Kid N Ewe and Llamas Too Fiber/Knitting Festival Boerne TX
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2016 Classes

 

Favorite Workshops From The Last Festival

Send In Your Suggestions For 2017 Workshops (workshops@kidnewe.com)

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (in alphabetical order):

Note - Each registration form must be for one person only.

 

Alternative Weaving Fun
SA-20, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Looking for fun,easy and "off the wall" ways to weave? This is for you. Learn to turn objects into looms, weave on twigs and other things. Bring a Skein of worsted weight yarn for warping, scissors, any special yarns you want to use. Looms, art yarns, beads, etc will be provided. Class Fee $47 Materials Fee $10. Presented by Sony Hartley. misopots@aol.com.

 

 

Artfelt Felting
SA-16, Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00pm

Yes you can!  In this three hour workshop, you will learn to paint with fiber to create your own one of a kind work of fiber art.  Artfelt felting combines the best of needle and wet felting while eliminating some of the time, labor, and mess normally associated with these processes. Participants will start with a 15"x15" base and a photograph of their choice and will work to create their image using needle felting techniques. The project will be finished with wet felting at home using the instructions provided during the class.  A reference photo. If the photo is on an electronic device, please make sure the device is charged before class.  No previous experience needed.  Class fee:  $35; Material fee:  $35.  Presented by Sally Ball, yorkieslaveart@gmail.com.

 

 

Basic Multi-Shaft Loom Weaving
SA-15, Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Beginning with project planning, loom types and differences, warping and how to tie up the treadles.  (Project notes will be provided.)  You may bring your own loom and yarn if you like.  (Call to schedule a loaner loom.)  At least one pre-warped loom will be provided and everyone will get a chance to work on winding a warp and dressing the looms.  Participants will finish a sample, but there won’t be time to weave an entire project during the class.  Class Fee:  $55.  Supply Fee:  $20. Presented by Chele Harless chele@fiberlady.com

 

 

Beginner Tatted Lace
FR3, Friday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SU33, Sunday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Participants will learn some history as well as three basic foundations of tatting. (Circle, picot, and bridge.) Most everything in tatting is based on these three principles so mastering theem is critical. This workshop accommodates learners at their own speed. Participants should bring two contrasting colors (not black) of size #5, #10 or #20 crochet thread and 2 basic tatting shuttles. Class fee: $24, no materials fee. Presented by Jackie Binder, lolifoxshop@gmail.com.

 

 

Blend It Fun!
FR4, Friday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop to experiment with various fibers and color. Learn to pull fiber in three different methods and discussion of spinning options. Bring blending boards if you have one or you can borrow one of mine for the workshop. Class fee: $30; no material fee. Presented by Sarah Monger, safarisarah57@gmail.com.

 

 

Card Weaving
SA-11 Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Using an ancient art form and very portable techniques for weaving colorful patterned band to use as a strap, or belt. Bring you interest in ancient art weaving. Weaving cards, warp and weft for weaving, printed instructions and other supplies will be provided. Class fee: $47; Material fee: $20. Presented by Laurie Schlitter, weavertx@suddenlink.net.

 

Corner-to-Corner Crochet
SU34, Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Also called the ‘diagonal block stitch’, corner-to-corner crochet has become very popular. A relatively simple stitch, it requires only chain, slip stitch, and double crochet. But it can be tricky to get it started.  This class will teach you how to make this stitch, while crocheting a small sample.  Then we will explore some variations on this stitch, including squares, ripples, and pictures.  Participants should be comfortable with basic crochet techniques.  Please bring worsted weight yarn in several colors and a size G or H hook.  Class fee:  $25.  Supply fee:  $5.  Presented by Pat Tittizer, pat@tittizer.us.

 

Cotton Spinning on a Tahkli
FR-1 Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Spinning cotton with a small supported spindle (tahkli) is a portable activity, and with a little practice can be quite relaxing. Once you get the feel for drafting, it is easy to make a fine yarn. We will be spinning cotton from a variety of preparations and will do some preparations ourselves.   Bring cotton cards if you have them. Instructor will provide: a brass tahkli, a small bowl, and a wide variety of cotton fibers and preparations to spin (ginned fiber, sliver, punis, boll cotton). An interest in spinning cotton and the ability to accept having ten thumbs when first learning to use the spindle. Class Fee: $47 Material Fee: $20. Laurie Schlitter. weavertx@suddenlink.net

 

Fiber Prep Fun Class
SA27 Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This is the ultimate hands-on class for all fiber artists wanting to prepare their own protein fibers.  Workshop will begin with a discussion of how to choose & clean raw fleeces.  The class concentrates on the use of hand cards, hand combs, & blending boards; learning how & why to use each prep style for creating woolen & worsted yarns.  Recommend bringing a wheel or a drop spindle to spin your prepped sample.  Feel free to bring your wool carders, wool combs, hackle or blending boards.  (Some will be provided in the class to share.)  Fiber for class will be provided.  No previous blending experience required but you must be comfortable spinning a continuous thread/yarn if you wish to spin your prepared sample.  Class fee:  $59; Materials fee:  $15.  Presented by Misty Meier, happyewefibers@gmail.com.

 

 

Fixing Knitting Mistakes
FR 8 - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

To err is human, and mistakes in knitting are going to happen. Learn why they happen, and how to fix them. Working on a preknit swatch, we will make mistakes on purpose and repair them. This class will address stitch mounting, stitch orientation, frogging, tinking, the woeful dropped stitch, and more. Great for new knitters, but also fun for experienced ones, as we will read our knitting and unravel mystery rows.  Everything will be provided, but it’s helpful to have some spare needles handy.  Participants should know how to knit and purl and make mistakes.  Class fee:  $12.; no materials fee.  Presented by Spephanie Carcano, froggyfibersand gifts@gmail.com   

 

 

How to Teach Anyone Anything
FR2 Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you at the point in your spinning, knitting or weaving  journey where you are comfortable with your skills and feel that you would enjoy sharing those skills with others? If so, this class is for you.  In this three hour session, you will explore the fundamentals of teaching adults and children.  Learn tips and tricks for motivating beginners and ensuring their success.  We will explore different approaches to teaching and tools that may be used by the instructor to increase success.  Time permitting, students will practice their skills through role play.  Don't wait!  Share your skills and pass along your excitement and enthusiasm for the world of fiber arts! Don't let our beloved craft wither and die!  Pass it along! FEE: $47. Presented by: Midge Jackson. pearlyqueentex@gmail.com

 

 

I Bamboo!  Do You?
SU35, Sunday 9:00 AM – 1:00PM


Spinning bamboo is as easy and fun as spinning wool, and more comfortable to wear in Texas.  Practice will include both natural and dyed bamboo and the differences between them, and how to make them more like the one you prefer.  Basic spinning skills are required for this class.  Spindles and a few wheels will be available for rent.  Class Fee:  $40.  Supply Fee:  $15. Presented By: Chele Harless. chele@fiberlady.com

 

Inkle Weaving
SA 26 - Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

In this class, the participants will learn to warp and weave on an Inkle loom.  The student will complete an Inkle strap which may be used as a dog collar, a guitar strap, a belt, or trim for a purse or a pocket.  Participants will not have to bring anything, unless they would like to bring two or more different colored cotton yarns.  They may bring scissors, too.  I will bring several cones of colored cotton yarns, scissors, Inkle looms, and measuring tapes.  Class fee:  $36; Material fee:  $10.  Presented by: Paula Rozell, rozellp1@gmail.com

 

Inkle Loom Basics
SA14, Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00PM
SA24, Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00PM

The basics of warping and weaving on an inkle loom.  This workshop begins with planning a pattern, making heddles, then warping the loom.  Learn to weave a sample and use pick up work.  Bring scissors, inkle loom and shuttle.  Instructor provides handouts, and weaving cotton.  Class Fee:  $25.  Supply Fee:  $10. Presented by: Sara Tittizer. Sara@tittizer.us

 

Knitting With Wire and Beads
SA 12 - Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00pm

Not your grandmother's knitting! Knit outside the lines with wire, incorporating beads,  to create stunning  one of a kind jewelry.  Students who are acquainted with the knit stitch (no other skills necessary!) will be astonished and amazed at their creativity, making a bracelet as well as pendants and earrings as time allows. be available to use in class. Class Fee: $53 Materials $5 Total: $58 pearlyqueentex@gmail.com. Presented by: Midge Jackson

 

 

Knitted Geometry
SU 38 - Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Spur your creative process and understand how triangles, circles, squares, and semi-circles are created within a knitting pattern. Learn the various methods of shaping your knitting, how to do the math, and where to put them to get the effect you desire in your own designs.   Bring yarn and needles.  Be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind-off.   Class fee:  $12; No material fee.  Presented by Stephanie Carcano, froggyfibersandgifts@gmail.com.   

 

Knitting with Art Yarn
FR 10, Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn to use art yarns by adding them to projects, and fun things to make out of art yarns.  Includes tips on making your own art yarns even if you are not a spinner.  Bring size 10 & 13 knitting needles, size F or G crochet hook, scissors, and felting needle,  (All yarns used are included in the supply fee.)  Class Fee:  $35.  Supply Fee:  $10. Presented by Sony Hartley. misopots@aol.com

 

Knitting with Roving
SA30, Sunday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Details not available. Presented by Misty Urech misty@urechquads.com

 

More Inkle Weaving
SU36, Sunday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Workshop participants will learn to warp an Inkle loom to produce vertical and horizontal patterns, as well as how to make checks.  Each participant will produce a strap, which can be used to create a key chain, a dog collar, a purse strap, a guitar strap.  Bring a pair of sisters if you like.  Class fee:  $47; Material fee:  $5. (Limited to 10 participants) Presented by Paula Rozell, rozellp1@gmail.com.

 

 

Needle Felted Pincushion
SA21, Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SU31 Sunday 9:00 AM -- 1:00 PM

Let your Imagination go wild creating this whimsical pincushion. Add felted flowers,leafs, berries.  Bring felting needles, fiber fill, scrap art yarn, 3-4 or more different color wool roving. 3"- 4" thick felting foam at least 6"x10". Vintage bits & pieces to embellish on to pincushion.  Sewing needle & thread.  Open to all levels.  Class fee:  $47; Material fee:  $10.  Presented by Cynthia Anderson, cynthyanderson@juno.com.

 

 

 

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments
SA28, Saturday2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Learn to create two and three dimensional needle felts that will become an immediate part of your holiday crafting tradition.  Using a barbed needle and some wool roving, you will learn to make Santas, snowmen, trees, angels, and more.  No special skills needed.  Bring imagination and enthusiasm; everything else is included.  Class fee:  $23; Material fee:
$30.  Presented by Stephanie Carcano, froggyfibersandgifts@gmail.com.

 

Needle Felted Alpaca Roses
FR 9, Friday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SA 29, Saturday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SU 39, Sunday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn how to use a single felting needle to create beautiful 3-D roses.   Choose from several colors of alpaca fiber to create a unique felted rose.  All supplies are provided.  Class Fee: $15. Supply Fee: $15. Presented by Lynn Christoph. info@gulfbreezealpacas.com

 

Playing with Plying
SU37, Sunday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Workshop focus on popular techniques as well as strengthen our foundations of plying. Techniques, including traditional 2 & 3 ply, chain ply, cable ply, and more. Bring a spinning wheel in good working condition, 4 empty bobbins, a sampler niddy-noddy is optional. Participants must be comfortable spinning a continuous thread/yarn on a wheel. Class fee: $42; Materials fee: $15. Presented by Misty Meier, happyewefibers@gmail.com.

 

Row Knitting
SA13, Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

No details available

Presented by Pat Tittizer, pat@tittizer.us

 

Short Row Savvy
SA13, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Knitted short rows used to be limited to sock heels.  Today, designers are incorporating short rows into everything and inventing new techniques that feature short row shaping.  They are also inventing new ways to make short rows.  During this class, you will learn multiple methods of knitting short rows including: wrap-and-turn, Japanese, German, shadow wrap.  Participants should bring worsted weight yarn in several colors, size 7 needles, circular or single point, and a basic knowledge of knitting.  Class fee:  $25.  Supply fee:  $5.  Presented by Pat Tittizer, pat@tittizer.us.

 

Sock Architecture
SA23, Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

How many ways can you knit a sock?  Up, down, around, in pieces. Gusset, short-row, after-thought, strong, Fleegle, sweet tomato, hat, Wedge, star, asymmetrical, and chimney.  This class will include a compendium of sock knitting methods, along with extensive reference material.  Samples of various types of socks, heels, and toes will be examined.  Finally, we will knit some sample heels and toes.  Bring some worsted weight yarn, size 7 needles, both double point and circular.  Participants should have knit experience of at least one pair of socks and be comfortable knitting in the round.  Class fee:  $25.  Supply fee:  $5.  Presented by Pat Tittizer, pat@tittizer.us.

 

Spinning Multi-Color Rovings
SA25, Saturday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Learn to spin with colorful roving s to produce beautiful yarn.  Using both bamboo and wool fiber (and maybe others.)  These techniques will work with any multicolor roving; bring your own if you like.  You are welcome to bring your own spindle or wheel.  Please contact me if you would like a loner.  Class Fee:  $40.  Supply Fee:  $20. Presented by Chele Harless, chele@fiberlady.com

 

Weaving on The Triangle Loom
SA22, Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
SU32, Sunday 9:00 PM – 1:00PM

Workshop participants will explore weaving using a 30 inch triangle loom using special techniques of continuous loop weaving (no warping!)  Also, how to join yarns, how to fix mistakes and finishing edges while creating a small triangle that may be folded and sewn into a bag.  The skills learned in this class are the same ones needed to weave on any size tri loom.  All equipment and supplies provided by the instructor.  No special or previous skills needed.  Class fee:  $53; Material fee:  $5.  Presented by Barney Terrell, jterrell@peoplescom.net 

 

 

Wet Felted Clutch
SA18, Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00PM

Come play with warm, soapy water and transform the fluffy wool roving into a durable, felt fabric that will become a clutch.  No special skills necessary, bring imagination and energy.  Everything else is provided by the instructor.  Class fee:  $12; Material fee: $30.  Presented by Stephanie Carcano, froggyfibersandgifts@gmail.com.