Upcoming Classes, Shows, & 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!

MARCH 2023

NEEDLE FELTED EASTER EGGS LINCOLN, MT

MARCH 25, 2023 / 11am-2pm THE MONTANAN STEAKHOUSE

Contact me directly (goldieknotsmt@gmail.com) to reserve your space in my Needle-Felted Easter Egg class. In this three-hour, interactive class you’ll learn how to needle-felt on a styrafoam surface. We’ll start with a background and then you will be able to create your own design on your egg. Cost is $45 and includes everything you need to make one egg in class. Additional kits may be available for purchase at the end of class. Class size limited to 15.

APRIL 2023

WOOLEN WATERCOLORS – PAINTING WITH WOOL LINCOLN, MT

APRIL 20, 2023 / 6pm-8:30pm THE MONTANAN STEAKHOUSE

Want to learn to Paint with Wool? I’ll be offering my Woolen Watercolors class at the Montanan Steakhouse on Thursday, April 20th from 6pm-8:30pm. You can grab a glass of wine and an appetizer if you’d like while I show you how to create your own masterpiece using locally sourced Montana wool!

Class size limited to 10 participants. The cost is $60 and I’ll provide everything you need including frame and mat! You’ll go home with a beautiful framed piece of art! No painting or felting experience needed, just bring yourself and an inspiration photo! Contact me to reserve your space at goldieknotsmt@gmail.com .

NEEDLE-FELTED SOAP LINCOLN, MT

APRIL 23, 2023 / 11am-1:30pm THE MONTANAN STEAKHOUSE

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? How about my Goldieknots Soap in a Sweater, needle-felted with your very own design? It’s a pretty and useful gift! We’ll start with two bars of my Soap in a Sweater (either natural or dyed colors) and then learn about needle-felting into a harder surface to create something beautiful. You’re welcome to bring ideas for inspiration.

Class size limited to 15 participants. The cost is $40 and I’ll provide everything you need to make two completed bars of needle-felted soap. No felting experience needed, just bring yourself and a desire to create something fun! Contact me to reserve your space at goldieknotsmt@gmail.com .

GREAT BASIN FIBER ARTS FAIR FARMINGTON, UT

APRIL 28, 2023 / 9am-4pm FIBER PREP 101

Are you new to fiber processing or wanting to learn how 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. In the morning we’ll go over types of wool and washing of fiber, and in the afternoon, process it for spinning. Also provided as part of materials will be a resource binder with information on wool, processing equipment, best practices, tips, tricks, and other helpful information.

Visit the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair website to register: http://www.greatbasinfiberartsfair.org

APRIL 29, 2023 / 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 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.

Visit the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair website to register: http://www.greatbasinfiberartsfair.org

APRIL 29, 2023 / 1-4pm PUTTING IT TOGETHER – PLYING A PERFECTLY BALANCED YARN

Have you ever wanted to ply the perfect yarn?  Is your plying coming out underpin or over-energized?  Then this class is perfect for you!  In this three-hour interactive class, we’ll talk about different types of plying and what methods are best for various applications,.  Then we’ll spin and learn how to ply a perfectly balanced yarn using some handy tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way! 

This class is open to all spinners who are already able to spin a consistent single and know  the basics of how to ply.

Visit the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair website to register: http://www.greatbasinfiberartsfair.org

MAY

CRAZY MOUNTAIN FIBER FESTIVAL BIG TIMBER, MT

MAY 19-20, 2023

Come see me at the Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival! On Friday I’ll be teaching my Woolen Watercolors – Painting with Wool class, and I’ll have my booth open both days for your shopping pleasure!

Contact Julie (info in the flyer pictured below) for more information and to get registered for classes! Description of my class is below along with a few photos! Hope to see you there!

Come create your very own masterpiece while learning to paint with wool.  We’ll start with needle-felting your design, building color and textures, and then we’ll finish it off with a steam wet-felt before matting and framing your work.  I’ll provide everything you need, including colored fiber, felting needles, foam mats, picture mat and frame, and you bring your love of color and a willingness to learn and create!

No prior painting or needle-felting experience needed.

Suitable for children ages 8 and older with parental supervision also taking the class.

JUNE

Estes Park WOOL MARKET ESTES PARK, CO

JUNE 8, 2023 TURKISH SPINDLE 101

Have you ever been intrigued by the Turkish spindle and wanted to know what the hype was all about? In this three-hour class, you’ll learn the basics of spinning on a Turkish Spindle. We’ll cover a little bit of spindle history, why the Turkish spindle is so appealing, spinning and winding methods, and how to ply from your “spindle created center-pull ball.”

Please visit the Estes Park Wool Market Class website for more information and to register: https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/workshops.html

JUNE 9, 2023 / 9am-Noon BEGINNING SPINNING WHEEL 101

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 wheels, spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. In this three-hour class, you’ll learn wheel basics, how to spin a single, and learn the basics of plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding of your wheel 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 visit the Estes Park Wool Market Class website for more information and to register: https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/workshops.html

JUNE 9, 2023 / 1-4pm WOOLEN WATERCOLORS

Come create your very own masterpiece while learning to paint with wool.  We’ll start with needle-felting your design, building color and textures, and then we’ll finish it off with a steam wet-felt before matting and framing your work.  I’ll provide everything you need, including colored fiber, felting needles, foam mats, picture mat and frame, and you bring your love of color and a willingness to learn and create!

No prior painting or needle-felting experience needed.

Suitable for children ages 8 and older with parental supervision also taking the class.

Please visit the Estes Park Wool Market Class website for more information and to register: https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/workshops.htm

SAGE RIDGE MILL & CRITTERS FIBER RETREAT CLEARMONT, WY

JUNE 24-25, 2023

I’ll be teaching Saturday and Sunday at Sage Ridge Mill & Critters in Clearmont, WY. Saturday morning starts with Beginning Knitting, Saturday afternoon, Needle-Felted Sheep, and Sunday, Woolen Watercolors! Saturday night around the campfire, I’ll be helping problem solve and troubleshoot for spinners.

This is an amazing, cozy venue and I’m so excited to be part of it this year! I hope you’ll join us!

To register for classes, please visit the Sage Mill & Critters Link: https://sageridge-mill-and-critters.square.site/…/33…

JULY

COPPER K FIBER FESTIVAL WHITEHALL, MT

JULY 15-16, 2023

Come see me at the Copper K Fiber Festival! My booth will be filled with lots of fiber goodies and my new “Christmas in July” corner to give you a head-start on your holiday shopping! I’ll also be teaching two classes this year… Putting it Together – Plying a Perfectly Balanced Yarn and my Woolen Watercolors – Painting with Wool class. Info and photos are below.

Please visit the Copper K Festival website for more information and to register for classes: https://www.copperkfiberfestival.com/workshopregistration

FRONT RANGE FAB FORT COLLINS, CO

JULY 28-30, 2023 SMALL ACRE FARM

Come join me for another weekend retreat at the Front Range Fiber Arts Bash (FAB) at Small Acre Farm in Fort Collins, CO. I’ll be teaching a Beginning Knitted Colorwork class, Fiber Prep 101, and my Woolen Watercolors – Painting with Wool class. Other classes available from some amazing instructors. More details coming soon, but SAVE THE DATES! I hope to see you there!

AUGUST

FIBERFEST EUREKA EUREKA, MT

AUGUST 5-6, 2023 LINCOLN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Come see all the amazing vendors, visit the town quilt show, watch demonstrations, and shop your little fiber heart out! This small but mighty festival has something for everyone! Hope to see you there!

LINCOLN ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL LINCOLN, MT

AUGUST 12-13, 2023 HOOPER PARK

More details coming soon! This is the place where you can find my completed and framed original Woolen Watercolors. Great food, music, and lots of art!

MICHIGAN FIBER FESTIVAL HASTINGS, MI

AUGUST 18-20, 2023 Allegan County Fairgrounds

This is my first year teaching classes at the Michigan Fiber Festival and I’m beyond excited! Join me at this amazing festival! Shop, take classes, and visit the animals! Registration open May 1st… you can get more information and register for classes at the Michigan Fiber Festival website: https://www.michiganfiberfestival.info

AUGUST 18, 2023 / 9am-Noon WOOLEN WATERCOLORS

Come create your very own masterpiece while learning to paint with wool.  We’ll start with needle-felting your design, building color and textures, and then we’ll finish it off with a steam wet-felt before matting and framing your work.  I’ll provide everything you need, including colored fiber, felting needles, foam mats, picture mat and frame, and you bring your love of color and a willingness to learn and create!

No prior painting or needle-felting experience needed.

Suitable for children ages 8 and older with parental supervision also taking the class.

AUGUST 18, 2023 / 1-4pm PUTTING IT TOGETHER – PLYING A PERFECTLY BALANCED YARN

Have you ever wanted to ply the perfect yarn?  Is your plying coming out underpin or over-energized?  Then this class is perfect for you!  In this three-hour interactive class, we’ll talk about different types of plying and what methods are best for various applications,.  Then we’ll spin and learn how to ply a perfectly balanced yarn using some handy tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way! 

This class is open to all spinners who are already able to spin a consistent single and know  the basics of how to ply.

AUGUST 19, 2023 / 9am-4pm FIBER VARIETY

In this all-day, fun and informative class, learn the basics of fiber prep for various breeds of sheep using my locally sourced fiber from local wool growers in my area.

You’ll learn breed characteristics for each of five breeds, along with the best ways to prep each fiber and what each type is best suited for.  We’ll cover skirting, picking, washing, carding, and combing.  Then you’ll be able to “test spin” each of the fibers.

This class is great for beginners as well as those who have been around wool for a long time – and everyone in between – which means you!

AUGUST 20, 2023 / 9am-Noon TURKISH SPINDLE 101

Have you ever been intrigued by the Turkish spindle and wanted to know what the hype was all about? In this three-hour class, you’ll learn the basics of spinning on a Turkish Spindle. We’ll cover a little bit of spindle history, why the Turkish spindle is so appealing, spinning and winding methods, and how to ply from your “spindle created center-pull ball.”

SEPTEMBER

We’re planning to take off the month of September to prepare for the upcoming Holiday Show Season. If anything changes, we’ll let you know here!

OCTOBER

TRAILING OF THE SHEEP HAILEY, ID

OCTOBER 6, 2023 FIBER PREP 101

Are you new to fiber processing or wanting to learn how 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. In the morning we’ll go over types of wool and washing of fiber, and in the afternoon, process it for spinning. Also provided as part of materials will be a resource binder with information on wool, processing equipment, best practices, tips, tricks, and other helpful information

Registration opens soon! Check back for registration link once it becomes available!

OCTOBER 7, 2023 NEEDLE-FELTED SNOWMEN ORNAMENTS

Create your very own festive & decorative snowman (or as a gift for a friend) using Montana grown wool and locally sourced yarn and accessories. Materials include a kit with everything you will need to make one snowman in class (fiber, felting needle, hand-crocheted scarf, yarn, and ornament hanger), as well as felting mats – all of which students will take home at the end of class.  Additional kits may be available for purchase at the end of the class.  Children over the age of 8 are welcome to participate with an adult. No prior felting experience needed. 

OREGON FLOCK & FIBER FESTIVAL (OFFF) LINN COUNTY EXPO CENTER / ALBANY, OR

OCTOBER 13, 2023 / 9am-4:30pm. SPINNING 101 – FULL DAY

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 wheels, spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. In the morning, we’ll start with getting to know your wheel and how they work.  After lunch, we’ll move on to spinning singles and then plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding of your wheel and the skills to start spinning on your own.

OCTOBER 14, 2023 / 9am-4:30pm. SPINNING 101 – FULL DAY

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 wheels, spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. In the morning, we’ll start with getting to know your wheel and how they work.  After lunch, we’ll move on to spinning singles and then plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding of your wheel and the skills to start spinning on your own.

OCTOBER 15, 2023 / 9am-4:30pm. WOOLEN WATERCOLORS

Come create your very own masterpiece while learning to paint with wool.  We’ll start with needle-felting your design, building color and textures, and then we’ll finish it off with a steam wet-felt before matting and framing your work.  I’ll provide everything you need, including colored fiber, felting needles, foam mats, picture mat and frame, and you bring an inspiration photos, your love of color and a willingness to learn and create!

SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR (SAFF) ASHEVILLE, NC

OCTOBER 19-22, 2023 CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

The SAFF team is busy getting classes chosen for the festival and will have information up on their website son. Check back here often and as soon as I know what I’ll be teaching, I’ll get it posted here. You can also visit the SAFF Website for more information and to get registered for classes!

NOVEMBER

HELENA CIVIC CENTER HOLIDAY SHOW HELENA, MT

November 4, 2023 9AM – 4PM Helena Civic Center Holiday Show/ Helena Civic Center

Come shop for the holidays at the annual Helena Civic Center Christmas & Craft Show (a Helena holiday tradition). I’ll have lots of items perfect for gift giving for the holidays, as well as pre-made gift baskets for those special people in your life! Ballroom Admission: $4 – 10 & Under FREE

HELMVILLE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR HELMVILLE, MT

November 12, 2023 10AM – 3PM Helmville Christmas Bazaar / St Thomas Church (108 S. Main)

Come shop for the holidays at the annual Helmville Christmas Bazaar. I’ll have lots of items perfect for gift giving for the holidays, as well as pre-made gift baskets for those special people in your life!

36TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS & K’S VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET GREAT FALLS, MT

November 18-19, 2023 (10-5 / 10-3) GREAT FALLS EXPO PARK 400 3RD STREET, NW

DECEMBER

LINCOLN CRAFT BAZAAR & CHRISTMAS STROLL LINCOLN, MT

DECEMBER 2, 2023 MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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