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Beginning Spinning with Ann Glick

Saturday

July 20, 2024,

8:00am - Noon

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Participants will learn how to spin using the wheel. During the session individuals will learn about the properties of wool fiber and how to use that knowledge to spin a consistent single and ply two bobbins of singles into a plied yarn. After becoming acquainted with your wheel, students will learn the spinning technique.

  • Skill Levels – Beginner / No experience is needed

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? – Here are the items to bring:  Students should bring a spinning wheel in good working order, at least three bobbins that work on that wheel and a device to hold bobbins for plying.

  • What will the teacher provide -Wool roving and handouts.

Pom Pom Owls

with LaVonne Stucky

Saturday July 20, 2024

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Pom pom animals are a very old toy made from yarn and thread, from a simpler time when less was needed to entertain children. My intent is to spark that inner child and help you create a fun critter made from wool. We will make pom pom owls with button eyes and real feathers for embellishment. If you're a Tasha Tudor fan, you will know exactly what I am talking about. I once gave this class in her hometown in Vermont.

  • Skill Levels – Beginner

  • What do I need to bring to the class? - If you have 2 favorite black buttons you'd like to use as eyes, please bring them. Small, sharp scissors.

  • What will the teacher provide? - Yarn, thread, needles, pom pom makers, feathers, buttons.

Learning to warp and weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

with Anne Sammons 

Saturday

July 20, 2024,

8:00am - Noon

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Does the warping process of a floor loom overwhelm you? Is your stash of homespun yarn or beautiful mill spun yarn taking over your home? That used to be me until I learned the ease of warping a rigid heddle loom. Now I create an endless list of beautiful items on my loom. Join me to learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Talk like a weaver, direct warp a rigid heddle loom like a pro, and create something beautiful. We will work through the direct warping steps and create a placemat or some mug rugs. Something small that students can complete in a day. I will provide rigid heddle looms (10” or 15” Schacht Cricket) so you can try before you buy your own. These portable looms allow you to create on the go!

*If students have their own Rigid Heddle Loom, please bring it! You can create a larger project to finish at home!

  • Skill Levels – Beginner / No experience is needed

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? –scissors, yarn bowl or container to keep the yarn rolling away while warping & a pencil/pen 

  • What will the teacher provide - A 15 inch or 10 inch Schacht Cricket loom. All the warping tools Illinois grown yarn for students to choose from for their project.

Spinner’s Toolbox: Supported Long Draw with Julie Drogsvold

Saturday July 20, 2024

1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Long draw spinning is a classic technique useful for every spinner. True woolen yarn can be quickly spun and made into a yarn for wonderful warm weather clothing. Hone your skills with this light-hearted and fun class, starting with carding washed fleece and then long drawing your prepared rolags.

  • Skill Levels – Students should have a good working relationship with their wheel and be capable of spinning a consistent single.​

  • What do I need to bring to the class? - Spinning wheel or e-spinner, ideally flyer-driven with Scotch tension Hand Carders Lazy Kate and 3 empty bobbins Tags and marking pen for labeling Niddy noddy Pillow for chair to give back support or raise seat

  • What will the teacher provide? - Fiber for class use

Single Kettle Gradient Dyeing

with Randy Glick

Saturday

July 20, 2024,

8:00am - Noon

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Participants will have the opportunity to create a six skein (1 ounce each skein) gradient using a single large kettle. Dyeing fiber can be endlessly complicated, or surprisingly simple. This workshop uses a simple concept to achieve a smooth gradient over a number of mini skeins.

  • Skill Levels – All skill levels welcome.

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? – A smiling face and willingness to learn.

  • What will the teacher provide - 6 1-ounce skeins of Targhee yarn Dyes and material to support dyeing Handouts.

 Splash and Dash Dyeing

with Randy Glick

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Saturday July 20, 2024

1:30pm - 4:30pm

This was the first workshop I ever taught at a festival and has always been my favorite. Dyeing fiber can be a complicated process, but sometimes you just want to lay down some dye and enjoy. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge of dyeing fiber, followed by a somewhat carefree experience creating their own designer skein of wool yarn. The yarn we will be using has a long history in Montana and was customed spun for me. Depending on class size and time, you may have a chance to dye enough yarn for a larger project.

  • Skill Levels – All skill levels welcome

  • What do I need to bring to the class? A pen to take notes.

  • What will the teacher provide? 1 four ounce skein of Targhee DK weight yarn Dyes and materials to support dyeing Handouts

Needle Felted Bison

with LaVonne Stucky

Sunday

July 21, 2024,

8:00am - 11:00am

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In this class you will learn an easy method of making an armature and then complete a bison to take home. Sheep's wool and real bison fluff will be used to make this bison. This class was inspired by viewing the many toys Native Americans once made. Although theirs were made from hide, this is a modern version of playthings made for their children.

  • Skill Levels – Some needle felting experience is a plus, but mostly confidence and desire to learn is what is needed.

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? Everything will be provided. 

  • What will the teacher provide? All tools and supplies which include foam, felting needles, wool, wire for armature, buffalo fluff from Billy Maxwell.

 Beginner Punch Needle

with Una Walker

Sunday July 21, 2024

12 Noon - 3:00pm

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Learn the craft of Punch Needle Rug Hooking, while completing two small projects. You will stay with a mug rug to learn the two basic stitch gauges. You will then create a wall hanging on pre-stretched linen using your new skills.

  • Skill Levels – Beginner

  • What do I need to bring to the class? A pair of small scissors

  • What will the teacher provide? You will be provided a punch and hoop to use in class as well as all of the materials to complete both projects.

Build and Use Your Own Blending Board with Julie Drogsvold

Sunday

July 21, 2024,

8:00am - 11:00am

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Would you like to make beautiful rolags and bright, textured batts? This class will provide all the tools and materials needed to build a blending board of your very own during class and instruction on how to use that board to make different types of batts and rolags from a variety of fibers and materials.

  • Skill Levels – All skill levels welcome

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? Everything will be provided. 

  • What will the teacher provide? Board, Blending cloth, Packing brush, Rolag dowel, Fiber for class use, All tools needed.

Chain Plying Essentials

with Tammy Jordan

Sunday July 21, 2024

12 Noon - 3:00pm

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Have you wanted to get learn how to chain ply or become more proficient in your chain/Navajo plying techniques? This is the perfect class to learn, or brush up on your chain plying skills. We’ll go over the benefits and drawbacks of chain plying, what it’s best used for, and when to use this plying technique.

  • Skill Levels – This class is best suited for those students who can already spin a consistent single and know the basics of plying.

  • What do I need to bring to the class? Students should come prepared with one bobbin of spun singles and two additional empty bobbins, along with a lazy-kate. All wheels must be in good working order and students must have a basic understanding of how their specific wheel works. This is not a wheel maintenance or repair class.

  • What will the teacher provide? Materials provided: 2 ounces of spinning fiber, WPI tool, and class resource binder. Additional materials may be available for purchase at the end of the class.

Wet Felting Slippers with Maria Cates

Sunday

July 21, 2024,

8:00am - 12 Noon

Wet felt a pair of slippers to fit "your" feet

  • Skill Levels – All skill levels welcome

  •  What do I need to bring to the class? 

Nothing needed.

  • What will the teacher provide? wool, embellishment fiber, bubble wrap, scissors, pattern resist, water, soap etc.

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Now that you have looked through all the workshops and made your choices.

 

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  • Once payment is made you are officially registered for the workshops.

Terms and Conditions of Copper K Fiber Festival’s workshops.

  • Minimum Student Registrations - Our teachers set a minimum student number they must have to hold their workshop. We keep those numbers low as possible. If we don’t meet their minimum student numbers by July 1, 2024, we will consider cancelling the workshop. In the case the workshop gets cancelled students will have the option to exchange to an available class (excess fee will be refunded, or due).

  • Students’ cancelation policy - You must cancel by June 15, 2024 for full refund after June 15 no fees will be reimbursed..

  • In case the Teacher must cancel the festival will refund all workshop fees to students.

  • All fees are due at the time of registration

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