At Iona Rose Studio LLC we value the beauty of handcrafted quality and the unique way that these creations can build strong families and communities.
Our students work with industry standard equipment and are encouraged to enter their creation in local, state and national level competitions. Our classes are structured to create an encouraging and disciplined learning environment. Kids are always welcome to register for courses as long as their parent and guardian is also registered for the course..
We all make mistakes in our creative journeys, but at Iona Rose Studio LLC we believe that these are learning moments... a chance to learn who we are and what we can achieve if we apply ourselves to our craft.
Sewing and Fiber Arts
Individual and Group Lessons tailored to your specific interest in Sewing, Spinning Yarn, Knitting, and Fiber Processing. For more information e-mail Andrea : firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm/ Event Demonstrations: We bring the studio to your location. We can accommodate indoor and outdoor venues. Book early as our calendar fills up quickly. For more information e-mail Andrea: email@example.com
Custom products: Have a special sewing or fiber project in mind? We accept a limited number of commissioned projects each year. For more information e-mail Andrea: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiber Art Courses
Register now for
AOA National Fleece Conference 2017
Class Description: Love Suri Fiber, but not sure what to do with it? Loose the fear of Suri and learn the techniques that make working with this beautiful fiber easy. This workshop is centered on hand processing technique. Explore different lock structures and their creative possibilities. Attendees are encouraged (though not required) to bring a sandwich size bag of their farm's fiber to work with and receive feedback from instructor Andrea Nissen.
Maximum Class size: 10
Class Length: 2 Hours
"Spinning Yarn: Basics and Beyond"
Learn the basics of spinning during this 2 hour workshop. Andrea has a great track record for helping spinners overcome their spinning challenges and start spinning the yarn they want. You’ll start with the basics and then progress to more advanced techniques (beaded yarn, Navajo ply “N-Ply” spin from the fold, lock spin). Drop spindles will be used in class but the technique and theory are directly applicable to spinning with a wheel.
Maximum Class size: 10
Class Length: 2 hours
“Fiber arts tools that won’t break the bank”
The price tag of basic fiber arts tools can be enough deter even the most enthusiastic, but knowing where to save and where to splurge can make working with alpaca fiber an affordable endeavor. Andrea will share what she has learned, through trial and error, about thrifty alternatives to turn farm fresh fleece into lovely finished product. Whether you are a fiber artist or farm owner who is looking to make the most of your fiber, these affordable tools will help you get the fiber job done without needing to take out a second loan on your home.
Seminar length: 60 min
AOA National Fleece Conference
For more information: http://www.alpacainfo.com/nationals/fleece-workshops
Rocky Top Suri Ranch Shearing Day
April 6, 2017
For more information about the farm: https://www.facebook.com/Rocky-Top-Suri-Ranch-386612574702597/
* Andrea will be demonstrating spinning and helping in the farm store.
Awesome Alpaca Shearing Day
April 8, 2017
For more information about the farm:
* Andrea and the fiber crew will be demonstrating fiber processing.
Carolina Alpaca Celebration
February 17-19, 2017
Cabarrus Event Center
For more information: http://carolinaalpacacelebration.com/
March 24-25, 2017
NC State Fairgrounds
For more information:
*Andrea will be volunteering at the the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners booth.