Demonstrations & Help Clinics

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All of these FREE activities take place in the Pavilion Rotunda on your way to the Marketplace. Drop in to any of them!

Thursday, February 13

10:00am - 1:30pmJC Briar - Stitch Maps Software Demo. Come learn about the wonderful new software that charts your pattern using traditional symbols without a grid.
11:00am - 5:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Come over to the warped side while making a special project for Madrona's 15 Year Anniversary.
1:00 - 4:30pmKari Elliot - Sock Knitting Machine. Come learn about these speedy antique machines that make sock knitting simple and fast.
1:30 - 5:00pmLinda Gettmann - Kumihimo braiding. Stop by and try out this art form historically used by Samurai warriors to create beautiful braided works of art.

Friday, February 14

9:00am - 12:30pmJohn Mullarkey - Small Looms, Big Weaving. Learn pin loom weaving on the portable Zoom Loom and try a little card weaving.
9:00am - 12:00pmDebbi Stone - Social Media for Knitters. Learn about social media to be in the know when it comes to the fiber arts world, Ipad's are a great knitting tool!
9:00am - 5:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Come over to the warped side while making a special project for Madrona's 15 Year Anniversary.
9:30am - 12:00pmLisa Chan - Support Spindling Fine and Down Fibers. Lisa demonstrates contemporary Russian, Tibetan, Phang and French support spindles.
9:30am - 12:00pmAmelia Garripoli - Book Charkas. Developed by Ghandi to break British Imperialism - learn about their maintenance and how to use them.
1:00 - 4:30pmAnne Berk. Intarsia is Anne's passion! Come try out the technique and see the trunk show from Anne's new book soon to be published, Annetarsia Knits.
1:30 - 4:30pmAmelia Garripoli - Spindle Roadshow. Bring questions about spindle types, which spindle to use for which fiber, and learn to ply on the spindle.
2:00 - 4:00pmClemes and Clemes - Blending Boards and Drum Carding. Come learn how to blend fibers and colors for fabulous rolags and batts.
5:00 - 6:00pmBOOK SIGNING by our teacher-authors. See the list of teachers who will be signing today on the sign in the Rotunda. Bring your own books.

Saturday, February 15

9:00am - 5:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Come over to the warped side while making a special project for Madonna's 15 Year Anniversary.
9:00am - 5:00pmDaniel Herrera will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Daniel will walk you through it.
9:30am - 1:00pmIlisha Helfman - Turkish Spindling. See her collection of spindles and handspun skeins. Learn about spinning for tapestry or energized singles.
10:00am - 2:00pmAnne Berk. Intarsia is Anne's passion! Come try out the technique and see the trunk show from Anne's new book soon to be published, Annemarie Knits.
10:30am - 5:00pmBrian Kohler - Great Wheel and Charka. Try your hand at the Walking Wheel and learn about one of the oldest known forms of the spinning wheel!
1:30am - 5:00pmSarah Anderson - Spinning Mentor. Learn basics, ask questions and try wheels including the Hansen Crafts miniSpinner.
5:00 - 6:00pmBOOK SIGNING by our teacher-authors. See the list of teachers who will be signing today on the sign in the Rotunda. Bring your own books.

Sunday, February 16

9:00am - 2:00pmTracy Irwin - Try your hand at Weaving. Come over to the warped side while making a special project for Madrona's 15 Year Anniversary.
9:00am - 2:00pmDaniel Herrera will answer all your knitting questions and help with any dilemmas on your needles. Not a knitter yet? Daniel will walk you through it.
9:00am - 2:00pmSarah Anderson will hold a spinning clinic. Spinning cotton (and cotton blends) scares a lot of spinners but it's simple once you see how it's done.

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