By Member for Member

By Member for Member class days are one of the member benefits of the Duluth Fiber and Handcrafters Guild.

By Member for Member classes are held annually, typically during the month of February.

2017 Sessions

February 4, 2017
DFHG Studio, Duluth Depot

Morning Sessions
9:00 am-11:30 am

Paint a Picture in Wool with Dawn Bendiske
We will try needle felting and wet felting to create a 5”x7” floral or abstract art piece. We will discuss stitching and beading to add dimension and sparkle to our work. Materials fee $6.00. Class maximum: 10 people.

SAORI-style Art Weaving with Kathy Thorene
Learn how to weave with hand-spun yarn, commercial yarn, fabric, wool fiber or whatever material you have in your stash. This is a free-form plain weave that the participants can transform into whatever they can imagine. Materials fee $6.00. Class maximum: 6 people.

Lunch Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Bring a bag lunch or plan to eat out.

Afternoon Sessions
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Hand Sewing Skill—A Stitch in Time Saves Nine with Carol Colburn
Learn several basic hand stiches and strategies for repairing, darning, patching and reinforcing everything from clothing to camping equipment. You will leave with a sampler to remind you of your new knowledge and you’ll be ready to tackle your own hand sewing projects. Bring something that needs mending and we will come up with a plan to successfully make your repair. Materials fee $5.00. Class maximum: 10 people.

Machine Knitting a Garment to Fit with Dave Kortier
Dave will demonstrate how to use a knitting machine to create a garment that actually fits. It is easy to do this using a Knitting machine: the secret is a good pattern and a reliable swatch. The same principles apply to hand knitting.

All Day Sessions
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Natural Dyeing with Theresa Hornstein
Theresa Hornstein will be teaching natural dyeing with various materials gathered from nature. This will be held in the classroom at the Depot. Bring one skein of wool or silk to dye. Materials fee $10. Class maximum: 10 people.

Temari Balls with Christine Hensolt
Discover the ancient art of Temari: brilliantly colored balls symbolizing friendship, loyalty and wishes for a happy life. Christine Hensolt shares techniques used to create intricate patterns with ribbon and thread. Class maximum: 8 people

2016 Classes

The following classes were offered at the February 6, 2016 By Member for Member class day.

  • Continuous Weave on a Pot Holder with Dawn Bendiske
  • Double Knitting Sampler Scarf with Sarah Hanson
  • Spindle Spinning with Louise Young
  • Machine Knitting Demo with Dave Kortier
  • Basket Weaving Fiber Art Tote with Cindy Ericksmoen