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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Rhonda Fargnoli is the owner/designer of Bespoke Fibers, a Seattle-based company that creates hand painted yarn and fabric from natural dyes and botanical extracts.
Rhonda studied fashion and textile design at Chamberlain School of Design, and has taught art and studio art for more than 20 years. She was the Faculty Advisor to the Hand Knitting Certificate Program at Rhode Island School of Design/ CE. Rhonda has been featured in articles about teaching knitting design courses for RISD/CE in Yarn Market News and, in Vogue Knitting, for her Vogue Knitting Challenge class for teens, which included the winning student's design. Fargnoli has also designed for several yarn companies, including Blue Sky, Koigu and Sheep Shop and her knitting designs are published in Noro magazine and Knit Simple. Her line of beautiful hand dyed fabrics can be found at museum stores, boutiques and local yarn shops. Rhonda is also a contributing writer for Fiber Art Now magazine and enjoys teaching workshops throughout the country.
STITCHES Midwest 2016 Classes
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7099-2 No skills required Felt to Dye for (Part 2)
In the first 3 hours of this 2-part class, Karin Skacel will guide you as you felt a merino/silk blend neck wrap/scarf. You will learn how simple it is with the Artfelt method to create a felted piece that is light as air. Karin will show you how to incorporate lattice work, featured holes or mock-lace.
After lunch, Rhonda Fargnoli will help you dye the felted neck wrap/scarf that you made in the morning! Rhonda will demonstrate how to create an organic indigo vat from a simple recipe that you can make in your home studio. Students will explore the various colors, shades, and hues possible from working with indigo and will explore different techniques of dipping, binding, and printing.
Material fee: $20.
Note: This is a two-part class, you must also sign up for 7099-1 with Karin Skacel on Saturday AM. You cannot take one part without the other.