Jay County Fiber Arts Festival
Virtual Classes and Marketplace!
Classes run at pre-scheduled times and will be delivered live via Zoom. Note most classes require a materials fee in addition to the class fee, which is to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.
Let’s Dye Superwash Yarn Super Safely
Teacher: Christina Coghill
This class will teach you how to dye beautiful one-of-a-kind colorways safely. We will be using your microwave, superwash yarn, wilton frosting colors, and or Kool-Aid, and Vinegar. Since we are using food grade dyes you can use any containers that are microwave safe. You can purchase superwash natural yarn at your local yarn store, any online store, or from this website
Preparing a Fleece
Teacher: Kylee Eller
Join me for this fun class! Take a look in your fiber stash and grab a fleece you have been wanting to process. We will learn how to skirt a fleece together, wash it, pick it, card it, and spin it. We will take a look at different fiber types (alpaca, wool, and angora) and explore how to best use them in the fiber arts. The tour will take place in my own cottage-style fiber mill in Yorktown, Indiana. I look forward to sharing my fiber processing knowledge and tips with you!
Rug Hooking: Fraktur or Pennsylvania Dutch – Folk Art Pattern (materials kit included in price)
Teacher: Tracy Burns
Please come join Indiana Artisan Tracy Burns as she shares her love of Traditional Rug Hooking with you. You will be making a 8″x10″ tulip and heart design or a 10″x10″ tulips, heart and bird design.
Rug Hooking is like coloring except we will be using wool fabric instead of crayons! Tracy will cover the history as well the equipment used to create a piece of Folk Art. You will be learning the techniques to finish this project and future rugs. We will also touch on the differences between wide cut (Primitive Style) and fine cut (Realistic Style). Students will be guided through the basic techniques as they pull their first loops on an 8″ x 10″ or 10″ x 10″ design. If this is not your first Rug Hooking class, please let Tracy know. She can help you adapt the pattern so you can add an advanced technique or two
Wet Felting a Bird Pod
Teacher: Patti Hodge