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Fiber Demos

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Sign up in the "Mundo Fibra!" area and get your hands in some fiber at the MAPACA Jubilee!



All classes are for 8 participants. The first eight to sign up will receive all materials, handouts and individual instruction, observers are welcome in all classes. Individual projects may be kept by the participants. Any equipment provided for instruction belongs to Hidden Pastures Luxury Fiber Farm and will be available for purchase.




CLASS OFFERINGS

Introduction to Needle Felting
Use a felting needle and alpaca fiber to felt a heart shaped ornament.

Hand Painting Yarn
Using acid dyes, hand paint a mini-skein (provided by NEAFP) into a rainbow.
 
Introduction to the Blending Board

Explore the blending board, how to load, fleece and fiber selection, and how to remove rolags.

Knit Beaded Bracelet

Using knitting needles and yarn provided by NEAFP, cast on, knit a simple garter stitch bracelet with beads and cast off.

Crochet Beaded Bracelet

Using a crochet hook and yarn provided by NEAFP, make a chain and use single crochet and beads to made a simple bracelet.

Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration

As a group, a scarf with fiber and embellishments will created using wet felting.

Hands on Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

As a group, a project will be warped onto a rigid heddle loom and everyone will have the opportunity to weave the weft. Yarn provided by the NEAFP.

Making an Art Batt

Using an Ashford Wild Carder, we will demonstrate how to create an art batt for spinning or felting using alpaca fiber and a variety of add-ins. Removing as a batt and removing with a diz will be taught.

Weaving on a Lucet

Using alpaca yarn provided by the NEAFP, participants will learn how to weave on a lucet, a simple hand held weaving device used to make cord.

Spinning on a Spindle

Types of drop spindles and how to use each will be demonstrated, participants will have hands on experience with a top whorl drop spindle and a Mayan spindle.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 21st



10:00 am - Introduction to Needle Felting

11:00 am - Hand painting Yarn

12:00 pm - Introduction to the Blending Board

1:00 pm - Knit Beaded Bracelet

2:00 pm - Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration

3:00 pm - Weaving on a Lucet

4:00 pm - Spinning on a Spindle


Saturday, April 22nd



10:00 am - Spinning on a Spindle

11:00 am - Crochet Beaded Bracelet

12:00 pm - Hand painting Yarn

1:00 pm - Making an Art Batt

2:00 pm - Hands on Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

3:00 pm - Introduction to Needle Felting

4:00 pm - Weaving on a Lucet


Sunday, April 23rd



10:00 am - Weaving on a Lucet

11:00 am - Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration

12:00 pm - Introduction to the Blending Board

1:00 pm - Spinning on a Spindle