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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Sharon started as a fiber artist in the mid 1980's with a small flock of sheep and a love of creative experimentation. Feltmaking soon became her passion. She has been a professional feltmaker and instructor since 1995 and travels throughout the USA, Canada and Europe sharing her felting skills and enthusiasm. Her work is featured in numerous fiber art and doll art books and magazines including; 1000 Textile Artists, 500 Felt Objects, Uniquely Felt, How We Felt, 500 Handmade Dolls, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot Magazine, Spin-Off Magazine, Echos Magazine, and Fiber Arts Magazine.
She has produced two teaching DVD's and been featured on DYI (Home and Garden Television Network).
Her business, Black Sheep Designs, features her unique feltmaking kits, DVD's and supplies.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
749-3 No skills required Embed and Embellish: Felt, Stone, and Bead Jewelry
Create stunning cuff-style bracelets that combine the contrasting qualities of soft wool felt with the hard shine of glass, stone, and metal. Learn the art of traditional wet felt making (no knitting) and a range of techniques for surface embellishment. Create 'settings' for treasured objects without stitching or glue. Add 3-D effects, surface embellishment, and attractive closures. Materials fee: $10
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
748-6 No skills required Go Felt-a-fish: 3-D Felt-making Techniques
This is a fun, 'everything goes' approach to surface design in felt. You will learn all about creating surface design in the 'wet felting' process while creating a one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional fiber fish that can be used as a hanging art piece (no knitting required). We will combine wool, sheer fabrics, silks and synthetic fibers, designer yarns, wool locks, and beads to create fantasy fish full of texture and shine!
Materials fee: $15.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
761-3 No skills required Needle Felted Angels
Learn the simple art of sculpting in wool with a felting needle. No knitting, or sewing required. Create a charming angel ornament in just 3 hours. This class will show you all the basics to set you on your path to successful needle felting including selecting the right fiber, understanding the variety of felting needles, forming shapes, and achieving fine figurative details. You will want to make a bunch of these to hang around your house, on your Christmas tree, and as gifts for friends.
Materials fee: $10.