|Temari Balls class with Angie Olson is THIS WEEKEND Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 4 pm. Learn to makethese colorful and decorative balls for gifts or to decorate your own home. They are beautiful hung from the tree, in a glass bowl, or scattered among seasonal greens of the dining table. All sorts of color combinations are possible. This is always a favorite class.PSSSSST – don’t tell anyone but the holidays are fast approaching – also known as the gift giving season! We know time is precious this time of year so here at Halcyon Yarn we’re offering a fantastic selection of classes that will do double duty in this busy time of year. In each of these classes you’ll have fun and relax(so needed this time of year) and at the end you’ll walk away with a finished product, or nearly finished product, that you can give as a gift plus the skills to make more.|
|Noodling with Nuno with Marianne Dubois is THIS WEEKEND Saturday November 15, 9:30am-3:30pm. Learn to make felted silk and wool scarves with the technique of Nuno felting. Merino wool top and lightweight silk gauze will be combined to produce one-of-a-kind felted scarves. You’ll be amazed at how Nuno felting enables you to create felt with flexibility and drape. Students will go home with a completed scarf and ideas for many more projects.|
|Hooked Flower Brooches with Susie Stephenson is Saturday, November 29, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. These flower brooches can embellish your outfit or hat, decorate a package, attach to the limb of the tree or brighten a bowl of greens for a beautiful centerpiece that will last the whole season.|
|Make It and Take It – Felted Dryer Balls is scheduled on Tuesday evening, December 2, 6-8 pm. Felted dryer balls may not seem exciting but they are very useful particularly as they reduce your drying time. They are also colorful and easy to make: a wonderful, thoughtful and useful gift for friends, neighbors, teachers or you knitting group. Kendra will show you the ins and out of making the dryer balls in this 2 hour class and you will be off and running making holiday gifts.|
|Intro to Lucet Braiding with Eileen Antell on Saturday, December 6, 10 am – 12 noon. This class will show you how to make simple lucet braids. These make fun, colorful friendship bracelets or they can be used as garlands and for wrapping packages. Can you think of other ways to use them? The class fee includes yarns, notes and a cherry lucet for you to take home. Get ready to braid!|
|Stuffed Mittens / Two Pairs / Two Ways with Ruth Slagle on Sunday, December 7, 12 noon – 3 pm. Ruth will lead you through the process of making these wonderfully warm ‘stuffed mittens’. These mittens have been a favorite of Halcyon Yarn customers for years – kids and adults alike. Choose your materials before class and take advantage of the 10% class discount. Get two pairs of mittens started in class and be well on your way to two wonderful and warm gifts.|
|Festive Felted Soaps with Kendra Rafford in Tuesday evening, December 9, 6 – 8 pm. Felted Soaps are another colorful and practical gift you can make for several friends and family. Match their color scheme, use the colors of the season, use different colors together. These will brighten any soap dish and make kudos for your thoughtfulness. Bring 1/2 dozen cakes of soap, some old nylon stockings and a couple of old towels and you”ll be ready to go. Plenty of fiber will be provided.|
Although not project oriented classes, you might also enjoy Spinning Revisited on Saturday, November 22, 10am-4pm or Advanced Beginner Knitting on Thursday, December 4, 10am-3pm.
For more information about these classes and to see our complete offerings visit our classes on the web. Sign-up on line or call 207-442-7909 or 1-800-341-0282 to register.