Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News | No Comments »
There’s still time to save on classes with savings code HYCLFM16. Register for any February or March class and save $10. Space is limited, call to register today! See additional information and classes in our complete class schedule.
We’re so excited to welcome Jessica Peill-Meininghaus for Needle Felted Wool Painting on Saturday, February 27th. Learn to “paint” with wool starting with a piece of pre-felt as your base and layering colors and shapes to create your tapestry. Jessica’s infectious energy and talent will inspire you to create beautiful needle felted works of art. Everyone is an artist and needle felting is fun and easy to get started with!
You will needle felt the layers of wool together as well as needle felt the fine details on the top of the piece. Jessica will lead you through the basics: layering the wool, techniques for shading or making an object ‘glow’, and building foreground detail. Students will get the chance to use single needles as well a multi-needle tools. Working from an image you provide, such as a photo or drawing, you’ll leave class with a beautiful 10”x12” felted work of art!
Enjoy Jessica’s class on Saturday and still make it to Freeport in plenty of time for the SPA fashion show and evening festivities!
Only one space remains in the Weaving 101 session Fri – Sun, March 4th-6th. This intensive beginner class covers the basics of weaving with a 4-shaft loom. This is a great hands on opportunity if you’re considering floor loom weaving. Those of you who already have some floor loom experience will also want to check out Sybil’s Next Steps In Weaving, April 15-17.
Don’t miss out on Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving on Fri & Sat, March 11th and 12th. No weaving experience is required and you can arrange to rent a classroom loom or bring your own. Rigid heddle looms are lightweight, compact and a great first step into simple (and fun) weaving.
Now is the time to learn to spin! Begin to Spin meets two consecutive Saturdays, March 19th & 26th. Learn to treadle, draft, spin, ply and set the twist.
Continental Knitting is designed for experienced knitters who want to speed up their knitting with this left handed technique. Saturday March 26th from 10-12:30pm.
Learn something new at Halcyon Yarn and use savings code HYCLFM16 to save $10!