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Classes for Buckeye 2018

Advanced Registration available by emailing Mary Reed at or sign up at the show!

All classes are for 8 participants. The first eight to sign up will receive all materials, handouts and individual instruction, observers are welcome in all classes. Individual projects may be kept by the participants. Any equipment provided for instruction belongs to Hidden Pastures Luxury Fiber Farm and will be available for purchase.

Introduction to Needle Felting -- Use a felting needle and alpaca fiber to felt a heart shaped ornament.

Hand Painting Yarn -- Using acid dyes, hand paint a mini-skein into a rainbow.

Introduction to the Blending Board -- Explore the blending board, how to load, fleece and fiber selection, and how to remove rolags.

Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration -- As a group, a sample square with fiber and embellishments will be created using wet felting.

Hands on Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom -- As a group, a project will be warped onto a rigid heddle loom and everyone will have the opportunity to weave the weft.

Weaving on a Lucet -- Using yarn, participants will learn how to weave on a lucet, a simple hand held weaving device used to make cord.

Spinning on a Spindle -- Types of drop spindles and how to use each will be demonstrated, participants will have hands on experience with a top whorl drop spindle and a Mayan spindle.


Fiber Arts Demonstrations and Classes
Hidden Pastures Luxury Fiber Farm
Instructor: Grace Honigsberg

Saturday, February 10th

10:00 AM - Hands on Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom -- As a group, a project will be warped onto a rigid heddle loom and everyone will have the opportunity to weave the weft.

11:00 AM - Weaving on a Lucet -- Using alpaca yarn provided by the NEAFP, participants will learn how to weave on a lucet, a simple hand held weaving device used to make cord.

2:00 PM - Introduction to Needle Felting -- Use a felting needle to felt a heart shaped ornament.

3:00 PM - Hand Painting Yarn -- Using acid dyes, hand paint a mini-skein into a rainbow.

Sunday, February 11th

9:00 AM - Spinning on a Spindle -- Types of drop spindles and how to use each will be demonstrated, participants will have hands on experience with a top whorl drop spindle and a Mayan spindle.

10:00 AM - Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration -- As a group, create a sample square with fiber and embellishments; will be created using wet felting.

11:00 AM - Introduction to the Blending Board -- Explore the blending board, how to load, fleece and fiber selection, and how to remove rolags for spinning.


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