Instructor Teresa Goatey Class Category: Rug Hooking Skill Level: Beginner Class Length: 2 hours Starting time: 10:00am Number of Students: Min: 1 Max: 8
Class description: What can you hook with besides wool? Lots of stuff! This class is perfect for beginners and for more experienced rug hookers to experiment with a lot of different materials. The kit includes a simple pattern and all equipment and materials needed to get started.
Instructor Bio: Teresa and her husband Robin both retired from corporate-type jobs and bought a small farm in central Illinois. She has enjoyed fiber arts for most of her life: sewing since her teens, rug hooking since 1980 and spinning and weaving since 1994. Since retirement, her focus has been on expanding and improving on her fiber skills and learning to care for her flock of Finn and Shetland sheep.
COST: $50 (materials included).
Spindles of the World
Instructor Robin Goatey Spinning class Skill Level: Beginner Class Length: 2 hours Starting time: 1:00pm Number of Students: Min: 1 Max: 10
Class description: Learn 3 different Support Spindles of the World and keep the one you like the best to take home. We will practice the Navajo inspired Southwest Spindle, The Tibetan Spindle and the Compromise Russian Spindle. All of the Spindles have a non-traditional hook on the end with a consequent result: They are easy to learn and utilize. All Material included in the class and the student will get to pick their favorite spindle to take home… Additional spindles and bowls will be available for purchase.
Instructor Bio: Robin is an award winning full time festival craftsman working Fiber Festivals in the Midwest. Inspired by Tolkien’s Legendarium, he started carving Ents, Wizards and Castles after reading the Hobbit four decades ago. Woodcarving, Woodturning, Hand Built Ceramics, Hot and Cold Glass, Coppersmithing, Enameling, Broom Making, Tool Making, Spinning & Navajo Style Weaving are current specialties. Teaching the Traditional Crafts is a passion. He also conducts a lively online trade in ‘Heirloom Quality Hand Made Fiber Tools’.