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Learn from the experts! We offer many specialty workshops and clinics taught by visiting instructors and authors as well on-going clinics taught by our highly experienced staff.

 
 

ESTHER RODGERS WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 15 - 17

WILD FIBER–GETTING CREATIVE WITH FIBER PREP
1 Day $145
Friday, September 15, 10am–4:30pm

This class is all about preparing fiber in a creative out of the box way. We’ll card batts and rolags with drum carders and blending boards. We’ll comb fiber with hand combs and hackles, and diz off top (sometimes called roving, but it’s not and we’ll talk about why!). We’ll look at layering and color blending. We’ll talk about the function of different tools, while still maintaining the well-being of the machine. Extra cool tips will be shared like
how to card rolags on a drum carder, and how to diz roving off blending boards and drum carders. We’ll figure out how to prepare fibers to produce specific kinds of yarns, as well as layering texture. PLEASE NOTE: Students should wear comfortable shoes. We spend
quite a bit of time on our feet in this class. BEGINNING SPINNING OR FELTING SKILLS REQUIRED.

INTENTIONAL ART YARNS
1 Day $145
Saturday, September 16, 10am–4:30pm

This is the art yarn 101 class. Learn how to spin all sorts of creative textured yarns with special focus on creating a structurally sound and balanced yarn—merging art AND function! Take your visions and make them realities! We’ll explore wild fiber prep with multiple kinds of drum carders, blending boards and an art hackle. Spinning techniques covered will include how to corespin, add elements, supercoils, beehives, bobbles, twists
and even spin locks and fleece, and an introduction to tailspinning! Leave the weekend with an armload of mini-skein samples and an arsenal of new techniques so you can start creating your OWN styles! Students should bring a mix of batts and top/roving. They should also bring a bobbin of fresh overspun singles, niddy noddy, lazy kate, and any plying yarns they would like to play with. Multiple types of drum carders and an art roving hackle and blending board will be provided for students to use. Included materials are: assorted fibers and use of plying yarn. Additional add-ins, sparkles, plying yarns, fibers, and unusual materials will also be provided for use. ADVANCED BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL, EXTRA BOBBINS, LAZY KATE AND
USUAL SPINNING TOOLS.

EXPLORATION OF 3D WEAVING ON A 2D LOOM, COOL CROSS
1 Day $130
Sunday, September 17, 10–4:30pm

Who says what comes off your loom has to be flat? What if you could create wind chimes and mobiles that popped into a three dimensional piece when it comes off the loom? This class explores the exciting potential of 3D weaving on a small rigid heddle or 2 harness loom. Students will learn how to warp their loom to create the spacing pattern that will provide the 3D effect. Students will then learn the weft pattern, as well as techniques
for adding 3D objects. Creative and textured weft techniques will also be taught. Time will be spent weaving, and at the end of the day students will remove their pieces and see the magic of how they become three dimensional. BEGINNING RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. RIGID HEDDLE LOOM OR SAORI LOOM AT LEAST 12 INCHES WIDE REQUIRED.

Esther Rodgers is a creative fiber artist. Her focus is on spinning textured, non traditional yarns, as well as yarns with stories. As a full time fiber arts educator, she teaches workshops around the world and on Craftsy. Her Interweave DVDs How to Spin Art Yarns, and Card Wool for Color are very popular. She is a SAORI weaver and enjoys constructing garments with her handspun and
handwoven fabric.

CLEMES & CLEMES WEEKEND NOVEMBER 4—5
Henry & Roy Clemes, Instructors

EXPLORING THE DRUM CARDER
1 Day $125
Saturday, November 4, 10am–4:30pm

Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and magically turns into a batt. In our “Exploring the Drum Carder” class, students begin the day by learning the history of drum carders, how they work, and why they function the way they do. The fun goes hands-on for the rest of the day as we delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, explore the many tools that make drum carding more efficient, and crank out five different batts. The first batt will be hand cranked before switching over to Electric Drive for the duration of class. ALL MATERIALS, CARDERS AND TOOLS PROVIDED. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

ADVENTURES IN DRUM CARDING
1 Day $130
Sunday, November 5, 10am–4:30pm

This is the companion class to Exploring the Drum Carder. In this class, we continue to demystify the drum carder. Batts will be prepared both semi-worsted and woolen. Students will learn different techniques to add fiber to an art batt, prepare batts for spinning sock yarn, and learn to add silk or bamboo into woolen batts. Students will also learn to remove fiber as rolags and as pencil-sized sliver through a diz. An ambitious goal of seven or
more batts produced during class means students will have ample carded fiber for spinning samples and small projects after class. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. ALL MATERIALS, CARDERS AND TOOLS PROVIDED. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

SPECIAL CLASSES

SKIRT WORKSHOP
ANN BUDD
1 Day $110

Saturday, December 2, 10am–4:30pm
Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples–and they’re a lot easier to knit than you might think! They take no more yarn than a sweater and are much easier to knit because there are no seams to sew. Moreover, it’s much easier to knit a skirt that fits than to make a sweater that fits.

In this class, you’ll learn how to take proper waist, hip, and length measurements and combine them with your gauge to create a “pleated” skirt with a tailored fit, no matter your size. See Ann’s list of suitable skirt yarns and gauges and knit a swatch. You’ll leave with a skirt pattern for your size and gauge, and ready to cast on (if you don’t get to it in class) for your skirt!

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 classes on land, at sea, and around the world. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.

SELF CARE FOR FIBER FOLK
ADELE BEERMAN
1 Session $40
Sunday, December 10, 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. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

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 Crainiosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, FMT, Orthobionomy, Yoga and Qigong. She loves to knit, crochet, embroider and sew. Someday she hopes to get back to her spinning wheel.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

SPINZILLA IS COMING!
SPINZILLA IS COMING!
RUN TO YOUR WHEELS!

Spinzilla is a contest sponsored by The National Needlework Association (TNNA) to see who can spin the most yarn during Spinning and Weaving week, October 2–8. Teams around the world will try to spin enough yarn to cross the U.S. or maybe circle the world. To join the Shuttles team, please go to tnna.org between September 1–30 and sign up. The cost is $15, and the money goes to educational projects sponsored by TNNA.

We need 25 eager spinners! Come join the fun–check out our website, Facebook page, and Ravelry group for further details. There will be surprises and prizes. We will start the week with our regular Spin-In and have a measuring party on Monday, October 9 to see just how much yarn we have made.

To get ready for Spinzilla, on Monday, September 11 & 25, 7–9:30pm come and prepare your fiber. We will have drum carders, combs and blending boards available to use so your fiber will be ready to go the minute Spinzilla starts!

VESSEL CONTEST
November 8–25
Weave it, knit it, crochet, felt or do basketry or ply-split! Make a container or a purse, a bowl for a project or a bag for grocery shopping. Use one or more fiber techniques to create a special vessel.
Entries due: November 4
Show: Wednesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 25
Entry pickup: Tuesday, November 28

SHUTTLES SPIN-IN AND KNIT-IN
Held the first Monday of the month except September 4, Labor Day. Spin-In & Knit-In will be Tuesday, September 5 and on Monday, October 2, November 6 & December 4, 7–9:30pm. Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters & spinners in an evening of good company.

SWEATER DOCTOR IS IN
45 Minutes $25 or Bring a Friend, 2 for $40
Wednesday, 12–4pm or
Saturday, 10am–12Noon
YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
Is there an ailing sweater project in your life? A pattern suffering from confusion? Do you
need a review of some basics? Want to conquer the dreaded dropped stitch and other problems? This is an opportunity to focus on your own knitting goals in a private or semi-private session. AGES 8-80

CROCHET CLINIC
45 Minutes $25
Any Tuesday or Thursday, 11am–4pm
YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Do you have crochet questions? Are you stuck on a project? Need help understanding directions? Want help starting a new project or finishing an old one? Crochet clinic is the answer. Bring your projects and problems, and we will talk crochet.

COMMUNITY KNITTING
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
September 19, October 17 & November 21, 7-8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children in need in our area. We donate our knitting to Clinica, ECHO House and Sister Carmen Center. Every month we do a different project – check our website for more information. We are always eager to have new members! Come and join in the fun! Web site:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/communityknitting


 

 

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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

We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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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

Discount Policy
During a class students receive a 10% discount on products sold by Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins.

A 20% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $250. (For $200 plus tax you get $250 worth of yarn.)

A 25% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $350. (For $262.50 plus tax you get $350 worth of yarn.)

No credit cards for bulk purchases.
BULK PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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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 |