Guild Workshops

Guild Workshops:

Program & Workshop Payments:

We now take signups and PayPal payment for program and workshop fees online. Each program or workshop listing with a fee will have a registration link. If you have any questions about registering for workshops, email Melanie at programs@cvfg.org.

2020 Workshops

Date(s)EventDescriptionTime & Location
1/25/2020Knitting Workshop:
Edie Eckman
As of 12/19/19 the WORKSHOP IS FULL.

25 Tips for Better Knitting
Enjoy your knitting more and improve your finished projects! In this fun, fast-paced class Edie will show you tricks to better understand your knitting, avoid frustration, prevent mistakes, and save both time and money. Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know, especially as beginning and intermediate knitters. This class features techniques to help grow your skills and provides resources for you to continue that exploration when you get home.
12:30-3:30pm
Monticello Fire Station
2/11/2020Stenciled Reverse Appliqué Workshop: Julie BowersettIn this full-day workshop you will learn to:
• cut a freezer paper stencil
• apply it to cotton jersey
• apply paint through the stencil
• stitch the stenciled fabric to another layer of jersey
• cut away a portion of the top layer to reveal the design

Skill Level: All
Cost: $45 CVFG Members, $55 Non-members, Space is limited to 10 students.

Download the flyer for more details and info on supplies provided and to bring.
10am-4pm
PoppyPoint Shop
McIntire Plaza,
1747 Allied Street
Suite J
Charlottesville

3/7/2020Spinning WorkshopWe all have them - beautiful bumps of fiber that we are not sure what to do with; or yarn we made that looked so lovely in the braid, but not so pretty in the yarn. Come join us for an interactive workshop where we explore how different spinning techniques affect color in the finished skein.

Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate level spinners

Supplies: Each student needs to bring a spinning wheel, four empty bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy Kate, hand cards (if you have them), note pad and pen.

Cost: $35 CVFG Members, $40 Non-members. Space is limited to 12 students

Materials fee: $15, cash or check paid directly to the instructor. All fiber will be provided – enough for in class and also some to take home to practice.

Homework: None

Download a flyer
1-4pm
Hollymead Fire Station
3/14/2020Nuno Felting Scarf:
Deborah Watson
Nuno felting is a wet felting technique that lends itself to experimentation with texture and color. Create a light weight, drapable scarf using fine merino wool and a base of light weight silk fabric. The fibers and fabrics are hand dyed by me and will introduce you to color and texture through your design layout.

Wet felting can be labor intensive, wear comfortable shoes and clothes and be prepared for long periods of standing.

Skill Level: All
Supplies: Please bring 3 old towels for use during the felting process. All other materials and felting supplies will be provided.
Lunch: Please bring along a bag lunch and drink for yourself.
Cost: $90 CVFG Members, $100 Non-members, Space is limited to 10 students.
Download a flyer.
10am-3:30pm
Whitehall Ruritan Club
2904 Browns Gap Turnpike, Crozet

4/6-7/2020Creative Exploration in Jewelry Weaving:
Anastasia Azure
CANCELLED
Unfortunately, this class didn't get enough signups and has been cancelled.
DATE TBDDoll Making Mini Workshop:
Susan Haines
ON HOLD - Being rescheduled

In this class students will learn how to make a 4” thread wrapped wire posable decorative figure (doll).

Skill level: All

Supplies: All supplies will be provided.

Cost: $10 CVFG Members, $15 Non-members. Space is limited to 12 students

Optional materials: Bring own vintage bit of lace, linen, fabric, roving if looking to make yours more personal. Each doll wears a skirt that’s about 4” x 4”, anything this size or greater can be used.

Download a flyer
DATE TBDWarp DyeingON HOLD
With Candy Hargett & Melanie Rowan.
More information and signups coming soon.
TBD
9/26-27/2020Deflected Doubleweave: Natalie DrummondON HOLD
We are looking at whether this will be in-person or online.
TBD
10/10/2020Nuno Felted Hat: Debbie WatsonON HOLD
We are looking at whether this will be in-person or online.
TBD
11/21/2020Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Gauge: Edie EckmanON HOLD
We are looking at whether this will be in-person or online.
TBD

2019 Workshops

Date(s)EventDescriptionTime & Location
2/9/2019Fiber Prep:
Combing
Kimberly Radcliffe
The morning workshop will start with fiber prep for spinning. Bring your own fiber or you can work with fibers provided by the instructor.
Members: Each session will be $25 or take both sessions for $45.
Non-members: Each session will be $30 or take both sessions for $55.
Materials fee of $15 per session paid to the instructor.
9am-Noon
Hollymead
2/9/2019Fiber Prep:
Carding & Batts
Candy Hargett
The afternoon workshop will move into fiber prep for carding and batts. Bring your own fiber or you can work with fibers provided by the instructor.
Members: Each session will be $25 or take both sessions for $45.
Non-members: Each session will be $30 or take both sessions for $55.
Materials fee of $15 per session paid to the instructor.
1pm-4pm
Hollymead
3/10/2019
Rescheduled
Yoga for the
Fiber Artist
Susan Haines
The room will be open at 1:15 for set up, Yoga begins promptly at 1:30. This class is free to all members.12:45-2:30pm
Hollymead
4/14/2019Dorset Buttons
Mini-Workshop
Learn a lot about your fiber by making Dorset Buttons. They can be used to embellish your weaving, knitting, and hand sewn items! It’s a great way to experiment with color.

See the March newsletter for details on what to bring.
Members: $40, Non-members: $45, plus a small materials fee payable to the instructor.
1:30-4:30pm
Monticello

5/18-19/2019Three Crochet
Workshops
Edie Eckman
May 18, 9am - Noon : Beginning Crochet
May 18, 1 - 4pm: Eye-catching Crochet Edgings for Cloth
May 19, 1 - 4pm: Crochet Stitch Workshop

See the March newsletter for details on each session and what to bring.
Registration will open March 1st for members, and to non-members April 1st.
Members: $40 per session, or take all three for $105, Non-members: $45 per session.

Hollymead


6/8/2019
Rescheduled
Spring Picnic &
Dye Day
Rescheduled due to inclement weather.
8/4/2019Craft-In +
Stash Sale/Swap +
Picnic
Bring your Fiber Equipment and Stash to swap or sell. All prices should be marked clearly, and there will be a Free table. Sales will be handled directly with sellers.

Also, our reschedule guild picnic. Details in the July/August newsletter.
1pm-5pm
PLC
9/15/2019Dye Day -
Rescheduled
We’ll offer four dye stations to explore dyeing different types of yarn, fabric, roving and wool locks. We’ll have a fiber reactive dye station for cellulose fibers – cotton, bamboo and/or tencel, a chemical dye station for protein fibers – silk and/or wool, mohair, alpaca, a chemical dye station for wool locks and roving dyeing, and a natural indigo vat station for yarn and fabric (please no loose fiber).

The materials fees will be $5 per 8 oz. of fiber, colorway or item. Example: 1) 8 oz of yarn, all the same colors $5, 2) 4 oz. of yarn, two different colorways $10, 3) 4 oz. of yarn and one t-shirt $10. You will pay for each item at that respective dye station.

Find full info and sign up here.
1 - 4pm
Vicki's House, directions emailed after you sign up.
9/21-22/2019Weaving Workshop:
Huck Lace
Laurie Duxbury
Playing with Huck, a weekend weaving workshop taught by Laurie Duxbury.
Download a flyer with complete details.
Costs: Members $100 + $5 handout, paid to Laurie at the workshop
Non-members $110 + $5 handout, paid to Laurie at the workshop
Limited to 15 students.
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-4pm
Hollymead Fire Station

10/12/2019Spinning:
Spin that Batt
Candy Hargett
The morning workshop will start with examining the structure and materials of a batt to determine possible ways to spin it using woolen spinning techniques. Woolen techniques include everything from traditional woolen spinning to fully textured yarns.
Note: Students must know how to spin basic yarns and preferably how to ply.
Tools: Spinning wheel in good working order that student knows how to use, 3 bobbins (min), lazy kate, niddy nody. Students are encouraged to bring fiber to use and for share table.
Both spinning sessions can be taken individually for a half-day workshop or together for a full day of spinning workshops.
Members: Each session will be $35 or take both sessions for $65.
Non-members: Each session will be $40 or take both sessions for $75.
Materials fee of $25 per session paid to the instructor.
Advance registration required, register HERE.

Download a flyer.
9am-Noon
Hollymead Fire Station
10/12/2019Spinning:
Worsted Yarn
Kimberly Radcliffe
The afternoon workshop will focus on worsted spinning. Bring your favorite fibers and you’ll work on different preps and spinning techniques for achieving even, consistent worsted yarn. Bring at least three different fibers that you love. Top is best, but even roving can be spun in a worsted style to give it a more worsted look and feel. Kimberly will bring some fiber just in case anyone needs any.
Note: Students must know how to spin basic yarns and preferably how to ply.
Tools: Spinning wheel in good working order. Make sure to bring all of the accessories to your wheel, at least three bobbins and a kate. E-spinners and spindles are fine, bring what you need to make a two ply yarn. Please also bring regular hand cards and hand combs IF you have them. Cards and combs and other miscellaneous supplies and small tools will be available for use during class. Other helpful things... niddy noddy and a light and dark lap cloth. If you have any questions, please email Kimberly at thenaturalspinner@yahoo.com.
Both spinning sessions can be taken individually for a half-day workshop or together for a full day of spinning workshops.
Members: Each session will be $35 or take both sessions for $60.
Non-members: Each session will be $40 or take both sessions for $75.
Advance registration required, register HERE.

Download a flyer.
1pm-4pm
Hollymead Fire Station
11/9/2019Needle Felted Holiday Ornament - Give a Gnome a Home with Donna MarkeyLearn and apply basic needle felting skills as we create mythical gnomes or Santa
tree ornaments, in time for the holidays.

Please bring cash to pay at the workshop. There will be a $5 materials fee per ornament.

Sign up for the mini-workshop HERE.
9am-12pm, plan to arrive at 8:30 for setup
Hollymead Fire Station


Workshop and Program Locations:

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