Events & Activities

Saturday, September 1
Painting with Fibers | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create an amazing wallhanging "Painting with Fibers".

Using beautiful fibers of alpaca; sheep; silk and designer yarns you will create a beautiful wall hanging in just 3 hours!

You will be using a mechanical "feltloom" that has over 64 needles to thoroughly integrate the fibers creating a lasting professional finish.

Because you are using the feltloom to do your felting work - you get to spend your time on creating the design of your "Painting". Your finished wall hanging will be approximately 12" x 14"

Bring your friends & have some fun! No experience necessary. There will be two designs to choose from with creative freedom in both!

Fee: $ 35 Age 16 & Up

Class size is limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, September 9
Cricket Club | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cricket Club Member Event

Project Description & Materials needed will be available on 01 September.  

Cricket Club is for people who like to weave on a rigid heddle loom.

You must have taken a "Learn to weave on the rigid heddle loom" or have woven on a rigid heddle loom prior to joining Cricket Club events.  Assistance with warping is available at Cricket Club events. 

Material costs vary by project.   Please RSVP for Event 

 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, September 14
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.  

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Saturday, September 15
History Spun Together | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilma Frey - a spinner for over 40 years will demonstrate historic spinning wheels & discuss the impact of spinning in world history (trade; laws; labor unions; industrial revolution; independence; etc!)

Wilma will be bringing a Saxony, Great Wheel, Double Flyer Wheel and Chair Wheel.  She will also bring a Charka.

Wilma will present; demonstrate and answer questions.

The event is free - however there will be limited spaces (I want to make sure everyone can easily see & hear the presentation).

You must RSVP your interest and have a reply from Sherri that you have a space in order to attend. 

Age 16 & up
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, September 16
Spinning Wheel - Learn to Spin | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a beginning class for learning to spin on a spinning wheel.   Class fee includes: Instruction; a spinning wheel for use during class; and fiber to spin during class for the lessons.  

This is the 1st class of a 2 class series . The 2nd class is on Sunday, September 23rd.  Please RSVP for both classes.

Fee: $35 total for the 2 class series     Age 16 & Up

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, September 21
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, September 23
Spinning Wheel - Learn to Spin | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is a beginning class for learning to spin on a spinning wheel. Class fee includes: Instruction; a spinning wheel for use during class; and fiber to spin during class for the lessons.

This is the 2nd class of a 2 class series . The 1st class is on Sunday, September 16th. Please RSVP for both classes.

Fee: $35 total for the 2 class series     Age 16 & up

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, September 28
Rigid Heddle Loom - Learn to Weave | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Learn to Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Fee is $40 which includes: use of a loom during class; instruction and materials to weave your scarf.  Participants will learn:  the types of looms;  how to warp a rigid heddle loom; various weaving techniques; and finishing options.  Participants will be able to finish a scarf the day of class. 

There will be several color options for the scarf weft. 

Class size is very limited.  You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration. 

Age 16 & up
 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, September 28
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia,Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, September 30
Painting With Fibers | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create an amazing wallhanging "Painting with Fibers". 

Using beautiful fibers of alpaca; sheep; silk and designer yarns you will create a beautiful wall hanging in just 3 hours!  

You will be using a mechanical "feltloom" that has over 64 needles to thoroughly integrate the fibers creating a lasting professional finish. 

Because you are using the feltloom to do your felting work - you get to spend your time on creating the design of your "Painting".   Your finished wall hanging will be approximately 12" x 14" 

Bring your friends & have some fun!  No experience necessary.  There will be two designs to choose from with creative freedom in both! 

Fee: $ 35        Age 16 & Up    

Class size is limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, October 5
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, October 12
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up 
 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, October 14
Cricket Club | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cricket Club Member Event

Project Description & Materials needed will be available on 06 October. 

Cricket Club is for people who like to weave on a rigid heddle loom.

You must have taken a "Learn to weave on the rigid heddle loom" or have woven on a rigid heddle loom prior to joining Cricket Club events. Assistance with warping is available at Cricket Club events.

Material costs vary by project. Please RSVP for Event

 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, October 19
Rigid Heddle Loom - Learn to Weave | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Learn to Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom.

Fee is $40 which includes: use of a loom during class; instruction and materials to weave your scarf. Participants will learn: the types of looms; how to warp a rigid heddle loom; various weaving techniques; and finishing options. Participants will be able to finish a scarf the day of class.

There will be several color options for the scarf weft.

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.

Age 16 & up
 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe, North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, October 19
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, October 26
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, October 28
Spinning Wheel - Learn to Spin | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a beginning class for learning to spin on a spinning wheel. Class fee includes: Instruction; a spinning wheel for use during class; and fiber to spin during class for the lessons.

This is the 1st class of a 2 class series . The 2nd class is on Sunday, November 4th. Please RSVP for both classes.

Fee: $35 total for the 2 class series

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.

Age 16 & up
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Thursday, November 1
Hat Blocking Workshop | 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, November 2
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up 


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, November 4
Spinning Wheel - Learn to Spin | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is a beginning class for learning to spin on a spinning wheel. Class fee includes: Instruction; a spinning wheel for use during class; and fiber to spin during class for the lessons.

This is the 2nd class of a 2 class series . The 1st class is on Sunday, October 28th. Please RSVP for both classes.

Fee: $35 total for the 2 class series

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.

Age 16 & up
Friday, November 9
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Saturday, November 10
Tuffets! - Learn to Felt & Construct a Tuffet | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Learn to make a Tuffet!

You will even be able to design the fabric for the covering by felting raw wool on our feltloom machine.  

All instruction and materials for the Tuffet are included in the class fee (foam cushion; wood base & feet; fiber for felting, etc).

Fee:  Being Determined

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.

Age 16 & Up 

 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, November 11
Cricket Club | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cricket Club Member Event

Project Description & Materials needed will be available on 03 November.

Cricket Club is for people who like to weave on a rigid heddle loom.

You must have taken a "Learn to weave on the rigid heddle loom" or have woven on a rigid heddle loom prior to joining Cricket Club events. Assistance with warping is available at Cricket Club events.

Material costs vary by project. Please RSVP for Event
 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, November 16
Rigid Heddle Loom - Learn to Weave | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Learn to Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Fee is $40 which includes: use of a loom during class; instruction and materials to weave your scarf. Participants will learn: the types of looms; how to warp a rigid heddle loom; various weaving techniques; and finishing options. Participants will be able to finish a scarf the day of class.

There will be several color options for the scarf weft.

Class size is very limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.

Age 16 & up

 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, November 16
Knit Lab - Learn to Knit or Crochet | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit Lab - Come Learn to Knit or Crochet or work a project selected to advance your skills beyond beginner.

From 1:00 - 2:30 PM we will work with those just learning to Knit or Crochet. From 2:30 - 4:00 PM we will have a project selected to advance beginning skills in knit and/or crochet.

Fees: There is a $15 one time kit charge for those in the beginning knit or crochet lab. You can then attend all the fall 2018 scheduled beginning knit/crochet labs at no additional cost.

Those individuals coming to advance their beginning skills will be charged cost of materials for their project (no instructor fees). The typical material cost for a beginning project will be from $15 to $20. You will typically work on the same project for 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE RSVP so we can plan staffing accordingly.

Age 16 & up


 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Sunday, November 18
Painting with Fiber | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create an amazing wallhanging "Painting with Fibers".

Using beautiful fibers of alpaca; sheep; silk and designer yarns you will create a beautiful wall hanging in just 3 hours!

You will be using a mechanical "feltloom" that has over 64 needles to thoroughly integrate the fibers creating a lasting professional finish.

Because you are using the feltloom to do your felting work - you get to spend your time on creating the design of your "Painting". Your finished wall hanging will be approximately 12" x 14"

Bring your friends & have some fun! No experience necessary. There will be two designs to choose from with creative freedom in both!

Fee: $ 35 Age 16 & Up

Class size is limited. You must RSVP and then you will be contacted for payment prior to class registration.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, November 30
Millinery Workshop | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hat Making Workshop Saturday, June 9th   9 am - Noon

MORNING WORKSHOP  9 am - Noon   RSVP for either the morning or afternoon workshop - they are the same class offered twice. 


Millinery professional Laura Whitlock is returning to Albia on Saturday, June 9th to teach a workshop on hat making.

Create a beautiful hat or lovely fascinator for your next special occasion! Laura will guide you through the process of using simple materials to craft a one-of-a-kind chapeau.

Class fee is only $35 and includes instruction; a straw base, headband or bandeau, wire and your choice of three trims (flower, feathers, fabrics for bows, tulle, etc.). Additional trims will be available for purchase.

SPACES ARE LIMITEDYou will be notified if you received a space.   Age 16 & up

Once notified that you have a space,  payment and other information will be given to you.  
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Friday, November 30
Millinery Workshop | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hat Making Workshop Saturday, June 9th   1pm - 4 pm


AFTERNOON WORKSHOP  1pm - 4 pm  RSVP for either the morning or afternoon workshop - they are the same class offered twice.


Millinery professional Laura Whitlock is returning to Albia on Saturday, June 9th to teach a workshop on hat making.

Create a beautiful hat or lovely fascinator for your next special occasion! Laura will guide you through the process of using simple materials to craft a one-of-a-kind chapeau.

Class fee is only $35 and includes instruction; a straw base, headband or bandeau, wire and your choice of three trims (flower, feathers, fabrics for bows, tulle, etc.). Additional trims will be available for purchase.

SPACES ARE LIMITED. You will be notified if you received a space.  Age 16 & up 


Once notified that you have a space, payment and other information will be given to you.
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP
Saturday, December 1
Albia Christmas Stroll
Come to Albia - Rightfully described as Iowa's Christmas City!

There are activities throughout the day in this delightful Victorian town.   Be sure to stay for the magical Victorian Stroll around the Albia Square.   It is wonderful! 

More details to follow on a special presentation inside the Fiber Art Shoppe.... 
Event Location
Fiber Art Shoppe - North Side of Albia, Iowa Town Square
RSVP