Call a friend and sign up for a class together … or come alone and make a new friend!  Either way come play with fiber, enjoy some downtime, learn something new (or refresh your memory), and indulge in a chance to get creative, at the Alpaca Meadows Fiber Studio!  Sign up and pay by clicking here.  Or call Julie at (419) 529-8152 to confirm your spot in the class with payment by credit card or check. Interested in private knitting or crochet lessons?  Click here.

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Crochet Basics

January 24th, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Snuggle Headbands

Get started with crochet!  Whether you used to crochet years ago and need a refresher, or are just learning, this is the class for you!  You will learn how to read a pattern, how to hold a hook, and the basic crochet stitches to make a headband. You will learn to chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, and join two edges together.  If time allows (and if desired), you will also be shown how to make a flower for your headband.  One skein of Snuggle yarn is needed and is included in the fee for this class.

A Size N Crochet Hook is needed for this class.

$35

You may register and pay for this class here.

View the pattern we will be using and a list of FREE Headband Crochet Patterns here.  See blog posts from past crochet classes.

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Mitten Felting Class

February 14th, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wet Felted Mittens Class

 

Wet felting is one of several methods which can produce felt from alpaca and other animal fibers. Warm soapy water is applied to layers of fiber placed at 90 degree angles to one another. Repeated agitation and compression cause the fibers to hook together into a single piece of fabric.  In this class you will be wet felting a pair of the warmest mittens you have ever worn.  Felting around a resist, you will be amazed at how a mass of fiber magically becomes  an article of clothing  custom fit to your own hand … no knitting or crocheting required!  Please bring a towel, a pair of pointed scissors, a Sharpie, and a dispenser filled with liquid soap.  All other materials will be provided.

$50

You may register and pay for this class here.

See pictures from past Mitten Felting Classes.

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Knitting Basics

February 28th, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bulky Ribbed Gray Snuggle Scarf

In this class for new knitters you will learn essential lessons such as choosing supplies, how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, as you start on a beautiful scarf.  This is the perfect class if you have never knitted or if it has been years since you last picked up needles!  We will be using a bulky yarn, which always makes knitting go quicker, and get started making  the Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf pictured above.  Mistake Stitch creates a deep and lofty rib that looks like so much more work than it actually is.  Size US 11 – 8.0 mm knitting needles are needed for class.  Two skeins of Snuggle yarn are needed for this project and included in the cost.

You may register and pay for this class here.

$45

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Bunny Felting Class

March 7th, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Needle Felted Bunny Needle Felted Bunny Needle Felted Bunny Needle Felted Bunny

Needle felting is the process of using a single barbed needle to repeatedly jab alpaca/wool fibers causing the fiber to tangle and become compact into flat pieces or three-dimensional sculptures. In this class, taught by Julie Petty, you will be learning to needle felt a Bunny. No needle felting experience required. Limited only by your imagination, each bunny made will have his/her own personality, which makes this class a ton of fun! You will learn techniques to enable you to make other three dimensional figures as well.

Cost of class includes materials and use of felting tools needed for project.

$50

You may register and pay for this class here.

Easter Egg Felting Kits are available to make at home, or give as a gift, complete with illustrated instructions.

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Mitten Felting Class

March 14th, 2015 OR April 4th, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wet Felted Mittens Class

 

Wet felting is one of several methods which can produce felt from alpaca and other animal fibers. Warm soapy water is applied to layers of fiber placed at 90 degree angles to one another. Repeated agitation and compression cause the fibers to hook together into a single piece of fabric.  In this class you will be wet felting a pair of the warmest mittens you have ever worn.  Felting around a resist, you will be amazed at how a mass of fiber magically becomes  an article of clothing  custom fit to your own hand … no knitting or crocheting required!  Please bring a towel, a pair of pointed scissors, a Sharpie, and a dispenser filled with liquid soap.  All other materials will be provided.

$50

You may register and pay for this class here.

See pictures from past Mitten Felting Classes.

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Alpaca Rug Crocheting Class

April 25th, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alpaca Rug Crochet Class

In this class we will be crocheting a small circular rug approximately 20″ across, and finish it in just a few hours time.  Working with rug yarn made from the fiber of our own alpacas, it will be the softest, cushiest rug, you’ve ever sunk your bare feet into! Working with a large hook, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can make a rug.  We will be using only a few simple stitches, beginning crocheters are welcome!  Using the same basic pattern that you’ll be learning in this class, you can then make coasters, trivets, chair pads, even pet beds out of rug yarn!

You will need a Size S
or Size U crochet hook.

$75

You may register and pay for this class here.

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Color Block Scarf Crochet Class

May 2nd, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Color Block Crocheted Scarf

Learn to read a pattern, chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, change colors, and finish an edge.  You will need to bring a Size H or larger crochet hook.  Two different colors of our bulky Snuggle yarn are included in the fee for this class.  Be sure to check the two colors you’d like to use, when purchasing this class.

$45

You may register and pay for this class here.

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Alpaca Soap Felting Class

May 2nd, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alpaca Soap Felting Class

 In this class we will be wet felting alpaca fiber over soap. Sometimes known as “soap in a coat”, the finished product is your soap and washcloth all in one. Alpaca fiber and three bars of Ivory soap will be provided for the class. Easy project for adults and children.

$35

You may register and pay for this class here.

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Drop Spindle Class

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details coming soon!

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Advanced Knitting

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Swizzle Alpaca Scarf

You’ve learned how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, and now you’re ready for a more advanced knitting project.  In this class you’ll be learning a horizontal drop stitch.  It is quite beautiful, and easy to knit!  When it comes to creating dropped stitches in your knitting, you gain the great advantage of adding an endless amount of variety by intentionally dropping your stitches!  We will be knitting the scarf pictured above using our Swizzle Yarn, in the color of your choice. Two skeins of yarn are included in the fee for this class.  You will need to bring size US 8 – 5.0 mm needles.

Click here to register.

$55

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Advanced Crochet

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details coming soon!

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Pumpkin Felting Class

Saturday, October 10th 2015
1:00pm – 3:30 pm

IMG_3061 (465x640) IMG_3051 (483x640) Pumpkin Felting Class


“Take a stab” at needle felting and go home with one of these adorable (comical) pumpkins!  All materials are included, felting tools and foam surface to work on are provided for use in class.  Bring a picture of a celebrity or older person with distinguished features for inspiration.

Click here to register.

$40

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Christmas Felting Workshop

November 7th, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Felting in Cookie Cutters

This class will be an introduction to both needle felting.  No experience necessary… no knitting or crocheting required!  We will be felting Christmas Cookie Ornaments  (snowmen, candy canes, gingerbread men, mittens, santas) and Christmas Ball Ornaments.  Go at your own pace, get creative, have some holiday fun!  All materials are included.  Tools and foam forms needed will be furnished for the class, and available for purchase for more felting fun at home!

You may register and pay for this class here.

$35

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Santa Felting Class

November 21st, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Details coming soon!

You may register and pay for this class here.

$45

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Custom Classes

Gather your group of three or more and we can host a class specifically designed by you and your friends! Whether you want to needle felt, wet felt, crochet, or knit, we can put together a great class guaranteed to make you relax, laugh and learn something new.  We can schedule the class around you…on a weekday or evening, whatever works for you!

Call (419) 529-8152 or email to schedule a class.  Confirm with payment by credit card, check, or PayPal.

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Other Classes

Not on the schedule this year, but available as custom classes for your group!

Purse Felting Class

Felted Alpaca Clutch Felted White Alpaca Clutch Felted Alpaca Ipad Case

Design and create a one-of-a-kind felted alpaca purse!  In this class we will using the wet felting
method which is done using raw washed and carded fiber.  Make a template of whatever size and shape purse or case you’d like, then add warm, soapy water and rub to create a lovely and durable fabric.  No knitting is involved in this type of felting, and no fiber art experience is required to have a great time creating a one-of-a-kind piece.

  Please bring a towel.  Consider bringing an apron or wearing clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

If you have your own carded alpaca or wool fiber that you would like to use, be sure to select that option when registering and receive a discounted price.  You will need approximately 3-4 ounces of whatever color you would like to make your purse.

$50

Wet Felting Purse Tips

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Snowman Felting Class

Needle Felted Snowman

We will be needle felting a three dimensional Snowman out of alpaca fiber, complete with whatever accessories you decided to dress him/her in.  All materials are included, felting tools and foam surface to work on are provided for use in class.  This is a fun class and everyone’s snowman turns out so different than the others.  See pictures from other classes.  Great gift or Christmas decoration for your own home!

$45

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