11:30 - Noon Registration
Noon - 2:00 : Classes ~ Choice of: Indigo and Specialty Dyeing Class, Instructor: Sunne Meyer or Intarsia Hat Class, Instructor: Louise Fordyce or Tunisian Crochet Class, Instructor: Wynne Reynolds
2:30 - 5:00: Classes ~ Choice of: Steeking Class, Instructor: Sunne Meyer or Needle Felting Class, Instructor: Wynne Reynolds
5:00 Cocktail Hour and time to wander around and enjoy the gardens.
6:00 Farm Dinner
Fee ~ classes and dinner (not including the materials) $250.
Our Pop-up Shop with beautiful yarns and fibers will be set up all day.
~ More Class Details ~
DYEING: Learn two different techniques for dyeing yarn in one fun class! Sunne Meyer of Craftsy will be teaching techniques to dye trendy speckle yarn using acid dyes. You will also learn how to how to create and use a natural indigo dye bath as well as techniques for Shibori dyeing with indigo. Materials fee of $20 includes two skeins of sock yarn to dye.
STEEKING CLASS: Steeking your Knitting: make a knit bracelet with crochet steeks. Learn to cut your knitting! We will make 2 stranded knit bracelets, completed with crochet reinforecement. The steeks will be covered by ribbon and bracelets will close with a vintage button. Two simple stranded designs to choose from. Class materials fee ($12) included bracelet pattern with charted pattern, LettLopi yarn in two colors, scrap yarn for steek, velvet ribbon to cover steeks, 2 vintage buttons. Students need to bring a 16" circular needle (or longer for magic loop if that is a skill you are already comfortable with) size US 7 (if you are a tight knitter bring a US 8, loose knitter US 6). Crochet hooks will be available for use or you could bring an E or F.
INTARSIA HAT CLASS: Chunky Intarsia Beanie Hat: Learn how to insert a motif into your knitted fabric. We will make chunky beanie hats with your choice of inserted simple design on the front of your hat: a heart, a star or you can create your own motif using graph paper. In this class you will learn the intarsia technique, to create a flat knit without carrying yarn in the back. You will be using a bulky weight, the recommended yarn is “Crazy Sexy Wool” by ‘Wool & the Gang’ and big needles [19US/15mm]
NEEDLE FELTING CLASS: Needle Felting: Learn three dimensional felting using barbed needles instead of water. Wynne Reynolds of Fancy Tiger Crafts will be teaching the techniques to make and take home your own little alpacas out of alpaca roving from the Farmette. Needle felting is fun and easy to learn. In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can create a little felted creature. All materials provided.
TUNISIAN CROCHET CLASS: What is it? Wynne Reynolds of Fancy Tiger Crafts will be teaching this little known fiber art. A blend of knitting and crochet, Tunisian crochet uses it’s own special hook to create a dense fabric that is perfect for wash cloths and blankets. We’ll be making a cotton wash cloth in the beautiful honeycomb stitch. $20 materials fee includes Tunisian crochet hook and cotton yarn from Wool and the Gang.
WOOL DAY'S AMAZING INSTRUCTORS:
Sunne Meyer has been teaching knitting for over 12 years. Learning to knit from her grandmother at age 6 and enjoying all types of crafting pursuits, she joined the Yarn team at Craftsy in 2014, working on project development for the Craftsy Kit program. She designs yarn and patterns for Cloudborn Fibers, and has been working on exclusive hand painting techniques. Currently, she teaches at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver and on Craftsy (Stranded Knitting: Basics and Beyond). You can find her hiking, running or camping in the Colorado mountains with her husband and black lab, usually with knitting close at hand.
British transplant Louise Fordyce has been knitting since she was 8. Her life long love of textiles has informed her travels, and her teaching. Louise set up “cable8designs” in 2014, offering hand knit designs; custom projects and knitting classes. She has taught a range of private classes and public classes including at Wool Day 2015, Lyons Farmette. Louise loves to create knitted textures through cables which is the inspiration behind “Cable8designs".
Wynne Reynolds is a mixed media artist. Her most recent show, FLUX, at Edge Galley in Denver, was a marriage of fiber and hardware. Incorporating her skills in fiber art and DIY, Wynne created works highlighting the contrast of hard and soft. Wynne’s early education had a hands-on focus that left a lasting impression. She learned to crochet and went on to learn needle point, knitting, embroidery, Tunisian crochet, and needle felting. She has dabbled in natural dying, batik, and spinning. This year, Wynne has taken up both sewing and weaving to expand her knowledge fiber art. She teaches needle felting and Tunisian crochet at Fancy Tiger Crafts and other Denver venues. Wynne was recently featured in an article about needle felting by the Associated Press that was picked up by news outlets in the US and Canada, including Home and Garden and The Denver Post.