CNY Fiber Arts Festival is proud to announce its 2019 workshops. Pre-registration with the instructors is strongly recommended. Their email addresses can be found below. Some workshops are limited in class size; others will be canceled if the instructor does not register enough students before the festival.
Introduction to Drop Spinning
Saturday June 8, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday June 9, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Description: Want to learn to spin the way the Vikings did? Come join this simple, instructive and fun class covering the basics of how to spin using a drop spindle. Class is open to all ages and levels of skill-no experience necessary. Course fee includes a spindle to keep as well as fiber and instructions. A great introduction to the world of spinning!
$25 class fee. Limited to 8 students
Begin to Spin on a Wheel
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Learn to make your very own, unique handspun yarn on a spinning wheel! We'll play with several types of prepared wool while we discuss wheel maintenance, drafting, treadling, plying and finishing techniques to make a balanced yarn. As time permits, we'll touch on other fiber preparations. No previous experience required. Warning: Spinning can be addictive!
$40 class fee plus $10 materials fee for fiber
Please bring any treadle-driven spinning wheel in good working condition or rent one for $10. Please indicate whether you will need a loaner wheel at the time of registration.
Limited to 7 students, ages 16+.
Make a Felted Bowl
Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Description: Make a bowl, vase or other vessel using nothing but colorful wool, soapy water and some elbow grease! These vessels make great gifts, decorations or desk organizers. No prior experience required. Felting is most easily accomplished standing up, and requires gentle but sustained physical effort; wear clothing that can get wet .
$35 class fee plus $5 materials fee (waived if students bring their own fiber)
Limited to 12 students, ages 12 +