Classes and Demos
I am a teacher for students with disabilities by day, and I love the learning process. Teaching others new skills is motivating to me. I teach yarn dyeing, and beginning rigid heddle weaving: how to warp the loom. Log cabin and Squares & Rectangles are also fun patterns I like to share with others. I have taught classes at the Stephenson County Fiber Fair in Cedarville, IL, the Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival in McHenry, IL, The Butter Churn in Woodhull, IL and Crafted QC in Davenport, IA. Most recently, I started teaching classes at Dovetail Rivet & Stitch in Galesburg, IL.
I was invited to teach a group of high school students beginning weaving during their NIB12 Art Conference.
Contact me to teach rigid heddle weaving classes; I provide the looms for those weaving classes ... try it before you buy it idea.
I can also teach homegrown yarn dyeing or roving dyeing for spinners.
Students' work! Isn't it beautiful!?!?!?!?!?
Wool and Fiber Arts:
We provide specially prepared fiber batts for The Wool and fiber Arts FB live fiber sales on our own https://www.facebook.com/leaflivestock Face Book page. Our batts are created with Natural Colored fiber blended with dyed Rambouillet, Columbia or Polypay .
My fiber arts passion started with spinning. I love using our fiber to create one of a kind yarns. I use these yarns to create a variety of scarves, shawls, ponchos, and material for other creations. All of my homespun is for sale, please contact me for prices or other options.
I needed an outlet for all of my yarns, so I learned to weave on a rigid heddle loom. I especially enjoy creating random woven items. I weave blankets, shawls, table runners, scarves, and material to create ponchos, pouches. I also use worsted weight cotton to weave towels and wash cloths.