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 state of Montana and have visions of teaching all over the world.  My current classes and locations are listed below.  Private classes 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!

May 2019

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 5/13/2019 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. No previous knitting experience required. Please bring size 7 knitting needles (bamboo needles work best for beginners) I'll supply everything else you need!

$40.00

Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch 5/19/2019 1-4pm                                                                                                                                    

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. All materials and handouts are provided by the instructor. Class material includes everything you will need to make two sheep ornaments, which includes the fiber, felting needles, horseshoe nail legs, and felting foam. Additional material and full kits may be purchased at a discount at the end of class so you can continue to create additional members of your flock at home. No prior needle-felting experience is required.

$35.00

June 2019

July 2019

Grazing Hills Fiber Festival – Viola, ID  
July 13-14, 2019 – Vendor Booth & Classes

We will have our booth set up both days at the festival for all of your fiber needs!

Classes: Please visit the festival class website to sign up for any or all of our class offerings!
https://ghfiberfest.com/classes

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Needle Felted Sheep 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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 or brown local Montana wool from my own flock of sheep to make your ornaments. 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.  

Sunday, July 14, 2019, Knitting 101 – Beginning Knitting 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.


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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Knitting 102 – Intermediate Knitting 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


As a follow-up to Knitting 101 or for those who already have the basics down, continue to build upon your knitting skills in this intermediate knitting class.  In this fun and interactive three-hour workshop you will learn how to increase and decrease stitches while creating a triangle scarf. You will also learn to find and fix basic mistakes and pick up lost stitches as well as learn some additional knitting stitches, tips, and tricks.

For more information about the Grazing Hills Fiber Festival, please visit their website at: https://ghfiberfest.com/

Copper K Fiber Festival – Whitehall, MT
July 20-21 2019 – Vendor Booth & Classes   

To sign up for classes, please visit the Copper K Fiber Festival Website at:
https://www.ranchingtraditionfiber.com/2018-festival-workshops                                             

Know Your Breed – A Guide to Picking the Right Fiber for Your Project Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Have you ever wondered the best fiber to use for your final project?  Ever been disappointed in how your project turned out because the fiber was too itchy, it felted, didn’t come out right, or you just plain didn’t like it?  Then this “Know Your Breed” class is just what you’ve been looking for! 

In this fun and interactive three-hour workshop, you’ll learn what type of fiber is best for the project you have in mind.  Fiber, yarn, and project samples will be gone over in class as well as best ways to process, spin, and finish those items. By the time the class is over, you’ll leave with a better understanding of what fiber/yarn is best for different types of projects, sources to purchase your flock – or fiber from, and the knowledge and confidence to pursue many options, long after you get home.  Students also have the opportunity to email the instructor prior to class with their project idea and have tailored information in their Resource Notebooks provided to them in the class.

Knitting 101 – Beginning Knitting
Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


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.

To find out more about the Copper K Fiber Festival, please visit their website at:
https://www.ranchingtraditionfiber.com/copper-k-fiber-fest

August 2019

Fiber Fest Eureka
August 2-4, 2019 – Vendor Booth & Classes

To register for classes, please visit: http://www.eurekafiberfest.org/Classes.html

Saturday 8/3/2019 – Needle Felted Sheep Ornaments


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.

Sunday 8/4/19 – Intro to Cables Cowl

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.​

For more information on Fiber Fest Eureka, please visit their website at:
http://www.eurekafiberfest.org/

Lincoln Arts Festival August 10-11, 2019 – Vendor Booth – Fiber Arts

For more information, please visit the festivals’s website at: http://www.lincolncouncilforthearts.com/lincoln-arts-festival.html

September 2019

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

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

Friday 9/27/19 – Intro to Cables Cowl

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.​

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.

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

October 2019

Alpine Artisan’s Tour of the Arts – Lincoln Community Hall October 12th-13th – Vendor Booth – Fiber Arts

November 2019

December 2019