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General Info:
Kids Workshops
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Please be sure to register for all workshops prior to their start times. The Registration Booth is located at the front of the Exhibit Hall.  Children’s workshops are open to all participants during the length of the workshop.  All adult workshops begin promptly when scheduled.  Adult workshops are for ages 15 or older. Children’s workshops require each child under 8 to have an adult helper at all times.

*Class fee is listed first followed by the material fee if appropriate.


Presenter Date/Time Class Title Price

Bruce Engebretson


Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 Spindle and Distaff Spinning $30
Supported and Balkan-style spinning from fiber held on a distaff. Very portable.



Dotty Taft


Saturday 10:00 to 1:00 Fiber Blending and Color Blending on the Drum Carder  
Learn the most effective and creative way to use the drum carder. Focus will be on blending fiber types, and various methods for blending colors so you can make an array of yarns.

Please contact Dotty at taftd@yahoo.com with and questions about this specific workshop.




Bruce Engebretson


Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 Carding $30
Use oil and hand cards to prepare perfect rolags for smooth spinning. Bruce Engebretson





Katherine Johnson


Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 Introduction to Naalbinding  
This ancient, flexible, varied, and variably spelled craft can make cozy clothing and accessories, practical bags, lacy nets -- the sky is the limit. All you need is yarn and a needle. We will dive into the craft with hands-on experience, creating a cup sleeve using Finnish stitch, one of a large family of stitches from Northern Europe. Current, historical, and prehistorical context will be presented along with discussion and demonstration of a number of other stitches. There wil be many samples available for inspection.
A naalbinding needle will be available for each participant's use during the class, with an option to purchase at the end.
Participants should bring one skein of light colored, relatively smooth yarn between aran and bulky weight, preferably in a
fiber that is easily feltable.

Katherine Johnson is a fiber enthusiast living in northwestern MA. She's very focused on portable fabric creation, and practices tatting, small loom weaving, and all the usual suspects: knitting, crocheting, spinning.

Please contact Katherine at katheroni7@gmail.com with any questions about this specific workshop.



Emily F. Gwynn Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 The life-Changing Magic of Chart-Reading for Knitting $30

Introducing the use of charts for color work, lace, and more.

Please contact Emily at emily@egwynn.com with any questions about this specific workshop.




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