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Baskets perfect for the farmers' market or for holding felted produce.
From the practical to the whimsical, we've got the class for you!

 
 

BASKETRY

ALL BASKET MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH CLASS. STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR OLD CLOTHES AND BRING: SHARP SHEARS (KITCHEN OR PRUNING), OR DIAGONAL CUTTERS, AWL, TAPE MEASURE, PENCIL, AND TOWEL.
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TWINED, COILED, AND PLAITED
3 Sessions $110
Margaret Tullis, instructor

Begins Saturday, June 15, 10am-2:30pm
Twining is the twisting of two or more flexible weft (horizontal) elements around vertical warp elements. Delightfully simple or rich with pattern, these baskets have been a staple of indigenous peoples. Coiling is stitching over a core and plaiting looks like a woven structure. We’ll practice and compare all three. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

HEN BASKET
1 Day $80
Sunday, July 21, 9:30am-5pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
This basket was originally used to hold a hen and continues to be a useful container. Class includes a demonstration and discussion of fiber reactive dyes. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PLY SPLIT A LOTUS BASKET
2 Days $110
Thursday, August 8, 10:30am -4:30pm &
Friday, August 9, 10:30am-2pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
We will construct Linda Hendrickson’s color Lotus basket of 4-ply cotton cords using Linda’s instructions and a gripfid – a handy tool. ALL SUPPLIES AND PATTERN INCLUDED. PLY SPLITTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

FELTING

ALL FIBERS ARE PROVIDED FOR FELTING CLASSES.
PLEASE BRING A COUPLE OF OLD TOWELS FOR THE WET FELTING
CLASSES.

FELT FOR FEET—TALL BOOTS
1 Day $80
Sunday, May 19, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These boots make great slippers, but you can add soles for a more durable pair. The boots are formed right on your own feet. Decorating and shaping possibilities abound, trouble shooting and repair skills included. It’s best if you take another “wet felt with resist” class first (slippers, hat). Come with elbow grease and an old towel. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT FOR FEET—SHORT AND SWEET
1 Day $80
Sunday, June 30, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These slippers are simple and sweet, but we can make them more complicated of course. You will learn the basics of wet felt making, using a resist, one color or two. By the time the interior is laid, inlay ideas may occur to you, or leave it simple to embroider or needle felt later. They’re custom fit and the thickness of the felt is your choice too. Bring an old towel. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PAINTING WITH FELT
1 Session $55
Suzanne Connolly Howes, instructor
Sunday, July 7, 11am–2:30pm
Learn how to make a detailed image using a felting needle. You will design your images on a pre-felted wool square that can be turned into a wall-hanging. Needle and wet felting techniques will be demonstrated. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT SURFACES — LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Days $110
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Saturday, August 17 & 24, 9am–3pm
Layering lightweight fabric with fine wisps of wool roving produces interesting textural effects. You could make a lightweight Nuno scarf. Or you could play with the same differential shrinkage for surface design on a thicker cloth. Compare felt you make with wool from different breeds of sheep along with a variety of fabrics. See the effects of even non-felting fibers like silk. We’ll build and cut through layers, try inclusions and inlays…stitchery and needling too. The emphasis will be on usable sampling,
problem solving and finishing techniques. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT A HAT
1 Day $80
Sunday, August 18, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
You will start with loose fleece and end up with a felt hat. You will have lots of choices of colors and shapes for your hat. We supply the tools and materials; you supply an old towel and some elbow grease. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

UNIQUES

KUMIHIMO
1 Day $65
Thursday, May 16, 10:30am–3pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
Kumihimo,the ancient and honored craft of Japanese braiding and a tradition going back to the Middle Ages, is enjoying a revival of interest. Braids are fascinating and beautiful alone. They can also be useful as an embellishment for handwovens or for jewelry. We will construct a simple braiding stool and experiment with round, fl at and square braids. A Kumihimo computer program will be available for those who wish to try it. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

 

 
Baskets, felting & more
Basket Weaving 101

 

We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays

Holiday Closures:
Monday, May 27, Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, September 2, Labor Day


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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET - JUNE 8 & 9
Stop by our booth and say Hi!

KATE LARSON WORKSHOP - JULY 13 & 14
SELF-CARE: ENERGY STYLE! - AUGUST 10
YARN ALONG THE ROCKIES - AUGUST 17-25
KIDS SUMMER CLASSES

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New Contest:Table Toppers!
Show off your best fiber table accessories, runners, napkins, bread baskets, trivets, and more.
Entries due: Saturday, July 20
Show: Tuesday, July 23 through Saturday, August 3
Pickup: Tuesday, August 6

Shuttles Spin-In & Knit-In
1st Monday of the month
May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, 7–9:30pm
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters and
spinners in an evening of good company.

Community Knitting
Last meeting before the summer break!
Tuesday, May 21, 7–8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
Over the summer we will be knitting a vest and matching hat.
Pattern and yarn will be given out at this meeting, as well as any patterns that you might have missed but would like to make. Please join us and have a great knitting project to keep your fingers busy over the summer! Find out more...

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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