Use This List as a Reference When Choosing Your Classes

Activities for teenagers and other interested parties during the afternoons will be arranged by Joel Ahrendt.  Planned activities may include canoeing, swimming, and tubing.  Sign-up sheets and costs will be posted daily at the Workshop.

Babysitting is available mornings for ages 0 - 4.  Babysitting is offered offsite at the Shannondale Community Church, about 2 miles away.  Transportation is provided to and from the site.

Daily.  Cost $40 for the week.

Taught by Don Birdsall, this class is perfect for students interested in learning the fundamentals of blacksmithing.  Students can decide on one of several items to make.  Samples will be available to see.  We will be using propane forges, but a coal forge will be available for people wishing to learn on that.  Students MUST wear cotton jeans and shirts (not frayed) and closed-toe shoes (no sandals).  Eye protection must be worn while in the blacksmith area.  Bring safety glasses or use provided safety goggles.  Afternoon time for finishing may be available.  Cost includes materials.  Age 13+.

Monday-Thursday  8-12.  Cost $10 per hour.

Make lace like they did in the time of Elizabeth the First.  It's not too hard!  In fact, you only need to be able to count to 4 to learn to lace.  This is a student project-driven class.  The first project, a 3-colored book mark, is required.  After completing that project, you will be able to pick another project within your skill set.  The first project should take about 3 hrs.  Make bookmarks, doilies, wings for crystal angels, and more.  A parent/child class is also available.  The child must be at least 10 and the parent must also be enrolled as they will be assisting in the teaching.  Class instruction will be with Toni Soetaert during the morning.  However, you will be able to work on your project at any time.  Class size is limited to 10 new students.  All materials provided.  Please indicate the age of the child or if you are a new student when signing up for this class.  This information is needed to ensure I bring the required equipment.  Contact me at 978-881-8951 if you have any questions.

Cost $15 Child / $25 Adult ($20 if you use own equipment).

Taught by Bonnie Black, students will learn one of the most primitive bookbinding methods.  Coptic binding is characterized by having sections of book pages being joined together via a single stitch.  Coptic binding has many modifications.  The simplest form of Coptic binding is where the pages are held together by a neat stitch, without covering the spine.  Age 13+.

Tuesday 8-12.  Cost $20.

Cathy Wyatt will teach students to make their choice of several brooms. All materials are provided.  Please specify which class you want to take.  Some afternoon classes may be provided.  Check with me on Tuesday, after class.  Age 13+.

  • Monday 8-10 or 10-12 –  Cobwebbers ($12)
  • Tuesday or Wednesday 8-12 --  Flat or round broom ($20)
  • Thursday 8-10 or 10-12 –  Turkey wing broom ($12)
  • Friday 10-12 --  Whisk broom ($12)

Diana Clarke will teach the traditional 7-step caning pattern on a small stool or you can bring your own chair. If you bring a chair, you must call Diana (660-338-2576) at least one month in advance so materials are available. 3 - 8 hours. needed.  Age 13+.

Monday or Tuesday  8-12.  Cost $40.

Morning classes for age 5 to 8 will be offered by Monica Strawn and will feature a variety of crafts and activities.  Activities are geared for this age group and encourage the children to explore, discover and create.  Materials cost is $35 for the week, to be paid in advance with workshop fees.  Please remember that is REQUIRED that ALL children of these ages attend these classes; however, class size is limited to 20 students.  This class is held at the Shannondale Community Church, just 2 miles down the road, and transportation is provided.

Daily.  Cost $35 for the week.

Morning classes for age 9 to 12 will be offered by Sharon Boyd-Struthers and will feature a variety of crafts and activities.  Activities are geared for this age group and encourage the children to explore, discover and create.  Materials cost is $35 for the week, to be paid in advance with workshop fees.  Please remember that is REQUIRED that ALL children of these ages attend these classes; however, class size is limited to 20 students.

Daily.  Cost $35 for the week.

Chip carving is a wonderful way to dip your toe into the pool of woodcarving -- 1 tool, 2 techniques -- infinite possibilities to embellish wood.  Jason Neidrich will teach you knife safety, how to carve and how to fix mistakes.  You will also learn how to tell when a blade is sharp enough -- and how to sharpen.  Bring your energy, because Jason sure will!  Age 15+.

Daily 8-12.  Cost $10.

Nita Pace will lead you through making simple crochet bracelets and necklaces using cabone rings, D-rings and other shapes to form the base of your jewelry.  Crochet stitches that will be used include the slip stitch, chain stitch and simple crochet.  If you already know how to crochet, you can get fancier with your projects.  Time needed to complete will vary based on experience.  All supplies furnished.  Please let Nita know if you already know basic crochet stitches.  Other times may also be available.  Age 13+.

Tuesday and Thursday.  Cost $15.

Hex signs adorned the barns of German immigrants to America, who brought this tradition over from the old country.  Linda Pietz will show you the secrets to creating a variety of traditional designs.  Once completed, you can watercolor them and proudly hang them on your wall or use your skills to create a hex sign for your house or barn.  Materials provided include special graphing ruler, special compass, waterproof paper and Sharpies.  Students need to bring a watercolor set (i.e. Crayola), pencil and water cup.  Age 13+.

Tuesday and Thursday  8-12.  Cost $14.

Whether around the farm or in the mountain cabin, our American ancestors had little time for anything but hard work.  Nonetheless, these intrepid pioneers added artistic flourishes to their tools and necessities, starting a tradition of folk art.  The Dollie Needlebook is no exception.  This adorable doll has a hidden place that, when opened, reveals a place to keep all of your sewing needles and pins.  Age 13+.

Tuesday and Thursday  8-10.  Cost $10.

Nancy Amburgey will teach a technique to create a dream catcher on a gourd.  All needed materials will be provided.  The amount of time is dependent upon the selected project.  Class time is 2 hours.  Cost will depend upon the project selected.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $25-$35.

Michael Pace will offer mountain dulcimer classes for beginner or intermediate students.  Beginners will cover the basics: tuning, strumming & fretting, and reading dulcimer tablature.  Intermediate classes will cover chords and repertoire. Students will learn several elementary tunes and 2 or more well-known traditional tunes, as time and skills permit.  If you already have a dulcimer, please bring it. However, extra dulcimers will be available if you don't have one.  A recording device can be helpful.  Classes consist of two sessions, each 1.5-hrs long.  Plan each session on a different day, as the second builds on the first.  Ages 13+.

Monday - Thursday  8 and 10.  Cost $15.

Eco printing is a sustainable art form that uses pigments in plants to make beautiful and unique designs.  Both cultivated plants and foraged Missouri native plant materials will be layered in tightly-bound mordanted cloth and paper and steamed over simmering water to create a permanent transfer of pigment.  The resulting print conveys the story of the specific character of the plant, our location at CNCW and the season.  Jenny Johnson will discuss sustainable harvesting, plant properties, types of mordants, protein vs. cellulose fibers, and natural dyes will be prepared.  Each student will complete a silk scarf, 1/4 yard of cotton, and 8 different art papers.  Cost includes all materials.  Additional silk scarves will be available for purchase.  Age 13+.

Monday - Thursday  8-12.  Cost $25.

Christmas Ornament 2018

Students of Ann Anderson will learn Fair Isle knitting while making a knitted Christmas ornament.  The student must be capable with double-pointed needles.  Students need to bring 2 contrasting colors of smooth fingering weight yarn and a set of size 5 US4 double-pointed needles.  Patterns will be provided.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-12.  Cost $5.

Learn the fundamentals of wet felting.  Barbara Johnson will show students how to create a unique and vibrantly-colored double walled "vessel-with-a-vessel" using all wool fibers and embellishments applied over an unusually-shaped flexible resist.  All supplies and materials provided.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-12.  Cost $25.

Finger Weaving Necklace

Mignon Hatton will guide students through the process of creating an unusual necklace using t-shirt material and your fingers.  Finishing will include large beads and fastening methods.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-10.  Cost $8.

Linda Peitz will show you how, using clothespins, you can create your own folk art doll furniture such as a rocker, Adirondack chair and more.  Leave them natural or paint them the color of your choice when you get home.  Cost varies depending upon how many pieces you make.  Age 13+.

Monday and Wednesday  8-12.  Cost $8+.

Ingenuity, combined with making used of scarce resources, were the catalyst for the folk art of our ancestors.  Following in that tradition, create your very own primitive doll using bottle caps, fabric, and embellishments of your choosing in this fun class with Priscilla Pietz.  Bring scissors and a small hammer.  Age 13+.

Monday and Wednesday  8-10.  Cost $20.

Free Form Basket Display

With expert instruction from Eric Peterson, Barbara Sakowicz, and John Tankersley, you will create a basket using various materials harvested in nature.  You will have the option to work with Hickory, Cedar, Willow and various Reed materials.   This is a class where you can create unusual, one- of-a-kind, unique baskets.  The first session will be a two-hour session to get the student started and then the student will work at their own pace with instructor supervision.  Bring scissors and/or clippers.  Fee for class is based on materials used and the size of the finished basket.  4-6 hours are estimated to complete your project.  Age 13+.

Daily.  Cost $30 to $75. 

Enhancements will be made on gourd bowls or other objects with guidance by Nancy Amburgey. Possible techniques can be coiling with seagrass, adding beads, or weaving. Gourds, needle, thread, seagrass, or other materials will be supplied. Please bring any special embellishments that may be wanted, such as deer antler, driftwood, or special beads. Class is  2+ hrs, with some outside time needed.  The amount of time needed will be dependent upon the complexity of the project selected. Cost depends upon the selected project.  Age 13+.

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8-12.  Cost $30-45.

Learn to hand piece a traditional quilt block with Ann Anderson.  All materials will be provided.  Two hours.  Age 13+.

Monday 8-12.  Cost $7.50

Starting with a hickory log, students of Cindy Dooley will learn how to pound the bark, slip it off,  saw off a section of the interior & pound it back into the base of the bark to create an unusual small bucket or vase.  Takes about 1 hours.  Age 13+.

Daily.  Cost $5.

With Bex Oliger, learn to weave long, narrow pieces such as belts, straps, hat bands, or ribbons on an inkle loom.  Pattern designing is in the warp as the colored strands are put on the loom.   $10 of class fee (loom rent) may be applied toward the purchase of a lap inkle loom.  Advanced classes available if you've already taken this class before.  This will take about 4 hours.  Age 13+.

Tuesday, 8-12.  Cost $20 class fee / $15-$25 yarn.

Students of Tracey Zinck will learn how to safely preserve foods through the ancient art of fermentation by making their own sauerkraut, pickles or other fermented vegetables,  as well as discuss the health benefits of including these fermented foods in their daily diets.  Students will have the choice of either taking home active ferments or just the equipment necessary to ferment their own.  Equipment, recipes, and fermented food samples (for tasting) will be provided.  A head of green or red cabbage, bell peppers, onions or carrots will be welcome, but not required.  Tracey has been fermenting foods for 10 years and has over 20 years of experience as a chef.  Age 13+.

Wednesday or Thursday  8-10 or 1-3.  Cost $40.

A must-have class for YOUR knitting!  Bex Oliger will cover (but not limited to) topics such as holding the yarn, stitch structure, gauge, hand, fiber/needle choices, reading patterns and charts, adjusting/changing patterns, substituting yarns, cast-off/bind-off/side edges, correcting mistakes, and random historical and cultural facts.  Learn how to knit English and Continental.  Create the best style for you to knit quickly, comfortably and with confidence.  Whether you want to learn the easiest way for YOU, are left-handed trying to knit in a right-handed world, knit English style and want to learn Continental, or just want to make your knitting faster and more ergonomic, this is a great class for you.  Knitters of all levels welcome.  Bring US size 7 or 8 circular needles, a pencil and basic knitting notions, including a measuring tape and calculator.  Students should be able to cast-on, knit and purl.  Age 13+.

Thursday 8-11.  Cost $30.

Knotless Rock Necklace

Bonnie Black will instruct students in the interesting technique of knotless netting.  This is the process used to produce the familiar "dream catchers."  By working this simple netting in a circle, a very interesting spiral web pattern is created.  Students will use rocks from the Shannondale area to create their one-of-a-kind necklace.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-10.  Cost $10.

Lavender Wand

Lavender Wand is a fairly simple weaving craft that results in a cute little bundle that smells wonderful and is relaxing to create!  Wands are then used as moth-repellent and air freshener and can be kept in closets/drawers or anywhere you would like to have the beautiful smell of lavender.  Plan to spend 1-2 hours with Phanie Stuckey – scissors helpful.  Age 13+.

Friday 8-12.  Cost $10.  

Mignon Hatton with show you how to create a leather armband with your name stamped or a handsome leather coaster.  Class time one hour or more.  Days and times flexible.  See instructor.

Cost $4.

Make a freeform pillow top, with Ann Anderson, using a variety of yarns.  All materials provided, including yarn.  Age 13+.

Wednesday 8-12.  Cost $7.50

If you like the look of needle knitting, but don't want to count stitches, then this is the class for you!  Learn loom knitting from Rhoda Parker.  You will choose what size hat you want -- adult, child or infant.  Bring scissors and a skein of chunky yarn, either wool or acrylic.  Yarn will be available for purchase.  Round and round you go!   Time needed:  2-3 hours.  Age 13+.

Thursday and Friday  8-12.  Cost $5.

This is your chance to try something colorful and creative.  Rhoda Parker will show you how to use simple craft paints to adorn paper.  Once you learn the technique, you can also marble fabric and leather.  The possibilities are as endless as your color choices and creativity.  Age 13+.

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday  10-12.  Cost $15.

A two-color knitting technique that uses only one color at a time, taught by Ann Anderson.  Students need to bring 2 contrasting, smooth, worsted-weight yarns and needles appropriate to the yarn.  Before you come to class, cast on 50 stitches and knit 4 rows of garter stitch.  Age 13+.

Tuesday 8-12.  Cost $5.

Ann Anderson will show students how to applique using the needle to turn under the seam allowance as the piece is sewn to the background fabric.  All materials included.  Age 13+.

Thursday 8-12.  Cost $7.50

Did you think embroidery was just on tea towels and pillowcases?  Think again!  Rhoda Parker will show you how to embellish sleeves, collars, cuffs and hems.  Bring a piece of clothing to embroider and a 4- or 6-inch hoop and scissors.  Time needed:  3-4 hours, depending upon the project.  Age 13+.

Daily.  Cost $5.

Join Holden Snyder in this beginning cooperage class demonstrating the use of traditional hand tools to craft a white oak log into a handsome bucket. Students will become familiar with the use of a froe, drawknife, plane, and shaving horse in the same manner in which traditional, area craftsmen used them. This is a somewhat labor-intensive and time-consuming class, requiring 3-4 days of work, but the result is very satisfying. Come take part in a project that is one of the original classes at CNCW!  Limit of three students.  Age 13+.

Daily.  Cost $25.


A look at clocks that would have been in rural homes between 1880 and the 1930s, with examples.  Taught by Phil Jones, students will learn how old clocks work, how to care for, set, move, and enjoy them.  Will show the clock movement behind the dial and how to remove and install it.  Also, how to oil a brass clock movement.  Class fee includes a pocket oiler.  You may bring a clock, but it's not required.  Class may be extended to Wednesday afternoon if needed.  Age 13+.

Monday-Wednesday  8-10.  Cost $5.

Susan Clauss will teach and lead a group of 6 or more students (ages 9+) as they prepare shaped note music from Missouri Harmony, The Sacred Harp, or other sources for CNCW’s Talent Show. For a nominal fee, students may use photocopied music. Other sessions may be scheduled to meet needs of individual students.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday afternoon and Wednesday morning

Come learn the Oxford punch needle technique!  With Suzanne Femmer, you will be using a #14 Oxford punch needle to create an 8x8 inch trivet or mini pillow.  You will learn about the different needle sizes and what effect they achieve.  After you have completed your trivet (4-6 hours), you will learn how to put the finishing touches on it and how to finish the border.  No experience is required.  You will need to bring a 10-12" embroidery hoop, scissors and a darning needle.  Email your questions to Suzy at  Class is limited to 5 people.  Age 16+.

Tuesday 8-12.  Cost $15 if you have your own needle -- $50 if you do not.

Come join Traci Wright in painting beautiful Ozark native flowers using acrylic paints on recycled or reclaimed materials.  No experience is needed.   Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on or bring an apron.  All supplies provided.  Bring your inner child and a sense of adventure.  Classes are held daily and last 2 hrs.  Age 13+.

Daily 9-12.  Cost $10.

In the 1800s, the penny rug was constructed of wool to brighten a table.  Pioneers drew around pennies and stitched then to wool backings, creating designs.  Kathryn Tucker  will assist students in selecting heavy felt for the backing, creating pennies and figures, and then stitching with a decorative blanket stitch. Bring scissors.  Outside time will be required.  Age 13+.

Tuesday 1-4 pm or Thursday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $12.


Beginning students learn music notation and penny whistle technique with Susan Clauss, while playing Irish, English, Scottish, and American folk tunes. Intermediate students will learn Irish and English styles of playing. If you have your own whistle (Key of D), the instruction book is $13.  Returning students, please bring whistle and book.  Additional music cost is $1-$2.  Private lessons for students ages 10 through adult.  No music reading experience necessary.  Students may opt to play in Thursday night Talent Show.  Notify Susan if you need a penny whistle or instruction book.  Cost includes a D penny whistle and instruction book.

Cost $22 / $13 book only.

Cast a small spoon, star, or crucifix from pewter!  Mark Pietz and Skyler Johnson will show students how to create their own molds from body filler and, under the supervision of the instructor, melt and pour pewter into their molds.  The remainder of class time will be in finishing the raw casting by   filing, sanding and polishing.  Because of the primitive technique, some minor flaws in the casting can be expected.  Several attempts will be made to obtain an acceptable casting.  For safety reasons, students must wear shoes during the actual casting process -- No exceptions.  Students will prepare their molds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and cast in the afternoon.  Finishing work on Thursday and Friday.  All materials provided.  Age 16+.

Monday-Wednesday -- Preparation/Casting||Thursday-Friday -- Finishing.  Cost $30.


Wool is fire-retardant & more insulating than cotton – perfect around the campfire. Bex Oliger will teach you how to weave a wool potholder.  Class fee of $10 includes use of metal potholder frame, a locker hook, plus enough Nature-dyed WOOL potholder loops for 1 potholder and helpful hints for weaving.  Square woven pieces may be assembled for pouches, floor mats, and more. Kits are available for $24.50.  Potholder/Trivet Weaving:  same as regular potholder weaving, except using the larger PRO metal looms & extra-large PRO Nature-dyed PRO WOOL loops.  Class fee of $15 includes use of PRO metal loom, locker hook and enough PRO WOOL loops for 1 potholder/trivet.  No experience needed.   Age 6+.  Schedule time with instructor.

Cost $10 / $15 (Trivet).

Tricia Clem will offer a class using pressed flowers to make cards, bookmarks, pictures, gift tags, etc. All materials are provided, but you may bring pictures, frames or any materials you may want to incorporate into your projects. Ages 10+.

Daily.  Cost $10.

Come learn to do quilling with Toni Soetart.  Quilling is an art form that goes back to the Renaissance.  Ozarks people displayed their creativity by reviving this craft.  They used simple materials and sewing needles to make quilled items to decorate their homes.  Learn how to coil and pinch forms, use combs and husk thin strips of paper into a star or snowflake.  A variety of colors will be available.  Class size limited to 6 per 3-hour session.  Classes will be offered 1 morning and 3 afternoons during the week.  Age 13+.

Cost $10 (2 snowflakes).

Students will work with Cindy Dooley to make rope with yarn. Choose to make a jump rope, dog rope, or horse rope. Need to bring snaps for ends. All ages.

Daily.  Cost $2.50 and up.

Traditional, recycled wool, rug braiding will be taught by Pam Jensen using the Ruth Ann DeRossett method.  Students will braid strips of wool and then sew the braids into beautiful, heirloom-quality rugs. Wool will be available for purchase.  If you bring your own wool, please wash it beforehand.  If you have questions, contact Pam (636) 577-7574 or email me at  Bring scissors. Class time is 8+ hours -- you can work on your project outside of class.  Age 13+.

Daily 8-12.  Cost $5, plus wool.

Learn the fundamentals of primitive rug hooking with Barbara Johnson as you create a charming 8-10" sampler piece.  Learn how to draw and transfer your original design onto a provided burlap backing.  Many colors of 1/4-inch wool fabric strips will be available to fill in the piece.  No. 2 primitive rug hooks will be available to borrow or can be purchased for an additional cost of $15.  Please bring a 10-12" embroidery hoop and sharp scissors.  Start Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  Outside time will be needed to finish.  Age 13+.

Monday-Wednesday  8-12.  Cost $25.

Students of Diana Clarke will use seagrass or fiber rush to weave a seat on a small stool.  Or you can bring your own chair.  If bringing a chair, you must call Diana (660-672-9620) at least one month in advance so that proper sized materials are available.  All materials provided. Class time 4 hours, then finish on your own. Age 10+.

Daily.  Cost $40-$50.

Tom Dooley will instruct beginners in completing a ring, bracelet, earrings, or necklace in one, 2-hour session.  Students who have taken this class before will be asked to wait 2 years before registering again.  Tom will work on an individual basis and will accept 18 students. Price depends on the project and stone chosen.  Age 16+.

Daily.  Cost $25 and up. 

Using the simple, magical, Continuous Strand Weaving Method, create a small project of your choice using the smaller "Washcloth Loom" or travel-size triangle, square, rectangle or MiniMod looms.  Projects include washcloths, hat, scarf, pouch, pillow, amulet bag and more.  Instructed by Bex Oliger, students may start anytime during the week, but must sign up Sunday or Monday to schedule your time. Allow 2 to 4 hours, depending upon project chosen. Loom rental fee ($10) can be applied toward a loom purchase. Appropriate yarns are available from instructor with final cost dependent upon project chosen). No prior weaving experience needed.  Age 10+.

Cost $20-$60 (including yarn).

Tracy Zinck will show students how to make a basic soap at home using the Cold Process method.  At the end of the class, you will have about 2 pounds of soap to take home.  Students should bring safety goggles, rubber gloves and apron to class.  All other equipment will be provided.  Age 13+.

Monday or Tuesday  8-12.  Cost $35.

Judy Jones and Carolyn Doner will offer beginning and intermediate spinning.  Learn the basics of spinning!  We can start with the drop spindle or spinning wheel, your choice.  Beginner classes Monday through Thursday 8-10, with intermediates from 10-12.  For interested advanced students, we also offer bead spinning.  You can bring your own wheel or rent one for $5.  Fiber will be available to purchase or bring your own.  Outside time will be required.  Whatever your skill level, come and join us!  Questions?  Contact Carolyn Doner at or Judy Jones at  Age 13+.

Monday-Thursday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $5 plus yarn.

Design your own take-along thread book with Mignon Hatton.  This fantastic book will provide a way to take your sewing thread, needles and embroidery thread with you to work on-the-go.  Age 13+.

Monday or Tuesday, 8-12.  Cost $20.

Learn to weave Teneriffe on a Gourd.  Nancy Amburgey will show students how to create a teneriffe project, either in a pattern or free form.  Instruction will include how to warp and incorporate beads.  Some weaving experience helpful.  Please bring any special embellishments or beads that may be desired.  Some amount of time may be required outside of class, depending on the selected project.  Age 13+.

Tuesday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $25-$35.

Learn the techniques and history of tin punch with Nita Pace.  Students may choose to make tin punch luminaries or pictures.  Two projects may be chosen.  Be aware that sharp tools and materials are used.  4-6 hours will be needed to complete your project.  Extra time may be arranged to finish projects.  Age 13+.

Monday and Wednesday  8-12.  Cost $20.

If you enjoy making toothbrush rugs, this is another fun toothbrush project taught by Amy Terrill!  This purse is large enough to hold all your “stuff”. Bring 2 yards of fabric of your choice and scissors to class. Handle is provided.  Outside time is required.  Age 13+.

Wednesday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $18.

This durable rug looks crocheted, but it isn’t!  Amy Terrill, will teach students the technique of making a small table runner or rug using a needle made from a toothbrush and strips of fabric. Bring sharp scissors and/or rotary cutter. Begin with a 2-hour class, then work at your own pace anywhere.  Outside time required.  No experience needed.  Age 13+.

Tuesday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $12.

Tree of Life

Learn wire wrapping with Mignon Hatton while creating a personal Tree of Life pendant.  Use your choice of semi-precious stones for the leaves.  Age 13+.

Wednesday or Thursday  8-11.  Cost $20.

Students in this class, taught by Cindy Dooley, will carve kitchen utensils such as scoops and spoons from various woods. Students need to bring a pocket knife and a bent gouge.  2-3 hours.  Age 16+.

Daily.  Cost $5.

Do you have to be mad to try this weave?  Maybe... but it's FUN!  Learn with Bonnie Black.  Normally, weaving has two elements -- warp and weft.  Tri-axil weave has an additional third element.  This is a characteristic of Malaccan weaves, sometimes call "Mad Weave" and tri-axil weave.  This weave was traditionally designed for baskets but we will be using ribbon and fiber to produce fabric.  Age 13+.

Wednesday 8-12.  Cost $15.

Bex Oliger will show students how, using the simple and magical Continuous Strand Weaving Method, where the loom dresses itself while the weaving progresses, to weave shawls, blankets, throw rugs and many other projects may be woven on several different shapes of frame looms.  Allow 12 to 15 hours throughout the week to finish a large project.  Classes start Monday morning, early.  Large loom rental ($20) can be applied toward the purchase of a loom.  Approximately 550 yards of bulky-weight or 1100 yards of worsted-weight yarn is needed for a large shawl with fringe.  400 yards of rug wool is needed for a throw rug, or 800 yards of bulky yarn is need for a  blanket.  Appropriate yarns are available from the instructor.  ($45-$95 for shawl, $60 for rug, $65-$75 for blanket,  No weaving experience need.  Age 13+.

Cost  $25 Fee / $45-$95 yarn.

One hundred years ago or more, creative people adapted an ancient textile art, twining, to make durable rag rugs. Instructors Kathryn Tucker and Diana Clarke will take you through the steps to twine a small 22”x 24” rug on a frame-type loom. Approximately 8 hours needed to finish so, time outside of class will definitely be needed.  Students must call Kathryn (573) 322-5712 regarding fabric to purchase and how to prepare it.  Bring scissors and prepared fabric.  Age 13+.

Monday 8-12 or 1-4.  Cost $10.

Going back to the early part of the 20th Century, industrious women created hand-made rugs to adorn their homes.  Among these were pom-pom rugs.  Join Priscilla Pietz in learning how to make these plush carpets by creating a small sheep design mat.  With the skills learned in this class, you will soon be making rugs for your own home.  Materials include yarns, canvas backing and a special multi pom-pom marker.  Bring scissors.  Age 13+.

Monday and Tuesday  10-12.  Cost $16.

Beginning & experienced weavers are welcome in weaving classes taught by Cassia Brown!  Students will learn weaving fundamentals, weave a scarf, place mats, etc. You can bring your own loom or rent a loom on site.  The number of looms is limited, so looms are reserved first come, first serve.  ALL weaving students must contact Cassia (573) 674-4242 or email her at to make arrangements for the class and to reserve a loom.  Time needed:  8-20 hours. Cost:  $5 - $30, depending on materials used, plus a $20 loom rental fee.  Age 13+ or by permission.

Daily 8-12.  Cost $5-$30 / $20 loom rental.

Mordiford Wheat Weaving

Wheat weaving is an ancient folk art celebrating the harvest and honoring the earth.  It is an art that can be used to create surprisingly complex results.  Phanie Stuckey will show students how to use simple techniques to create a traditional weaving project (there are a few choices, including the Modiford dolly, which is heart-shaped).  Plan on 1-2 hours.  Scissors helpful.  Age 13+.

Daily 8-12.  Cost $10.

Joe and Alice Dudenhoeffer will teach white oak basket making.  The class requires 2 ½ hours during each of 2 days.  Limit one basket per student, please.  Students must pre-register so enough material can be made.  Class size is limited to 40.  Come and have fun!  Age 13+.

Monday - Thursday.  Cost $25 and up.

Cindy Dooley will assist students in selecting wood and techniques used to carve a flower, rooster and/or a Santa.  Limited to 6 students daily.  Must be experienced with using a knife.  You will need 1½ hours.  Age 16+.

Daily.  Cost $5.

Woven Bead Neck Piece

Design and weave a neckpiece using a variety of yarn and beads. Students of Bonnie Black will learn how to design the piece on graph paper and then follow the design to finish their art pieces.  It will take two mornings to finish.  Age 13+.

Monday 8-12 and Thursday 8-10.  Cost $20.

Please Note

The class descriptions here are to help you decide how to spend an enjoyable week at the Workshop.  Note the time that it takes for the class, items that students should bring, class goals, day and time of the class, and materials cost.  It’s easy to try to do too much. Some classes take much longer than others.  On Sunday afternoon (check-in day), students will have a chance to meet teachers, see the crafts, and arrange their schedules.   More classes may be added.  Many short, pick-up classes are offered in the afternoons and may include felting, beadwork, and others. We make every effort to offer listed classes, but cannot be responsible for last-minute cancellations by individual instructors.

 Please be advised that many classes use sharp tools, & we are not responsible for accidents. Your registration represents your agreement to hold Christianson Native Craft Workshop harmless for any injuries sustained during the workshop.

Photographs are taken during the week to record and promote workshop activities.  By registering for this workshop, students understand and agree that photographs which include them may be used on the workshop website and/or in the annual workshop slideshow.