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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.

PLY-SPLIT TRI-AXIAL BASKET
1 Day $75
Friday, October 20, 9:30am–4pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
Come learn to make a ply-split basket using Danish cord with a tri-axial start and POThole sides. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

YARN BASKET
1 Day $75
Sunday, December 10, 9:30am–4pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
This is an intermediate basket (or you could make a simpler egg style) made of rattan, natural or dyed. Seagrass, Danish cord or actual yarn can be woven in as accents. It’s roomy and sits beside you on the floor while you pursue yarny projects, and it’s a great container for other things too. Class includes demonstration and discussion of fiber reactive dyes. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELTING

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

FELT A HAT
1 Day $80
Sunday, September 10, 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.

FELT SURFACES—LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Days $105
Sunday, September 24 & October 1, 9am–3pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
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.

FELT FOR FEET—SHORT AND SWEET
1 Day $80
Sunday, October 29, 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.

FELT FOR FEET—TALL BOOTS
1 Day $80
Sunday, December 3, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These boots make great slippers, and you can add soles for a more durable pair. As with the short version, you form them 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.

UNIQUES

TEXTILE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
1 Session $30
Saturday, September 30, 1–3pm
Chris Switzer, instructor
Come learn about Chris’ research project on South American textiles that was inspired by her trips to Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Examine handwoven and knitted objects and discuss the textile history of the Andes. Learn about the environment, which animals were important and land division. Discuss symbols and possible meanings. How to care for the
textiles you bring home will also be discussed. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

KUMIHIMO
1 Day $65
Friday, November 17, 10:30am–3pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
Kumihimo, the ancient and honored craft of Japanese braiding, 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 jewelry. We will construct a simple braiding stool and experiment with round, flat and square braids.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

 

 
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

Special Holiday Shopping Hours
Sundays December 3, 10, and 17 from 1 - 5pm
Sunday, December 24, from 1 - 3pm

Holiday Closures:
Monday, September 4, Labor Day
Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 2, Closed for Inventory

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25th Birthday Sale

Saturday, September 23, 10am—6pm One Day Only

Enter to Win One of Ten $50 Gift Certificates
15% Off All Schacht Equipment (Except Cranbrook Looms)
15% Off All In-Stock Merchandise (Includes Books, Magazines, Patterns, Buttons, Fiber, etc.)
All Sales Are Final! Payment must be made in full at time of purchase. Checks and Cash are preferred, but Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are cheerfully accepted. Sorry, We Can’t Wind Yarn on Sale Day

SHUTTLES SPIN IN & KNIT IN
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters & spinners in an evening of good company. Click for info

COMMUNITY KNITTING
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children in need in our area. Come join the fun! Click for info

ESTHER RODGERS WEEKEND September 15-17. Click for info

CLEMES & CLEMES WEEKEND November 4-5. Click for info

SPECIAL CLASSES with Ann Budd & Adele Beerman

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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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SUPPLIES: YARN | WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | BOOKS | POLICIES & PERKS | MAP TO STORE | SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER | VIEW OUR STORE | HOME |
CLASSES:  WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | CRAFTS | WORKSHOPS & EVENTS | REGISTRATION | INSTRUCTORS
 | PRINT CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS PHOTOS |