Want to learn how to felt, knit, dye, or crochet? Well, call me for dyeing, but if you need a second place to go visit Wool & Co. located in Saint Charles, IL. Their store is stocked full of a wide assortment of yarn and a substantial supply of wool roving. (Sorry, there are only three lopi varieties, no Icelandic roving).
So, I'm getting myself into felting and bought some very affordable felting needles. Apparently, one does not even need to use the needles once you've got it down. However, if you're going to attach small ears, tails, legs, or mouth and eye-pieces the needle are going to come in handy. On the weekend I witnessed students felting together pumpkins, with ridges and everything. they were using a deep orange roving and rust mahogany yarn. Fantastic.
Switching between cool and warm water while rolling roving (you wanna hear that again right?) while rolling roving will create thick layers of felting. This is good when forming shapes. If you want to know more about the fiber arts and what you can do with fibers, checkout Wool & Co. They offer classes on the following dates:
Crochet Ornaments (same like Icelandic style Yule tree at Museum of Science & Industry)
Thursday, December 11th at 6:30pm. There will be two lessons, dates to come.
Fall Needle Felting
Friday, October 17th at 1:00pm
Sunday, October 26th at 1:00pm
Holiday Needle Felting
Friday, December 5th at 2:00pm
Knitting 101 (not prjóna, en related)
Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30pm for four sessions.
Monday, November 24th at 6:30pm for four sessions.
More classes available at Wool & Co..
107 West Main Street,
Saint Charles, IL 60174