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Baskets perfect for the farmers' market or for holding felted produce.
From the practical to the whimsical, we've got the class for you!

 
 

BASKETRY

ALL BASKET MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH CLASS. STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR OLD CLOTHES AND BRING: SHARP SHEARS (KITCHEN OR PRUNING), OR DIAGONAL CUTTERS, AWL, TAPE MEASURE, PENCIL, AND TOWEL.

YARN BASKET
1 Day $80
Saturday, January 18, 9:30–4:00pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
This is an intermediate basket (or you could make a simpler egg style) made of rattan, natural or dyed. Seagrass, Danish cord or actual yarn can be woven in as accents. It’s roomy and sits beside you on the floor while you pursue yarny projects, and it’s a great container for other things too. Class includes demonstration and discussion of fiber reactive dyes. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

COILED AND PLAITED
3 Sessions $110
Begins Sunday, March 8, 1–5pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Twining is the twisting of two (or more) flexible weft (horizontal) elements around vertical warp elements. Delightfully simple or rich with pattern, these baskets have been a staple of indigenous peoples. Coiling is stitching over a core and plaiting looks like a woven structure. We’ll practice and compare all three. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELTING

ALL FIBERS ARE PROVIDED FOR FELTING CLASSES.
PLEASE BRING A COUPLE OF OLD TOWELS FOR THE WET FELTING
CLASSES.

FELT FOR FEET—SHORT AND SWEET
1 Day $80
Sunday, February 2, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These slippers are simple and sweet, but we can make them more complicated of course. You will learn the basics of wet felt making, using a resist, one color or two. By the time the interior is laid, inlay ideas may occur to you, or leave it simple to embroider or needle felt later. They’re custom fit and the thickness of the felt is your choice too. Bring an old towel. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT FOR FEET—TALL BOOTS
1 Day $80
Monday, February 3, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These boots make great slippers, but you can add soles for a more durable pair. As with the short version, you form them right on your own feet. Decorating and shaping possibilities abound, trouble shooting and repair skills included. It’s best if you take another “wet felt with resist” class first (slippers, hat). Come with elbow grease and an old towel. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

WHIMSICAL BIRD
1 Session $55
Monday, February 10, 12:30–4pm
Suzanne Connolly Howes, instructor
You will create your own, unique whimsical 3-dimensional sculptured bird combining needle felting and wet felting techniques to create the bird structure and learn a myriad of techniques to embellish your fanciful creation. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT SURFACES—LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Days $110
Monday, February 17 & 24, 9am–3pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Layering lightweight fabric with fine wisps of wool roving produces interesting textural effects. You could make a lightweight Nuno scarf. Or you could play with the same differential shrinkage for surface design on a thicker cloth. Compare felt you make with wool from different breeds of sheep along with a variety of fabrics. See the effects of even non-felting fibers like silk. We’ll build and cut through layers, try inclusions and inlays…stitchery and needling too. The emphasis will be on usable sampling, problem solving and finishing techniques. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT A HAT
1 Day $80
Saturday, March 14, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
You will start with loose fleece and end up with a felt hat. You will have lots of choices of colors and shapes for your hat. We supply the tools and materials; you supply an old towel and some elbow grease. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PAINTING WITH FELT
1 Session $55
Saturday, March 21, 2–5:30pm
Suzanne Connolly Howes, instructor
Learn how to make a detailed image using a felting needle. You will design your images on a pre-felted wool square that can later be turned into a pillow, purse or wall hanging. Needle and wet felting techniques will be used to create your colorful picture in wool. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

 

 
Baskets, felting & more
Basket Weaving 101

 

We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays
Special Holiday Shopping Hours:
We will be open Sundays on December 15 & 22 from
1-5pm for your shopping convenience
Holiday Closures:
December 24, Christmas Eve, close at 3pm
December 25, Christmas Day
December 31, New Year’s Eve, close at 3pm
January 1, New Year’s Day
January 2, Closed for Inventory

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Rock Day Evening Spin–In, Knit–In and Potluck
Monday, January 6, 6:30–9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck knit and spin in. All spinners and knitters are welcome. Just bring a dish to share and your own table service. Come one, come all!
Rock Day or St. Distaff’s Day traditionally comes the day after Twelfth Night. This is the day spinners go back to work after Christmas.

Shuttles Spin–In & Knit–In
1st Monday of the month
Monday, January 6, Rock Day Potluck, 6:30–9:30pm
Monday, February 3, 7–9:30pm
Monday, March 2, 7–9:30pm
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters and spinners in an evening of good company.

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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