Study Groups

Rigid Heddle Study Group

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

Contact Tracy with questions: kaytebugs@gmail.com

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 3:00-5:00 pm. in the Fiber Studio. Please join us with your ideas and enthusiasm.

Contact Patricia with questions:  pgberntsen@gmail.com

New Weaver Study Group

The New Weavers Study Group does not currently have a scheduled meeting time.  If you are interested in being a part of this group, contact Lynnea at  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 2nd Thursday of each month in the Fiber Studio from 12:30-2:30 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

Nov
9
Sat
Rigid Heddle Study Group
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Not sure if you like weaving? Interested in learning a new portable hobby? Looking for a way to bust through that yarn stash? We have two looms for members to rent (Schacht 15” Cricket & Ashford 16” SampleIt). They are lightweight and can produce a wide range of fabric. Everyone is invited; drop in sometime to explore this type of small loom weaving.

Please note location change to Fiber Studio (Ruth Maney room is closed until further notice).

Nov
13
Wed
Weaving Study Group
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are compiling a weaving “Tips” binder, which will include all things weaving and some dyeing as well. Members of the groups are asked to contribute their own tips at our meetings. All are welcome.

Nov
14
Thu
Felting Study Group
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We have some very exciting happenings this fall: we have the opportunity to work with Mary Reichert, an expert in rug felting, on a Community Rug project. In the past, we have explored needle felting, wet felted vessels, Nuno felting, and felting soap/rocks. We plan to pick a project for each meeting and explore and learn together so bring along your ideas. All are welcome!

Nov
16
Sat
Spinning Study Group
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Spinning group continues to meet every 3nd Saturday in 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.

Please note location change to Fiber Studio (Ruth Maney Room is closed until further notice).

Nov
20
Wed
Knitting & Crocheting Study Group
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Tapestry Study Group
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All skill levels are welcome.

Dec
11
Wed
Weaving Study Group
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are compiling a weaving “Tips” binder, which will include all things weaving and some dyeing as well. Members of the groups are asked to contribute their own tips at our meetings. All are welcome.

Dec
12
Thu
Felting Study Group
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We have some very exciting happenings this fall: we have the opportunity to work with Mary Reichert, an expert in rug felting, on a Community Rug project. In the past, we have explored needle felting, wet felted vessels, Nuno felting, and felting soap/rocks. We plan to pick a project for each meeting and explore and learn together so bring along your ideas. All are welcome!

Dec
14
Sat
Rigid Heddle Study Group
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Not sure if you like weaving? Interested in learning a new portable hobby? Looking for a way to bust through that yarn stash? We have two looms for members to rent (Schacht 15” Cricket & Ashford 16” SampleIt). They are lightweight and can produce a wide range of fabric. Everyone is invited; drop in sometime to explore this type of small loom weaving.

Please note location change to Fiber Studio (Ruth Maney room is closed until further notice).

Dec
18
Wed
Knitting & Crocheting Study Group
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm