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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!

 
 

FELTING

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

NUNO FELT SURFACES—LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Sessions $105
Saturday, May 20 & 27, 9:30am–3:00pm
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. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

FELT A HAT
1 Session $80
Saturday, August 26, 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. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

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.

HEN BASKET
1 Session $75
Sunday, May 21, 9:30am–4:00pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
This basket was originally used to actually hold a hen and continues to be a useful container. Class includes a demonstration and discussion of fiber reactive dyes.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED.

PLY SPLIT A LOTUS BASKET
2 Sessions $105
Thursday, June 22, 10:30am–4:30pm &
Friday, June 23, 10:30am–2:00pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
We will construct Linda Hendrickson's colorful 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.

TWINED, COILED AND PLAITED
3 Sessions $105
Begins Sunday, July 9, 1–5pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
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.

UNIQUES

TATTING BASICS
2 Sessions $70
Monday, May 15 & 22, 1–3:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Learn the basic stitches. Then discover how this “lace” is constructed. We’ll explore some contemporary tools and materials. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

KUMIHIMO
1 Session $65
Friday, July 7, 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. A
Kumihimo computer program will be available to try. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

DISK KUMIHIMO
1 Session $45
Sunday, August 6, 1–3:30pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
Kumihimo on a disk is so portable, and it is a wonderful way to create colorful braids to embellish projects. We’ll set up for an 8-strand braid and try several round and flat patterns. Keep the disk and bobbins to braid more at home. 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 29 - Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day

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TWO TRUNK SHOWS IN ONE!
Greenwood Fiberworks & Greensleeves Spindles
Friday & Saturday, August 18–19 Click for info

KITCHEN TOWEL CONTEST
July 18 – 29 Click for info

ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET
June 10 & 11
Come see the animals and visit the Shuttles Booth!
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YARN ALONG THE ROCKIES
August 19 – 27
Special hours during Yarn Crawl: Monday–Saturday,
10am–6pm; Sunday 10am–5pm Click for info

SPIN IN CHALLENGE DISPLAY
August 17–September 2 Click for info

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
Last meeting before the Summer break!
Tuesday, May 16, 7–8:30pm Click for info

SPECIAL CLASSES with...
Pam DeGroot, 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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