Day 2 (Saturday) is always the most exciting day of NCFF, there are classes, sheep shearing demos, the spinning circle and the Marketplace is finally open!
Saturday brought a full spectrum of classes for attendees to choose from (in air-conditioned comfort, lol). I taught an Amigurumi Crochet class for the first time and it went really well so I'm going to be offering it again at upcoming events & to anyone who would like to learn. If you'll be in the Sioux Falls area & would like to take a 1-on-1 class send me an e-mail so we can figure out time & place.
Saturday's Classes included:
Beginning Nalbinding with Amy Vander Vorste
Beginning Needle Tatting with Marta Telkamp
Book Binding with Connie Herring
Crochet and Felt a Birdhouse with Kim Oslund
Embellish Your (Already) Knits with Kim Oslund
Hey, Kids: Learn Basic Crochet! with Jeri Kurtz
Kawaii Amigurumi—Cute Crochet Stuffies! with Shaina Scott (me!)
Nalbinding Braids and Knotwork with Amy Vander Vorste
Play with Bengala Mud Dyes with Chiaki O’Brien
Spindle Spinning—Chain Plying with Joy Kammerer
Swedish Art Weaves with Joanne Hall
Tin Thread Chevron Bracelet with Katherine Buenger
Tin Thread Necklace with Katherine Buenger
The Banquet & Fashion Show are always highlights Saturday evening after the Marketplace closes & even though it was crazy hot, this year was again a wonderful event with great food & lots of amazing hand-makes being shown off. I was incredibly touched that the knitting group from North Dakota chose my Soiree Cowl pattern for a knit-a-long this past year. They brought their cowls along for the fashion show & let me snap a picture of all the beautiful variations that they created. It was so wonderful to see them & to get to meet with this great group of knitters again this year!
I'll be back again tomorrow with the last day of classes & what my booth looked like this year.
Till then, Happy Knitting!