multi-strand Felted Necklace w/ embedded beads with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Thursday March 11, 2021 2:00-6:00 pm
    Explore the creative possibilities of combining wool with decorative elements and integrate and embed gems , beads and other findings into distinctive necklaces and other felted jewelry.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool for beginners  with Theresa Brown

    Ecoprint on Silk and Wool for beginners with Theresa Brown

    Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am-2:00 pm (break during middle of
    Purchase Kit REQUIRED for class: $30 Student Supply Kit for Ecoprinting Naturally on Wool and Silk: 2 Wood dowels-10” in length, ½ oz package of Iron (ferrous sulfate) mordant plus mixing instructions, 1 silk scarf fabric 8” x 54”, 1 wool scarf fabric 8” x 54”, Twine, rubber bands, * List of Supplies found in your home

    class)
    Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Learn the techniques to create beautiful, all natural designs and colors drawn directly from Nature on silk and wool. Students are encouraged to bring leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac, etc. and interesting weeds. Leaves will also be provided by instructor. At the end of the workshop, students will take home both a silk and wool ecoprinted scarf and the knowledge to Ecoprint from Nature's resources. Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/915003494/wool-and-silk-supply-kit-for-online

    Purchase kit

    $100.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever with Laura Barker

    Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever with Laura Barker

    Thursday March 11, 2021 8:00-10:00 am
    Have you been wanting to learn entrelac, or tried and been confused by triangles and different slants? “Edgy” takes full advantage of the intrinsic shape of the rectangles to create a zig zag edge, with no need to learn any triangles. The rectangles are all worked in k1, p1 ribbing, and stitches are picked up using my 'double half stitch pickup' method for a fully reversible scarf. Because there is no right side or wrong side, all rectangles slant in the same direction, so most of them are identical, and the few rectangles with slight variations are easy to learn. If you want to master the basic structure of entrelac, this is the easiest way! Edgy debuted at Rhinebeck 2014 and quickly shot to #1 on Ravelry’s “Hot Right Now” list. Join the fun.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Illusions in Shadows  with Jolie Elder $60

    Illusions in Shadows with Jolie Elder $60

    Thursday March 11, 2021 3:00-6:00 pm
    Shadow or illusion knitting is a garter ridge stitch fabric that has an observable pattern when viewed from a specific oblique direction. When viewed directly, it resembles two-row stripes. It is an easy, fun, and mysterious way to add patterns to otherwise plain projects, especially garter stitch.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Intro to Lace Knitting with Amie Palmer

    Intro to Lace Knitting with Amie Palmer

    Thursday March 11, 2021 8:00-10:00 am
    Lace knitting adds beautiful detail to projects but requires a few more techniques than basic knit and purl. Today’s patterns document them in charts that seem mysterious until you know how to read them. Learn the foundational skills needed to create lace and how to easily read lace charts to prepare yourself for any lace project. Your sample from class can be used as a dishcloth or trivet.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Make Mine Marled with Amie Palmer

    Make Mine Marled with Amie Palmer

    Marling, or holding multiple yarns together while knitting, is showing up in many of today's patterns. Marling is also a great way to use up leftover yarns. This workshop will explore how to adapt any pattern to use up your stash to make your next project a marled work of art.

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • One Round Two Colors Intro to Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    One Round Two Colors Intro to Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    The class explores Stranded Colorwork Knitting…including Fair Isle motifs and techniques. This is a beginning class for knitters who are fascinated with what can be accomplished using only two colors per one round. Warning: this is an extremely addictive form of knitting!

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Peg Loom Weaving with Alesia Moore

    Peg Loom Weaving with Alesia Moore

    Peg loom weaving is a fun, easy to learn technique and great for all ages and abilities. It is a basic and ancient form of weaving. While no one knows for sure when these popular and simple looms were first used, some believe that peg loom weaving is a technique used by the early Vikings and European settlers. Peg Looms are so simple to use that anyone can create beautiful and useful woven items, including rugs, doormats, wall hangings, scarves, bags, baskets, blankets, wearable art and more. It is an ideal way to use a variety of yarns, fleece and roving; or up-cycle recycled fabric, t-shirts, and even plastic bags.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Planning to Fit (Knit a sweater that fits) with Amie Palmer

    Planning to Fit (Knit a sweater that fits) with Amie Palmer

    Thursday March 11, 2021 2:00-4:00 pm
    Are you too worried about sizing to even try to knit a sweater? Do your knitting needles produce randomly sized sweaters? Before you cast on a single stitch, ensure that the sweater you knit will fit by using techniques from this class to select your size, make modifications based on gauge, and customize the fit for a sweater that fits!

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Simplified Garter Tab with Laura Barker

    Simplified Garter Tab with Laura Barker

    Learn this simplified way to make a garter tab to start a triangle or crescent shawl. Method requires just one circular needle, and no stitch pickup. Choose the basic triangle or crescent shawls in handout, or bring your own shawl pattern to adapt in class.

    Students will learn: How to simplify and improve the start of a garter tab shawl. Explore basic shawl shapes and patterns, and how to apply this method to a pattern you already have.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Stash-busting with the Linen Stitch with Connie Lee Lynch

    Stash-busting with the Linen Stitch with Connie Lee Lynch

    Thursday March 11, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm
    Learn or review the linen stitch and then dive into some color play while we bust through some stash yarn with this simple, versatile stitch! We'll briefly discuss marling, the three-color change method, and ways to keep your project cohesive, whether it's a scarf, a shawl, or a blanket! Feel free to bring a selection of your stash for assistance in planning out a project.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Textural Felt Sampler Series with Patti Barker

    Textural Felt Sampler Series with Patti Barker

    On Demand Video Workshop (on Ruzuku)
    This class is designed for anyone wanting to learn new textural techniques for their fiber art toolbox. This is a beginner/intermediate level felting class. It’s an adventure in textural nuno felt techniques—from simulated animal skin to roses & ruffles, we'll entrap beads, learn mosaics and create raised shapes. Participants will come away with six 10” x 10” samplers and skills to use in creating unique future work. Materials include six mini kits with just what you need. These are purchased directly from the instructor.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Wild Wooly Flower with Vickie Clontz

    Wild Wooly Flower with Vickie Clontz

    Thursday March 11, 2021 8:00-11:00 am
    Explore the joys of wet-felting as we create a beautiful flower to wear as a brooch to adorn a purse, hat, jacket, or enhance your home! We'll use wool, silk, and sparkly Angelina fibers to make the flower; kits available in all colors in this fun class for all skill levels!

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

Workshops - Friday

  • A Yarn in Each Hand (Holding Yarns for Stranded Colorwork) with Varian Brandon

    A Yarn in Each Hand (Holding Yarns for Stranded Colorwork) with Varian Brandon

    Friday March 12, 2021 9:00-10:00 am
    If you have always wanted to learn how to carry your yarns in two hands when knitting Fair Isle designs...but do not have much time for classes...then this 1 hour class will take the mystery out of this traditional way to manage your yarns. Two-handed stranded colorwork also helps keep your yarns from twisting so you will not lose time straightening everything out. We will also talk about several methods for creating a swatch for colorwork.

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes with Amie Palmer

    Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes with Amie Palmer

    This is a 2-part workshop
    Friday March 12, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    Saturday March 13, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm

    If you've got the concept of the basic brioche stitch but you want to do those fascinating lace patterns, this is your next step. We'll cast on for a shawl swatch so that we learn how to work brioche flat and then cover increases and decreases that make the magic happen.

    $10.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Demystifying Resists  with Patti Barker

    Demystifying Resists with Patti Barker

    Friday March 12, 2021 12:00-5:00 pm (includes 1 hour break)

    In demystify felt resists, you will learn multiple ways to use resists to create sculptural felt. We explore the use of open, closed, layered, embedded, and donut resists. There will be a discussion on basic pattern making for all types of projects. This is an intermediate level class. Your materials include six mini kits with all the materials you need. Kits are purchased directly from your instructor.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Design Your Own Socks with Amie Palmer

    Design Your Own Socks with Amie Palmer

    Friday March 12, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
    A famous book character declared, "You can never have too many socks." But they don't all have to look alike! Pick and choose the elements of socks that you like best to create your own sock designs and then cast on to begin knitting them.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Duplicate Stitch Your Personalized Artwork, Crest, or Monogram with Laura Barker

    Duplicate Stitch Your Personalized Artwork, Crest, or Monogram with Laura Barker

    Friday March 12, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
    Ever wanted to embellish your knitting with a monogram or crest, or perhaps your child's artwork? Learn the art of duplicate stitch in the class. And, bring a picture, and using specially created tracing paper, convert your picture to a guide to duplicate stitch your custom design to your knitting.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Easy Reversible Cables with Jolie Elder

    Easy Reversible Cables with Jolie Elder

    Friday March 12, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm
    If you’ve ever made a cabled scarf or blanket, you know how it is only partly satisfying. One side is an array of beautiful cables, and the other side is obviously the wrong side. What if there was a way to make both sides good without resorting to double-knitting? But there is! This class will cover simple reversible cables as well as ribbles. Alas! These tricks don’t work for all types of cables; but we will look at when they can and can’t be applied

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Essentials of Versa Lace with Jolie Elder

    Essentials of Versa Lace with Jolie Elder

    Friday March 12, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    We love lace! We love the feminine allure of lace shawls and wraps and cowls and scarves. But we do not love the wrong sides of these garments. Phooey! What’s a knitter to do? Did you know you can convert many stockinette-based lace patterns into reversible lace patterns? No, this is not double-knitting, but you should already be comfortable with 1×1 ribbing and lace knitting.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch

    Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch

    Friday March 12, 2021 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    Come learn a little about the history of the Fibonacci Sequence and how you can use these numbers to create very aesthetically appealing stripes, fades and more! Applicable for knitters, crocheters, weavers and more. Math IS fun!!

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Flywing Slipped Stitch Hat with Laura Barker

    Flywing Slipped Stitch Hat with Laura Barker

    Friday March 12, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    Flywing hat was on the cover of Knitty.com First Fall 2020. While the pattern looks complicated, it is just stripes with a few slipped stitches creating the dramatic impact. Since you only work with one color at a time, it is an ideal introduction to colorwork. Twice in each repeat, the beginning of round shifts to hide the dreaded jog. The crown decreases in pattern to a little star at the top. In class, begin the slipped stitch body of the hat with some insider tips and a supplemental handout.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • German Short Rows with Laura Barker

    German Short Rows with Laura Barker

    Friday March 12, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm
    German Short Rows involve no wraps, pins, or other accessories. At the short row turn, the yarn is slipped to create a double stitch. This double stitch is a real ugly duckling, visibly bigger than all the surrounding stitches. However, just as the ugly duckling transformed into a beautiful swan, the double stitch, when worked in a subsequent row, transforms, filling the short row gap beautifully on the front and back of your work. Learn to work German Short Rows in stockinette and garter stitch as you make a coffee koozie. Learn how to fix them if the unthinkable happens and your double stitch goes rogue. Finally, the class will also cover places to use German short rows, how they compare to other short row methods, and how to substitute them in patterns.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Inkle Weaving with Grace McFetters

    Inkle Weaving with Grace McFetters

    This is a 2-part workshop
    Friday March 12, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
    Saturday March 13, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
    Learn to weave a strap using this unique and ancient loom. Straps are super useful and surround us in many everyday items. This class will walk beginning students through parts of the inkle loom, how to read a weaving draft, dressing the loom for weaving, weaving a small strap, and finishing two projects: a bookmark and a keychain wristlet.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Knit Your Bust Fitting Sweater with Amie Palmer

    Knit Your Bust Fitting Sweater with Amie Palmer

    Friday March 12, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm
    Tired of gapping button bands? Is your sweater too big in the shoulders if it fits your bust? Learn how to customize existing patterns with shaping and bust darts to get your bust fitting sweater ever!

    Students will learn: Taking measurements, Choosing a base size for a sweater, Placement options for bust increases and decreases, Short row techniques to create bust darts.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Needle Felting Intro with Alesia Moore

    Needle Felting Intro with Alesia Moore

    Needle felting is a fun, creative and inexpensive fiber craft in which wool fleece or roving is sculpted, using special barbed needles. In this class, you will learn a variety of needle felting techniques, create your very own original piece, and go home with all the materials you need to continue felting! These techniques can then be used to create many different items including 3-D sculptures, wool paintings, jewelry, ornaments, embellishments and more. You can also use needle felting techniques to appliqué wool onto your favorite projects including bags, hats, scarves, and other items.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • No Alcohol Needed - Steeks with Varian Brandon

    No Alcohol Needed - Steeks with Varian Brandon

    Friday March 12, 2021 1:00-3:00 pm
    In this class, we will explore the use of steek stitches and how to secure them (or not) both before and after cutting. Students will come to class with a homework swatch which will be cut during class time. The easiest way to get over your fear is to just do it! Then you can and move on to enjoying the benefits of this historic construction technique. The alcohol will then be less of a fortification and more of a celebration!

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Swatching for Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    Swatching for Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    Friday March 12, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm
    Cap, Flat, Cut, Speed All of these are types of gauge swatches...for colorwork knitting. All are designed to get around the dreaded "purl stitch". Join us as we will look at each swatch type and discuss how they can help you get better gauge for your colorwork knitting.

    $0.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Wet-felted Soap with Vickie Clontz

    Wet-felted Soap with Vickie Clontz

    Friday March 12, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    Have fun wet-felting soap with wool and silk fibers for a pretty and practical addition to your washroom - it's like a built-in loofah sponge! Felt 2 bars of soap in your choice of colors - 1 to keep, and 1 for a gift. A fun and easy class for everyone!

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

Workshops - Saturday

  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman

    Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman

    Saturday March 13, 2021 1:00-6:00 pm
    Up and Down on the Rigid Heddle Loom - If you've been wanting to learn how to weave on a simple loom this course is for you! You will learn the basics of setting up the rigid heddle loom, how to read a draft and plan a project. Finishing techniques will be discussed and you will weave multiple cotton dishcloths as your first project.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • DIY Fiber Prep with Alesia Moore

    DIY Fiber Prep with Alesia Moore

    Saturday March 13, 2021 6:00-9:00 pm
    Thinking about purchasing fiber? What is involved in preparing your own fleece? Should you send it to a mill? What are your options? Fiber preparation makes a huge difference in your final product. Knowing your options allows you to control the process. Learn the various stages of prep: skirting, tumbling, washing/drying, dyeing, picking, carding, combing, blending etc.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool in Color for intermediate students  with Theresa Brown

    Ecoprint on Silk and Wool in Color for intermediate students with Theresa Brown

    Saturday March 13, 2021 2:00-7:00 pm (break in the middle)
    Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool in color for intermediate students! (pre-requisite Ecoprint for Beginners is strongly recommended) Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. In this workshop, students already familiar with the basics of ecoprinting will learn a technique to create beautiful, all natural designs on silk and wool with the addition of a beautiful colored background. Although we will go over dye preparation in class, the student supply kit already contains pre-dyed fabric for ease of use! Students are encouraged to collect both fresh and dried (off the ground) leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac, etc. and interesting weeds. Store bought flowers such as daisies, carnations, eucalyptus, strawberry tops, etc can be used. At the end of the workshop, students will take home both a silk and wool ecoprinted scarf with a blue colored background and the knowledge to Ecoprint from Nature's resources. Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form.

    $100.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Fixing Mistakes in Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    Fixing Mistakes in Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon

    Saturday March 13, 2021 3:00-5:00 pm
    Wrong color in the right place? One round too many? Or too few? Need to rip it out and start again? Not always. Let’s look at the possibilities of correcting mistakes in your colorwork knitting. For this class, student will work on a homework swatch with mistakes built in. We will correct these missteps in class.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Inside Out, Casting on from the Center with Laura Barker

    Inside Out, Casting on from the Center with Laura Barker

    Saturday March 13, 2021 8:00-10:00 am
    Some projects are worked best from the inside out, and we'll look at several ways to cast on in the middle of your work. The Pinhole Cast-on, worked into a slip knot, is perfect for when just a few stitches are needed at the very center of a project. The provisional cord cast-on (PCCO), creates stitches, directly onto your needle(s), for working in both directions. Judy's Magic Cast-on is truly magic, and may often replace the PCCO and other cast-ons. The crochet cast-on is very versatile; it mirrors a standard bind-off for a polished edge, it is easily added mid project where a long-tail cast-on is not an option, and when worked with waste yarn unzips later to reveal provisional stitches. We will cover the crochet cast-on for lefties and righties. Class will involve a small amount of knitting in the round, but it is not necessary to learn cast-ons.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Intro to Cable Knitting with Amie Palmer

    Intro to Cable Knitting with Amie Palmer

    Saturday March 13, 2021 3:00-5:00 pm
    Many knitting traditions from around the world feature cables as a key element. Many of today’s patterns document them in charts. Learn the techniques to create cables with and without the use of a cable needle and how to quickly and easily read cable charts. Your sample from class can be used as a dishcloth or a hot pad.

    Students will learn: How to knit cable stitches with and without a cable needle, how to read cable charts

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer

    I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer

    Saturday March 13, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm
    We've all got mystery yarn that we can't identify, don't know how much we have, and don't know what to do with it. Learn the tips and tricks to figure out what you have and what it can do.

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Natural Milkweed Floss Swan Ornament  with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Natural Milkweed Floss Swan Ornament with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Saturday March 13, 2021 8:00-11:00 am
    The milkweed plant, also called silkweed, is a source of both food for the monarch butterfly caterpillar and fiber and floss used in everything from yarn to clothing. In this workshop, learn to transform a milkweed pod and its floss into a whimsical nesting swan using both wet and needle-felting techniques. Forming the wing feathers and beak cap, seedpod positioning, and creating a hanging mechanism are all covered. Participants also learn about the milkweed and its versatile fibers in a short presentation and visual anthology of applications that have been passed down through history.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • One Colors Two Layers with Jolie Elder

    One Colors Two Layers with Jolie Elder

    Saturday March 13, 2021 8:00-11:00 am
    Monochromatic double knitting is an alternative to working in the round on double-pointed needles. The magic is the fabric is created by knitting flat on two needles. This is great for making arms and legs for knitted toys, fingers for gloves, or large i-cords like purse handles. You can also make reversible items with knit-purl patterns or make “quilted” items if you are willing to stuff the pockets as you work.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Reversible Stitch Patterns with Laura Barker

    Reversible Stitch Patterns with Laura Barker

    Saturday March 13, 2021 11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Some projects, like scarves and blankets may be nicer when reversible. Go beyond ribbing and garter stitch, and swatch reversible cables, lace, and other knit and purl combinations.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Securing Steeks – 4 ways with Varian Brandon

    Securing Steeks – 4 ways with Varian Brandon

    Saturday March 13, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    You’ve watched all of the steeking videos. Maybe you’ve even cut one yourself. But you are still not sure your stitches are not going to run. Or perhaps that cut steek looks a bit untidy for your heirloom masterpiece. In this class, we will look at securing those unsightly steek flaps...before and/or after cutting…so they will be an added addition to the inside of your sweater.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Small Rounds + Two at a Time with Jolie Elder

    Small Rounds + Two at a Time with Jolie Elder

    Saturday March 13, 2021 12:00-3:00 pm
    What’s your favorite way to knit small circumferences in the round? In this class, we will explore knitting in the round with double-pointed needles, on a small circular needle, on two circular needles, and on a magic loop. We’ll even look at some very clever ways to make big i-cords (such as glove fingers) and how to work two tubes (socks, anyone?) at the same time. By the end of class, you’ll know what you do and don’t like! Note: When learning in-person, students can borrow needles so you can try before you buy. For a virtual class, you may spend more time watching and less time knitting if you want to audition techniques before investing in tools.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • The Magic of Prefelts with Patti Barker

    The Magic of Prefelts with Patti Barker

    On Demand (through Ruzuku)

    There is magic in working with pre-felt and this class will inspire your future work. We play with shape & pattern, making pre-felt from scratch, working with commercial pre-felt, learn about nuno pre-felt, felt lace, raised waves and Shibori felt making. Materials include six mini kits with everything you need, purchased directly from the instructor.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

Workshops - Sunday

  • Ecoprint on Paper  with Theresa Brown

    Ecoprint on Paper with Theresa Brown

    Sunday March 14, 2021 1:00-5:00 pm
    Learn how to Ecoprint on Paper in color and Natural in this 4 hour condensed workshop!
    We will be working on creating beautiful imprints using leaves, plants and flowers on several types of paper using Nature's colors for natural imprints as well as techniques for added color!

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Fun Ears & Nose (dress up or transform your face mask and appearance) (Family Friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Fun Ears & Nose (dress up or transform your face mask and appearance) (Family Friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Description: We will needle felt noses or snouts onto the simple medical masks and give those tiring masks we are all required to wear for now, a ‘face lift’!. This felt accessory is not only fun but adds an extra layer of protection, warmth and character to your appearance. We will also needle felt a set of adorable, matching ears for the animal of your choice. Ears will be attached to a head-band as crowning accessory.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Garter Tab Mini Class with Jolie Elder

    Garter Tab Mini Class with Jolie Elder

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-10:00 am
    Start your top down shawls at the back of the neck without a true cast-on! The garter tab beginning incorporates the garter edging of your shawl while giving you a spot to start the double increases.

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Intro to Two At A Time Top Down Socks with Amie Palmer

    Intro to Two At A Time Top Down Socks with Amie Palmer

    Sunday March 14, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm
    How many single socks have you knit? Never have another single sock with no mate by learning to knit them two at a time for a perfect matching set. We'll make two worsted weight miniature socks to give you all the techniques you need to make any pattern two-at-a-time.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Knit Faster with Combination Knitting with Jolie Elder

    Knit Faster with Combination Knitting with Jolie Elder

    Sunday March 14, 2021 11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Do you dread 1×1 ribbing? Are your ssk decreases less tidy than your k2tog? Are you a continental knitter who hates purling? Do you have trouble working make1-left and make1-right? Learn how to combination knit and when to use it to make your knitting both more pleasant to do and more beautiful as a finished product.

    $60.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Marling  Intro with Connie Lee Lynch

    Marling Intro with Connie Lee Lynch

    Sunday March 14, 2021 3:00-4:00 pm
    Marling, in a nutshell, is simply working with 2 strands of yarn held together at the same time. It is also an excellent way to play with color! Mini skeins, anyone? Come play with color and experiment with easy colorwork that can range from subtle to striking! Class is appropriate for knitters, crocheters, and weavers!

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Needle-felt Seascape with Vickie Clontz

    Needle-felt Seascape with Vickie Clontz

    Sunday March 14, 2021 1:00-5:00 pm
    Create a beautiful underwater ocean scene as we explore the magic of needle-felting! Have fun layering textures and colors as we learn how various fibers interact and "play" together. We'll combine wool fibers with silk to create exotic fish and add a bit of stitchery and beading to enhance our seascape scene on a hand-dyed wool background. We'll play around with lots of fun embellishments such as netting, yarns, curly and novelty fibers, and hand-dyed scrim. Your work of art will finish approximately 11” x 16”. A fun class for all skill levels!

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Nunofelt Art Vest with Patti Barker

    Nunofelt Art Vest with Patti Barker

    Sunday March 14, 2021 12:00-7:00 pm (includes 1-hour break)
    This class is perfect for anyone who has been making scarves and is ready to create a piece of nuno felt clothing. It is created flat, so does require a large work surface. This A-line art vest is very versatile in that there are several design options, such as various collar and hemline options. You’ll come away with a reversible art vest, of your own design. The material kit includes everything you will need in this class, purchase directly from the instructor.

    $110.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Short Row Smorgasbord with Laura Barker

    Short Row Smorgasbord with Laura Barker

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    Short Row Methods have expanded way beyond w&t sock heels. Learn why knitters need short rows. Examine the differences between wrapped, lifted, and double stitch (German) short rows. Practice a few options, and discover how one method might be substituted for another. Finally, look at popular places to insert/substitute short rows, like shoulder shaping, to elevate the appearance of your knitting.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Shorty the Short Row Bear with Laura Barker

    Shorty the Short Row Bear with Laura Barker

    Sunday March 14, 2021 3:00-5:00 pm
    Shorty is a colorful 4″ teddy bear which uses German short rows to create a big round tummy, a bottom so the bear can sit, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, and contrasting colored pads on the hands and feet. The body is worked sideways then stitches are picked up to add the appendages. Shorty is the Baby from my Three Shorty Bears pattern, and can be substantially completed in class, using approximately 4g of each of 5 colors of worsted yarn found in a mini pack or selected individually. The class includes full Three Shorty Bears pattern as a free download with instructions for the Mama & Papa bears, using the remainder of the mini pack, about 100g total.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Stranded Colorwork - Asymmetrical Charts with Varian Brandon

    Stranded Colorwork - Asymmetrical Charts with Varian Brandon

    Sunday March 14, 2021 8:00-9:00 am
    So you have learned traditional Fair Isle knitting with its classic OXO motifs. Wanna try something a bit different using the same technique? In this class, we will look at asymmetrical patterns with long floats and even longer stitch repeats. So bring your sense of adventure. We’ll be knitting out of the box a bit.

    $20.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Stranded Colorwork – Headband or Hat project with Varian Brandon

    Stranded Colorwork – Headband or Hat project with Varian Brandon

    Sunday March 14, 2021 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Have you learned how to use two colors in one round of knitting? Maybe you are familiar with some basic Fair Isle motifs? Want to put them to use? This class continues our journey into stranded colorwork knitting. We will be working on a headband with a classic Fair Isle motif which can be expanded into a hat for those who just can’t stop this addictive form of knitting.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • What Do I Do Now?  (fixing mistakes) with Amie Palmer

    What Do I Do Now? (fixing mistakes) with Amie Palmer

    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00-11:00 am
    Every knitter has those moments when they realize that something just isn’t looking right. Learn strategies to fix mistakes in a variety of knitting projects to make it look like nothing ever happened without having to start over and gain tips to prevent problems in the first place.

    $40.00 ea. [Sold Out]

In Person Workshops

  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman

    Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman

    Held In-Person (with social distancing) at:
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    321 E. Main St. Elkin, NC 28621

    Friday March 12, 2021 1:00-6:00 pm
    Up and Down on the Rigid Heddle Loom - If you've been wanting to learn how to weave on a simple loom this course is for you! You will learn the basics of setting up the rigid heddle loom, how to read a draft and plan a project. Finishing techniques will be discussed and you will weave multiple cotton dishcloths as your first project.

    $80.00 ea. [Sold Out]

  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning  Wheel with Julie Wilson

    Beginning Spinning on Spinning Wheel with Julie Wilson

    Held In-Person (with social distancing) at:
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    321 E. Main St. Elkin, NC 28621

    Do you ever wonder how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn.. Guaranteed! Learn the basics of a spinning wheel (double treadle Lendrums wheels will be provided for you in class). Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool and then ply the two spools of singles together. You will make yarn. You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a NIddy Noddy. Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy. All you need to bring is patience and a smile.


Fiber Arts Workshop Refund Policy

  • 75% refund if requested by February 25th
  • 50% refund if requested between February 26th and March 5th
  • No refund after March 5th

You may request a refund by emailing [email protected] 

Students may also re-sell or gift the class at their own expense. Please notify the Festival if you find you are unable to attend or you sell or gift your class to another person.



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