Fall Fiber School Registration Open–Register Now!

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Fiber School!

September 29 – October 4

As usual, fall means Fiber School, where we hold Yarn School and Felt School back-to-back, with a nice helping of Dye Lab in between.

You can enroll in just Yarn School, just Felt School, or take them both and get a FREE (!) Dye Lab session, huzzah!

Yarn School (9/29 – 10/2)
Dye Lab Extension (10/2) FREE when you enroll in both Yarn School and Felt School!
Felt School (10/3-10/4)
Deposit is 50%. Fiber School students (taking both Yarn School and Felt School) get first grab at private rooms, but use the waiting list option if you’re doing just Yarn School and would prefer a private room. If any are available at the end of August, I’ll contact you by registration order.

Cheryl Toh’s GET WAXY Encaustic Painting Workshop Returns!

Artist Cheryl Toh is returning this fall for her GET WAXY Encaustic Painting Workshop October 20 – 23, Thursday – Sunday (with check-in Wednesday night). Cheryl is the organizer as well as the teacher, so see the workshop page for the class syllabus, details, and registration information.

Discover the infinite applications of this ancient art form for painting with pigmented wax. This intensive workshop offers a comprehensive approach for working both traditionally and experimentally with encaustic.Become proficient with the key elements of the medium; paint application, manipulation and fusing methods. Work with a variety of techniques including layering, scraping, scraffito, texturing, stencils, pouring, dipping, collage, the incorporation of mixed media and found objects to define your unique style. Work on various substrates (paper, board, fabric, etc) as you become adept in working with this versatile medium. Encaustic formulas, color mixing, supports and grounds, studio safety and the use of various tools will also be covered.

Personalized instruction, encaustic supplies, tools and equipment, room & board at the Harveyville Project are included in the workshop fees.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to discover new techniques and applications with wax. Artists working in most any medium (drawing, painting, mixed media, fiber, clay, sculpture, etc) benefit from the exploratory, hands-on nature of this workshop. Beginning participants as well as those who have experience working in the medium, gain skills and techniques from the personalized instruction.

See pictures from the 2010 GET WAXY.



We’ve opened up a few spots! There are a handful of slots left in the group rooms ($50 discount)

We also have a few spots left in Felt School. When you register for both sessions, you get a free Dye Lab session with Adrian Bizilia of Hello Yarn!

The regular REGISTRATION PAGE has been updated with the new rooms info. Sorry for any confusion!


WE WILL HAVE SOME TICKETS AT THE DOOR: CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 785-589-2714. Leave a message with your name/number of tickets if we don’t answer.

USE OUR DIRECTIONS! GPS, Google maps & Mapquest will often route you down crazy dirt roads that will get you lost or add forever to your drive.

21 & up only, please!

The Harveyville Project’s PROM 2010

Featuring Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds, the Royal Butchers, and DJ Howie Pyro!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dinner at 8 – Bands start at 9.30

Tickets: $15

Thanks to RICHARD’S MUSIC of Lawrence, KS for the PA!

Theme: Tahitian Holiday (Harveyville Rural High School’s 1971 Prom theme)

Dress: Classic Promwear (suits & fancy dresses), evening wear, or go native with grass skirts & coconut bras!

Tickets include: Live Music! DJ! Dinner! Refreshments! Tropical Decorations!

Dinner will cover carnivores and vegetarians and includes beer, wine & soft drinks.

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds at Spider House, Austin, TX

Advance tickets only. This year’s prom is a fundraiser for Lab 34/RampHouse.

Buy your tickets now! $15.

Check out past proms on flickr.

Overnight Options

Private & hostel rooms are sold out, but if you’re coming from out of town, you can bring your sleeping bag and sleepover in the gym for FREE!

FIBER SCHOOL (Yarn School and/or Felt School) Goodie Bags & Door Prizes

Natalia’s Spring ’08 goodie bag from the Yarn School Photo Pool

Every Yarn School and Felt School student gets a marvelous fiber goodie bag. If you’re a fiber arts supplier and you’d like to get samples of your goods into the hot little hands of rabid fiber enthusiasts via the Yarn School and/or Felt School goodie bags, contact nikol at harveyvilleproject dot com.

Here are our guidelines:

  • Fiber items should be at least one ounce
  • Add-ins like locks, sparkle, notions, etc., may be smaller
  • All samples should be clearly labeled with the vendor’s name & contact info
  • Please provide 36 items for the Yarn School bags and/or 24 items for the Felt School bags
  • Door prizes should be clearly labeled with vendor’s name & contact info
  • We’ll have a vendor literature rack available. Anyone may submit literature; door prize/goodie bag contributors may have literature/sample cards inside the goodie bags as well.
  • All goodie/door prize contributors may submit a 50×140 pixel gif of jpeg banner for display on the Fiber School, Yarn School, or Felt School pages (please specify) and The Thrifty Knitter website. Banners will post after items are received and will appear until registration for the Spring session opens.

Send goodies to:

Nikol Lohr
The Harveyville Project
13149 Harveyville Rd
Harveyville KS 66431