Class List

May

Needle Felting Class: Jellyfish 

Date: Saturday May 7th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Audrey Comerford, Wee Woollies Fiber Arts, LLC
Cost: $35 + $15 for materials

Skills Needed: no previous experience required!

Come learn to needle felt beautiful jellyfish made 100% out of wool with Audrey Comerford of Wee Woollies Fiber Arts, LLC. This class will help with teaching how to make basic shapes and will make it possible to create more complex pieces in the future. Needle felting is fun and a great way to expand your fiber arts knowledge. While this design looks complicated, this is a great class for beginners and those who have felted before. All supplies required for the class are included and you will walk away with a finished jellyfish, felting knowledge and a felting block/needle for you to keep. Contact Wild Knits at 971-600-3045 or wildknitssalem@gmail.com to sign up.

Teacher Bio

Audrey Comerford has been needle felting since 2011. What started out as reluctant participation in a high school artist in residence program quickly turned into a small business. Although she did not grow up raising sheep, Audrey learned the importance of agriculture and art from an early age and feels very lucky to be able to blend the two in her craft. She currently works at OSU Extension Service and when she is not doing that, Audrey is felting or taking care of the flock of sheep that help her produce the Woollie creations.

 


 

June

Beginning Colorwork: For The Trees Hat Class

Date: Saturday June 4th, 11 am - 1 pm
Teacher: Kelly Forster, KIS Designs 
Cost: $50, including pattern

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, including cast on, knit, purl, basic increases & decreases & working in the round. 


For the Trees Hat celebrates the beauty of the great outdoors, while providing the perfect camouflage for the dreaded 'Camper’s Hair' or 'Tent Tresses.' Knit in DK from brim to top, this cap works up quickly and has the feel of trees against our beautiful Oregon Skies. It's a great project to get you started with colorwork. Ready to Cast On your For the Trees?  

Teacher Bio

Kelly Forster is a knitting designer and teacher from the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband, three children & three kitties (3!) . Kelly first picked up a pair of knitting needles nearly 13 years ago and has not been able to put them down since! You can find Kelly on any given Tuesday here at Wild Knits, or on her website at kisdesigns.net, on Instagram @kisdesigns and on Ravelry kisdesigns.    

 


 

Ethereal Sweater Class (2 sessions)

Dates: June 11th & June 18th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teacher: Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy Designs
Cost: $50, pattern included

Skills Required: Knitting in the round is a prerequisite for this class.  Basic knitting skills required (knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increasing and decreasing).  Experience working with two colors is helpful but not required.  

   

There’s nothing like making and wearing your own beautiful sweater!  We’ll discuss the sweater’s construction (no seams!), stitches and skills used, hints for success, shaping, modifications, and there will also be time for one-on-one assistance. The pattern is written for bust sizes 28-62 inches and is knit using two colors of fingering weight yarn.

Teacher Bio

My sister taught me to knit in 2007, and the craft united all of my previous creative endeavors perfectly.  Knitting brings together my love for color, texture, and pattern.  Little did I know when we sat down for that first lesson that I would discover a passion. 

I love picturing something in my head and figuring out how to construct it, and then figuring out how to convey that construction to others.  I really love the problem-solving aspect of designing.  And key for me is incorporating color and beauty, with a touch of whimsy, into my designs. 

I’ve published about 30 patterns, including a new pumpkin pattern each Fall – and you may have seen some of those pumpkins here at Wild Knits.  The patterns are available on Payhip, LoveKnitting, and Etsy.

 

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