Expand your knowledge and abilities with a fiber class.

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no refunds will be made

if you must cancel, someone else may take your place

 

Take a look at our Festival Booklet to see the classes, schedule, and vendors all in one place!

 


More information on the Penguin Needle Felting class below!


Alpacas 101

$30- Saturday 12:00-3:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00-3:00 pm

Jessie Monson of Ten Seven Acres, Galchutt, ND

This is an informal review of what it takes to raise alpacas. Whether you are interested in a couple of fiber pets, looking to start a larger herd, or adding to what you already know, this class is for you. Get some hands on experience with a few real alpacas and their fleece! Topics include daily care, basic nutrition, introduction to reproduction, basic genetics, herd selection, facility requirements, and fiber production and processing. Each session is the full class.

Ages 14 and over


Beginner Drop Spindle

$25- 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday

Julie Mangnall & Jeanne Roster of North Dakota Handspinners

Are you interested in learning to spin, but overwhelmed by the choices of spinning wheels, fibers and techniques? Start simply by using a drop spindle. We’ll teach a simple drop spindle spinning technique that can easily be applied on a spinning wheel as well. We’ll talk about types of fibers, styles of preparation, spinning wheels and drop spindles. Bring your questions and be prepared to be amazed at what you can create.

$10 kit fee, payable in class, covers spindle and fiber


Dorset Buttons: Spur your imagination

$10- 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday

Liz Hoppman, VP of 183 Vintage Button Trading Co, Minot

Learn to make a basic Dorset button, or challenge your artistic abilities with an original alternative.

$7 kit fee, payable in class, includes needles, thread and button bases to make 3 buttons, plus instructions


Embroidery for Beginners

$10- 12:00-2:00 pm, Sunday

Anna Lynch, mistress of all types of needles, West Fargo

Learn 4 basic stitches while making a cute sampler you can hang on your wall! Embroidery can be used to decorate anything made of fabric, and even things that aren’t, and is simple to learn. Decorate clothing, bags, wall hangings, the only limit is your imagination! No embroidery experience necessary. Sewing skills not necessary, but helpful.

Ages 12 and over

$5 kit fee, payable in class, includes hoop, fabric, thread and needle. Bring scissors


Painting with Wool

$20- 12:00-3:00 pm, Sunday

Elise Olson, rug hooker, Fargo

Learn an American folk art. This is an introduction to traditional hooked wool art. You will create a small butterfly design.

bring scissors

$10 kit fee payable in class (if you are allergic to wool, specify non-wool yarn)


Penguin Beginner Needle Felting

$45- 12:00-3:00 pm, Saturday

Teresa Perleberg, Bear Creek Felting, Fort Ransom, ND

Learn the techniques needed to make this adorable needle felted penguin. You will leave the class with a completed bird.

$12 kit fee, payable in class, includes supplies and needles. Bring scissors.


Sami Inspired Bracelet

$30- 12:00-3:00 pm, Saturday

Laurie Connolly, Clarissa, MN

The Sami people are from northern Norway, Sweden and Finland. They are reindeer herders. The bracelets are made of reindeer leather, embellished with spun pewter thread from Norway. They are fastened with buttons made of reindeer antler.

$20 kit fee, payable in class. Bring thimble, scissors, and magnifier, if needed