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We are going Green for Festival.  We are no longer going to be printing a Magazine.  All of the festival information is now on this web site.  For those of you who would still like a printed copy of the workshop description. Click Here.

Printable Workshop Descriptions.

Printable Workshop Registration for Mail

If you or any of your friends like to have a paper copy, this is how you can make it happen.  If you haven't any way to print the document, contact the festival office and we will help you out.

How to find workshop information on the web site.  This year you can look up workshops three different ways. 

1-Click on the title of the workshop in the General Schedule and it will take you directly to the class description.

2-Go to the instructor Bio page and click on the title of the workshops listed under each instructor.

3-Search by topic in the drop down menu.

At the top of each description is the class title, instructor, day offered and the number of spaces still available in the class.  Use this information to help make an informed decision when signing up for workshops.

You will get conformation of payment received when you register.  If your class is cancelled for any reason, you will be personally contacted to determine what adjustments need to be made after July 15th.


  General Information

August 17th. ~ 21st, 2016
We are offering courses that relate to natural fibers and plants, fiber producing animals, animal management and care.
Workshops: Half day workshops will run about 3 hours, full day workshops will run about 6 hours. 2-day workshops will again be offered.
Material fees for workshops are extra, to be paid to the instructor at the time of class. (Do not send material fees with workshop registrations.)
Note: Because of changes to the registration form, you will only be entering the workshop code #. Double check yourself to make sure you are listing the correct code # for the class you want.
Fees: Workshops: $ 50.00 1/2 day session  /  $ 100.00 per all day session  /  $200.00 per 2 day session
Refund Policy:  Up until July 1 90%   /   July 2 - July 31 75%  /  After August 1, NO refunds will be given.
Full day workshops are from 9 AM to 4PM with a lunch break  12 to1 PM.

Morning workshops are from 9 AM to 12  Noon ~ Afternoon workshops are from 1PM to 4PM
To get a refund you MUST send your request in writing to the festival office.

Michigan Fiber Festival Inc.

  P.O. Box 744
Hastings, Mi. 49058
All credit card refunds will have a 10% fee to cover the cost of the credit card fees.
Classes have limited enrolment, first come first serve.
Workshops are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Workshops that do not meet the minimum number of students by the July 1st. deadline will be cancelled. With our new website and on line registration system, you can check the web site to see how each class is filling even before you receive your confirmation.  Confirmations of your workshops will be sent our via email.  You will be contacted via email or phone if there is a need for a change in your schedule.  Confirmations do not go our until after July 15th.
Late fees will apply for any registrations postmarked after July 1st. $5.00 for 1/2 day class $10.00 for full day
We will continue taking applications for workshops not full after the 1st. with the late fee. For Questions call the office at:
269-948-2497 or email:
Workshops are rated:
Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced
Beginner— Little or no experience
Intermediate— Basic knowledge of subject matter with some experience
Advanced— Good working knowledge of subject matter and experience.
Juveniles ( 9-15 ) may only register for workshops with approval of instructor.


Festival Workshops

August 17th. ~ 21st, 2016


Wednesday All Day

#100 Intentional Art Yarns Esther Rogers

#101 Wool Drying/Craft Basket Ruthanne Morningstar

#102 The Shepherd’s Rug Letty Klein

#103 Marbling on Fabric Susan Saunders

#104 Peyote Stitch Beaded Needle Case Gail Hollinger

#105 Spinning Woolen & Worsted Patsy Zawistoski

#106 Express Yourself SAORI Weaving Chiaki O’Brien

#107 Funamenal Felt Hats Suzanne Higgs

#108 Stitching & Dyeing the Shibori Way Heidi Bukoski

#109 Cuffed Mittens (wet felt) Kelly Brandt

#110 Rug Weaving Techniques Barb Gallagher


Wednesday AM

#120 The Basics Soap Joy Castonguay

#121 Thick and Thin Singles Emily Wohlscheid

#122 Embraceable Lace Knitting Galina Khmeleva

#123 Support Spindles Basics Carol Densmore


Wednesday PM

#130 Russian Style Continental Knitting Galina Khmeleva

#131 Spinning a Fiber Sample Carol Densmore

#132 Wire Core Spinning Emily Wohlscheid

#133 Mechanics of Your Wheel Amy Tyler

#134 Mad About Plaid Annie Modesitt

#135 The Art of Soap Joy Castonguay


Thursday All Day

#200 Spinning Mohair the marvelous Diamond Bright Fiber Patsy Zawistoski

#201 Fiber Prep: Raw to Ready Carol Densmore

#202 Rug Hooking Linda Harwood

#203 Phenomenal Felt Techniques on a Wall Hanging Suzanne Higgs

#204 Viking Double Knit Necklace Heidi Bukoski

#205 Spinning Fleece & Locks Emily Wohlscheid

#206 Indigo Dyeing Susan Saunders

#207 Beginning Spinning on the Wheel Amy Tyler

#208 Expressive Spinning & Yarn Design- Concept Yarns Esther Rogers

#209 Navajo Weaving Ruthanne Morningstar

#210 Three Way Basket Bev Larson

#211 Caped Crusader The Brimmed Hat (wet felt)

Kelly Brandt

#212 Two Color Effects for Weaving Barb Gallenger


Thursday AM

#220 Discover Yourself Saori Weaving Chiaki O’Brien

#221 Combination Knitting Annie Modesitt

#222 Discontinuous Weave on the Tri Loom Gail Hollinger

#223 Dimensional Stitches Russian/Estonian Style Galina Khemeleva

#224 The Allure of Liquid Soap Joy Castonguay

#225 How to Read Crochet Patterns & Charts Laura Ricketts


Thursday PM

#230 Sensible Skin Cream Joy Castonguay

#231 Knitting with Beads Annie Modesitt

#232 Make it Fit June Grabemeyer

#233 Origami Shibori Bengala Dye Chiaki O’Brien

#234 Grafting with a Russian Twist Galina Khmeleva

#235 Death Head Buttons Gail Hollinger

#236 Irish Crochet Rose and Leaf Laura Ricketts


Thursday and Friday All Day

#240 Beginning Weaving Ann Niemi



Friday All Day

#300 Spinning Silk often Imitated, Never Duplicated Patsy Zawistoski

#301 Mini Medicine Pouch Ruthanne Morningstar

#302 Finn Felt Bag Suzanne Higgs

#303 Spinning Wools of North America Amy Tyler

#304 Zig & Zag of Continuous Strand Weaving Lenore Snyder

#305 Knitted Textured Sweaters June Grabemeyer

#306 Stash your Stash Bev Larson

#307 Seat Rushing Gail Hollinger

#308 Free Style Weaving Beyond the Edges Esther Rogers

#309 The Joy of Filet Crochet Laura Ricketts


Friday AM

#320 Spinning the Orenburg Way Galina Khmeleva

#321 Cable Mania Annie Modesitt

#322 Around the Whorl: Spindles Carol Densmore


Friday PM

#330 Woven Smartphone Carrier Heidi Bukoski


Saturday All Day

#400 Spinning Cotton the Amazing Seed Hair Patsy Zawistoski

#401 Funomenal Bird Pods Suzanne Higgs

#402 Bag of Twills ( Weaving) Lenore Snyder


Saturday AM

#420 Plying Orenburg Style Galina Khmeleva

#421 Wild Carding Getting Creative with your Woolen Prep. Esther Rogers

#422 Small Loom Weaving Ruthanne Morningstar


Saturday PM

#430 Wild Plying Beehives, Bobbles, Crescents, Coils & How to use them Esther Rogers






P.O. Box 744 Hastings, MI 49058 United States 269-948-2497

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