Fall Workshops: September – November


Class sizes are limited, so please register early!

To join one or more classes, you must register in advance and pre-pay.

Please call the park at (423) 543-5808 for more information

SEPTEMBER

Anyone Can Crochet! – Crocheting a Scarf          

Instructor: Amy Gawthrop

Sunday, September 14                            1:30 pm – 4 pm

Cost: $25                                                    Min: 1             Max: 10

You will learn all of the necessary techniques to get you started in the art of crochet! Bring at least 2 skeins of worsted weight solid color yarn (if you want a long scarf, you will need at least 3 skeins) or any fiber that will make a comfortable scarf; bring a crochet hook – either size H, I, or J (5, 5.5, or 6 mm)

 

Cornhusk Dolls                                                         

Instructor: Terri Asbury

Saturday, Sept 27                                  9 am – noon

Cost: $25                                               Min: 5             Max: 20

Kick off the fall season with this old-time tradition! Choose from a variety of styles including Native American dolls, Victorian dolls, or something of your own design. Bring a large bowl and a pair of scissors.

 

Spinning Basics                                                         

Instructor: Amy Gawthrop              

Sunday, September 28                               1:30 pm – 4 pm

Cost: $40 includes fleece (1st time students in this class)

$15 for returning students             Min: 1       Max: 5

Learning about wool, it’s structure and how it reacts. Wool preparation with hand cards, viking combs and drum carder. Practical on the spinning wheel.

 

OCTOBER

Traditional Rug Hooking with Wool        

Instructor: Joani Douglas             

Saturday, October 11 (during Spinning and Fiber Meet)

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: $35 (includes frame and hook, and all project supplies)         Min: 4                        Max: 8

Students will learn about traditional rug hooking and how to plan and complete a project from start to finish. A kit is supplied to each student that contains everything needed to complete one 8 inch “Christmas Tree”.   Additional kits will be available for purchase.

Bring a friend and have some fun!   Bring a lunch too.

 

Inkle Weaving           

Instructor: Ronnie Lail                                                                  

Saturday, October 11 (during Spinning and Fiber Meet)

9 am – Noon

Cost: $60 includes loom (to keep!) & all supplies

Min: 3             Max: 8

$20 thread only

$10 instruction only

Learn how to weave wide sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around! You can create wonderful patterns through varied placement of colorful thread.  Bring scissors.

 

Wet Felting                                     

Instructor: Nan Sexton 

Saturday, October 11 (during Spinning and Fiber Meet

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm                                Min: 4       Max: 6

Cost:   $20.00   (materials provided)

Come learn the skill of wet felting. You wil use a flat resist to make a hat or bag. If you took the class last year, this will be something new. If this is your first venture into felting, you will enjoy it!

 

Beginning Spinning      

 Instructor: Margaret Couch                          

Saturday, October 11 (during Spinning and Fiber Meet)

 1 pm – 3 pm                                             Min: 2       Max: 4

Cost:   $30.00 (materials provided)

This 2 hour class is meant for those who have never used a spinning wheel before. You’ll learn the basics of drafting wool and using the wheel to make yarn. If you have a spinning wheel, you should plan to bring it; if not, we’ll have one for you to use.

 

Twined Rugs                                                           

Instructor: Fiona Zahnke

Saturday, October 11 (during Spinning and Fiber Meet)

1 pm – 4 pm                                              Min: 3       Max: 6

Cost:   $30.00 (materials provided)

Come learn the skill of making Twined Rugs.   You will make a small twined mat to practice the techniques needed to do this old craft.

 

Anyone Can Crochet! – Crocheting a Scarf     

Instructor: Amy Gawthrop

Sunday, October 12                                    1:30 pm – 4 pm

Cost: $25                                                      Min: 1             Max: 10

You will learn all of the necessary techniques to get you started in the art of crochet! Bring at least 2 skeins of worsted weight solid color yarn (if you want a long scarf, you will need at least 3 skeins) or any fiber that will make a comfortable scarf; bring a crochet hook – either size H, I, or J (5, 5.5, or 6 mm)

 

Primitive Trapping and Fishing

Instructor: Steve Ricker

Saturday, October 18                               10 am – 4pm

Cost: $35

Min: 5    Max:  10

Learn traditional methods of hunting, trapping, and fishing, using ordinary materials to survive in the wild. This class will take place outdoors, so dress accordingly.

 

Get Ready for Spring – Winterizing Your Garden

Instructor: Ben Hunter

Saturday, October 18                                                 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session

It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners.

 

Spinning: Beyond the Basics                        

Instructor: Amy Gawthrop  

Sunday, October 19                                     1:30 – 4 pm

Cost: $40 includes fleece (1st time students in this class)

$15 for returning students                    Min: 1       Max: 5

If you are a brand new spinner, or have been dabbling on the spinning wheel for some time; this class is for you! Bring your questions and join Amy for an afternoon of “All Things Spinning!”

 

NOVEMBER

 

Indian Corn Basket                            

Instructor: Jane Doan

Saturday, November 1                               9:00 – noon

Cost: $30                                                      Min: 3          Max: 6

Create three beautiful ears of corn from basket reed. Please bring the following supplies: Sharp Scissors, 8 to 12 small clips or clothes pins.

 

Anyone Can Knit! – Making a Scarf                        Instructor: Amy Gawthrop              

Sunday, November 9                                  1:30 – 4 pm

Cost: $25                                                       Min:1              Max: 10

You will learn to cast on, cast off, knit and purl, left and right handed knitting, and

how to pick up dropped stitches. Bring at least 2 skeins of worsted weight wool in a solid color (if you want a long scarf, you will need at least 3 skeins) or any fiber that will make a comfortable scarf; Set of US#8 Knitting needles (no longer than 10”),wood or plastic, straight or circular. 

 

Rag Rugs                                                                   

Instructor: Terri Asbury

Saturday, November 15                             10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $25                                                      Min: 5             Max: 15

Take something old and make something beautiful! Make a rug, table runner, placemat, or basket out of the fabric of your choice. Just bring some size Q (big) crochet hooks and two or three yards of any material, old or new. Basic crochet skills recommended.

 

Basketry – “Orville’s Bowl”                              

Instructor: Candy Alexander

Saturday, November 22                            9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $28                                                     Min: 4             Max: 12

A slotted wood base gives this basket a sturdy, flat bottom.  The sides are plain weave.  Discover several ways to embellish a basket using inserts and overlays, such as the Cherokee Wheel.  The size works well for holding anything from popcorn to yarn.

 

 

 

 

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