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Amana Woolen Mill Workshop: Carding & Blending Fiber

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
At this workshop you can be a part of the action. With hands on instruction of carding and blending of fiber, ewe can jump in to the world of fiber! Learn how to blend fibers to make truly unique batts of fiber you can spin or felt with.  Your will get to make batts using both a drum carder as well as a blending board.  You will work with a variety of fiber types and colors. Ewe will also get…

Amana Woolen Mill Workshop: Fiber Process & Spin

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday May 30th           Instructor: Old Haus Fibers 9:30am-3:00pm (with lunch break in between two sessions) Fiber Process and Spinning All Day Class Do you ever wonder how fiber arts enthusiasts get such beautiful product out of a fleece right of the animal? Well now you can find out, in this all day workshop you will learn how to wash, dry, pick, card, prep for spinning and spin a fleece. Experiment with 1 to 3 different fibers and get to take…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Bunad Camp

June 6 - June 9
Each area of Norway has a different bunad (national costume) design. This class is for anyone who wishes to construct their own authentic formal or everyday bunad, or an authentic purse, cap, shawl, belt, or blouse to complete the costume. Sue will have many different fabrics, colors, and ideas to help you start or complete a bunad or accessory. Materials: Must bring your own sewing machine. Location: Class will be held at Luther College Baker Commons with overnight accommodations available.…

Amana Woolen Mill Workshop: Hat Felting

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday June 6           Instructor: Sun Rise Suris & Lavender Sunsets 9:30-11:30 OR 1-3 Don’t have a HAT attack! Hat Felting Can you bounce a ball? Then you can felt a hat. Come take part in this special technique with Sun Rise Suris. During the class you will make a hat and felt it and then take it home! Remember this trip to Amana with your very own personal creation. Class Fee $65 and includes materials for hat construction and felting. Visit…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Norwegian boundweaves

June 10 - June 14
Norwegian boundweaves or ‘Crooked Path’ Weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses, and are rich in design possibilities. Boundweaves are woven on either a cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Weft-faced textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, or wall hangings. This class will focus on krokbragd, a three-shaft point twill and rosebragd, a boundweave on a four-harness rosepath threading. The threading and treadling for…

Susan Longstaff: Stitched Fiber Fantasies Exhibit & Class

June 10 - July 12
Hand quilter Susan Longstaff, exhibits her fearless, bold quilts at Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin, Minnesota. The exhibit opens June 10 and runs through July 12, 2015. The opening reception is on Saturday June 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Are you interested in learning Susan’s technique? Ripple River Gallery and the artist are offering an class on June 13 from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. Join fiber artist Susan Longstaff and design and construct a quilt or wall hanging section using…

Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show & Conference 2015

June 11 - June 13
This is the 37th Annual Quilt Show in Minnesota and it promises to feature amazing quilting talent from across Minnesota and the region. Not only is this the annual conference, but the quilt show exhibits a wide variety of traditional to contemporary to art quilts that include surface design techniques, embroidery, bead work, applique, hand dyed fabrics and embellishments. The show also features quilt challenges presented by individual Guilds from across the state reflecting the stories and lives of Minnesota quilters.…

Midwest Weavers Conference 2015

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist! The Weavers Guild of Minnesota invites you to the Midwest Weavers Conference 2015: Urban Fibers with a Minnesota Twist. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas and Textile Center in the Twin Cities. There are pre-conference workshops held at at those two locations June 15 – 17, 2015. The conference is June 18 – 20, 2015. Here is a list of workshops: More Double Weaves on Four – Jennifer Moore…

Amana Woolen Mill Workshop: Cricket Loom Weaving

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday June 20th      Amana Woolen Mill 9:00am-11:00am OR 12:30 – 2:30pm Cricket tabletop loom weaving These looms are set up and ready for you to create! Weave a section and we can cut it off and you can take it home. Use the fiber provided or purchase a skein from a vast selection. Our expert weaver will be on hand to discuss methods and patterns possible on these looms. Limit 6 per class; Fee $20. Visit www.amanashops.com/workshops to sign up! Children must be…

Amana Woolen Mill Workshop: Dye/Wet Felting

June 27 - June 27
Saturday June 27th            Instructor: C & M Acres Morning Session      9:30am – 11:30am Wet Felting AND Afternoon Session   1:00pm – 3:00pm Dye Class A Good Day to DYE! Wet Felting and Dye Workshop Enter the world of wet felting and fiber dyes! With this two part class you will get the opportunity to learn about the process of wet felting as well as fun color play! You will get to play with your very own project s- felt it, dye it, hug it…
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