TRUNK SHOWS IN ONE!
Greenwood Fiberworks & Greensleeves Spindles
SPINNING ANY SIZE YARN
ON THE RIGHT SPINDLE
Friday, August 18, 9:30am–12:30pm; $75
Elizabeth Daily, instructor
In class we will explore on at least 5 different styles
and weights of spindles. Can you spin Worsted on a
light spindle? Cobweb on a light spindle? Of course
you can! What can you do with a medium weighed spindle
that you can’t do on a light one? Best of all,
what is the best all round weight to spin virtually
any size! Want to know which weight that is? See you
in class! EXPERIENCE IN SPINNING ON A SPINDLE REQUIRED.MATERIALS
SPINNING LUXURY FIBER
Friday, August 18, 1:30–5:30pm; $75
Carolyn Greenwood, instructor
In this course we will learn how to spin those lovely
luxury blends of Yak/Silk, Camel/Silk, Alpaca/Silk,
and Merino/Silk to create a yarn that retains the
softness and shine of these fibers while at the same
time being structurally sound. We will also learn
to spin 100% silk into a shiny, drapeable yarn that
is perfect for lace knitting. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS
REQUIRED. BRING A SPINNING WHEEL IN GOOD
WORKING ORDER, SEVERAL BOBBINS, LAZY KATE AND CARDS
FOR SAMPLES AND NOTES. FIBERS PROVIDED.
July 18 – 29
Handmade towels make drying dishes almost pleasurable,
and they are lots of fun to make. We have cotton and
linen (our favorite dish towel fibers) in lots of
colors. Put on your design hat and show us what you've
got. Your dishes will have to air dry for a couple
Entries due July 14
Show runs July 18–29
Pick up August 1
ALONG THE ROCKIES
August 19 – 27
Special hours during Yarn Crawl: Monday–Saturday,
10am–6pm; Sunday 10am–5pm
Gas up the car, pack up your yarn projects, pick up
your friends and visit Shuttles to get a passport
to the Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl. Seventeen
shops from Colorado Springs to Boulder are participating
in the Front Range fifth annual yarn crawl. Be sure
to get your passports and collect each official yarn
store’s stamp as you visit and register for
prizes generously donated by national and local yarn
vendors! Each store will have a drawing for a prize
basket. There will be a Grand Prize drawing for the
guests who complete their Passports
by having all of the local yarn stores’ official
stamps in their Passports. For more information go
Pam De Groot comes from a background of Studio Ceramics
and now has worked in the field of Textile Art for
16 years. Primarily a felt maker she explores, through
innovation, the many ways wool can be formed and coaxed
into new and interesting shapes. Pam is also a natural
dyer and printmaker, using her home in the Blue Mountains
near Sydney, Australia, as a constant source of inspiration
and colour. Organic forms and texture are a
common theme throughout her work, with the various
properties of wool and the colours of nature influencing
each piece. See some of her work at pamdegroot.com.
FELTED FREEFORM TUNIC
Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday August 3, 9:30am–4:30pm;
Create a tunic using silk and wool with pre-dyed materials.
In this 3-day class you will create a one-of-a-kind
felted garment. Some sewing will be required to construct
the garment. BEGINNING FELTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
ART INSPIRED WRAP/SHAWL
Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 9:30am–4:30pm;
Bring a photo of a piece of art that inspires you,
and you will create an interpretation of that artwork
on felt. The first day will include dyeing the silk,
and two other days will be used to design and construct
the piece. BEGINNING FELTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
TOE UP SOCKS WITH WEDGE
TOE AND SHORT ROW HEEL
1 Session $100
Saturday, August 12, 10–4:30pm
Most knitters learn to knit socks from the cuff down
to the toe, but they can also be knitted in the opposite
direction—from toe up to the cuff, eliminating
the need to pick up stitches for the gusset or work
the dreaded Kitchener stitch. Learn to knit socks
from the toe up using an Eastern cast-on, short-row
heel, and flexible sewn bind-off. You will make a
small sock to learn all of the skills in one day and
leave ready to knit socks in a variety of
sizes and yarn weights. ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING
MUST BE COMFORTABLE WORKING ON DOUBLEPOINTED NEEDLES.
Ann Budd is the author
of more than a dozen books, including The Knitter's
Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting
Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class and
many of the STYLE series. She teaches class
on land and sea and around the world. Learn more at
SELF CARE FOR FIBER FOLK
1 Session $40
Sunday, June 4, 1–3pm
This class will explore a variety of techniques that
address tension, stress, discomfort and even pain
that come with time spent creating your projects.
Repetitive movements tend to
overuse some muscles and underuse others. Our goal
will be to reach a balance that allows you to work
with comfort and ease. You’ll learn strategies
to release discomfort before it becomes a problem.
Adele Beerman is a
licensed massage therapist, has a BA in Theater Dance,
is a Reiki Master, and has been practicing massage
and acupressure therapy for more than 30 years. Her
additional studies include Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral
Manipulation, FMT, Orthobionomy, Yoga and Qigong.
She loves to knit, crochet, embroider and sew.
SPIN-IN AND KNIT-IN
Monday, May 1, June 5, July 3, 7–9:30pm
Day Change: Monday, August 14 & Tuesday, September
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters
& spinners in an evening of good company.
IN CHALLENGE DISPLAY
August 17–September 2
Michelle DiPrima of Hummingbird Moon Yarns and Fibers
designed a special colorway for the SPIN IN group
this year as our challenge. What fun we had spinning
the yarn and making the most amazing garments! Come
take a look!
PARK WOOL MARKET
June 10 & 11
Come see the animals and visit the Shuttles Booth!
out more here...
Last meeting before the Summer break!
Tuesday, May 16, 7–8:30pm
Join us for our last meeting before the Summer break!
The vest pattern that will keep everyone happily knitting
across the summer months will be given out. Help us
get ready to keep the kids warm next winter.