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Seminars and Classes

Seminar

How a Fiber Mill Makes Yarn presented by Linda Dickinson, Painted Sky Alpaca Farm and Fiber Mill
Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

 

Class Schedule

Saturday, November 10th


Natural Dye Workshop
Time:  1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teacher:  Linda Jennings, ColorStorms
Fee:  $35 class fee + $30 student materials fee
Size Limit:  10

In 3 hours we will dye 4-6 Natural colors and you'll get to take home the yarn you make!  I will provide everything you need to make the yarn, and show you exactly what to do.  See examples of many possibilities that come from plants and bugs!  A booklet to take home will also be included. All yarn and materials will be provided.

Linda has been dyeing for 6 years and given many workshops.  She is the owner of ColorStorms, a yarn company.  You can see and buy her products at ColorStorms.com. Her booth is located in the Bingo Hall.




Sunday, November 11th


Painting with Fiber
Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Teacher:  Patricia Sanville, Budding Creek Farm
Fee:  $60 class fee + $10 student materials fee
Size Limit:  25

This class will teach you how to take a photo or a picture from a magazine or a famous painting and create it in fiber.  Learn how to blend colors and create texture to bring your fiber piece to life.  Bring a picture you would like to re-create along to class.  All other supplies will be provided.  You will leave with all supplies needed to finish your masterpiece at home if time runs out!

Patricia Sanville is a shepherd in Frederick County, Maryland.  She raises fiber sheep – primarily Leicester Longwool.  A lifelong fiber enthusiast, Patty has been involved in fiber arts since the age of 4 and is well known both locally and abroad.  While focusing on education, she volunteers with 4H kids with their projects, promoting fiber arts in schools and nursing homes. In her spare time, Patty loves to spin all types of wool and fiber, along with knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and designing projects. 

 



Wool Applique
Time:  1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Teacher:  Patricia Sanville, Budding Creek Farm
Fee:  $60 class fee + $10 student materials fee
Size Limit:  15

Learn the beautiful art of wool applique and how to embellish this colonial art form while creating a pin cushion.  This art form takes fabric, beads and embroidery stitches to create a picture in fabric.  Learn the history as well as the techniques.  All supplies will be included.

Patricia Sanville is a shepherd in Frederick County, Maryland.  She raises fiber sheep – primarily Leicester Longwool.  A lifelong fiber enthusiast, Patty has been involved in fiber arts since the age of 4 and is well known both locally and abroad.  While focusing on education, she volunteers with 4H kids with their projects, promoting fiber arts in schools and nursing homes. In her spare time, Patty loves to spin all types of wool and fiber, along with knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and designing projects.