For the LOVE of FIBER 2024

Mini-classes and Demonstrations

Registration will open here on March 1, 2024, at noon.

Time Description Class Size
10:15–11:45 Pin Loom Weaving (Sally Horn and Katy Cleary)

[Photo of sample project]

You can weave even if you don't have a big loom! Bring your 4x4-inch pin loom to learn to warp and weave a project. Instructions, resources, and project ideas will be provided. Come and learn this fun and very portable way to weave. This class is 1.5 hours in order to get all the scoop!

Materials:

  • 4x4-inch pin loom
  • 5-inch weaving needle
  • Yarn: knitting worsted, sport weight, or sock yarn
  • Scissors
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12:30–1:30 Cross Stitch and Beyond (JoAnne Westerhaus)

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Many of us have been stitching on Aida but aren't sure how to make the jump to linen OR we know how to cross stitch on linen but aren't sure about other linen stitches. This class will teach the participants how to do a cross stitch and some related stitches on linen.

Materials:

  • Magnification
  • Scissors
  • A kit will be provided containing linen fabric, thread, needle, and stitching directions. A $2 donation to the Nittany Valley Embroiderers Guild to offset this cost would be appreciated.
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2:00–3:00 An Introduction To Crochet Brioche (Hannah Black)

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Brioche is an incredible technique in knitting, but did you know you can also do it in crochet? Though there are some differences, the end result and the effect are the same. In this class we will learn the basics of how to do crochet brioche in the round and make a small daisy sampler.

Prerequisite skills:

  • This is an intermediate class that requires knowledge of double, treble, front post, and shell stitches. (US terminology)

Materials:

  • Two contrasting DK or worsted weight yarns
  • A crochet hook slightly larger than you would normally use
  • Scissors
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3:30–4:30 Provisional Cast On Three Ways (Libby Beiler)

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The provisional cast on is a handy skill to add to your knitter's tool box. I fully admit to having been intimidated by it for years, and actually avoided projects that began with a provisional cast on, because I just didn't get it. As the years went by, and internet resources and YouTube videos improved, the mysteries of this technique were unraveled, and now, I actually enjoy this method of casting on.

During this one hour class, participants will learn three different provisional cast on methods. I am sure that you will find the one that is right for you!

Originally from Danville and a longtime knitter, spinner, and weaver, Libby is part of the sheep-to-shawl team "Time Warp" and an enthusiastic fiberholic and keeper of sheep.

Skill level:

  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced

Materials:

  • Two contrasting light colors of worsted weight yarn
  • One pair of straight knitting needles, size 6, 7, or 8
  • Crochet hook, size G or H
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