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PFA Classes March 2012

PFA Classes for March 2012
Classes will be held at the Potwin Presbyterian Church. Enter through the South Door.
To register, contact the instructor!

FELTING
Monday, March 5th, 6-8pm
FELT THIS! Needle Felted Coffee Sleeve class Fee: $15 Description: Continue to explore the ancient practice of creating the fabric known as felt from wispy fibers in amazing colors. No experience is needed for this class as you use a template to create a coffee sleeve for your to-go cup. By the end of this 2 hour class, you should have your sleeve completed and ready to use. (Limited to 12 students.) Materials: Bring your felting needle(s), foam base, two ounces or more of wool fibers in colors of your choosing. (A limited number of needle felting kits with needle, small foam base and 50 grams of fibers will be available on the day of the class for $15.)
Instructor: Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR TO RSVP YOUR CLASS SPOT.

Friday, March 9th, 2-4pm
FELT THIS! Needle Felted Create-A-Creature class
Fee: $30 Description: Using an armature built from chenille stems and fiberfill, and your imagination, create a creature of your choosing, real or imaginary. Blend the wispy fibers and learn to use your felting needle to create details and texture in your sculpture. No experience is needed for this class as you learn how to blend and combine different colors and textures of the fibers to create your creature. By the end of this 2 hour class, your creature should be mostly created, and you’ll have ideas for finishing details to complete at home. (Limited to 12 students.) Materials: Bring your felting needle(s), foam base, two or more ounces of wool fibers in assorted colors of your choosing. Chenille stems and fiberfill will be provided by instructor. (A limited number of needle felting kits with needle, small foam base and 50 grams of fibers will be available on the day of the class for $15.)
Instructor: Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR TO RSVP YOUR CLASS SPOT.

Tuesday, March 20th, 10am-4pm
FELT THIS! Wet Felted Mini-Painting class
Fee: $75 Description: During this class you will build a multi layered wool painting from the fibers you bring to create the background for a silhouetted tree. Learn the technique of ensuring even shrinkage during felting, and discover beauty of how the fibers migrate and blend during the felting process. You’ll leave class with ideas for further embellishment of your painting. (Minimum of 4 students and maximum of 12.) Materials: Bring an old towel to transport your painting home, two ounces of natural colored fibers for the base and four ounces of dyed wool roving-NOT SUPERWASH! I recommend merino or BFL blends of no more than 30% other fiber like silk or bamboo. (Instructor will bring soap, bubble wrap, and other tools for wet felting and will have black and fancy fibers to add details to your painting. Instructor will also bring drum carder in case you want to blend your fibers. Dress in comfortable clothing that could get wet and non-slip shoes) We will take a lunch break, so bring a lunch and drink with you as well.
Instructor: Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR TO RSVP YOUR CLASS SPOT.

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CROCHET
Sundays, March 11th & 25th, 2-4pm
Crochet for Beginners Fee: $30 Description: Learn the skills needed to begin a crochet project, including overhand knot, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. We will make a small purse or electronic device cover for a cell phone or MP3 player. (Limited to 8 students.) Materials: Bring 1 US Size H crochet hook, 100 yards worsted weight yarn (1 skein, any fiber), and a pair of small scissors.
Instructor: Susan Hudgens, Dementia@wildblue.net
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR TO RSVP YOUR CLASS SPOT.

Thursday, March 29th, 1-3pm
Demystifying Crochet Gauge Fee: $15 Description: Tame this dreaded dragon and advance your crochet skills in this lively workshop on gauge. If you need help with a project, please bring it. (Limited to 8 students.) Materials: Bring 2 or 3 crochet hooks in different sizes, 100 yards worsted weight yarn (1 skein, any fiber), a pair of small scissors, and a small ruler.
Instructor: Susan Hudgens, Dementia@wildblue.net
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR TO RSVP YOUR CLASS SPOT.

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Unfortunately, no knitting classes this month. I will be back next month with another project class. Possibly another beginning knitting class. I am more than willing to take suggestions!

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New Classes from the Potwin Fiber Artisans!

I have a brand new list of felting classes being offered by the Potwin Fiber Artistans!

(I am not teaching these classes, but this is the group I work with when I teach.)

Felting Classes With Anna Walker:
**Classes will be held downstairs in the Potwin Presbyterian Church. To enroll, contact Anna Walker. She has limited amounts of kits/supplies available for purchase. Also check out http://annasplaceofholding.com for more resources and information.

Monday, January 23, 6pm to 8pm

FELT THIS! Needle felted flower class min # for class=4, max=12 Fee: $15

Instructor, Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

Supplies you need to bring: Felting needle(s), foam base, an ounce or two of wool fibers in colors of your choosing, chenille stems. (A limited number of needle felting kits with all of the above supplies listed will be available on the day of the class for $15.)

Explore the ancient practice of creating the fabric known as felt from wispy fibers in amazing colors. No experience is needed for this class as you learn how to blend and combine different colors and textures of the fibers to create a flower, realistic or fantastical. By the end of this 2 hour class, you should have your flower mostly completed and ready for you to take home and turn into a brooch, hair accessory, or to place in a bud vase for admiration.

Saturday, January 28, 9am to 11am

FELT THIS! Wet Felted Lariat Wrap Bracelet class min. # for class=4, max.=12 Fee: $30

Instructor, Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

Supplies you need to bring: An old towel to transport your lariat home, and two to four ounces of dyed wool roving-NOT SUPERWASH! I recommend merino or BFL blends of no more than 30% other fiber like silk or bamboo. (Instructor will bring soap, bubble wrap, and other tools for wet felting. Dress in comfortable clothing that could get wet and non-slip shoes)

During this class you will take strips of the wool roving and connect strips together to form a lariat. You will also learn the techniques to create a self-clasp from the dried lariat, and have ideas for further embellishment to take home with you at the end of class.

Monday, February 13, 6pm to 8pm

FELT THIS! Needle felted cupcake pincushion class min # for class=4, max=12 Fee: $15

Instructor, Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

Supplies you need to bring: Felting needle(s), foam base, an ounce or two of wool fibers in colors of your choosing, chenille stems. (A limited number of needle felting kits with all of the above supplies listed will be available on the day of the class for $15.)

Continue to explore the ancient practice of creating the fabric known as felt from wispy fibers in amazing colors. No experience is needed for this class as you learn how to blend and combine different colors and textures of the fibers to create a mini cupcake pincushion. By the end of this 2 hour class, you should have your pincushion completed and ready to use.

Saturday, February 25, 9am to 11am

FELT THIS! Wet Felted Coasters class min # for class=4, max=12 Fee: $30

Instructor, Anna Walker aka @FELTit on Twitter, annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

Supplies you need to bring: An old towel to transport your coasters home, and two to four ounces of dyed wool roving-NOT SUPERWASH! I recommend no blends with luxury fibers for this project. (Instructor will bring soap, bubble wrap, and other tools for wet felting. Dress in comfortable clothing that could get wet and non-slip shoes)

During this class you will lay out the wool roving in several layers and work them into solid felt. You will have instruction on various blending and layering possibilities based upon your roving selections to create your set of four coasters. You will leave the class with suggestions for further needle felting embellishment of your coasters for personalization.

If you live in or around NE Kansas and are interested in registering for any of these classes, please contact Anna at annasplaceofholding@gmail.com

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Complements

Just in time for the holiday season, I am kicking off a new line of tops for spinning. Most folks dye their spinning fibers in about 100g or 3.5-4oz batches, myself included. While this is really great for small project like what I shared yesterday, I understand that sometimes 4 oz just isn’t enough.

That’s why I will introduce a new complementary set of hand painted tops every month. The two braids will make up at least 8 oz worth of fiber for spinning or felting, and while they are different colorways, they will be close enough that when used together, they will complement each other very well. The two braids will be listed separately, and can be purchased individually or together. However, if only one of the braids is sold, I will not be able to duplicate the colorway exactly, so I would get them both while you can!

November/December Complementary Hand Painted Top:


4 oz Falkland Top Hand Painted in December


5.3 oz Falkland Top Hand Painted in Winter Solstice

Happy Making!