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The following is a listing of classes we have held in the past. Contact IHEA to let them know that you are interested in future classes, would like to teach a class, or have a specific skill you'd like to learn!

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A Partial Refund is given if a student cancels two or more weeks ahead of class date notice. 
 If the student cancels in less than two weeks, they will not get a refund.  
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DATE & TIMETITLEDESCRIPTIONCOSTADD TO CART
Nov 4 & 11, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Basic   
Blacksmithing
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Blacksmithing has a long and very interesting history from the early days of horseshoeing to being “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree” come and learn the basics that you can learn in a two-day class. No, you won’t be a blacksmith when the class is over but you will have ample opportunity to see if this hobby is for you without the financial investment of a blacksmith shop. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate with Parent/Guardian on site.  Class size limited to 10.
Cost $ 175 
Non Refundable Deposit $87.50

Limit 10 Student


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Nov 4, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Basic Chain Mail
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
During the time that fighting men wore Chain mail it was the best protection against cuts and slashes. The most popular pattern was the English 4 in 1 pattern. Learn the basics of making chain mail, and you too could be next person to make armor for your self or friends. The mandrel for making rings is included in the price. Class size limited to 6.  $70

Cost $ 70 
Limit 6 Student
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Nov 11, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Chain Mail Jewelry    
Making
KC RenFest 
Booth 651


Whereas chain mail was used to make armor for several hundred years, clever artisans figured out how to make jewelry out of the steel rings.  This class will teach you how to make several of the ornamental ring mail patterns. You are required to have taken the Beginning Chain Mail class or know the basics of the chain mail process.  .     Cost of Class $30.00
Cost $ 30 
Limit 6 Student
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Full Class Price or Non-Refundable Deposit
Phone Number Required

Nov 4 & 11, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Beginning Leather Work
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Beginning Leather Work
The class will give you the knowledge of the history and techniques for leather working. You will have 3 projects, a rabbit pouch, a Scottish pouch, and a sail-mans needle pouch. These projects will teach the patterns and stitches that are required for leather working. All tools will be provided.
6 students       $60 each
Cost $ 60 
Limit 6 Student
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Class Full Price or Non-Refundable Deposit
Phone Number Required

Nov 4, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Tablet Weaving Double Face
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Tablet (Card) Weaving Double Face is a relaxed, hands-on workshop for those who have taken the basic tablet weaving class. The loom rental and all supplies will be included in the class price. Class size limited 6.


Cost $ 40
Limit 6 Student
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Nov 4, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Blackwork Embroidery
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Blackwork embroidery, at its most basic, is black embroidery on white fabric, other colors of threads were historically used in addition to black, typically green, blue, or red. Much blackwork is composed of geometric, counted stitches, but it can also be free-form. Some blackwork can be reversible, but not always. Four common characteristics observed on blackwork embroidery are: small, straight stitches, an intricacy of design, a repeating motif; and a contrast between the stitched threads and the ground fabric. In 16th century Europe, blackwork embroidery  was the height of fashion in apparel for both men and women. Yet blackwork has its roots much earlier in history than that, and its techniques can be used on clothing as early as the 10th century.
Cost $ 25
Limit 6 Student
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Nov 4, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Wheel
Spinning
    KC RenFest
 Booth 651
Spinning wool into yarn or thread was once a daily chore.  You will be introduced to the spinning process using a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  We will draft, spin and park, as we play with various types of fiber.  We will learn about drafting fibers.  Students will take the drop spindle home.  If you own your own wheel, please bring it.  Class size limited to 5.   
Cost $ 45 
Limit 5 Student

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Nov 11, 2017
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Drop Spindle
Spinning
    KC RenFest
 Booth 651

Spinning wool into yarn or thread was once a daily chore. You will be introduced to the spinning process using a drop spindle.   We will learn about drafting fibers. Students will take the drop spindle home. Class size limited to 6.

Cost $ 30 
Limit 5 Student
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Full Class Price or Non-Refundable Deposit
Phone Number Required

1-day Class offered on Nov 4, 2017 & Nov 11,2017 
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Tri-Angle Loom
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
In the class you are taught the basics of the tri- loom:  How to start on the loom, tension of the fibers, how the loom works as you weave from the outside in, how to come off the loom, care of your project. Upon completion of the class you have a finished project. Number of students: 6
Cost of class: $50.00 
Cost $ 50 
Limit 6 Student
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Choose Which Day-Nov 4
Full Class Price or Non-Refundable Depost
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Choose Which Day-Nov 11
Full Class Price or Non-Refundable Depost
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Nov 4, 2017
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Turning Green Wood on a Lathe
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
This class will be using a Spring Pole Lathe and a Treadle Lathe.  Even if you have never turned on a lathe, or you are a wood turner, you will learn the differance in turning green wood.   Class size limited to 4. Class fee: $40
Cost $ 40 
Limit 4 Student

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Nov 4, 2017
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Celtic Love Spoon or Santa Carving
KC RenFest 
Booth 651

 The love spoon is a traditional Welsh custom dating back to the 17th century, where men would use their creative talents and carve a decorative wooden spoon for a chosen lady as a symbol of their love and affection.
   This is a basic class. The carving tools required are simple: A carving knife, a spoon carving knife or a carver’s gouge with a #7 sweep, and a small bent round file. Other tools can be used or substituted. There may be a limited amount of tools that can be provided for the class.   Cost of Class $60.00
Cost $ 60 
Limit 6 Student
REGISTER & PAYMENT
Full Class Price or Non-Refundable Deposit
Phone Number Required

2017 FALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT KC RENFEST

2018 Spring Classes will be held on May 12 & 19, 2018
and June 2 & 9, 2018.
 
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