1/2 Day Classes - Thursday (June 6) AM
Anything But Batts
NSTRUCTOR: Henry & Roy Clemes
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Some drum carding experience is preferred)
MATERIALS: $20 (collected by instructor at class)
STUDENTS TO BRING: An attitude for learning
DESCRIPTION: We all like big batts, but is that really all a drum carder is good for? Of course not! In this class, we will roll rolags and remove carded sliver (roving) from a drum carder. Students will discover which tools to use – and more importantly the techniques behind – using a drum carder for preparing fiber in a manner other than a batt. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: This class will be taught by the tag team of Henry and Roy Clemes. A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry has been building fiber art equipment for almost 50 years and drum carders for over 40 years. Roy grew up in his family’s woodshop and is one of a few 30-somethings with 25 years of experience in his field. Together they have introduced many innovations to the fiber arts community and their equipment is known for being not only thoughtfully engineered but visually pleasing and durable as well. They regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the use of drum carders for fiber prep.
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Martin and Cheri Whiton
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (Ages 12+)
MATERIALS: $40 (collected by instructor at class)
STUDENTS TO BRING: All material are included in the materials fee
DESCRIPTION: In this class you will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking using the Oxford Punch Needle and Rug wool. You will go home with a collection of darling rug hooked magnets that you made during class as well as your very own Oxford Punch Needle*. *(Needle and magnet supplies included in materials fee)
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Once Upon a Time – two fiber artists found each other in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. Cheri and Rebecca share a mutual love of Punch Needle Rug Hooking and all things wool. Together they formed the creative collaboration that is StoryTeller Wool LLC. Cheri and Rebecca teach beginning and advanced punch needle rug hooking classes in Northern Colorado and the greater Denver area. In addition to education StoryTeller Wool LLC has its own line of hand dyed rug wool and carries a variety of rug hooking supplies.