Fiber


Beginner Tatting with Artist Elaine O’Donal

Wednesday, May 1 – 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
AND
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – 1 Seat Available

Learn the vintage technique of Tatting at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery during this
2-Day Class with international award winning tatter and designer, Elaine O’Donal

The first class will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Students will discover the origins and history of this ancient handcrafting technique and learn about the basic shuttle equipment used, the patterns to create, and the process of tatting.

The second class will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Students will practice their new skills to finish up their tatted projects.

Class is informal and fun, allowing each student to proceed at their own pace. No prior experience is necessary.

Tuition is $35.00 per student with a materials fee of $12.00, paid directly to the instructor.
Materials fee will include shuttle, thread, and beginner patterns.
Students need to bring their own scissors, and if desired, bring paper and pen to take notes.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Winnipesaukee Hat with Maryly Matthewman

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
AND
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – 9 Seats Available

Join us at The Meredith Fine Craft Gallery to create an original knitted hat design dedicated to the beautiful unique
72 square mile glacial lake in New Hampshire with instructor, Maryly Matthewman.

This special hat is a colorful motley mix of Romney Ridge hand dyed, locally sourced wool knit in Fair Isle, ancient Latvian patterns, Estonian and textured stitches which mingle to form trees, waves and beautiful mountains.

Maryly’s knitting style is relaxed and  based on a concept of change, texture, depth, imperfection, irregularity and most importantly, INDIVIDUALITY!!  Waves, trees and mountain landscapes are constantly changing, have depth and are not perfect. Make this your creation like nobody else can.  You will become a hat designer with splashes of color here and beads there!!

This workshop is split into 2 sessions.

Session 1: Review of texture stitches, a new cast-on idea, beautiful ribbing, Estonian Nupp, colorwork ideas and how to incorporate beads into your knitting.

You will be expected to do some knitting in between sessions.

Session 2: How to finish hat top, bind off and folding, various tassel ideas and beads of course!!

Class includes 2, 4 hour sessions. Materials fee includes Romney Ridge Farm Blend Yarn, hand dyed 50 yd skeins in 5 colors of Lake Winnipesaukee. Pattern for Lake Winnipesaukee Hat. You will have enough yarn for another colorful hat or fingerless mitts. Bead for tassel, bits of unique art yarn for tassel and some glass beads to incorporate into your hat. I will also have additional skeins for purchase.

Skills:  moderate beginner- advanced

Students to bring: #5 16 inch circular needle, basic knitting supplies. Your own trinkets or beads to incorporate into hat. Very small crochet hook

Tuition is $75.00 per student with a materials fee of $40.00, paid directly to the instructor.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Sunflower Pillow Class with Pam Bartlett

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 through June 5th, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  – 8 Seats Available
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 through June 5th, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – 7 Seats Available

We invite you to discover the fine craft of rug hooking with League juried artist, Pam Bartlett!

In this 4-week class, you will learn the basics of rug hooking to complete the 12″ x 12″ project. You can finish your project as a wall hanging, chair pad, or pillow, in your choice of available colors. Pam will teach you how to be a “happy hooker” with the proper form and techniques to accomplish the art of “pulling wool.” You will learn about the history of the craft and the different styles of rug hooking, how to design and color plan your project, and how to care for your finished product.

Materials include a hook, pattern, and various colors of wool to complete your project. The materials you will need to bring are: small pair of scissors and a 12-inch quilting type hoop (hoop can be purchased at The Woolen Pear). Tuition is $155.00 per student, and there is no additional materials fee.

Please note that the class will be held at The Woolen Pear located at Brookside Mall, 563 Route 106 in Loudon, NH 03307.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Farmhouse Pillow Class with Shirley Glines

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM – 6 Seats Available

Teacher/designer, Shirley Glines of Zoe Jax Gin Designs, will guide you in sewing
a unique 16” pillow that looks just like it belongs in today’s farmhouse décor.

The tuition for the class is $45 with a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Materials to bring are: portable sewing machine, size 16 sewing machine needles, and small sharp scissors. The rest of the materials will be provided by the instructor.

You will be able to choose your own colors of grain sack fabric available in these varieties: blue/white, red/ivory, tan/black (as shown). Other designs will also be available. Creating your own pillow should take about 3 hours.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for each class.


2-Day Latvian Mitten Workshop with Maryly Matthewman

Monday, July 8th, 2019 – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
AND
Monday, July 15th, 2019 – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(10 Seats Available)

Spend a few creative hours with us to create original knitted Latvian mittens with instructor, Maryly Matthewman of Meredith, NH.

The timeless design of Latvian mitten making is symbolic of life, earth and heaven. The magic is in the cuff design, color choices and individuality. This workshop will focus on the cuff design and how to make the mittens uniquely yours, through color and patterns. Everybody’s mitten will be different.

Maryly will show you many different cuff treatments such as fringe, lacy scalloped edge, twisted edges and variations of Latvian Braid. It is very important to the Latvian knitter that their mitten be one of a kind.

Class fee: $75 includes 2 day 3 hour sessions.

Materials fee: $20. Your choice of 2 skeins Quebecois yarn from Schoolhouse Press in Cream, Red, Brightest Blue, Navy, Pastel Purple, or Forest Green. Original Mitten pattern (with cuff variations) similar to what is shown, a star variation, 4-5 Bits of contrast color yarn for the cuff accents. If you desire an additional skein, $6 each.

When you sign up for the workshop please state which 2 contrasting colors of yarn you would like for the main part of the mitten. If you want a 3rd color $6 additional. Bits of bright color yarn will be supplied.

Students to bring: Set of 5 DPN (size 2 for women’s sm, size 3 for med, size 4 for large). Personal preference of Maryly is Knitters Pride KarBonz, Basic knitting supplies.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Nuno Felted Scarf with Melinda Labarge

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM – 5 Seats Available

The Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be offering a Nuno Felted Scarf Class with League-juried fiber artist, Melinda LaBarge
at the Meredith Community Center.

If you have never felted before or if you are looking to take your skills to the next level this class is for you! Melinda will meet students at their skill level and work with them individually.  No felting experience is necessary.

Nuno is the Japanese word for cloth and the technique bonds loose fibers, such as hand dyed silk, merino roving, silk roving, printed silk materials, and other dyed locks onto a sheer silk fabric. The use of floral silks in unique color palettes produces a handmade product that is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.

There will be an abundance of materials available to choose from to create your own special scarf, in whatever design and color you wish to make. Additional materials will be available for sale, if you wish to make more than one scarf.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to satisfy themselves through this 6 hour class.

Students should bring the following materials and tools to class: 3 – 4 old bath towels, plastic bag for wet towels, scissors, pen and paper to take notes, camera (optional) to document process, rubber mat (optional) to stand on, and comfortable shoes.

Please note that this class will be held at the Meredith Community Center (Room B) located at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith, NH.

Tuition is $65.00 per student with a materials fee of $35.00, paid directly to the instructor.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Feather Wool Tree Class with Jean Reed

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – 8 Seats Available

Spend a few creative hours with us to create beautiful Christmas trees for your home
in this Feather Wool Tree Class with instructor, Jean Reed.

These unique and whimsical trees are made from felted wool, wrapped over wire stems, and are enhanced with winter berries. You will be using 100% felted wool and have a choice of colors. Trees made in class are 18” tall and your kit includes a reproduction antique wrought iron tree stand.

Felted wool trees are not only for Christmas or winter holidays, but can also be done in colors that allow you to display as an Easter tree or special occasions such as baby showers and engagement parties.

Tuition is $100.00 per student and includes all materials to complete your project; a complete pattern and artist instruction. Students should bring their own sharp fabric scissors (small ones such as embroidery scissors are great), a tape measure, and a bagged lunch.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Lined Tote Bag Class with Shirley Glines

Sunday, August 4th, 2019 – 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM – 6 Seats Available

Shirley Glines, owner/designer of Zoe Jax Gin Designs, will be here to help you create your own lined tote bag with numerous fabric options for you to choose from.

The skill level for this class is age 12+ with basic sewing machine experience. Fabrics will be provided in the cost of the classThe class fee per person is $60. A materials list for what students need to bring will be provided upon registration or inquiry.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 


Nuno Felt Collage Class with Melinda LaBarge

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – 6 Seats Available

The Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be offering a Nuno Felt Collage Class with League-juried fiber artist, Melinda LaBarge
at the Meredith Community Center.

If you have never felted before or if you are looking to take your skills to the next level, this class is for you! Melinda will meet students at their skill level and work with them individually. No felting experience is necessary.

Nuno is the Japanese word for cloth and the technique bonds loose fibers, such as hand dyed silk, merino roving, silk roving, printed silk materials, and other dyed locks onto a sheer silk fabric. The use of floral silks in unique color palettes produces a handmade product that is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.

There will be an abundance of materials available to choose from to create your own special scarf, in whatever design and color you wish to make. Additional materials will be available for sale, if you wish to make more than one scarf.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to satisfy themselves through this 6-hour class.

*Please note that this class will be held at the Meredith Community Center (Room B) located at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith, NH.

Tuition is $68 per student with a materials fee of $65, paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class. A materials list will be provided upon registration and/or inquiry.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.



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