Past Workshops

Workshops 2017

February 25‒26, 2017 Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri
Lecture: Counting Sheep: Breed Specific Yarn and Cloth
Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition (2-hour workshop)
Counting Sheep: Spinning for Breed-Specific Yarn and Cloth (6-hour workshop)


March 9‒11, 2017 Jay County Fiber Fest- Portland, Indiana
Keynote lecture: Counting Sheep: Breed Specific Yarn and Cloth
Spinning Luxury Blends (3-hour workshop)
Fine-Tune your Spinning Wheel (3-hour workshop)
Chain-Plying: Basics and Beyond (3-hour workshop)
Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition (2-hour workshop)


March 30‒April 2, 2017 Interweave Yarn Fest – Loveland, Colorado
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns (6-hour workshop)
Creative Focus: Building a Spinner’s Idea Notebook (3-hour workshop)
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking, and Fulling Techniques for Handspun. (3-hour)
Longwool Love (6-hour workshop)
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Shifting Shades (3-hour workshop)
Chain-Plying: Basics and Beyond (3-hour workshop)


April 22, 2017 Fort Wayne Fleece and Flaxers – Fort Wayne, Indiana
TBD


April 28-29, 2017 Iowa Federation of Weavers and Spinners – Des Moines, Iowa 
Lecture: Leicester Love and Other Stories
Lecture and workshop: A Short History of Dorset Buttons
Color and Creativity for Handspinners (6-hour workshop hosted by the Des Moines Weavers Guild.)


May 4-7, 2017 Conference of Northern California Handweavers – Asilomar, California
Spinning Spectacular Knitting yarns (3-day workshop)


May 9-11, 2017 Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners – Sonora, California
Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition
Spinning Nordic Wools (2-day workshop)


May 15-16, 2017  Desert Weavers and Spinners– Palm Springs, California
Color-Play for Fiber Artists: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Textile (2-day workshop)


May 26-27, 2017 Great Lakes Fiber Show – Wooster, Ohio
Introduction to Colorwork Knitting (3-hour workshop)
Knitting with Handspun Yarns (3-hour workshop)
Skein Judging


June 11-17, 2017 Midwest Weavers Conference – Indianapolis, Indiana
Color and Creativity for Handspinners (3-day workshop)


June 24, 2017 Bloomington Spinners and Weavers – Bloomington, Indiana
TBD


September 7-10, 2017 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival – Jefferson, Wisconsin
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Shifting Shades
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn
All About Locks!


September 29-30, 2017 Sauder Village Fiber Arts Fest – Archbold, Ohio
Creative Focus: Building a Spinner’s Idea Notebook (3-hour)
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Shifting Shades (3-hour)
Spinning Nordic Wools (3-hour)
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking, and Fulling Handspun Yarns (3-hour)


October 13-15, 2017 Yarn and Yoga at the Hot Springs – Boulder, Montana
Fine Tune Your Spinning
Color and Creativity for Fiber Artists
Wool Breeds Short Course


October 19-22, 2017 Los Aranas Weavers Guild – Albuquerque, New Mexico


October 27, 2017 Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center – Espanola, New Mexico
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn
Spinning the Three Leicesters


November 3-7, 2017 Indianapolis Art Center – Indianapolis, Indiana
Counting Sheep: Spinning for Breed-Specific Yarns and Cloth


November 9, 2017 Midwest Open Air Museum Council – Archbold, Ohio


November 12-19, 2017 John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, North Carolina
Counting Sheep: Spinning for Breed-Specific Yarns and Cloth
Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks

Workshops 2016

March 3‒4, 2016 Michigan Handspinners Guild – Livonia, Michigan
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns.
Making the Most of Your Handcards.
Spinning Luxury Blends.


March 11‒13, 2016 Missouri Fiber Retreat – Jefferson City, Missouri
Keynote lecture: Dorset Buttons—A Needlework Tradition.
Making the Most of Your Handcards.
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn.
All About Locks!
Introduction to Traditional Colorwork Knitting.


March 18‒20, 2016 Carolina Fiber Frolic – Sapphire, North Carolina
Spinning Handpainted Fibers
Wool Breeds Short Course. (Open to spinners, knitters, crocheters, etc)
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking, and Fulling Techniques for Handspun.
Color and Creativity for Spinners.


March 31-April 4, 2016 Interweave Yarn Fest – Loveland, Colorado
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking, and Fulling Techniques for Handspun.
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study of Shifting Shades.
Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks.
Spinning Luxury Blends.
A Fine Thread: Spinning for Lace.
Spinning A Sound Singles Yarn.


 

May 27-29, 2016 Great Lakes Fiber Show – Wooster, Ohio.
Dorset Buttons: A Needlework Tradition.
Spinning Handpainted Fibers.
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking, and Fulling Techniques for Handspun.


August 6-7, 2016 Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – Atlanta, Georgia.
Focus on planning, design and finishing techniques.
“How Much Fiber Do I Need? Weights and Measures for Spinners.
Creative Focus: Building a Spinner’s Idea Notebook.
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking and Fulling Techniques for Handspun Yarns.
Lecture: Wool Speak


August 20, 2016 Weaving Indiana – Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lecture: Counting Sheep: Breed-Specific Yarn and Cloth


September 8-11, 2016 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool – Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Spinning the Three Leicesters
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Shifting Shades
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn
All About Locks!


September 16-18, 2016 North Country Fiber Fair – Watertown, South Dakota.
All About Locks!
Finishing School: Washing, Blocking and Fulling Techniques for Handspun Yarns.
Color and Creativity for Spinners.
Fine Tune Your Spinning Wheel.
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn.


September 29-October 2, 2016 Sauder Village Fiber Arts Fest – Archbold, Ohio.
Votter: Spinning and Knitting Norwegian Handcoverings
A Fine Thread: Spinning for Lace
A Fine Thread: Beginning Lace Knitting


October 21-23, 2016 Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild – Anchorage, Alaska.
Spinning Sound Singles Yarns
Gradient Yarns: A Spinner’s Study in Shifting Shades
Color and Creativity for Handspinners


November 4-5, 2016 Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers Guild – Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Contact Julie to register: teaselhill@gmail.com
Spinning Sound Singles Yarns
Spinning Luxury Blends
Color and Creativity for Handspinners

2015 Workshops

March 13‒14, 2015 Jay County Fiber Fest and Spin-In Portland, Indiana
All About Locks!
Sweet Feet—Spinning for socks
Dorset Buttons—A needlework tradition
Leicester Love and Other Stories (evening lecture)

March 27‒29, 2015 Estonian Island Weekend Workshop with Nancy Bush and Kate Larson Pendleton, Indiana
Learn more about this workshop.

April 16‒19, 2015 Interweave Yarn Fest Loveland, Colorado
Building a Spinner’s Idea Notebook
Woolen Stitches—Spinning for crewel embroidery
Spinning Handpainted Fibers
Spinning the Three Leicesters

May 23‒25 Great Lakes Fiber Show Wooster, Ohio
Spinning Luxury Blends
Spinning Sounds Singles Yarns
Skein Competition (judge)

July 14 Madison County 4-H Fair Alexandria, Indiana
Llama Project Posters and Fiber Arts Judging

September 24-27 Sauder Village Fiber Arts Fest Archbold, Ohio
Wool Breeds Short Course
Knitting with Handspun Yarns

October 30-November 1 Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) Asheville, North Carolina
Spinning Luxury Blends
Woolen Stitches: Spinning for crewel embroidery
Dorset Buttons—A needlework tradition
A Fine Thread: Spinning for lace

November 14-15 Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild Richfield, Ohio
Spinning Luxury Fibers

 Workshops 2014

February 20, 2014 – Needlework Traditions Webinar.
How to Make Dorset Buttons. Click here for more information.

April 25-27, 2014 – The Trading Post Pendleton, IN.
Color! with Joan Contraman and Kate Larson. Click here for more information.

May 9, 2014- Indy Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Indianapolis, IN.

Dorset Buttons—A needlework tradition.

May 24-26, 2014- Great Lakes Fiber Show Wooster, OH.

Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks.
Spinning the Three Leicesters.
Skein competition – open judging.

 June 7, 2014 – Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival Franklin, IN.

Fleece Show – open judging.

June 28-29, 2014 – Sauder Village Focus on Fiber Festival, Archbold, OH.

Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks (half day)
Beginning Lace Knitting (half day)
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns (one day)

September 5-7, 2014 – Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Jefferson, WI.

Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn
Spinning for Crewel Embroidery

November 15-18, 2014 – Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis, MO.

Nov 15-16 Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns
Nov 17 Spinning Handpainted Fibers and Fine Tune Your Spinning Wheel
Nov 18 Lecture on Leicester Sheep
 

Workshops 2013

April 4-7, 2013 – Southeastern Fiber Forum Gatlinburg, TN.
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns.

April 26-28, 2013 – The Trading Post Pendleton, IN.

Inspired by Bohus Stickning: Spinning and Knitting a Treasured Textile with Judith MacKenzie and Kate Larson. Details here.May 18 – Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild Bloomington, IN.
Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks.
All About Locks!May 24-26 – Great Lakes Fiber Show Wooster, OH.
Fine Tune Your Spinning Wheel.
Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks.Sep 7 & 8 – Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Kirtland, OH.
Spinning Handpainted Fibers.
Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks.Oct 11-14 – Eastern Great Lakes Conference Chautauqua Institution, NY.
Spinner’s Eye View of Colorwork Knitting Traditions.Oct 20-26 – SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat) St. Charles, IL.
Votter: Spinning for Norwegian Mittens
Spinning the Three Leicesters
Creative Focus: Bringing order to your creative chaos

Workshops 2012

March 23, 2012 – Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild Medina, OH
Spinning a Sound Singles Yarn

March 24 & 25, 2012 – Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild Medina, OH
Spinner’s Eye View of Colorwork Knitting

March 30-April 1, 2012 – Carolina Fiber Frolic Sapphire, NC
Making the Most of Your Handcards
Spinning the Three Leicesters

May 25-27, 2012 – Great Lakes Fiber Show Wooster, OH
Spinning for Lace
Beginning Lace Knitting

June 1 & 2, 2012 – Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival Franklin, IN
Spinning for Lace
Spinning Handpainted Fibers

September 7-9, 2012 – Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Jefferson, WI
Spinning for Lace
Spinning Handpainted Fibers

October 21-27, 2012 – SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat) Tahoe City, CA
Spinner’s Eye View of Colorwork Knitting Traditions
All About Locks!
Plying for Colorwork

November 16 – Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers Fort Wayne, IN
Sweet Feet – Spinning for Socks

November 17 – Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers Fort Wayne, IN
Woolen or Worsted?

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