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Upcoming Art and Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel

June 7 - October 27

Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel Helen Klebesadel maintains an art studio in Madison, Wisconsin. A popular instructor, coach and consultant, she is best known for her large scale narrative watercolors addressing women-centered and environmental themes. Helen offers art creativity coaching and consulting sessions, as well as classes and workshops in a number of formats custom designed to fit the group, the space, and the creative needs of the participants. Watercolor from the Center Series II Threshold Spaces for Community, Creativity…

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Columbus Cultural Arts Center Felting Workshop

June 27 - June 30

Fusion Felting and Wearable Art! A four day workshop from visiting Illinois artist Andrea LeBeau. Students learn ways to create their own one-of-a-kind wearable art and accessories. Specifically, 3-D wool felted flowers and 2-3 silk and wool fusion felted scarves. Basic concepts behind felting, felting without silk, and the benefits of organic materials vs. synthetic are covered. Notes: Final payment of $145.00 and cancellations due by June 13 at 4 pm. Payment may be made in person with cc, cash,…

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dMarie Knit and Fiber Summer Camps in June!

June 28 - June 30
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Weekly on the same day until June 30, 2016

Fun Classes All Summer Long! This summer program is for students entering 6th through 12th grades. It's a great way to spend a little time with your crafting friends and make some cool fiber-y gifts and wearables, too! Learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and weaving. Summer packages for just $95 include unlimited attendance for our 21 class dates and all materials needed! The dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th. July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21,…

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Band Weaving on the Inkle Loom

June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 2:00 pm

Band Weaving on the Inkle Loom Inkle looms are great for weaving straps or tapes. In this class you will learn basic threading, design and weaving on an Inkle Loom. Supplies: Please bring to class, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, note taking material and a lunch. Location: The Barn Fiber Studio Days: Tuesday, Wednesday: June 28, 29; 10am - 2pm Member fee: $80 + $6 Materials Fee Non-member fee: $105 + $6 Materials Fee This class meets for two days…

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Immediate Gratification Screen Printing Open Workshop

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 6, 2016

Screen Printing Workshop at Fine Line Creative Arts Center No experience needed. Learn to quickly embellish fabric or paper. Small screens are burned with your images within seconds by our Thermofax copier. Bring photocopies of your own black and white artwork, clip art, pen and ink drawings, script, scribbles, and doodles. Images no larger than 4" x 5". Learn fabric stabilization, correct squeegee application, proper paint/dye mediums, printing surface, curing, and image selection. Remnants provided for your practice. Feel free to…

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Jodie Madison: Quiltworx Workshop

July 6 - July 10

Jodie Madison: Quiltworx Workshop Five Day Workshop July 6th-10th, 2016 Choose ANY of Judy Neimeyer's Quiltworx patterns for this workshop Jodie is a Judy Niemeyer Quilting Certified Instructor from Bloomer, Wisconsin, a small town in Western Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1998 with a degree in chemistry education and math education. In 2009 Jodie obtained her master’s degree in physics also from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Jodie has spent the last fourteen years teaching…

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Weaving Straps and Bands at Hopewell Weaving

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - July 10 @ 3:00 pm

(Hopewell, IL)--Your guitar need a new strap? Straps and bands are used for many accessories including handles on purses, straps for musical instruments, and trim on clothing. Using a 4-harness loom allows the weaver to make complex, colorful weaves. From the inspiring book “Sashes, Straps & Bands” by Ruth Johnston & Ralph Johnston, we will choose colors and a pattern, warp the loom and weave a unique band. Students may provide their own yarn or purchase yarn from the instructor.…

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Run with Scissors! Textile Camp

July 11 - July 15

Summer Camp! at Crossings in Zumbrota, Minnesota! Grades 3-12; 9am-3:30pm; Mon-Fri; $238 (Early bird discount through April 20th) Create your own wearable art with three different classes each day! Gender friendly. Classes include knitting, hand/machine sewing, surface design and embellishment, colorful duck taping and access to your own sewing machine to create your own look and style! New projects every year. Machine Sewing: All campers will have access to their own sewing machine; there will be pressing aids and other…

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dMarie Knit and Fiber Summer Camps in July!

July 12 - July 14
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2016

Fun Classes All Summer Long! This summer program is for students entering 6th through 12th grades. It's a great way to spend a little time with your crafting friends and make some cool fiber-y gifts and wearables, too! Learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and weaving. Summer packages for just $95 include unlimited attendance for our 21 class dates and all materials needed! The dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th. July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21,…

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Rainbow Dyeing Class

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Color Explosion! This day will be a color explosion of quick, easy, no-fail, rainbow dye techniques. Spinners, knitters, crocheters and weavers will all enjoy dyeing yarns for their projects. Using simple injection, spot, canning and painting techniques, you will turn a variety of beautiful yarns into an amazing multi-colored rainbow! This class will be a perfect introduction to dyeing; no previous experience needed. Class fee includes a generous supply of beautiful yarns, handouts, dyes, and use of all dyeing equipment.…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 14, 2016

Bobbin Lace making is presented at the Czech Slovak Museum the second Wednesday of each month throughout the year. Come and see a bobbin lace making demonstration by the Doris Southard Lace Guild. They will talk about the history of bobbin lace making and show viewers the intricate techniques of the lovely, beautiful art of bobbin lace making at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This demonstration goes from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The demonstration is free,…

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Rigid Heddle Weaving Class

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to weave at the Quilt Museum! Rigid heddle looms have become a very popular and versatile weaving craze! They provide a perfect introduction to weaving for those looking for greater affordability, simplicity, and portability than the larger floor looms provide. In this workshop you will learn to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method as well as weave a beautiful scarf to learn the basics of the loom. There will also be time for some demonstrations…

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Frieda Anderson: Seaside Village Quilt Workshop

July 16

Frieda Anderson: Seaside Village July 16th, 2016 One Day Class Details: Everyone has fond memories of vacation time--at the beach, in the mountains, staying at a cozy cabin...now you can bring that memory to life with this fun and bright wall hanging. Raw-edge fusing makes this class fun and easy, and you’ll learn new techniques to make it fast. A kit takes the worry out of fabric selection, and Frieda shows you machine-quilting tricks to complete this colorful wallhanging at…

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Weaving Fundamentals II – Twill

July 16

To advance beyond beginning level, a weaver must understand weaving drafts and twill structure. In this class you will plan and execute a project of your choice in twill - calculate warp sett, width, length, and yarn requirements; design a weaving drawdown; learn weaving shortcuts and finishing techniques. After completion of this class, you will be ready to design your own projects and move into other weave structures. This is a good class to take after Introduction to Weaving or…

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Just Bead It! Textile Camp

July 18 @ 9:30 am - July 22 @ 12:30 pm

Summer Camp! Just Bead It! Grades 5-12; 9:30am-12:30pm; Mon-Fri $148 Design your own jewelry! Learn real jewelry-making techniques while you create beads out of paper and fiber and combine them with a fun bead soup to make colorful necklaces and stretchy bracelets. Learn different knots to feature your custom beads, how to string and crimp, and awesome ways to create patterns by weaving seed beads with needles and thread. Take home several new pieces of jewelry. Tracy Van Voorst has…

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Learn to Weave: the Lengthened Approach

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this class you may choose from 3 projects, which you will weave in class. Along the way, you will learn loom parts, weaving vocabulary, how to dress the loom, basic weave structures, and learn to read a simple weaving draft, and more. We will be working on the big floor looms. This is an entry level, more in-depth approach to learning to weave; suitable for the beginner or as a refresher class. Recommended Text: Learning to Weave, Deborah Chandler…

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Weave Your Indigo: Indigo Dyeing and Weaving

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This class is team taught by two Fine Line instructors. In the first class, you will indigo dye fabric with Dagmar Klos to be used in a finished hand-woven piece. Fabric can be an old or new cotton sheet or fabric (yardage). In the dying portion of the class, you will indigo dye your chosen fabric for your project and prepare it for the weaving process. The dying portion of the class will take place in the Surface Design Studio.…

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Improvisational Piecing and Hand Quilting with Heidi Parkes

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 21, 2016,
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Improv Quilting with Heidi Parkes August 3, 10, 24, 31 and September 7, 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (not 8/17 or 9/14) Heidi Parkes is a local quilter with an innovative approach to quiltmaking. She blends Western, African American, Japanese, and Native American techniques to create her machine pieced and hand quilted works. Learn her approach, and find your own unique voice as a quilter in this 6 week series. The class will begin with an introduction and history…

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Laurie Ceesay Workshop: Bella

August 6

Artsy Chick Quilts: an applique and color theory workshop Laurie Ceesay: Bella August 6th, 2016 Level: Advanced Beginner Level. 6 Hours. This class combines a love of scrappy quilts and a desire for an appliqued female portrait in this contemporary 22.5" quilted wall hanging. Color and value will be studied in the arrangement of the background squares with a portrait that looks like a line drawing fused over the top. Machine quilting and embellishments will add to create the details…

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dMarie Knit and Fiber Summer Camps in August!

August 9 - August 11
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Weekly on the same day until August 18, 2016

Fun Classes All Summer Long! This summer program is for students entering 6th through 12th grades. It's a great way to spend a little time with your crafting friends and make some cool fiber-y gifts and wearables, too! Learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and weaving. Summer packages for just $95 include unlimited attendance for our 21 class dates and all materials needed! The dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th. July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21,…

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Pine Needle Coiling and Basketry Class

August 13
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Once on August 13, 2016,
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(Viroqua, WI) -- Do you like the look of contemporary pine needle baskets? Roberta Condon is teaching a class at the Driftless Folk School. Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to make a small pine needle basket with a wooden base. The skills of coiling will be learned, and examples of more advanced techniques will be on display. Students will come away with all the skills to complete a basket from start to finish, treat raw pine needles,…

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Weaving I: Intro to Weaving

August 13

Become a hand weaver in just 2 full day sessions! You will learn a new lingo, new skills ad how to operate a floor loom. You will measure your warp (included with your materials fee,) dress your loom and weave your first project. We will weave a soft wool scarf to warm the chills away or make a fashion statement that you will be so proud to wear. Recommended Text: Learning to weave by Deborah Chandler. Supplies: Pen/ pencil, eye…

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Esterita Austin: Fabulous Fabric Art Portrait Workshop

August 16 - August 20

Esterita Austin: Fabulous Fabric Art Portraits 5 day Workshop August 16th-20th The focus in this class is on creating dramatic, expressionistic portraiture. Rembrandt, La Tour, Caravaggio, all incorporated the technique of using a single, directional light source to create depth and drama in their imagery. Using traditional compositional elements, further enhanced by textile paints, you will create a large expressive portrait juxtaposing light and dark as your tools of intrigue. Esterita has an MS in Art Education from SUNY, Buffalo,…

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Mend Your Quilts Class at WMQFA

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the Japanese approach to mending in this class on ‘Boro.’ The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi values impermanence, economy, intimacy, and appreciates the ingenious integrity of nature. Boro invites us to think of the wear-and-tear that inevitably show up on well-loved quilts as a ‘collaboration with nature.’ Using these 17th century mending techniques, we can breathe new life and beauty into into any quilt.This is not an archival repair class, but instead a fun way to make quilts useable again…

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