Classes » Fiber Arts

Most of our classes and events are newcomer-friendly. The class descriptions include a (Y) for classes that are specifically welcoming of accompanied children. Other classes may allow children; check with the teacher. It is still expected that an adult guardian will supervise, per kingdom law.

Beginning Handsewing
Saturday, 10am, Bunkhouse
Learn some tricks for hand-sewing sturdy seams and hems. Bring your questions! (Y)

Knitting Mistakes and How To Fix Them
Saturday, 1pm, Bunkhouse
Lucie de Bayonne
This class will take the fear out of making mistakes while knitting, and give you ideas to fix them. We will cover tinking, frogging, dropped stitches, and miscounting. Bring your works in progress, or just yourself. Max enrollment: 10 students.

Beginning Naalbinding
Saturday, 2–3:30pm, Bunkhouse
Aldis Thorbjarnardottir
Learn the basics of this ancient technique, to eventually make socks, caps, mittens, and more. All you need is a blunt needle, a lot of yarn, and a few simple stitches. See how the magic happens! $5 materials fee; Max enrollment: 10 students.

Knitting Basics, Part 1
Saturday, 2pm, Mud Hut
Signy Kraka
Learn how to cast on, knit stitch, and cast off. 5 kits will be available for purchase, or bring your own size 8 needles and worsted weight wool. 5 people max. (Y 5+)

Swedish Huck Embroidery
Sunday, 10am, Bunkhouse
Cellach Dhonn
Huck embroidery or Swedish weaving is a pattern darning technique that originated in Sweden in the late 15th to early 16th century. Two little projects can be finished the same day. Bring scissors and embroidery hoop if you can. Max enrollment: 6 students, 10 observers.

Athena’s Thimble Panel
Sunday, 1pm, Bunkhouse
Aurelia Colleoni a’Buccaforno
The Keepers of Athena’s Thimble is the Embroidery and Needlework Guild of the East Kingdom. The only requirement for membership is a desire to learn and share your knowledge and skill with others. All are welcome! Bring your work to show off or to panel for ranking in the guild. If you wish to panel for period competency, please contact Aurelia in advance.

Beginner’s Bobbin Lace
Sunday, 2-4 pm, Bunkhouse
Ciarnait ni-Bhroin
Have you ever wanted to try Bobbin Lace, or wondered what to do with all of those wooden bobbins? Here is your chance. Students may bring their own kits or use a loaner. Have 12 bobbins (or 6 pairs) ready to use in your kit. I will teach kit setup separately for those who are interested. $1 donation towards materials is appreciated. Kits will be available for up to 10 students.

Knitting Basics, Part 2
Sunday, 2pm, Mud Hut
Signy Kraka
This follows Saturday’s Part 1. Learn the purl stitch, and how to increase and decrease. 5 people max. (Y 5+)