Classes

Classes

Use This List as a Reference When Choosing Your Classes

Baby Sitting
Babysitting is available mornings for ages 0-5 at a cost of $35 for the week.
BEGINNING KNITTING
Julie Loyet will teach the basics of knit, purl, increase, decrease, lace.....as far as you wish to go!  Monday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $10.
BLACKSMITHING
Don Birdsall will work one-on-one with 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 (no frayed clothing) and close-toed shoes (no sandals).  Eye protection must be worn while in the blacksmith area.  Bring safety glasses or use provided safety googles.  Classes 8-12 daily, with possible afternoon time needed for finishing.  Cost $10 per hour, includes materials.
BROOM MAKING
Cathy Wyatt, with the assistance of apprentice Phanie Stuckey,  will teach students to make their choice of several brooms. All materials are provided. Monday 8-12 – Cobwebbers, $10.Tuesday or Wednesday 8-12 -- Flat or round broom, $15. Thursday 18- 12 –  Turkey wing broom, $10. Friday 8-12 Whisk broom $10. Age 13+ . Please specify which class you are taking. Some afternoon classes may be provided. Check with me Tuesday after class.
CANDLE MAKING
Priscilla Pietz will teach you how to dip your very own candles, just as our pioneering ancestors did, to light your own historic home. Classes are 1+ hrs.  Age 14+.  Cost $7.
Celtic Knot
CELTIC KNOT
Students of Ann Anderson will learn how to design and applique their own Celtic Knot quilt square.  All materials will be provided.  Wednesday 8-12.  Cost $7.50.
CHAIR CANING
Diana Clarke will teach the traditional 7-step caning pattern on a small stool, or 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. 5-10 hrs. Age 14+. Cost $40.
CHEROKEE BASKET (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

With Bonnie Black, create a Western Cherokee double wall basket (a wicker plaited basket). These baskets were created by Oklahoma (Western) Cherokees when they were removed from North Carolina to Oklahoma. Using round reed, students will complete a basket approximately 6-8 inches tall and 5-10 inches across. Tue 8-12 & Wed 8-10. All materials supplied. Max 10 people Age 13+.  Cost $25
CHILDREN CLASS 1 – $25
Morning classes for age 5 to 8 will be provided by Cara Snyder and will feature a variety of crafts and activities.  The crafts taught are geared for these age groups and are enjoyable for the children.  Each class has a materials cost of $25 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.  Babysitting is available for ages 0-5 at a cost of $35 for the week.
CHILDREN CLASS 2 – $25
Morning classes for age 9 to 12 will be coordinated daily by Sharon Boyd-Struthers and will feature a variety of crafts and activities.  The crafts taught are geared for this age group and are enjoyable for the children.  Each class has a materials cost of $25 for the week, to be paid in advance with workshop fees. Please remember that it is REQUIRED that ALL children of these ages attend these classes; however, class size is limited to 20 students.  Babysitting is available mornings for ages 0-5 at a cost of $35 for the week.
COILED RAG BASKETS
Nita Pace will teach you how to use fabric strips and rope to make a coiled rag basket. Great way to use small yardages or repurpose clothing. The initial class will be 1½ -2 hrs. Outside time needed. NO sewing involved!  All materials furnished. Ages 13+.  Cost $20.
CORDAGE
Learn the ancient survival skill of making cordage (string) from various plant materials with Joyce Sammons. Basswood bark, flax, hemp dogbane, milkweed are some of the plants that will be used. Two hours needed for class.  Offered throughout the week.  Ages 12+.  Cost $8.
DULCIMER LESSONS
Michael Pace will teach mountain dulcimer classes for beginner or intermediate students.  Beginner classes will cover tuning the dulcimer, strumming & fretting, & 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. Extra dulcimers will be available if you don't have one.  A recording device (digital or cassette) can be useful.  Classes consist of 2 sessions, each 1.5 hrs long.  Figure each session on a different day, as the second builds on the first.  Sessions at 8 and 10 each morning.  Ages 12+.  Cost $15.
EMBROIDERY
Rhoda Parker will instruct a variety of embroidery classes. CRAZY QUILT EMBROIDERY - Learn stitches used to embellish crazy quilts. A cheater square will be provided, or if you have pieced square, feel free to bring it.  Cost $15.  |   BEGINNING EMBROIDERY - Learn basic stitches of embroidery (chain stitch, back stitch, outline stitch, lazy daisy, etc.) on a primitive sampler. Cost $15. You will need to bring a 6” or smaller embroidery hoop, and scissors (for either class).  All other supplies provided. You will need 2 hours class time to start and outside of class time to finish.
English Paper Piercing
ENGLISH PAPER PIECING
Learn to make Grandmother's Flower Garden with Ann Anderson.  This is a hand-piecing technique that stabilizes the fabric pieces with a paper template, ensuring accuracy.  All materials provided.  Monday 8-10.  Cost $7.50.
Christmas Ornament 2018
FAIR ISLE KNITTED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Students of Ann Anderson should be familiar with knitting on double-pointed needles.  This is an introduction to Fair Isle knitting, which uses two different colors of yarn to create a picture in the knitting.  Students should bring two different colors of sport-weight yarn and a set of size US 5 double-pointed needles.  A selection of 5 charts will be provided.  Thursday 8-12.  Cost $3.
Felted Bowls
FELT A BOWL
Learn the fundamentals of wet felting with Jenny Johnson.  Students will create a unique and vibrantly-colored small felt bowl using all wool fibers applied over a flexible resist.  All supplies and materials provided.  Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday 8-12.  Cost $15.
Finger Weaving
FINGER WEAVING: Beyond the Basics
In this Finger Weaving class with Ann Anderson, students will learn to weave a sash with the Garter Snake pattern.  All materials will be provided.  Friday. 8-12.  Cost $15.
Finger Weaving Necklace
FINGER WOVEN NECKLACE (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Mignon Hatton will guide students through the process of using t-shirt material and fingers for weaving a necklace.  Finishing will include large beads and fastening methods.  Friday 8-10.  Age 14+.  Cost $10.
FOLK DOLL
Ingenuity, combined with utilizing 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.  Daily 8-12.  Cost $20.
Free Form Basket Display
FREE FORM OR RIB BASKET
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 finished basket. Prices typically  range from $30 to $75. 
GOURD BOWLS & MORE
Enhancements will be made to make 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. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8-12.  Cost $20-40, depending on project.
Gourd with Beaded Rim
GOURD WITH A BEADED RIM
Nancy Amburgey will be teaching a technique to create a beaded rim at the top of a gourd.  All needed materials will be supplied by the instructor.  Offered Friday morning.  Class is 2+ hrs.  The amount of time needed will depend upon the project selected.  Cost $15-$20, depending upon the project.
Gourd with Basket Weave Rim
GOURD WITH DOUBLE WALL BASKET WEAVE RIM
Nancy Amburgey will teach how to create a double-wall, Cherokee-style weaving around the top of a gourd, creating a sturdy rim.  In this process, a student will weave both up and down the top of the gourd rim.  This creates a woven double-wall rim.  All needed materials will be supplied by the teacher.  Students should bring an awl or small flat screwdriver and utility scissors for cutting reed (NOT your good scissors.)  Additionally, students may want to wear older clothing.  Offered Monday only.  4 hours, with some possible outside time needed.  Cost $30-$40.
HICKORY BUCKET OR VASE
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 Age 14+. Cost $5.
HOOKED AND PRODDED FLOWERS
Using recycled wool fabric strips hooked through a burlap backing, students of Jenny Johnson will create a unique and colorful flower with a hand hooked center surrounded by “prodded” petals. Your finished piece can have a pin back attached to be worn as an adornment on your coat, purse or hat. All materials and tools supplied. Thu. or Fri.  Cost $15.
INKLE WEAVING
With Bex Oliger, Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser's daughter, 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. Class fee: $20, plus yarns ($15 - 25).  $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.  Classes, Tuesday, 8-12.  Ages 13+.
INTRODUCTION TO FERMENTED FOODS (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

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.  Tracey has been fermenting foods for 10 years and has over 20 years of experience as a chef.  Tuesday or Thursday 8-12.  Cost $40.
KNITTING SIMPLES: SHAWLS
Ready to venture beyond the basics?  Julie Loyet will help you get started with constructing a simple shawl using increases and decreases.  Must be able to knit and purl!  Bring 2 skeins of yarn of your choice (self-striping yarn with long color repeats is a good choice) and appropriate-size circular needles for your yarn.  Tuesday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $5.
KNITTING UH-OH’S
Julie Loyet will help you recognize and fix mistakes in your knitting.  Bring a current project that you need help with, or yarn and needles of your choice.  Wednesday 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $5.
Knotless Rock Necklace
KNOTLESS NETTING (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

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.  Friday 8-10.  Age 14+.  Cost $10.
Lavender Wand
LAVENDER WANDS
Weave 13 lavender blossom stems into a historical and aromatic, moth-repelling wand with Chris Thurman. Plan on 1-2 hrs – scissors helpful. Monday or Tuesday morning. Age 16+.  Cost $6.  
Locker Hooking
LOCKER HOOKING (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Locker hooking, with Ann Anderson, is a rug-making technique that draws loops up through a mesh and locks them in place with a string.  The students will be making a set of 4 mug rugs.  All materials will be provided.  Monday 10-12.  Cost $7.50.
Macrame
MACRAME BRACELETS
Ever imagine creating colorfully-patterned macramé bracelets, even ones with your name on them?  This very portable craft can go anywhere with you.  After learning some basics with Linda Pietz, you will be creating your own personalized, patterned bracelets.  Includes special macramé board, embroidery floss, and graph paper.  Bring scissors.  Daily, 8-12.  Cost $16.
Mordiford Wheat Weaving
MORDIFORD WHEAT WEAVING
Chris Thurman will teach a basic “Mordiford Corn Dolly” wheat weaving class on Thursday and Friday mornings from 8-12. Class will take 1 to 2 hours to complete a 12-strand wall hanging. Bring scissors. Cost $8.  
NATURAL DYEING
Discover the rainbow of color from nature.  Guided by Joyce Sammons, you will gather some plants at Shannondale, but will also use indigo, weld, and madder.  If you wish, you can bring up to 1-lb of wool to dye.  Cost $15.
OAK BUCKET (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Join Mike Snyder and Holden Snyder in this 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!  Cost is $25.  Limit of three students.  
OLD TIME SINGING SCHOOL
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, and/or other sources for CNCW’s Talent Show. For a nominal fee, students may use photocopied music. Mon.-Tue.-Thu. afternoons, and Wed. morning. Other sessions may be scheduled to meet needs of individual students.
PAINTING OZARK WILDFLOWERS
Come join Traci Wright in painting beautiful Ozark native flowers using acrylic paints on recycled or reclaimed materials.  No experience is needed.  All supplies provided.  Daily 8-12 with classes lasting 2-4 hrs.  Age 16+.  Cost $10.  ** Note:  please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. **
PENNY RUG (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

In the 1800s, the penny rug was constructed of wool to brighten a table. Kathryn Tucker, with apprentice Amy Terrill,  will assist students in selecting heavy felt for the backing, creating pennies and figures, and then stitching with a decorative blanket stitch. Bring scissors. Tue. 1-4 pm or Thu. 8-10 or 10-12. Age 14+.  Cost $12.  
PENNY WHISTLE
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), instruction book cost is $9.  Returning students, please bring whistle and book.  Additional music cost is $1-$2.  Private/semi-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: approx. $22, covers penny whistle in Key of D and instruction book.
PORTUGUESE KNITTING
Learn to knit the Portuguese way, with Julie Loyet, using a tensioning pin on your shoulder. This method is easier on your hands than other methods.  Bring yarn and needles of your choice.  Thurs 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost of pin and instructions is $7.
POTHOLDER WEAVING WITH WOOL LOOPS
Wool is fire-retardant & more insulating than cotton – perfect around the campfire.  Arrange time with instructor Bex Oliger, Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser's daughter. 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.  Ages 6+.  No experience needed.  Kits also available for $24.95.  ||  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 $15, includes PRO metal loom, locker hook, and enough PRO WOOL loops for 1 potholder/trivet.
PRESSED FLOWER CRAFTS
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+.  Cost $10.
PRIMITIVE HAY FORK
Terry Wyatt will teach the techniques to build a 1-piece, 3-tine wood pitch fork. It will take a student 3-4 days to make. The student will take the project home and, after drying, do some sanding and apply a finish. There is no other project that will teach so many processes and skills typical of country woodworking. All materials and tools required to build the fork will be provided. Age 15+.  Cost $35.
ROPE MAKING
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.  Cost $2.50 and up.
ROPE SANDALS
Using natural fiber rope, Tracey Zinck will help students make their own custom-fitted sandals using an adjustable loom that he designed.  Little or no stitching is required (as was needed in previous classes).  Materials provided. Class will take 1-2 hours to get started.  Students will finish on  their own (from 2-4 hours) and then return to add straps. Age 10+.  Cost $30.
RUG BRAIDING
Traditional, recycled wool rug braiding will be taught by Joyce Wiley using the Ruth Ann DeRossett method. If you bring your own wool or have questions, contact Joyce (417-766-1010) or email at joyceannwiley@gmail.com. Bring scissors. Daily 8-12, for a total of 8 hrs. Ages 14+.  Cost $5 plus wool purchased.
RUSSIAN KNITTING
Ann Anderson will teach students a continental knitting technique that has the easiest purl stitch on earth.  Students need to bring light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and the appropriate size needles.  Tuesday 10-12.  Cost $3.
SEAGRASS SEAT WEAVING
Students of Diana Clarke will use seagrass to weave a seat & storage shelf on a small stool. All materials provided. 4 hrs. of class, then finish on your own. Daily. Age 10+.  Cost $35-$45.
SHAKER TAPE SEAT WEAVING
Students of Diana Clarke will use 2 colors of Shaker tape to weave a seat on a small stool (or bring your own chair). If bringing a chair, please call Dianna (660-338-2576) at least one month in advance to assure materials and colors are available. All materials provided. Tue. & Thu. Age 10+.  Cost $40-45.
SHAWL, BLANKET or THROW RUG WEAVING on TRIANGLE, SQUARE or RECTANGLE LOOMS
Using the simple, magical Continuous Strand Weaving Method where the loom dresses itself while the weaving progresses, shawls, blankets and many other projects may be woven on several shapes of frame looms.  Taught by Bex Oliger, Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser's daughter. Allow 12 to 15 hours throughout the week to finish a large project. Start Monday morning early. Class fee, $25. Large loom rent of $20 may be applied toward the purchase of a loom. Approximately 550 yards of bulky-weight or 1100 yards of worsted-weight yarn is needed for large shawl with fringe. 400 yards rug wool for throw rug, or 800 yards of bulky yarn is needed for blanket. Appropriate yarns are available from instructor ($45 - $95 for shawl, $60 for rug, $65 - $75 for blanket).  Ages 12 through adult, no weaving experience needed.
SILVERSMITHING (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

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, age 16+. Price depends on the project and stone chosen, usually about $25 & up.
SMALL WOVEN PROJECTS Washcloths, hat, scarf, pouch, pillow cover, amulet bag and more
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. With Bex Oliger, students will start anytime during the week, but sign up Sunday or Monday to schedule your time. Allow 2 to 4 hours, depending upon project chosen. Class fee, $10. Small loom rent $10 may be applied toward loom purchase. Appropriate yarns are available from instructor ($10 - $50 or more, depending upon project chosen). Ages 10 through adult, no weaving experience needed.
SOAP MAKING
Learn to make a basic soap at home with Tracey Zinck, using the Cold Process method.  Students should bring safety goggles, rubber gloves and apron to class.  All other equipment will be provided.  Monday or Wednesday 8-12.  Cost $35.
SPINNING
Judy Jones and Carolyn Doner will offer beginning and intermediate spinning, with drop spindle or wheel, in separate groups. Whatever your skill level, come and join us! Learn the basics of spinning, from carding to spindle spinning, to the wheel. Or you may start with a wheel as a beginner. Bring your own wheel, borrow one, or you may use one of our wheels for $5. Bring your own spindle or use one of ours. Beginners work from 8 AM to 10 AM, then intermediates take over until noon. You may come in during the afternoon to practice; one of us is usually on hand. Beginners may start by carding clean wool with hand carders and trying a drum carder, then learning how to handle a spindle to produce their first yarn, which is single-ply (one strand). After achieving yarn from the spindle, moving to the wheel is next. The aim is to produce double-plied yarn, which is two strands twisted together. Intermediates usually start at this point and work at producing thin strands, thick strands, decorative strands, strands with many plies, and so forth. Specialty yarns, such as beaded yarns, taught by Carolyn, are especially fun to produce. Specifying what is most interesting to you helps the teachers to have the proper materials on hand, so please do email us with this preference. Judy can be reached at phil.jones@frontier.com, Carolyn at carolyn.doner@yahoo.com. Fiber will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own. Also, if you have any questions, or if you are interested in any special techniques, contact us.
STENCILED FLOORCLOTH (Now Full)

FULL - waiting list only!

Floorcloths, also know as painted canvas oil cloths, and floor canvases are part of our American history.  Methods of stenciling were similar to those used on walls.  Students of Rhoda Parker will have the opportunity to create this iconic piece of Americana with a Christmas theme.  All materials will be provided, which includes a 3x5 linoleum mat; red, green, or blue paint; stencils; material for the edges; polyurethane; and paint brushes.  Time outside of class will be scheduled with the teacher to finish the project.  Paint your mat on Monday afternoon from 1-2.  A second coat will be applied on Tuesday from 1-2.  On Wednesday, from 8-12, we will stencil.  Thursday we will add a coat of polyurethane.  Cost $30.
STICK LOOM WEAVING
Interested in weaving, but don't want to invest in a loom?  You'll be amazed at all the items that can be created on this versatile loom, such purses, belts, dolls, and baskets.  Linda Pietz will instruct this class.  All materials and tools provided.  Bring scissors.  Daily, 8-12.  Cost $24.
TAKE ALONG THREAD BOOK
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.  Monday or Tuesday, 8-12.  Age 14+.  Cost $20.
TEEN ACTIVITIES
Activities for teenagers during the afternoons will be arranged by youth coordinator Joel Ahrendt.  Planned activities may include canoeing, swimming, and tubing.  Sign-up sheets and costs will be posted daily at the Workshop.
TOOTHBRUSH PURSE
If you enjoy making toothbrush rugs, this is another fun toothbrush project taught by Kathryn Tucker, with apprentice Amy Terrill. The purse is large enough to hold all your “stuff”. Bring 2 yards of fabric of your choice and scissors to class. Handle provided. Wed 8-10 or 10-12. Age 14+.  Cost $14.
TOOTHBRUSH TABLE RUNNER OR RUG
This durable rug looks crocheted, but it isn’t!  Kathryn Tucker, with apprentice 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.  Age 14+.  No experience needed. Tue. 8-10 or 10-12.  Cost $12.
Tree of Life
TREE OF LIFE PENDANT (Now Full)

FULL - waiting list only!

Learn wire wrapping with Mignon Hatton while creating a personal Tree of Life pendant.  Use your choice of semi-precious stones for the leaves.  Wednesday or Thursday, 8-11.  Age 14+.  Cost $20.
TREE PRETTY
Create a charming miniature old-craft Christmas tree in Chris Thurman's class using a pine cone, native fern moss, and miniature dried flowers.  2 hours -- Wednesday morning only.  Age 13+.  Cost $8.
TREENWARE
With Cindy Dooley, students 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+.  Cost $5.
TWINED RAG RUG
One hundred years ago or more, creative people adapted an ancient textile art, twining, to make rag rugs. With instructors Kathryn Tucker and Diana Clarke, a small 22”x24” rug will be twined on a frame-type loom. Approx. 8 hours needed to finish. Students must call Kathryn (573-322-5712) regarding fabric. Age 14+.  Mon. 8-12 or 1-4. Bring scissors.  Cost $10.
WEAVING ON A FOUR HARNESS LOOM (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Beginning & experienced weavers are welcome in weaving classes taught by Cassia Brown. Students may learn weaving fundamentals, weave a scarf, place mats, etc. Bring your own loom, or a limited number of looms may be reserved first come, first serve.  ALL weaving students must contact Cassia (573-674-4242) or email her at cassia.brown180@gmail.com to make arrangements for the class and to reserve a loom.  Daily 8-12. Age 13+, or by permission. Time needed – 8-20 hours. Cost:  $5 - $30, depending on materials used, plus a $20 loom rental fee.
WHITE OAK BASKETS (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Joe and Alice Dudenhoeffer will teach white oak basket making Monday through Thursday.  The class requires 2 ½ hours during each of 2 days.  One basket, only,  per student.  Students must pre-register so material can be made.  Class size is limited class to 40.  Come & have fun! Age 13+.  Cost $25 & up.
WOODEN FLOWERS, ROOSTER, & SANTA
Cindy Dooley will assist students in selecting wood to carve a flower, rooster and/or a Santa.  Limited to 6 students daily.  Ages 16+.  Must be experienced with using a knife.  1½ hours.  Cost $5.
Whistles
WOODEN WHISTLES
Students of Tom Johnson will use simple tools to transform a piece of wood into a charming wooden whistle.  All tools and materials will be provided.  Class takes 1 hour.  Daily 8-12.  Cost $1.
Woven Bead Neck Piece
WOVEN BEAD AND YARN NECK PIECE (Now Full)

FULL -- waiting list only!

Design and weave a neckpiece using a variety of yarn and beads. Students of Bonnie Black will learn how to design on graph paper and then follow that design to finish their art necklace.  It will take two mornings to finish.  Monday 8-12 and Thursday 8-10.  Age 15+.  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 including them may be used on the workshop website and/or in the annual workshop slideshow.