Study Groups

Floor Loom Study Group

This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Studio at the DAI from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. This year we will be doing a twill study. Each participant will use either five threadings or treadlings with any fiber or size one prefers. We plan to have this study completed by April 2018. 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 at Perk Place Coffee Shop in the Kenwood Shopping Center (1336 W. Arrowhead Road). All Skill levels welcome! Contact person is Patricia: 218-729-8465 or 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.

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 Lynnea at 218-428-8838 or lynneajh@me.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 2nd 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 Study group will meet on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm at Cindy Betzler’s home in Knife River. Her address is 123 Granite Point Road—call her for directions at 218-834-5804.

If you have questions about this group, 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. In the spring, we worked on tapestry samplers to learn and review the techniques. Starting in September, we will be working on individual tapestry diaries. Whether you have the time to weave a little bit of tapestry every day, every week, or every month is your choice. Plans are to show our progress in April at the annual meeting. This is a hands-on study group and we learn new skills every month.

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

Felting Study Group

The Felting study group has been up and running since April and 22 members have expressed interest/attended meetings. We met on the 4th Monday of each month over the summer and explored needle felting, wet felted vessels, Nuno felting, and felting soap/rocks to date. Our next meeting will be August 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm with our focus on needle felting ornaments. We will also discuss future meeting dates and topics to explore. All are welcome! I

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

Upcoming Meetings

Nov
27
Mon
Felting Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
9
Sat
Spinning Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Dec 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.

Dec
13
Wed
Floor Loom Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Dec 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!

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

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

Dec
21
Thu
Tapestry Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
25
Mon
Felting Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
10
Wed
Floor Loom Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Jan 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!

Jan
11
Thu
New Weavers Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Jan 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.

Jan
13
Sat
Spinning Study Group @ Fiber Studio, Duluth Depot
Jan 13 @ 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.