Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop

pleasant-mountain-25.jpgEvery fiber event is a good event…right? Well actually some are better than others. If you’ve had the pleasure of taking a class with Linda Whiting here at the College or at other venues, you know that she is precise, well organized and delightfully talented. She’s put these strengths to work for attendees at the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop and we all encourage you to check it out.

Linda writes:

Classes range from basket making to needlefelting with lots in between.
NETA’s own Rudy Amann will be teaching spinning and nalbinding this
year and Leslie Samson will be back to teach three different felting
classes. Our new feature artist this year will be Heather Kerner of
Spiral Works Felting. She makes those amazing vessels that you may have seen at Rhinebeck in the top of the double decker building. She will be teaching felted vessels,sculptural hats and nuno felt textures.

Rose Ann Hunter will present four different rug techniques that can be
used for small projects or large ones. There will be classes in rug
hooking, penny rugs, color blending, dyeing, and kumihimo braiding, an
off-campus natural dye class at Michelle DeLucia’s studio and garden.
Julie Yarbrough of Kick the Moon Farm will lead you through the
techniques needed to create your favorite dog breed or pet. And there
will be more opportunities to make a special shawl pin with Leslie Wind.

There is something for everyone at this informal June workshop weekend. The focus is on learning a new craft or expanding what you already know. In addition to three days of workshops, half and full day, there will be an exhibit of instructors’ work to inspire you.

Fiber ‘holics Unite!

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