Introduction to Dyeing and Felting

Date: November 1, 8, and 15
Time:  5:30-7:30PM
Series Price:  $110/person, $100 member
Ages:  16+

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This workshop, led by local artisan Tiana St. James, will explore an array of wool dyeing techniques, using wool from Billings Farm’s Southdown Sheep. Participants will transform the hand-dyed wool into a felted landscape wall hanging, while exploring both wet felting and needle felting techniques.

 

About Tiana St. James:

Tiana St. James, an Upper Valley native, has been an Interpreter at Billings Farm and Museum for seven years.  She loves helping others learn about the history of anything and everything, particularly domestic arts.  Tiana’s love of knitting and crochet led her to discover the fascinating and full world of fiber arts, and she has participated in all stages of the wool and flax to linen processes.  Through her association with the Aker Fiber Farm in Enfield, NH, she has developed and taught classes for a variety of ages on a wide array of textile crafts.  Tiana has been known to knit in such unique situations as hurricane force winds and on New England hikes.  When she is not crafting, she enjoys gardening and cooking, often while listening to books.  In recent years, she has also embraced the role of the fairy godmother to the Billings fairy gardens.

Safety PolicyFor the continued safety of our staff and guests, wearing a face mask is encouraged and very much appreciated in our indoor spaces. If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness please wear a mask or consider visiting another time.

Cancellation Policy: There are often waitlists for our workshops, so please let us know in advance if you are unable to attend. Refunds are available up to 14 days before the class is held. There are no refunds within 14 days.

 

 

Introduction to Hand Quilting:  Three-Part  Series 

Date:  May 31, June 7 and June 14
Time:  5:30-7:30PM
Series Price:  $110/person, $100 member
Ages: 16 +

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This three-part Fiber Arts Class is an introduction to hand-sewn quilting with step-by-step instructions.  Quilters of all experience levels will gain valuable insight from local fiber and textile artisan Tiana St. James.  Learn about materials, tools and measurements.  Lay out and cut patterns and sew patchwork rows.  Students will emerge with finished quilt squares and a deeper understanding of the quilting process.

For more information, enjoy our press release.

Cancellation Policy: There are often waitlists for our workshops, so please let us know in advance if you are unable to attend. Refunds are available up to 14 days before the class is held. There are no refunds within 14 days.

Safety Policy: For the continued safety of our staff and guests, wearing a face mask is encouraged and very much appreciated in our indoor spaces. If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness please wear a mask or consider visiting another time.

Contact afannin@billingsfarm.org with registration questions.

About Tiana St. James:

Tiana St. James, an Upper Valley native, has been an Interpreter at Billings Farm and Museum for seven years.  She loves helping others learn about the history of anything and everything, particularly domestic arts.  Tiana’s love of knitting and crochet led her to discover the fascinating and full world of fiber arts, and she has participated in all stages of the wool and flax to linen processes.  Through her association with the Aker Fiber Farm in Enfield, NH, she has developed and taught classes for a variety of ages on a wide array of textile crafts.  Tiana has been known to knit in such unique situations as hurricane force winds and on New England hikes.  When she is not crafting, she enjoys gardening and cooking, often while listening to books.  In recent years, she has also embraced the role of the fairy godmother to the Billings fairy gardens.

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