Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo info@fiberartsfest.com


We are pleased to offer both new and repeat classes for 2023

Classes are suitable for those age 12 and over.

No refunds will be made, if you must cancel, you may find someone to take your place.

Online registration is now closed, please see the front table at the Festival to register for any remaining open seats in the classes.

Saturday, August 5th 9am-Noon

Bayeux Embroidery Dragon, Instructor Steph Anderson

$10 class fee, $20 kit fee payable to instructor

The Bayeux Tapestry is a piece of hand embroidery that marks the end of the Viking Age. We
will learn how to embroider a dragon found in the tapestry using the Bayeux stitch.
Kit fee includes all materials. Bring sharp scissors. If you usually need magnification or extra light, bring that also.

Zipper Needle Felted Flower, Instructor Rhonda Berman

$55 class fee

Make a brooch/shawl pin or art piece using zippers, roving and embellishments. The zipper is
hand sewn onto wool felt, making an outline of a design. The inside is then filled in with wool
roving using needle felting. Finally, buttons, beads, metal and other embellishments are added.
Students will learn how to prepare a zipper and apply a pattern. Instruction of needle felting will
also be included in this class as well as embellishment tips and finishing options.
All materials provided. This class is open to all skill levels. Needle felting experience is a plus but not required.

Saturday, August 5th 1-4pm

Oxford Punch Rug, Instructor Bonnie LundorffClass is full!

$20 class fee, $25 kit fee payable to instructor

This class is now full, why not try one of our other great classes!

Learn how easy rug hooking can be using the rug punch technique. Make a small project that can
be finished in a variety of ways.
Kit fee includes all supplies, plus use of punch tool and special hoop needed.

Special feature! No registration needed!

Two free one-hour lectures from local expert Stephanie Anderson about Viking Clothing and Jewelry, and Knitting Heroes. Find full descriptions on the Activities page.

Sunday, August 6th 10am-12:30pm

Drop Spindle, Instructors Julie Mangnall and Jeanne Roster Class is full!

This class is now full, why not try one of our other great classes!

$12 class fee, $8 kit fee payable to instructors

Are you interested in learning to spin, but overwhelmed by the choices of spinning wheels, fibers
and techniques? Start at the source 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!

Kit fee covers all supplies

Sunday, August 6th Noon-3pm

Bead Embroidery Norwegian Style, Instructor Steph Anderson

$10 class fee, $34 kit fee payable to instructor

Make a beaded hanging ornament using the bunad or Norwegian beaded embroidery. You will
learn everything to finish this project and to create your own belt or breastplate for your bunad.

Kit fee includes all beads and supplies. Bring sharp scissors and a hand sewing needle. The beads are small, so bring lighting or magnification of needed.

Make Your Own Project Bag, Instructor Kim Baird

$10 class fee

This Japanese style bag is reversible, so choose 2 special fabrics. The Medium size holds quite a lot, while the Small is for petite projects or can be used as a purse. Bring a sewing machine if you have one, but you can sew the bag by hand during class time if you prefer.

Supplies to bring: straight pins, fabric scissors, sewing machine (in good working order) or hand sewing needles. Thread to match fabrics. 2 different fabrics, ½ yard each for size M or fat quarters for size S. Quilting cotton works fine, so does a heavier cotton or linen fabric. Knits and woolens are not recommended. Patterns and instructions will be provided.