Workshops at a Glance

OFFF 2015 Workshops

Enrich your OFFF experience with a class from our incredible line up of instructors! Each year OFFF features artists and experts from around the Pacific Northwest teaching a riot of workshops in as many areas of fiber/fiber animal interest as time allows. Learn about everything from flock and farm management to fiber preparation, spinning, knitting, felting, crochet and everything in between.  This year OFFF is celebrating Bast Fibers and the craft of Crocheting. You’ll find these featured in several classes. It’s our way of joining the celebration!

Pre registration over!

2015 Workshop Instructors


2016 RFP for Instructors 

REGISTRATION  –  You can register by mail through September 5, 2015. Register early to ensure a spot in your favorite workshop.  Workshops may be canceled if minimum participation is not reached by September 5.  YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE FOR CLASSES AND PAY VIA PAYPAL.

CHILDREN – Workshops are intended for adults. Children are allowed only with special permission through the OFFF Education Chairs .

CANCELLATIONS, PAYMENT, REFUNDS – Contact OFFF Education Chairs,  if you need to cancel your workshop registration. If your cancellation is received by September 5, 90% of the workshop fee will be refunded.  After September 5, no refunds will be given, but your class may be donated to a volunteer if you contact us.  If the Festival or workshop is canceled for any reason, you will receive a full refund. There is a $20 NSF check fee.

ON SITE REGISTRATION – It may be possible to register for a workshop at the festival, pending available space and materials.  To do this, be at the Workshop Registration Desk (near the main gate) at least 20 minutes before the class starts.  The main gate opens each morning at 8 am for class registration (9 am for the public).

Questions about signing up for a workshop?


Education Co-Chairs

Lisa Loftis-Robinson, 901/326-9638

Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, 850/491-4026

 Friday All-Day Classes

Code Title Teacher
WS501 Novelty Spinning – Core and Tail Spinning Shelia January
WS502 Crocheted Sculpture, Crocheting Around a Core* Bonnie Meltzer
WS504 Fancy Shining Threads: Making your Yarn  Sparkle Laurie Weinsoft
WS505 Natural Colors to Dye For Linda Hartshorn
WS506 Advanced Felting Textures Loyce Ericson
WS507 Needle Felt Your Dog Juneko Martinson

Friday 1/2-Day Morning Classes

WS511 Meat Cutting for Lamb 101 Dan Wilson
WS512 Begining Rug Hooking Judy Taylor
WS513 Beginning Entrelac:    Athena Cowl Michele Bernstein
WS514 Pin Loom Flower Margaret Stump


 Friday 1/2-Day Afternoon Classes


WS521 No-Pattern Hat Lee Meredith
WS522 Fern: Lace & Beads Sideways Shawlette Michele Bernstein
WS523 Turkish Spindle – Intermediate  FULL Wanda Jenkins
WS524 Plying Techniques on the Drop Spindle Jennifer Green
WS525 Handcarded Rolags and Woolen Spinning Gayle Vallance

Saturday All-Day Classes




WS 531 Beginning Spinning: I Really Want to Spin Straw Into Gold Laurie Weinsoft
WS 532 Felted Tablet Case Terry Heintz
WS 534 Sweater Organic Bonne Marie Burns
WS 535 Nuno Felted Cowl, A Good Start to Garment Construction Carin Engen

Saturday 1/2-Day Morning Classes


WS541 Learn to Spindle Janel Laidman
WS542 Using a Long Draw to Speed up Your Spinning Gayle Vallance
WS543 How to Evaluate and Select Just the Right Fleece Susan Clark
WS544 Lizabetta Bracelet Darla Fanton
WS545 New Tradition Needle Felting Loyce Ericson
WS546 Moonrise Necklace Sivia Harding

Saturday 1/2-Day Afternoon Classes

WS551 Painted Skeins and Warps Linda Hartshorn
WS552 Intro to Stranded Colorwork Janel Laidman
WS553 Blast with Bast** Gayle Vallance
WS554 Broomstick Lace* Darla Fanton
WS555 Needle Felted Cakes LeBrie Rich
WS556 Give a Darn: Modern Mending for Your Knits Sivia Harding

Sunday Morning Classes




WS571 Using a Long Draw to Speed up Your Spinning Gayle Vallance
WS574 Learn to Crochet for Spinners and Knitters* Laurinda Reddig
WS575 Creating Socks with Handspun Shelia January
WS576 Intro to Nuno Felting Carin Engen
WS577 Angora Rabbit Care 101 Heather Campbell

Sunday 1/2-Day Afternoon Classes


WS581 Braiding With Bast ** Gayle Vallance
WS582 Processing Your Raw Fleece Susan Clark
WS583 Freeform Headband Heather Lightbody
WS584 Where to Stick It! — Beyond Basic Crochet* Laurinda Reddig
WS585 Combing and Carding for Spinning Success Shelia January
WS586 Botanical Printing Carin Engen


Sunday 1/2-Day All Day Classes

WS561 Spinning 2: Building On What You Know Laurie Weinsoft
WS562 Mixing It Up on the Rigid Heddle Loom Linda Hartshorn
WS563 Wet Felted Slippers LeBrie Rich
WS564 Too Pretty to be a Felted Rug Loyce Ericson
WS565 Cable Me Bonne Marie Burns

2015 Workshop Registration Form