WORKSHOPS

Our 2021 workshops we’re a success this year! If you’re interested in putting on a workshop in 2022 please send us an email. If you’re interested in attending workshops in 2022 please keep an eye on this page!

If you have questions, please reach out to info@heartofnmfiberandartgathering.com.

Saturday, September 4th

12:00pm-1:00pm- Knitting 3 Cast-Ons: I-Cord cast on, Italian Cast on and Chinese Waitress Cast on With Jeannie Fagerstrom

Class Size: 12 maximum
Fee: $10/Student
Class info: Must bring double pointed or circular needles US size 8 or 10. Need to know how to knit and purl.
Bio: I’ve been knitting almost 60 years. I love that there is always something more to learn. After 25 years of knitting in the “American” or English style, I switched to Continental knitting. I now knit left-handed and right-handed. Teaching knitting has been part of my life for close to 20 years. I’m the expert help at the Yarn Store at Nobhill.

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1:00pm-2:30pm Beginning crochet workshop With Kyle Williams from Kylari’s Kritters

Class size: 5 maximum
Fee: $20
Class info: Students should bring a light colored skein of bulky weight yarn a K (6.5mm) sized hook and scissors. The class will focus on a stitch sampler scarf to take home and enjoy.
Bio: Kyle has been doing fiber arts for 13 years now. He learned to crochet from his mom in his 20s. He raises his own sheep for their wool, concentrating on quality handspinning fleeces.

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Sunday September 5th

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[object Object]1:00pm-3:00pm Introduction to Wheel Spinning With Katianne Baker SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL
Class Size: 6 maximum
Fee: $25/Student
Class info: In this two hour class we will go over the basics of spinning on a spinning wheel including fiber prep wheel anatomy, tension, ratios, drafting, and of course spinning! Students will be given the opportunity to learn to spin on different wheels and try different techniques to create yarn.
Bio: Zookeeper by day, spinner by night! Katianne Baker enjoys a variety of fiber art crafts including knitting, weaving and spinning. Raising livestock and exotic animals since the age of sixteen, Katianne is now an entomology zookeeper who also raises shetland sheep for spinning fiber at home. Creating beautiful yarn and teaching people about the natural world around us are passions that drive her.

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3:00pm-5:00pm  (1.5 hour with break in middle) Drop-Spindle Spinning Presentation (kits available for purchase) With Katy Lente

Class Size: unlimited

Fee: No charge

Class info: A Tale Well Spun delights the learner with a historical presentation of the Tompiro and Tiwa villages of the Salinas Valley in East Central New Mexico. Students learn drop-spindle spinning with these indigenous people in mind and experience fiber from descendants of the original sheep brought to what is now New Mexico by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. A well-developed, researched power point presentation alternates with drop-spindle spinning instruction. A Tale Well Spun couples an ancient life way with findings and preservation of Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira National Monuments. Evidence from archaeological discoveries spanning the 19th and 20th Centuries serve the class uniquely. Katy Lente, seasonal Park Interpreter at these monuments, pairs the skill and the context for learners. Results are rich take-away knowledge of our beloved Southwest and meaningful application of fiber work. 

To register send us a quick email here