Schedule of Events 2021

Inkle Weaving class

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
Wednesday, Sept. 8 and 15, 5 pm-8 pm
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Design and weave a colorful belt, strap, or band on a simple loom.  All levels.  Class fee: $60, includes supplies. Click here to register.

 

Inkle Weaving class

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
Monday, Sept. 20 and 27, 2 pm-5 pm
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Design and weave a colorful belt, strap, or band on a simple loom.  All levels.  Class fee: $60, includes supplies. Click here to register.

 

Weavers’ Open Studio with technical assistance

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
Wednesdays, 1 pm-4 pm – Sept. 8-Nov. 3
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

$50/week maximum studio access, or $20/4 hours access to the studio per week. 2, 4, 8, and 16 harness floor looms available. Instructor permission required.

 

Beginning Weaving class

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
5 weeks – Tuesdays, 6 pm-8:30 pm – Sept. 14-Oct. 12
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Learn to weave 2 and 4 harness structures – loom dressing, draft reading, project planning, and weaving!  Supplies for samples provided.  Maximum 8 students.  Class fee: $150. Click here to register.

 

Beginning Weaving class

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
5 weeks – Wednesdays, 10 am-12:30 pm – Sept. 1-Oct. 13
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Learn to weave 2 and 4 harness structures – loom dressing, draft reading, project planning, and weaving!  Supplies for samples provided.  Maximum 8 students.  Class fee: $150. Click here to register.

 

Dye Studio Foundations workshop

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 29, 5 pm-7:30 pm
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Learn to use the FAFS studio facilities to dye cotton, linen, silk, and wool.  Dyes, sample fabrics, and yarn provided.  Students bring their own rubber gloves and dust masks.  After completing the course students may sign up to rent the dye studio by the week.  Maximum 6 students.  Class fee: $80. Click here to register.

 

Beginning Spinning

Instructor: Jenny Szubielak
6 weeks – Mondays 6 pm-8:00 pm – Sept. 20-Oct. 25
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Learn to spin your own yarn!  Wool provided. Maximum 7 students.  Class fee: $100. Click here to register.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Colorwork Knitting techniques

Instructor: Clare Zuraw
Thursday, 5 pm-7 pm – Oct. 21 and 28
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Maximum 10 students.  Class fee: $40 (students bring materials). Click here to register.

 

Sock Knitting for in-the-round

Instructor: Gini Gesler
Saturday, 2 pm-4 pm – Oct. 23, 30, and Nov. 6
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Maximum 12 students.  Class fee: $60, plus materials. Click here to register.

 

Buellwood Weavers and Fiber Artists guild retreat

Saturday, Oct. 2 – 9 am-5 pm
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

 

Patchwork Birchbark Sewing Kit workshop

Instructor: Karen Tembruell
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm (with lunch break) – Oct 9 and 10
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Maximum 12 students.  Class fee: $85 ($45 materials/$40 fee). Click here to register.

 

Wool Feltmaking

Instructor: Phyllis Fredendall
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm – Oct. 16 and 17
Jutila Center, Room 105 – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI

Learn various surface design techniques and then make a seamless wallpocket, pouch, tea cozy, or bag using methods Phyllis learned in Finland.  Maximum 12 students.  Class fee: $75, materials included. Click here to register.

 

 

We welcome workshop requests or proposals.  Scholarships or assistantships available – one per class.  With all questions and suggestions please email: phyllis.fredendall@finlandia.edu with FAFS in the subject line.  Call the Finnish American Heritage Center to register at 906-487-7549 or register online using the link in each class description.