The Net Loft Classes & Events
Open Sessions - Come join us!
Wednesdays with Becca – Every Wednesday noon-2 pm
Knitter’s Night out– Every Wednesday 7-9 pm
All are welcome!
Bring your spinning, knitting, crochet or needlework.
Pre-Register at Shop or Online as specified
Shorebird Festival Workshops Preregistration
Preregister for Copper River Shorebird Festival and receive 10% discount on Net Loft Shorebird Workshops
Shorebird Festival Registration:
LIST OF WORKSHOPS:
The Net Loft
Shorebird Festival Workshops
Instructor: Dotty Widmann
All classes to take place upstairs in The Net Loft classroom
8 students per class
Thursday May 4 6-9:30 pm
TRUMPETER SWAN NEEDLEFELT ages 15 and up
The trumpeter swan is the largest species of North American waterfowl. Celebrate our local resident trumpeter swan population with this needlefelted wool painting as this year’s project in The Net Loft’s Copper River Shorebird Needlefelt Collection. Class fee of $35 includes materials and instruction. Framing and Needlefelt Tool Supply Kit extra. Please specify if you will need Needlefelt Tool Kit ($45) Bring 12x12 foam, needlefelt tool and needles to class if you have them.
Suitable for framing.
Price $35 without toolkit, $80 includes tool kit
Friday May 5 1:30-5 pm
ALAGANIK SCENIC VIEW ages 14 and up
Alaganik Slough provides magnificent views of meadows and mountains while birdwatching. Create a keepsake featuring this special spot with a needlefelted wool painting as this year’s project in The Net Loft’s Copper River Shorebird Scenic Needlefelt Series. Class fee of $35 includes materials and instruction. Framing and Needlefelt Tool Supply Kit extra. Please specify if you will need Needlefelt Tool Kit ($45) Bring 12x12 foam, Clover five needle needlefelt tool and extra fine needles to class if you have them.
Suitable for framing. Price $35 without toolkit, $80 includes tool kit
Saturday May 6
SHOREBIRD CRAFTING SESSIONS ages 6-10 with parent helper, ages 10 and up all others
ALAGANIK SCENE on a BRANCH: WOOL NEEDLEFELT Postcard Size 8:30- 10 AM OR 10:30 – 12 noon
$ 5.00 includes all tools & materials
FELTED EGGS & GRASSES NEST in a terrarium 12:30-2 pm
$20 includes all materials including terrarium
Sunday May 6 2:30 – 5:30 pm
FEATHER & EGGS SHADOWBOX ages 12 and up
Using watercolor and gouache hand paint and papercut feathers and eggs to mount and create a framed shadowbox. Feathers may be painted stylized or natural.
$42 includes 8 x 10 shadow box frame. & all paints and materials.
with 10x 10 frame $44
with 12 x 12 frame $49
Imagine expressing your love of place in a special Fair Isle garment. Join guest instructor, Janine Bajus, author of the book "The Joy of Color", in this four day creative workshop in the beautiful surroundings of our home setting of Cordova, Alaska, brought to you as a Net Loft Fiber & Friends event this coming summer.
Fair Isle design often seems more complex and intimidating than it is. Janine will break the process down into three parts: color, motif, and garment shape. You’ll start by learning how color is used in Fair Isle knitting, and then she will show you how to identify the colors in your inspiration piece (a photo or painting or textile or …).
You will begin to make a series of ever-more focussed swatches, starting with several speed swatches for color. When you’ve explored how your chosen colors work together Janine will show you how to choose or create motifs. Your next swatches will be motif swatches, seeing how different proportions change the color relationships.
Finally participants will discuss possible garment designs and the techniques needed to knit them. If this seems unobtainable Janine will offer a few blank templates for smaller pieces: caps, tams, or fingerless mitts.At the end of the workshop you will have created some color ways and motifs that express your vision, plus a good sense of what to do next, to make your vision come to life, a unique creation based on your interpretation of the incredible beauty of our local landscape.
You do not need to be a highly experienced knitter to enjoy this workshop—you will work at your own speed. Some students have designs that fall into place very quickly; other people find that they have to start over again half way through for a number of reasons. Janine will help you avoid problems while encouraging your singular vision.
Class Times: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9-4 pm
Sunday 1-9 pm with potluck dinner & closing class session from 6-9 pm at Bear Country Lodge
Workshop Fee - $300 plus $20 materials fee. Janine will provide students needles and notions information one month before class.
Final project yarn will be available at 10% discount to students enrolled in class.
Class Limited to 12 students.
Monday evenings 7-9 pm FisherFolk Weekly Gathering.
Come work on your Gansey, FisherFolk Knitalongs or Projects.
We will be here to help with any questions you might have, and provide a weekly time to get updated on current FisherFolk Knitting.
For more information on any classes call or email:
The Net Loft 907 424-7337 firstname.lastname@example.org
140 Adams Avenue Cordova, Alaska