Study Groups

Weaving Study Group

This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Studio at the DAI from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. All are welcome.

Contact Beverly with questions: GBLSMartin@gmail.com

Knitting & Crocheting Study Group

The Knitting & Crocheting Study Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:00-7:00 pm. September’s meeting will be held in the Fiber Studio. We will discuss future meeting locations at the September potluck. Please join us with your ideas and enthusiasm.

Contact Patricia with questions:  pgberntsen@gmail.com

New Weaver Study Group

The New Weavers Study Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Studio.

Each month has a different topic depending on the interest of the group. Future discussions may include: epi—what it means plus standard epi for different fibers, reading a draft, calculating your own project, and what kind of weave for what project. We also spend some time answering questions regarding weaving. All weavers and non- weavers are welcome to join the group; our goal is to increase our weaving knowledge and develop friendships with fellow weavers.

Contact Lynnea at 218-428-8838 or lynneajh@mac.com for more information.

Knitting Machine Interest Group

This group meets several times per year to share our fascination with these machines.  Each meeting features a member demonstration a general technique or talking about a specific machine.  If you are interested in knitting machines, contact Leslie at leslieww876@gmail.com or  Dave at david@kortier.com and we will put you on the list for notification of upcoming meetings.

Spinning Study Group

The Spinning group continues to meet every 3nd Saturday in the Ruth Maney Room, just down the hall from the Fiber Studio. We meet from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and lunch is informal, bring a sandwich if you want. Stay for the entire time, or make an appearance. We encourage people of all skill levels to drop in; it is a great place for new spinners (or wannabe spinners) to learn from accomplished spinners, and a great place for accomplished spinners to share the craft. Plus, we always have a good time.

Contact Dave with questions:  david@kortier.com.

Rag Rug Study Group

The Fall Rag Rug meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on October 11th at Janet Meany’s house. Bring lots of rag rugs to show and tell! For more information, call Mary at 218-525-5462.

Tapestry Study Group

The Tapestry study group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiber Studio.

No meetings are held during the summer. Upcoming topics are:

  • September: Catch Up On Summer Tapestry Activities; Designing
  • October: Sett, Warp, and Yarn
  • November: Preparation for December Fiber Sale
  • December: No Meeting—Holidays
  • January: Weaving Tapestries without Fringe

If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Marcia McCormick at 218-834-6954 or treefolkmt@gmail.com.

Felting Study Group

The Felting Study Group meets on the 4th Monday of each month in the Fiber Studio from 5:00-7:00 pm. We have explored needle felting, wet felted vessels, Nuno felting, and felting soap/rocks to date. We are open to any new felting ideas you may have and are willing to try them out, come ready to explore and experiment. All are welcome!

If you want more information or would like be added to the email group list, please contact Terry at frenchriver123@gmail.com

Upcoming Meetings

Sep
20
Thu
Tapestry Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
24
Mon
Felting Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
10
Wed
Floor Loom Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Meet to share and for inspiration and support with weaving projects and interests – Everyone is welcome, new weavers, expert weavers and all in between!

Oct
11
Thu
New Weavers Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm

This group is for new weavers (or anyone interested in learning) to provide support and inspiration in continuing to learn to weave. This group also needs experienced weavers to serve as mentors.

Oct
17
Wed
Knitting & Crocheting Study Group @ Perk Place Coffee, Kenwood Shopping Center
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group for knitting and crocheting. Come if you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting, or if you want to learn, and help make this study group be what you would like it to be.

Oct
18
Thu
Tapestry Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
20
Sat
Spinning Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

All interested in spinning yarn are invited! Experienced at all levels and wanna-bes. Come and join our circle meeting for fiber conversations, sharing, and inspiration. Bring a bag lunch, if you will be there for lunch time. Also, bring your wheel or spindle and/or fiber to work on as we are chatting, and any project for sharing.

Oct
22
Mon
Felting Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
8
Thu
New Weavers Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm

This group is for new weavers (or anyone interested in learning) to provide support and inspiration in continuing to learn to weave. This group also needs experienced weavers to serve as mentors.

Nov
14
Wed
Floor Loom Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Meet to share and for inspiration and support with weaving projects and interests – Everyone is welcome, new weavers, expert weavers and all in between!