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 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

THE FARMERS DAUGHTER FIBERS GREAT FALLS, MT

Saturday, 3/5/2022 10AM – .1PM Beginning Drop Spindle

Have you ever wanted to learn to spin your own yarn?  Maybe you want to know more about the history of spinning?  This beginning drop spindle class is the perfect tool to get you started on your spinning journey – and possibly a new fiber addiction!  

Learn about the various types of spindles used for various types of yarns from all over the world.  From the Russian supported spindle to the large and long Navajo spindle and every type in between so you can discover for yourself which type might be best for you and the yarn you want to spin!. Then, we’ll settle in with a student drop spindle for this three hour workshop where you will learn to spin your own yarn!  We’ll begin spinning a single strand of yarn and then we’ll go over the basics of plying two single stands together to make a two-ply yarn.  

You will leave the class with a better understanding of drop spindle spinning, be well on your way to creating your very own yarn, and discover why it’s called a drop spindle (quite literally).  

I will provide all materials for the class including fiber, resource binder, and spindles.  Spindles will be available for purchase after the class, or you can bring your own.  

For more information and to register for the class, please visit the shop’s website at: https://thefarmersdaughterfibers.com/products/beginner-drop-spindle

Saturday, 3/5/2022 1PM – 4PM Needle Felted Shamrocks – Mini Hanging

Come learn the basics of needle-felting and create your own mini Shamrock wall hanging!

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day (or any other special Irish occasion) you can create your own hanging of little Shamrocks to decorate for the holidays or give to your favorite Irish friend! In this three-hour class, I’ll show you how to create needle-felted Shamrocks using cookie cutters, and then string them longwise to create a string of Shamrocks festive enough to hang anywhere! Your kit will include everything you need to make one string of five miniature Shamrocks.

APRIL

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

MAY

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

JUNE

ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET ESTES PARK, CO

June 9-12, 2022

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2022!

MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF WEAVERS & SPINNERS CONFERENCE HELENA, MT

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING & REGISTRATION OPENING MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2022!

JULY

COPPER K FIBER FESTIVAL WHITEHALL, MT

Saturday, 7/16/2022 9AM – NOON Woolen Watercolors – Painting with Wool

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! You will be able to take all materials home with you at the end of class to continue with your creativity at home.

For more information and to register for classes, please visit the festival website at: https://www.copperkfiberfestival.com/

For more information and to register for classes, please visit the festival website at: https://www.copperkfiberfestival.com/

Sunday, 7/17/2022 9AM – 3PM Fleece to Fashion – Step 1

Do you have raw fiber you’ve been wanting to turn into clothing or a beautiful creation but just haven’t been sure where to start? Have you been afraid of ruining the fiber you have because you’re worried about felting, breakage, or don’t even know if the fiber is good enough to do anything with?  Well, fear no more – this class is just what you’ve been looking for.

In this all-day class, we’ll take  a look at your fiber, go over your goals for it, and begin the process to help it become your dream creation.  We’ll start with the initial step of getting your fiber ready to wash, and process.  By the time you leave the class, you will have a better understanding of some different types of fiber, processing techniques, and an idea of what you want to create with you own fiber.

Students should plan to bring 4-6 ounces of their own raw fiber to process in class.  I’ll provide everything else. No fiber knowledge or processing experience required.

For more information and to register for classes, please visit the festival website at: https://www.copperkfiberfestival.com/

AUGUST

FIBERFEST EUREKA EUREKA, MT

Saturday & Sunday 8/6/2022 & 8/7/2022

For more information, please visit the festival website at: http://www.eurekafiberfest.org

LINCOLN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL LINCOLN, MT

Saturday & Sunday 8/13/2022 & 8/14/2022. MORE INFO COMING SOON!

SEPTEMBER

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

OCTOBER

ALPINE ARTIANS TOUR OF THE ARTS SEELEY LAKE, OVANDO, HELMVILLE, LINCOLN, MT

OCTOBER 8-9, 2022

TRAILING OF THE SHEEP HAILEY, ID

OCTOBER 7-9, 2022 CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

SOUTHEASTERN ANIMAL FIBER FAIR (SAFF) ASHEVILLE, NC

OCTOBER 20-23, 2022 CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

NOVEMBER

HELMVILLE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR HELMVILLE, MT

November 13, 2022 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! We’ll be wearings masks and practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe at the family-friendly and fun event!

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

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

DECEMBER

LINCOLN CRAFT BAZAAR & CHRISTMAS STROLL LINCOLN, MT

DECEMBER 3, 2022 MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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