Freeform Crochet Hat Construction: Sept. 16 & 17 (10am-4pm)
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Freeform Crochet Hat Construction: Sept. 16 & 17 (10am-4pm)

This class will be held in Madison, CT and registration can be made through my website or through Madison Wool (203-245-5921)

For the past 14 years, I've been creating freeform crochet head pieces. In this class, I will share my process and trade secrets with you. We will use these 2 days to crochet and construct your own hat using no patterns. I'll show you how I go about shaping the hats so it will fit you perfectly. We will also incorporate handspun art yarn to turn your hat into a unique work of wearable art.

 

Supplies to bring with you:

  • Tapestry needle

  • Scissors

  • Crochet hook ( H or I) : There will also be some to purchase.

  • Art yarn to embellish your hat or yarn will be available for purchase during class.

 

Supplies that will be provided:

  • Yarn for the hat body.

  • Styrofoam head

  • T-pins

 

*There will be art yarn available for purchase to complete your hat.


 

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Freeform Crochet Hat Construction - 2 Day Workshop
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Freeform Crochet Hat Construction - 2 Day Workshop

Saturday, February 11th (10am-4pm) & Sunday, February 12th (10am-4pm)

$200 per person

For the past 14 years, I've been creating freeform crochet head pieces. In this class, I will share my process with you. We will use these 2 days to crochet and construct your own hat using no patterns. I'll show you how I go about shaping the hat so it will fit you perfectly. We will also incorporate handspun art yarn to turn your hat into a unique work of wearable art.

Requirements:

  • Must know how to do basic crochet.

Supplies to bring with you:

  • Tapestry needle

  • Scissors

  • Crochet hook ( H or I) : There will also be some to purchase.

Supplies that will be provided:

  • Yarn for the hat body.

  • Styrofoam head

  • T-pins

  • Art yarn for adornment will be available for sale at event. (not included in class cost)

(You can sign up through me on this website or through contacting Picasso's Moon at 941-932-0103)

 

 

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Festival Twist
Aug
19
to Aug 21

Festival Twist

  • 530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TWIST is a unique fibre festival in Québec, Canada, bringing together the most important players in the field.

TWIST is an annual event that serves as a showcase of the fibre world and is intended for the general public, enthusiasts, fibre producers, fleece animal breeders, transformers, artists, artisans, professionals and semiprofessionals.

  • TWIST is a 2-day event
  • featuring more than 40 workshops,
  • free activities for kids,
  • a textile art exhibit with a modern twist,
  • a foodie fair
  • and over 125 exhibitors from all trades of the fibre industry.
  • The entry fee is  7$ per day (taxes included), FREE for kids under 12 years old.

Freeform crochet construction

 Professor: Girl with a hook/ Heather Lightbody
Level: Intermediate
Language: English
Schedule: Friday Aug 19 9:30 - 4:30
Location: Complexe Whissell

Workshop: 110.00 $
Material: 0.00 $
Subtotal : 110.00 $
Gst : 5.50 $
Qst : 10.97 $

Total : 126.47 $

Crochet Texture Tutorial

Professor: Girl with a Hook (Heather Lightbody)
Level: Beginner
Language: English
Schedule: Thursday Aug 18 9:30 - 4:30
Location: Complexe Whissell

Workshop : 110.00 $
Material : 0.00 $
Subtotal : 110.00 $
Gst : 5.50 $
Qst : 10.97 $

Total : 126.47 $

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Your weekend pass for the festival is included when taking a workshop on August 20th and/or 21st 2016. Only one pass per person. You can get your bracelet at the entrance.

Wristcuff freeform crochet

Professor: Girl with a hook / Heather Lightbody
Level: Beginner
Language: English
Schedule: Saturday Aug 20 9:30 - 12:30
Location: Complexe Whissell

Workshop: 60.00 $
Material: 0.00 $
Subtotal : 60.00 $
Gst : 3.00 $
Qst : 5.99 $

Total : 68.99 $

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Your weekend pass for the festival is included when taking a workshop on August 20th and/or 21st 2016. Only one pass per person. You can get your bracelet at the entrance.

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Madison Wool Workshop
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Madison Wool Workshop

Freeform Crochet Construction- $75 per student

This class is about letting go of the notion that you need patterns and rules in order to construct a wearable, crochet piece. Here we will go over different freeform crochet techniques, such as, ruffles, holes, shaping, and ridges. We will create different swatches of texture that will then be constructed into a wearable piece. This piece could be a neck wrap, a headband, or anything you can think of.  This is a great way to use up all that scrap yarn from other projects. By using a variety of yarns, handspun and/or commercial, you are guaranteed to end up with a showcase of texture and color!

Requirements:

  • basic crochet knowledge

Bring to Class:

  • A mix of yarns in different colors and textures

  • Crochet hooks in multiple sizes

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle

(If you register for both the Freeform Construction and the Grizzly Spun Workshop, you will get $20 off.)

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Madison Wool Workshop
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Madison Wool Workshop

Grizzly Spun- $75 per student

Here we will create a fuzzy, grizzly, curly, crimpy, raw yarn all without using a drum carder.  We will incorporate multiple techniques in the yarn including, but not limited to, tail spinning, core spinning,Navajo plying, and thread plying.  You can also add a pop of color, sparkle, or fabric to your natural Grizzly yarn.   It can be as simple or as complicated as you want. If you have a basic ability of spinning on a wheel and plying, you can spin a Grizzly yarn!

We’ll have a sharing table with fiber that you can donate to and grab from to add to the fiber you bring with you.

Requirements:

  • Must already know how to spin basic yarn.
  • Must have a spinning wheel.

 

Bring to class:

  • Spinning wheel
  • Any fleece you want to spin (Corriedale, Cormo, Merino, Alpaca, etc.)  You can use wool top as long as you also have loose, uncarded fleece as well.
  • Fleece with texture (Suri Alpaca, Alpaca with guard hairs, Gotland, Mohair curls, etc.)
  • Locks long enough for tail spinning (Teeswater,  Wensleydale, Cotswald, etc.)  (longer than 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm).
  • Any lace, fabric strips, or sparkle (Angelina or Firestar) you want to add.
  • Core thread strong enough to not snap when you pull on it. (A non-slick thread would be best, not bamboo or silk for the core)
  • Any threads you want to use for plying.
  • it’s ok if your fibers are dyed, as long as you have a good selection that hasn’t been carded.

(If you register for both the Grizzly Spun and the Freeform Construction Workshop, you will get $20 off.)

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