Study Groups

Weaving Study Group

We meet at 10:00 am in the Depot Fiber Studio on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Join us for inspiration and support with weaving projects and interests. Everyone is welcome: new weavers, expert weavers, and all in between!

This year (2016 – 2017) we will be working with the Shetland yarn the spinners have spun and weaving a blanket with it.  We will also be working on our Ripple River Gallery exhibit pieces.  We encourage anyone working on an exhibition piece to join us.

Contact Beverly with questions: GBLSMartin@gmail.com

Knitting & Crocheting Study Group

Members interested in this group meet in the Fiber Studio on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

Contact Sue at sabrown118@gmail.com for more information.

New Weaver Study Group

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

Anyone is welcome to join this group, whether you are a new weaver, a weaver wannabee, or an experienced weaver who can’t attend the other group. The group isn’t currently working on a group project, but still meets monthly to share our weaving triumphs and trials, and to seek inspiration and knowledge from each other.

Contact Jane at 218-213-8905 or jane@red-pebble.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 meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Fiber Studio, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Bring a bag lunch if you wish; there are beverages available in the Studio. Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to spinning, have never done it, or are an expert. It is a congenial gathering of spinning wheels, drop spindles, and people who like fiber.

Contact Dave with questions:  david@kortier.com.

Rag Rug Study Group

The Spring Rag Rug meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 27th at Julie Widen’s home in Two Harbors. Please contact Julie at 834-3931 or jwiden@yahoo.com for the address and directions to this event.

If you have questions about this group, call Mary at 218-525-5462.

Sewing Study Group

This newly formed group will be meeting the 1st Thursday of each month at least through January, 2017.

The topic for this year will be Sewing Pants That Fit.  The meeting dates will be Thursday, October 6, Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm in the Depot (hopefully in the Ruth Maney Room).  The first meeting will involve fitting a paper pattern or pants that you already like and wish to replicate.  The 2nd meeting will address fitting a muslin and the 3rd fitting the pants.  At the end you should have a pair of pants that fit and a pattern to make many more.

Contact Barb at dbdwinell@msn.com for more information.

Tapestry Study Group (Re)Forms

As many of you know, there used to be a study group for tapestry weaving. It was dismantled due to lack of interest, but recently a number of members have indicated an interest in starting it up again. The first meeting was held on November 10th, and it was decided that the Tapestry Study group will meet on the

3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiber Studio. Our first project will be individual tapestry samplers, learning and reviewing the techniques together to become familiar with the overall process. For the most part, we will be hands on during these meetings.

So, the first official meeting will be Thursday, December 15th. If you have an interest in tapestry weaving, or if you just want to find out more, please consider attending. No tapestry weaving experience is needed, although it might be helpful if you already have basic weaving knowledge. If you have questions, please contact Marcia McCormick at 218-834-6954 or treefolkmt@gmail.com.

Felting Study Group

The newly formed Felting Study Group will meet at the Studio on the 4th Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Fiber Studio.

Contact Terri Hamp with questions at 218-348-4707 or frenchriver123@gmail.com

Upcoming Meetings

Aug
9
Wed
Weaving Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Aug 9 @ 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!

Aug
10
Thu
New Weavers Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Aug 10 @ 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.

Aug
12
Sat
Spinning Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
16
Wed
Knitting & Crocheting Study Group @ Perk Place Coffee, Kenwood Shopping Center
Aug 16 @ 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.

Aug
17
Thu
Tapestry Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
9
Sat
Spinning Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 9 @ 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.

Sep
13
Wed
Weaving Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 13 @ 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!

Sep
14
Thu
New Weavers Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
20
Wed
Knitting & Crocheting Study Group @ Perk Place Coffee, Kenwood Shopping Center
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sep
21
Thu
Tapestry Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm