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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.

VOODOO LOVE ZOMBIES
1 Session $45
Thursday, January 26, 6:30–9:30pm
Heide Murray, instructor
Come learn needle felting, if you dare. Make a cute fellow who will steal your heart and then who knows what will happen. We will learn about different wools for needle felting, shaping, and finishing. This is a stylized design I have created using pipe cleaners as an armature. It will take the entire time to finish your zombie before you leave class.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME. AGE 9 AND UP.

FELT FOR FEET—TALL BOOTS
1 Session $75
Sunday, January 29, 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.

NUNO FELT SURFACES—LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Sessions $105
Sunday, February 19 & 26, 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 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
Sunday, March 19, 9:30am–5pm
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.

FELT FOR FEET—SHORT AND SWEET
1 Session $75
Sunday, April 2, 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.

SPRING CHICKS AND BABY BUNNIES (NEEDLE FELTING 101)
1 Session $45
Thursday, April 6, 6:30–9:30pm
Heide Murray, instructor
Come learn to needle felt and make Easter themed cuties. We will design a bunny or chick for you to make and take home. Needle felting is fun and easy. Learn design tricks to make the most of your time and you will be designing your own creatures by your second project. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. AGE 10 AND UP.

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.

YARN BASKET
1 Session $75
Sunday, March 26, 9:30am–4:00pm
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, can sit beside you on the floor while you pursue yarn projects, and is a great container for other things too. Class includes demonstration and discussion of fiber reactive dyes. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PLY SPLIT A GARLIC BASKET!
1 Session $60
Sunday, April 2, 10:30am–4:00pm
Sally Kuhn, instructor
We will construct a small garlic basket of 3-ply Danish cord using a gripfid – a handy tool.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

UNIQUES

KUMIHIMO
1 Session $65
Friday, January 27, 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 out. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PERUVIAN TEXTI ILES
1 Session $25
Saturday, February 25, 10am–12noon
Chris Switzer, instructor
Come take a closer look at some wonderful Peruvian textiles from Chris’ many trips to Peru. She will bring modern and antique pieces both woven and knitted and discuss techniques and meanings of some of the symbols. She will also have slides of the countryside and artisans. ALL WELCOME.

NETTING
2 Sessions $60
Wednesday, March 8 & 15, 6:30–9pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Nets are structures composed of knots. We’ll make a great string bag and explore the history, from fishing to lace. 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

Holiday Closures:
Saturday, December 24, Close 3PM Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 31, Close 3PM, New Year's Eve
Monday & Tuesday, January 9 -10, Closed for remodeling

We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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Rock Day Evening
Spin In, Knit In and Potluck

Tuesday, January 3, 6:30-9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck spin in and knit in. All spinners and knitters are welcome. Just bring a dish to share and your own table service. We will bring tea and sweets but the more, the merrier. Come one, come all! Rock Day or St. Distaff’s Day traditionally comes the day after Twelfth Night. This is the day spinners go back to work after Christmas.

Tea Cozy Contest
We had so much fun with the scarf and cowl contest, that we are going to do another. This time it is Tea Cozies. Let your imagination run wild and create the most whimsical Tea Cozy ever. Bring your Cozies in by Saturday, February 25, and we will display them from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 11. There will be prizes awarded in several categories.

Special Event - Custom Fit Cormo Skirt
Saturday, February 18, 10-4:30PM
Learn how to knit a custom fit Cormo wool skirt under the guidance of Ann Budd and Elemental Affect's Jeane deCoster. Click here for more details!

Self Care for Fiber Folk with Adele Beerman
Sunday, January 22 OR Saturday, April 29
1-3PM $40

This class will explore a variety of techniques that address tension, stress, discomfort and even pain that comes with time spent creating your projects. Click here to 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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