Sunday, January 2, 2011

Oxford (MS) Fiber Arts Festival - Workshops

Several workshops will be offered during the Fiber Festival (please see post below for more info about the festival).

Fiber Artist Carolyn Webb, of Tucson AZ, will offer the following workshops:

Felted Clutch - Saturday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m.

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to make a small felted envelope purse using wet felting techniques. You will create your fabric by blending colored roving and yarn, which can then be further embellished using yarn embroidery, beads and buttons.

Previous experience not required. $35, plus the cost of materials - available on site during the Festival.

Nuno-Felted Scarf - Sunday, Jan. 23, 1-4 p.m.

In this 3-hour workshop you will learn a unique art form - nuno-felting - to design your own silk scarf. Nuno is a wet felting technique which combines silk chiffon with wool roving and hand-dyed mohair locks to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind embellished silk scarf.

Previous experience not required. $60. Fee includes white silk scarf and hand-dyed mohair locks. Wool roving to be purchased at the Festival.

See examples of Carolyn's fiber art by clicking on the box in the upper right of this page.

Penny Barnette, of Sky Loom Weavers in Cat Springs TX, will offer the following workshop:

Hand Painting Sock Yarn - Sunday, Jan. 23, 1-4 p.m.

In this 3-hr workshop you will create your own individual sock yarn - in your favorite colors. Learn techniques for dyeing as well as setting the color, and go home with yarn to knit a perfect pair of socks.

Previous experience not required. $40, includes all materials to make your project, including one skein of wool/bamboo blend superwash sock yarn. Additional skeins available for purchase.

All workshop participants should bring a couple old bath towels, small scissors and thin plastic gloves (if allergic to soaps and/or dyes). Wear clothing that you won't mind getting wet or stained with dye, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing for most of the workshop sessions.

To sign up for the workshops, please e-mail or call Knit 1 Oxford, 662-238-2829, or

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!! I've taken several workshops from Althea - she can really teach!