Classes

Kate Larson and Nelly DeVault host regular fiber arts classes at the Trading Post. These informal sessions typically have a topic for discussion, but all are free to work on their own spinning and knitting projects as well. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for each 2-hour session is $15.

For more information, contact katelarsontextiles@gmail.com.

April 13  No classes.

April 20  No classes. Kate will be at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN.

April 27   10–noon –10–noon – Spinning for Consistency with Kate
IMG_62361–3pm – Free-Form Stitching 2 Bring a few scraps of fabric or choose some from Kate’s pile of thrift fabrics. We will make some small swatches or you can jump into a simple project bag design. To learn more about this kind of stitching, look online for boro and kantha fabrics. For those that attended last time, we will go more in depth with pattern and design.

May 4  10–noon – Drumcarding for Worsted Preparation Two Ways with Kate
1–3pm – Supported Spindles with Kate. Have you tried Russian and Tibetan supported spindles? Kate as new spindles in her collection that you are welcome to try!

May 11  No classes.

May 18  10–-noon – Onion-skin dying with Nelly I want to see for myself the different shades you get when you use white onion skins versus red onion skins. You can join me! Bring some yarn to dye or I’ll have some you can sample with.
1–3pm Open spinning and knitting. Bring what you’re working on and enjoy some peaceful fiber work. I will be available to help if needed.

May 25  10–noon Bunnies!! with Nelly A new friend, Karen Stegmeier, will bring one of her Angora bunnies and we will explore spinning it straight and blending it with other yummy things. 
1–3pm Knitting with angora and angora blend yarns.  I’ll have some suggested projects and some yarns to play with.  Give angora a test drive and perhaps cast on your next knitted item!