Upcoming Classes & Events

Here at Goldieknots, educating and inspiring others in fiber arts is what I love.  Expand your horizons and take a class with me today.  Currently, I teach throughout the United States and have visions of teaching all over the world.  My current classes and locations are listed below.  Private classes, home parties, and lessons are available as well.  Please contact me for pricing, availability, and details.

How can I inspire you to create something today?

Come see us at these upcoming fiber festivals or participate in an upcoming class!

September 2019

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 9/10/2019 – Beginning Knitting – 5:30-8:30pm

Knitting 101 – Beginning Knitting

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit, or maybe you just need a refresher and some motivation to start again? Then Knitting 101 is just the class for you! In this fun and interactive three-hour workshop, you will learn how to cast on, how to knit and purl (and learn the difference between the two). You will also learn how to read a basic pattern with a chart, receive some helpful hints, and get started creating your own cotton dishcloth / washcloth. Please bring 1 set size 8 straight knitting needles with you to class. Wood/Bamboo needles work better for beginning knitting. I’ll supply everything else you need including yarn, pattern, and a mini resource notebook.

$40.00

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 9/22/2019 – Beginning Spinning – 1-4pm

Beginning Spinning

Have you ever wanted to learn how to spin your own yarn? It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and I can show you how! In this beginning class, you’ll learn about spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. We’ll start with spinning singles and then move into plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding and the skills to start spinning on your own. There is no experience needed and I’ll provide the fiber, tools, and a resource guide to get you on your way – you just bring yourself and your wheel. (Please note, if you do not have a wheel, I will have one available to borrow during the class. In order to use it you will need to contact me ahead of time to reserve it and pre-register for the class with payment).

$60.00

Prairie Handspinners Fiber Festival September 27-28, 2019 – Vendor Booth & Classes

For more information on the Prairie Handspinners Fiber Festival, please visit their website at: http://prairiehandspinnersfiberfest.com

Friday 9/27/19 – Cables & Lace Scarf Wrap 8:30-11:30am

Learn the basics of knitted cables and lace to create this delicate scarf wrap.  If you like cables and lace and have always wanted to learn or simply want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect class for you!  Using my own pattern design along with helpful tips and tricks, I’ll get you on your way to knitting your own delicate knit wrap. For Beginner Knitters who know the basics of knitting and purling.
Students bring to class: 500 yards of laceweight yarn, already balled or wound; size 5, 16″ cord circular knitting needles; cable needle.  (Note complete kit from instructor are available and includes: 500 yard skein of Goldieknots Baby Bear Lace Merino Yarn, Size 5, 16″ knitting needle, cable needle, pattern, project bag, stitch markers and resource guide for a material fee of $65).
Instructor will provide: pattern, minor supplies, project bag, resource guide with tips and tricks.

To register for classes, please visit:
http://prairiehandspinnersfiberfest.com/classes

Friday 9/27/19 – Intro to Cables Cowl – 1-4pm

This class is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of cable knitting as well as those who just want to brush up on their cabling skills. In this fun and interactive three-hour workshop you’ll learn how to do basic cables, ribbing patterns, and knit in the round as well as some additional tips, tricks, and techniques while creating a soft and warm cowl.​

To register for classes, please visit:
http://prairiehandspinnersfiberfest.com/classes

Saturday 9/28/2019 – Fiber Prep 101 – The Basics

Are you new to fiber processing or wanted to start from the beginning?  If so, this is the perfect class for you!
During this class we’ll cover the basic types of wool and best preparation practices including skirting, picking, washing, carding, and combing.  There will be plenty of time for questions and for those who have experience and would like, you’ll have the opportunity to spin some of the fiber as well.

Students should plan to bring an open mind, prep and fiber questions, and a smile. No prior fiber preparation experience is required.  For those wishing to spin, please bring your wheel or spindle and have basic spinning experience.

To register for classes, please visit:
http://prairiehandspinnersfiberfest.com/classes

October 2019

Alpine Artisan’s Tour of the Arts – Annie Allen’s Art Studio at 3317 Blackfoot Valley Ranch Road, Lincoln, MT – October 12th-13th – Vendor Booth – Fiber Arts

Come visit with local artists and enjoy their talents while on the Tour of the Arts from Seeley Lake, through Ovando, and then in Lincoln. Studio open from 10am-5pm each day. For more information and to obtain a map, please visit the Alpine Artisan’s website at: http://www.alpineartisans.org/tourofthearts/

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 10/16/2019 – Needle-Felted Sheep – 5:30-8:30pm

Needle-Felted Sheep

Do you love sheep and wish you could have some of your very own? Well, I can’t promise a real sheep, but these Needle-Felted Sheep Ornaments are the next best thing! In this three-hour fun and interactive workshop, you will create your very own festive and decorative needle-felted sheep ornaments. Choose from white, black, or brown local Montana wool from my own flock of sheep as well as locally sourced yarn to make your ornament. You will have time to complete one ornament in class and have the materials to complete an additional ornament at home, or in class if time permits. Additional kits may be purchased at a student discount price at the end of the class.

$35.00

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 10/19/2019 – Needle-Felted Sheep – 9am-Noon

Needle-Felted Sheep

Do you love sheep and wish you could have some of your very own? Well, I can’t promise a real sheep, but these Needle-Felted Sheep Ornaments are the next best thing! In this three-hour fun and interactive workshop, you will create your very own festive and decorative needle-felted sheep ornaments. Choose from white, black, or brown local Montana wool from my own flock of sheep as well as locally sourced yarn to make your ornament. You will have time to complete one ornament in class and have the materials to complete an additional ornament at home, or in class if time permits. Additional kits may be purchased at a student discount price at the end of the class.

$35.00

SAFF (SouthEastern Animal Fiber Fair) – OCTOBER 24-27, 2019 – ashville, nc

For more information on the festival and to register for classes, please visit their website at: http://www.saffsite.org

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/24/2019 – Needle-Felted Sheep – 9am-Noon

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/24/2019 – Needle-Felted Snowmen – 1-4pm

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/25/2019 – Fiber Prep 101 – 9am-4pm

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/26/2019 – Knitting 101 / Beginning Knitting – 9am-Noon

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/26/2019 – Knitting 102 / Intermediate Knitting – 1-4pm

SAFF – Ashville, NC 10/27/2019 – Cables & Lace Scarf Wrap – 9am-Noon

November 2019

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 11/2/2019 – Needle-Felted Snowman – 9am-Noon

Needle-Felted Snowman

Create your very own festive & decorative snowman (or as a gift for a friend) using Montana grown wool and locally sourced yarn and accessories. Choose from a large or small snowman. The large snowman stands approximately 8” tall and brings a smile to everyone who sees him (or her). The short snowman stands approximately 4” tall and at half the size is equally as cute! All materials and handouts are provided by the instructor. Class material includes everything you will need to make one snowman in class with plenty of extra fiber to take home. Material also include a hand-crocheted hat and scarf for your snowman. Additional material and full kits may be purchased at a discount at the end of class so you can continue to create these fun snowmen at home. No prior needle-felting experience is required.

$45.00

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 11/6/2019 – Needle-Felted Snowman – 5:30-8:30pm

Needle-Felted Snowman

Create your very own festive & decorative snowman (or as a gift for a friend) using Montana grown wool and locally sourced yarn and accessories. Choose from a large or small snowman. The large snowman stands approximately 8” tall and brings a smile to everyone who sees him (or her). The short snowman stands approximately 4” tall and at half the size is equally as cute! All materials and handouts are provided by the instructor. Class material includes everything you will need to make one snowman in class with plenty of extra fiber to take home. Material also include a hand-crocheted hat and scarf for your snowman. Additional material and full kits may be purchased at a discount at the end of class so you can continue to create these fun snowmen at home. No prior needle-felting experience is required.

$45.00

December 2019