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Note: Beginner Rigid Heddle, Color in Weave and Dye Kitchen. Tabby’s Irish Blessing will be taught in Louet Euroflax and we will have hand dyed Superwash Merino as well!

Tuesday, March 20

Felting is Fun! We will offer up a Nuno Felting class, 2 yard cuts and wool are included in this class. You decide how big you want to go!

IMG_1299March 20 kicks off a week of Fiber and Arts fun! Nuno is the art of silk and wool blending. We use the wet felt process to create unique textiles. The silk is light and provides the perfect canvas for wool. We use fine merino, alpaca, mohair and other wools for blending. Class includes supplies.
Teacher: Jennifer Kulick
Fee: $50 / Supplies: Silk and Fiber
Time: 10-2

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Wednesday, March 21

In the Dye Studio…with DWanna Whitener teaching the Redding Method. In this class you will get a hands on experience dying fibers of all types, yarn and then, of course, your bonus skein of yarn! See below for detail on the Redding Method.

Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
Teacher: Dwanna Whitener
Fee: $130, includes fiber and one skein of yarn for afternoon free time!
Time: 10 – 4 pm (9:30 – 4:30)

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Achieving Color with Dynamic Principles


“The art and science of dyeing fiber has long been viewed as a world of chemical formulations, minute measurements, gram scales, and calculations.  Acquiring information from the literature can be tedious, solitary, dry, and uninspiring.  While many dyers have rejected the rigid constraints of traditional dyeing methods, until Redding Method, there’s been no organized methodology which bridges the gap between overly tedious techniques and a completely intuitive “no rules approach” to dyeing.  Redding Method is the first dynamic dyeing system which utilizes scientific and physical facts triangulated with empirical evidence only acquired through practical experience.” And you get to learn all this first hand at the Bandera Fiber Arts Retreat!

(Source: Reddingmethod.com)


Thursday, March 22

26613972_10155985615645522_683999321_oClass #1: Rigid Heddle Weaving is great for26609951_10155985615765522_1693415720_o beginners to intermediates. This class you will explore types of yarns, color play, warping, wefting and the faqs on rigid heddle weaving. We encourage you to take this class prior to the Color in Weaving Class (See Below).
Experience: Beginner
Instructor: Christopher Mckelvy-McMahon
Fee: $65 / Supplies: Hand Dyed Yarn
Time: 10 – 3

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Class #2: Interlocking Crochet
Similar to mosaic knitting, Interlocking crochet allows you to create beautiful colorwork patterns while only working with one color at a time. In this class we’ll learn the basics using a sample cowl/scarf pattern.
Experience: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Patrick McMahon
Fee: $55 / Supplies: Yarn
Time: 10 – 2

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Class #3: Maple Tree Cowl
I love trees; big trees, little trees, growing green ones, even hibernating trees… I think you get the idea. They also represent family and knowledge. While designing this pattern I used five repeats of the tree motif. One for each member of my immediate family! The pattern is both charted and written. The cowl can be reversible and modified to fit the knitter’s needs. More repeats can be added to make a loose cowl, or needles and yarn can be changed to give a different look!
Experience: Beginner to Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Victoria Boehmer
Fee: $50 / Supplies: Yarn
Time: 1 – 4 pm

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Friday, March 23

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Class #1: Celtic Trees of Love Cables Pillow: Custom designed cabled project using modern pattern work and old world technique with plenty of love. Sandy has come up with a timeless piece using The Sheepwalk’s Merino 6/4 Worsted yarn. Students will be given a list of what to bring prior to class start.
Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
Teacher: Sandra Peterson
Fee: $120.00 / Supplies: Included in the class
Time: 9 – 1

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logcabinClass #2: Colors in Weave: Ever wanted to do more than just plain weave? Turn your Rigid Heddle in to your favorite go to for color work with this simple log cabin design. We will use hand dyed yarn for this class so be prepared to have fun! Pre-Req: Rigid Heddle Beginner Weaving.

Experience: Beginner to Intermediate, Must have taken 101.
Instructor:
Christopher McKelvy
Fee: $80 / Supplies: Included
Time: 10 – 3

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Saturday, March 24, Fiber Festival Classes

Class #1: Sorting/Prepping Fiber, 10-11 am. We will take various fibers and show you how to skirt, sort and prep for cleaning your fiber. $35
Teacher: 
Vicky Boehmer / Bring your own fiber or practice on ours!

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FEATURE RETREAT CLASS

original-1Class #2Tabby’s Irish Blessing Shawl will be taught using Merino 6/2 Fingering but available to knit in Linen as well. What makes this project so special to Sandy is her the inspiration her daughter brings to her. The pattern incorporates cables for detail work and lace to bring the lightness and loveliness to the shawl.

Just in time for the warming up of the Spring sun and the blooming of the hill country’s wildflowers! Sandy has brought us another beauty to knit. Shawl will be revealed in January!

Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
Teacher:
Sandra Peterson
Fee:
$180.00 / Supplies: Included in the class
Time:
9 – 2

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