Classes

FAB FIBER CLASSES

KNITTING • CROCHET • WEAVING • SPINNING • FELTING  • BRAZILIAN EMBROIDERY • DYEING

Most of our classes are offered on a one-one-one basis and can be scheduled to suit your schedule if the regular day does not suit your schedule. Also check out our Gatherings where you can pick up tips from more experienced fiber artists.


NEW! Free Form Patterns and Embellishments   Fee: $90/10 hour class

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.  Must have basic sewing skills. (If you have never sewn before, contact us about a class in learning to use your sewing machine.

Nothing is as exciting as making your own fabric out of bits and pieces of fabric from your stash or from fat-quarters. In this class you will learn to make a jacket pattern for your body shape.

Materials and Equipment

  • 3-4 yards of 100% cotton for the lining from which will will also cut your pattern.
  • 3-5 yards or more of assorted colors to build your outside layer by cutting up and/or stripping pieces of cloth.  The appliqués used in this coat were cut from panels available at Jay’s Fabric Center, 801 Pasadena Ave S, St Petersburg, FL.
  • Sharp shears
  • Cutting board
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Sewing machine with extension cord
  • Pearl Cotton #5 or embroidery thread in assorted colors
  • Washable glue sticks
  • Pins and embroidery/sewing needles
  • Buttons and beads

*** Please pre-wash and iron your fabric before coming to class.

Call 727-827-2235 to register. We are arranging an off-site meeting room in which to do this workshop.


NEW! Pin Weaving Basics   Fee $35 /6 hour class

Skill Level:  Beginner, recommended for ages 12 +.
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 10 AM – 4 PM or

Thursday, April 24 and May 1, from 6 PM – 9 PM pm (2 consecutive weeks)

 Spend a day or evening learning to weave small wall hanging on a loom you can make yourself. Instruction includes: warping the loom, basic weaving, dyeing and making fabric buttons.
FEE of $35 includes kit for making loom, lots of yarns and fibers, silk backing, dyes and iron-on fusible web. You can also bring some yarns from your own stash if you like.
For more information call Elizabeth at 727-827-2235.

Crochet Basics in 6 Easy Lessons    Fee: $10/hour   

Skill Level: Beginner

Virus Shawl is easy and gorgeous knit in a variegated yarn.

Date: By appointment
Time: 1:00 pm –3 pm

Crochet is not just about doilies and granny squares. With all the wonderful and exciting new yarns and the fabulous new books and patterns, crochet has something to offer to everyone…even you knitters, spinners, and weavers out there! Not only is crochet fun to learn and faster than knitting, it is very hot in the fashion industry right now. With these basic stitches ( you can make an infinite variety of projects in a short period of time. In this class you will learn not only the basic crochet stitches and edgings, but you will also learn about gauge, yarn weights and correlating hooks, crochet tools, and how to read basic crochet directions. Crochet is invaluable as an embellishment for knitted or woven projects, so come and join us to see what crochet can do for you! The first project is fashionable shawl but we will add other projects as you progress.

Materials Required:

  • A hook in sizes F, G, H and I (you may not use them all, but if you are a tight or loose crocheter, you may need to go up or down a size). You may want to purchase ergonomic hooks.
  • A small ball of yarn to get you started, will be provided at the first class. Prior to the first class, please purchase – 2 skeins of bamboo yarn. Please, do not choose, black, navy blue, or white, as you will be unable to see the stitches in these colors.
  • Bring your crochet tool kit: scissors, tape measure, locking ring markers or safety pins without coils, tapestry needle, pencil or pen.

When possible, please buy your materials from FAB Fiber.

Call 727-827-2235


LET’S SCRUMBLE a.k.a. Free-Form Crochet and Knitting

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FEE: $20 /2 hour class

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

This class introduces crocheters to the exciting world of free-form crochet where you get to experiment with all kinds of stitches and motifs to make bags, scarves, sweaters, and more. Students should be prepared to bring their own crochet hooks, scissors and markers.   These can be great stash busters so bring a variety of yarns in interesting textures and colorways. Elizabeth will have her stash to dig into as well. Several books will be on hand to peruse for ideas.

Materials Required:

  • A hook in sizes B through H. Ergonomic hooks are available at FAB Fiber
  • Variety of yarns to get you started. Plain worsted, DK, fingering weight yarns are best for motifs while novelty yarns can be added in as accents.
  • Bring your crochet tool kit: scissors, tape measure, locking ring markers or safety pins without coils, tapestry needle, notebook, pencil or pen.
  • When possible, please buy your materials from FAB Fiber.

Call 727-827-2235


BAG IT!

Use up bits and pieces of yarn and ribbon to make these darling little bags.

FEE:  $25 per bag.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

Knit a little bag and scrumbled it together with a crocheted motif behind the button. It’s fully lined as well.
Call 727-827-2235


Because we aim for success, many classes are offered as a ONE-ON-ONE lesson starting at $10.00 per hour plus materials. PLEASE CALL 727-827-2235 FOR MORE INFORMATION.