Workshops

Cooking with market produce

Instructor:
JoJo
Miller Farms


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Creating health & beauty items

Instructor:
Carole
Old Dominion Soap Company


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Exploring
fiber arts

Instructor:
Adele
FiberFads


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2nd Tuesday
of every month

10am-noon
in the Market

The Fiber Circle || FREE
Hostess: Adele

Once a month, come spend a morning of fiber crafting and friendship at the Fiber Circle at Miller Farms Market. Bring your favorite fiber craft to work on while sipping a hot drink, enjoying some light refreshments, and visiting with other fiber enthusiasts.

*no registration required

*please no children or pets


 

Sat., July 28, 2018
9:30-11:30
in the Market

Children’s Yarn Painting and Stick Weaving Workshop || $25*
Participants: Ages 7-12
Enrollment: Maximum of 5 students
Registration: Deadline July 25
Instructor: Adele Anderson

Undyed yarn makes the perfect canvas for color exploration and creativity! Working with the Color Wheel and Color Theory, we’ll combine various hues of Kool-Aid to paint one-of-a-kind skeins of yarn. While those colors set, we’ll learn to weave on homemade stick looms. The students will take home a Color Wheel Diagram, their own skein of hand painted yarn, and a woven wall hanging.

Participants need to bring an apron or paint shirt

*Registration and payment required for enrollment.
Emergency cancellation will result in a credit towards another Fiberfads! Workshop.


 

Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
9:30AM-12:00PM
in the Market

Fiber Fundamentals: Increase/Decrease || $45*
Participants: Adults who can knit and purl
Enrollment: Maximum of 5 students
Registration: Deadline August 8
Instructor: Adele Anderson

In this workshop, you’ll learn the skills of shaping your knitting through increasing and decreasing the number of stitches, and performing short rows. These skills are needed to knit everything from hats to gloves, slippers to socks, and sweaters to cardigans. Come join us and take your knitting to the next level!

Please bring your own knitting needles (any size) and yarn (any weight) with 3-4 inches of stockinette stitch (knit one side/purl the other) over 25 stitches already on the needles.

*Registration and payment are required to enroll. Emergency cancellation will result in a credit towards another Fiberfads! Workshop.


 

Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
9:30-12:00
in the Market

Preparing Raw Wool for Spinning || $75*
Participants: Adults
Enrollment: Maximum of 5 students
Registration: deadline Wednesday, Sept. 19
Instructor: Adele Anderson

In this class, you’ll participate in scouring raw wool, and combing and carding clean wool to prepare it for spinning. Then, you’ll learn about the mechanics of a single drive, scotch tension spinning wheel and observe how the clean wool is transformed into yarn through short draw spinning. You will take home a folder with the information discussed in class as well as a skein of Fiberfads! hand spun 100% wool yarn.

Materials to bring:

  • Pair of rubber gloves
  • Apron

*Payment due upon registration. Emergency cancellation will result in a credit towards another Fiberfads! class.


 

Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
9am-noon
in the Market

Dyeing Yarn With Kitchen Produce || $75*
Participants: Adults 18 and up
Enrollment:
Maximum of 5 students
Registration:
deadline October 17
Instructor: Adele Anderson

In this class, you’ll learn about the chemistry and process of mordanting wool fiber prior to dyeing with natural dyes so that the colors have “staying power”. Next, you’ll participate in making an onion skin dye bath and a red cabbage dye bath. Finally, with prepared skeins provided, you’ll dye one skein of yarn in each dye bath. Wait till you see the colors emerge! You’ll take home a folder with the information discussed in class as well as the 2 skeins of your hand dyed yarn.

Materials to bring:

  • One pair of rubber gloves
  • Apron
  • Two 1-gallon sized ziplock bags; 1 sandwich bag

*Payment due upon registration.
*Emergency cancellation will result in a credit towards another Fiberfads! class.