3 Classes as Part of Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Launch Weekend Sept 22-23, 2017

1. Crochet a Shopping Tote with Pam Robinson – Friday, Sept 22 @ Noon-2pm – $5*

Learn how to make plarn from recycled plastic bags, then begin producing your own tote. Participants should already be proficient at single, half-double, and double crochet stitches. Bring a grocery bag full of plastic bags to make your plarn. Also please bring one size I, J, or K hook, or you are welcome to borrow a hook for the duration of the class that day.

*Note, there is no member discount for this class.

2. Knifty-Knit a Kid’s Hat with Shelley Johnson – Saturday, Sept 23 @ 11am-2pm – $10/$9

Shelley has been creating knifty-knitted hats, slippers, and scarves on knifty-knitter looms for over a decade! You will utilize our looms and we’ll supply the yarn. In three hours you’ll complete a winter hat for a child. It’s a nice way to try out this fun technique before investing in your own set of looms. This is a beginner’s level course.

3. Working Off the Grid with Kristy Kuder – Saturday, Sept 23 @ 2:30-4:30pm – $40/$36

Working with deconstructed aluminum wire mesh, students will felt the fibers to create beautiful, airy bowls or wall hangings. Students should bring leather work gloves and eyebrow tweezers. All other materials provided.
Pushing the definition of fiber, sculptor and installation artist, Kristi Swee Kuder applies textile processes to wire and wire mesh in response to her interest in humanity’s biased, vague and conflicting facets. Kuder’s subjects range from the internet’s insular cyber communities to our personal drifting illusive memories to the Earth’s many threatened ecosystems. Using deconstruction and felting techniques, Kristi creates forms that speak to the nebulous nature of these contentious topics. The final pieces are textural, transparent and light.
Ms Kuder has received a number of grants and awards and most recently an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board (2017). Kristi currently splits her time between west-central Minnesota and Minneapolis where she lives and maintains a full time studio practice.
To learn more about Kristi and view images of her work, click here to visit her website: kskuder.com

Make a Mosaic Table Top with Pam Collins

Two Saturdays: Oct 7 & 14 @ 9:30am-5pm* – $110/$100

Mosaics are created using tiles, dishes, pottery and glass. When tesserae is broken and trimmed into shapes, you create a design for the top of a table. The pieces are glued in place, and then grouted, and cleaned. This class is very fun, relaxed and has simple instructions and guidelines. Recommended for people age 14 and older. Most anyone is able to do this type of art….it can be addictive, though!

Instructor Pam Collins is mostly a self taught artist, who works in watercolors, mosaics, and fabric (not simultaneously). Pam has been a professional artist for 15 years. She has studied under nationally known artists in pursuit of her favorite medium. Collins has taught numerous watercolor, fabric and mosaic workshops in her studio, at area art centers and school districts, and she has received grants from Five Wings Arts Council funded from the McKnight Foundation. Pam loves to share her passion for her favorite mediums with others. She is inspirational and fun to work with.

*Students will break for lunch (bring your own or get a coupon for a local restaurant), and may finish earlier than the scheduled end time, especially on the second Saturday.


Pre-registration required for all classes — call 218-385-3339 to hold your spot today!

Listed prices are for non-members/members. To learn more about becoming a member and enjoying discounts on these and future classes and events, click here.