The Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival, Oct 18 & 19 in Detroit

thirdcoastffThe Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival is two day fiber extravaganza in Detroit, Michigan with a terrific selection of workshops and a bustling marketplace of vendors from across the country. Here’s a quick look at the workshop offerings and events:

FRIDAY A.M. — 9:00 to 12:00

  • Bryant ….. Color My World: An Introduction to Color in Fibers
  • Chin ….. Crocheted Tricks, Tips, and Hints
  • Eisner Strick ….. Tapas: Small Delights and Slick Tricks
  • Halan ….. Tackling Tunisian Crochet
  • Klein ….. Top-Down Sweater Design
  • Matuskey ….. Continental Knitting
  • Pascal ….. Suitable Seams
  • Peasley ….. Take Time to Save Time
  • Suttell ….. Twisting and Turning:  Cables and Cable Charts
  • Taylor ….. Introduction to Drop-Spindle Spinning
  • Wardrop …..Siamese Socks

FRIDAY P.M. — 2:00 to 5:00

  • Browning ….. Stash Busters: Embellished Log-Cabin Squares
  •  Bryant …..Finding Magic Numbers: Intentional Patterning
  •  Chin ….. Knitting Tricks, Tips, and Hints
  •  Eisner Strick ….. Creating Cool Crescents
  •  Fletcher ….. Zoom Loom:  A Taste of Weaving!
  •  Klein ….. Cutting Loose with Diagonal Knitted Miters
  •  Pascale ….. Wearable Wet-Felted Blooms
  •  Peasley …..Basic Entrelac Knitting
  •  Suttell ….. Thumbs Up:  Knitting Mittens!
  •  VanBurkleo ….. Loopy Loops:  Free-Form Lace Crochet
  •  Wardrop ….. Siamese Socks Again!
  •  Yascolt ….. Tapestry Crochet

FRIDAY — Evening

(4:30) Jazz guitar trio (free)

(6:30) Catered Dinner ($12.50)

(7:15) Special presentation by Laura Bryant, owner of Prism Yarns and author of the new book, Artful Color, Mindful Knitting (2013): “Threads of Color: A Journey in Fiber” complete with free yarn tasting and book signing. (Dinner & presentation $37.50)

SATURDAY A.M. — 9:00 to 12:00

  •  Booth ….. Needlepoint Canvas Embellishment: Holiday Ornaments!
  •  Browning ….. Not Your Granny’s Granny Squares
  •  Bryant ….. Stitch Strategies for Randomizing Hand-Dyed Yarns
  •  Chin ….. Design Inspiration – For Knitters, Crocheters, Everyone
  •  Eisner-Strick ….. The Art of Knitting Backwards and How It Applies to Edging
  •  Hammontree ….. Introduction to Tatting
  •  Klein …..When Sizing Is Important: Altering Patterns
  •  Matuskey ….. Crochet for Knitters
  •  Pascale ….. From Shapely Shawlettes to Full Shawls
  •  Peasley …..Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
  •  Suttell ….. Cables Front and Back:  Reversible Knitted Cables
  • Taylor ….. Introduction to Drop-Spindle Spinning

SATURDAY P.M. — 2:00 to 5:00

  •  Bryant ….. Fabulous Fibonacci
  •  Chin ….. Computer-Aided Design for Knitters and Crocheters
  •  Eisner-Strick ….. Knitted Skirts for Every Body!
  •  Fletcher ….. Card Weaving
  •  Halan ….. Decorative Needlepoint: Learning New Stitches
  •  Klein ….. Slip-Sliding Away!
  •  Pascale ….. Beaded Vine-Leaf Scarf
  •  Peasley ….. Two Sides to Every Story: Double Knitting
  •  Suttell ….. Lacey Mitered Squares
  •  VanBurkleo ….. Spit ‘N Polish: Painless Finishing
  •  Yascolt ….. Tunisian Crochet Entrelac Mittens

You can sign up for workshops and purchase marketplace tickets (for $5) online. The event is be held October 18 & 19 at the McGregor Center on the campus of Wayne State University at the McGregor Conference Center, 495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI.

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