Fiber Arts Classes

Summer and Fall 2021

Needle-felt a Small World Pin Cushion
Thursday, July 8: 10am- 12pm
Tuition: $36 
Experience Level: All Levels
Age Range: Teens (12+) and Adults



Needle-felt a miniature village or landscape in a 4" clay pot or tea cup. You can use your finished project as a pin cushion or decorative item. All materials and a felting kit and clay pot included. Participants may bring their own tea cup if desired. The wool ball with the scene can be lifted out when you want to use the tea cup.
MATERIALS Provided by instructor. Participants may bring their own tea cup if desired. INSTRUCTOR BIO Diane Cook Johnson, owner of Soft Touch Farm and leader of Club Sandwich 4-H in Center Sandwich, NH has enjoyed making crafts and working with fabric and fiber all her life. She has been needle-felting and teaching the craft since the spring of 2005. She has taught over 2000 people from ages 4 to 101+ how to felt.
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Needle-felt a Landscape or Pet Portrait in Wool
Thursday, August 19: 10am- 12pm Tuition: $42
Experience Level: All Levels Age Range: Teens (12+) and Adults


Needle-felt a landscape picture or a portrait of your favorite pet on a 12" x 12" wool square. Students can create a free-form picture, or they may bring a photo that they would like to recreate in wool, or they can customize a printed design. The needle-felted square can be hung or framed as is; or it can be wet felted and sewn into a bag or pillow.
MATERIALS Provided by instructor. Participants should bring a photo they'd like to recreate. INSTRUCTOR BIO Diane Cook Johnson, owner of Soft Touch Farm and leader of Club Sandwich 4-H in Center Sandwich, NH has enjoyed making crafts and working with fabric and fiber all her life. She has been needle-felting and teaching the craft since the spring of 2005. She has taught over 2000 people from ages 4 to 101+ how to felt.
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Weaving Workshop with Sara Goodman – 5 Warps in 5 Days

Monday - Friday, September 20 - 24: 9 am -4 pm
Tuition: $400 – Materials Fee: $5 for handout + cost of yarn used
Experience Level: All Levels

Age Range: Teens and Adults



2021 marks our 6th annual summer weaving class.  Each year it gets better and better! We hope you will come join the fun!


Sara’s weaving intensive meets the needs of all weaving levels.  If you are a beginner but have always wanted to learn to weave, this class is for you.  You will put on a new small warp every morning and weave it off in the afternoon.  By the end of the 5 days, you will really know how to set up a loom on your own.


If you have a loom, but haven’t woven in years and need a refresher, this class is also for you.  If it’s possible for you to transport your loom to class, then you can learn on your own loom.  Every loom has its own quirky personality and the class will help you make the best use of the equipment you have.


If you are an experienced weaver and want to expand your knowledge to include some new weave structures or kinds of yarn, how to use a warping paddle, how to use a computer for creating pattern drafts, or how to read block drafts, then this class is also for you.  More advanced students can spend 5 days working on one project, with the support of the instructor.


Because this is a small class, Sara will work with students individually at their level. You may communicate with Sara prior to class so that you come to class ready to begin. Students who have taken the class in the past are certainly welcome to return!


All necessary weaving equipment and yarn will be provided, though students are welcome to use their own yarn as well.

MATERIALS
Provided by instructor: looms, yarn, and all other equipment
Students should bring the following:
• Best but not required: a loom

• Optional: Any yarn you have that you want to use
• Samples and/or photos of your weaving and other fiber work

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH.  She has been weaving, dyeing with natural dyes, and doing shibori for over 40 years.  Her work has been featured in many fiber arts publications and also in national and international exhibitions.  She has been a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen since 2006.

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