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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.
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YARN BASKET
1 Day $80
Sunday, March 17, 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.

FELTING

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

FELT FOR FEET—TALL BOOTS
1 Day $80
Saturday, January 19, 9:30am–4:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
These boots make great slippers, but you can add soles for a more durable pair. The boots are formed 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.

FELT SURFACES-LAYERS AND TEXTURES
2 Days $110
Sunday, January 20 & 27, 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.

VOODOO LOVE ZOMBIES
1 Session $50
Heide Murray, instructor
Thursday, January 31, 6:30–9:30pm
Come learn needle felting, if you dare. Make a cute fellow who will steal your heart, and then who knows what will happen. We will learn about different wools for needle felting, shaping designs and finishing. This is a stylized design I have created using pipe cleaners as an armature. Please come prepared to make the selected project. It will take the entire
time to finish him before you leave class. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

BUTTERFLIES
1 Session $50
Heide Murray, instructor
Thursday, February 21, 6:30–9:30pm
Needle felt a detailed butterfly and then wet felt it to create a dimensional piece of tiny art. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT FOR FEET—SHORT AND SWEET
1 Day $80
Sunday, February 24, 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. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

PAINTING WITH FELT
1 Session $50
Sunday, March 3, 12–3pm
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.
BRING A COUPLE OF PICTURES FOR INSPIRATION. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

NEEDLE FELT A PICTURE FOR KIDS (age 7 & up)
1 Session $40
Tuesday, March 12, 4–6pm
Suzanne Connolly-Howes, instructor
In this class you will discover how much fun it is to “paint with wool” as you learn how to needle felt. You will design and create a colorful wall hanging using pre-felt pieces and wool roving. Bring a towel and energy for this creative and fun class. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

FELT A HAT
1 Day $80
Sunday, April 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.

UNIQUES

TATTING BASICS
2 Sessions $55
Monday, March 18 & 25, 1–3:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Learn the basic stitches. Then discover how this “lace” is constructed. We’ll explore some contemporary tools and materials. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

SPRANG
2 Sessions $55
Monday, April 8 & 15, 1–3:30pm
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Sprang is one of the earliest forms of fiber manipulation. Popularized by Peter Collingwood and now with Carol James, this ancient twisting of warp threads has fascinating variations. We will make a simple bag and then perhaps a scarf or sash. George Washington wore a sash! In our day, it’s a great way to use a special skein of yarn. Handspun perhaps? It’s all about stretched warp threads, the tools are simple. Get your
hands into it. 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


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Rock Day Evening
Spin In, Knit In and Potluck

Rock Day, Monday, January 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck knit and spin in. Find out more...

New Contest: SHAWLS!
Knit, weave, crochet, felt, etc., your most beautiful shawl!
ENTRIES DUE: Saturday, February 16
SHOW: Tuesday, February 19–March 9
PICKUP: Tuesday, March 12

Shuttles Spin-In & Knit-In
1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY 4, MARCH 4, APRIL 1, 7–9:30PM
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters and spinners in an evening of good company.


Community Knitting
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, 7-8:30pm

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
CAMERON TAYLOR-BROWN WEEKEND
Friday, February 8 & Saturday, February 9, 10am–4:30pm
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DAVID JOHNSON
Making Tapestry Speak
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 10am–5pm
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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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SUPPLIES: YARN | WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | BOOKS | POLICIES & PERKS | MAP TO STORE | SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER | VIEW OUR STORE | HOME |
CLASSES:  WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | CRAFTS | WORKSHOPS & EVENTS | REGISTRATION | INSTRUCTORS
 | PRINT CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS PHOTOS |