A group of fiber artists

​​Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild

The Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild offers an array of workshops throughout the year to enhance your fiber art skills.  Details about each workshop are listed below.
 To Register:
You may register for any workshop at monthly Guild meetings.  To register you must fill out a form for each workshop and attach check.  Please date check 3 days before workshop date.  Registration is first come, first serve.  You are not registered until the workshop coordinator has your registration form and payment in hand.  Registration forms will be available at the meeting and downloadable from the website.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to register, please mail your registration form and check to Annette Shaffer, 6435 Spaulding Road, Howell, MI 48855.  If you are interested in a class, please register before the deadline to avoid class cancellations
 Workshop Policy:

  • If workshop minimum size is not met, your check will be returned.
  • If workshop is not filled four weeks before workshop date, the workshop will be opened to non-Guild members with a $10 non guild member fee added to workshop fee.
  • A waiting list will be maintained if the workshop fills. 
  • Should you need to cancel your registration and your spot can be filled, you will receive a full refund.  Other situations will be handled in a reasonable manner on a case by case basis.

2017-18 Workshop Schedule 

Felted Zipper Pin with Kathy Stahl

     Creating zipper pins involves several fun and creative steps. The first is to decide on a design. Second, we create

the outline with the zipper teeth. Then it is time to fill in the outline with roving that is needle-felted in place. On top

of that add beading and/or decorative embroidery. Lastly, a backing and pin are added.  SUPPLIES needed: Zippers-

teeth metal or plastic can be used, prefer gold or silver metal. The fabric that the teeth are attached to can be any color,

but will show a bit in the final design. Needle and thread the match zipper color; black felt twice the size of your design;

roving colors of your choice (Connie Hydel will have small pkgs for sale); a felting needle, foam to felt on; embroidery

thread and beads.

​Date/Time:     Thursday, November 9       6-9pm

Fee:                 $25 check payable to BSWG and dated November 6, 2017

Min/Max:        3/10    REGISTRATION TO DATE: 9   ONLY 1 spot left!

On the Surface! with Carol Riffe

     In this 6-hour workshop you will learn many surface design techniques to make your fabric look like you want it to..

perfect for landscapes, portraits and art quilts. You will learn to change color, texture and how to thread paint and add

special effects. You will create a notebook of samples during the workshop, illustrated by Carol's trunk show of quilts.

We will explore framing techniques so that you can present your art. SUPPLIES needed: Sewing machine (optional);

a darning foot or free-motion foot, bobbins, power cord etc. ; scissors, apron and wear old clothes. 

​Date/Time:     Friday, March 2, 2018         9am-4pm

Fee:                $50 (includes notebook and supplies) check payable to BSWG dated February 28, 2018

Min/Max:      6/15  REGISTRATION to DATE: 1

Tie-Dyeing-REVISITED with Nadine Cloutier

     This is not the same tie dyeing technique done in the 1960s-70s. We will be using men's 100% silk ties. After we cut

them up we will create an artistic mosaic design. This only works with a silk scarf, a dye transfer technique and heat.

SUPPLIES needed: pair of sharp scissors and a plastic tub-shoebox size. Class fee includes one 11" x 60" silk scarf.

Date/Time:     Thursday, March 8, 2018       1-3pm 

Fee:                 $30 check payable to BSWG dated March 5, 2018

Min/Max:        8/14    REGISTRATION TO DATE: 3

Free Motion Lace Stitched Bowls with Cindy Geist

Workshop information coming

​Date/Time:      Thursday, April 12, 2018       5-9pm

Fee:                  TBD

Min/Max:         6/15