Add new dimension to writing, drawing or painting by exploring handmade botanical inks. We will use a variety of botanicals to create plant-based paints and inks. See the artistic potential of flowers, weeds and berries with fresh eyes! No art skills needed, just a desire to play and have fun. You'll take home freshly made plant-based art samples. $40 Instructor: Maggie Howe. Time: Sept. 22, 10:00-Noon

Cost: $ 40.00
Craft Workshop: Arm-Knitting Sunday, November 4th at 1:30pm at the Waukee Public Library Knit a fast and easy cowl or infinity scarf with chunky yarn and your arms as knitting needles! The Heartland Fiber Co. posse will teach you how to cast on, knit, and bind off. By the end you will have a loosely knitted scarf or cowl that drapes beautifully and is perfect for fall weather. Chunky knit yarn in a variety of color choices will be offered and no previous knitting experience is necessary. Cost for supplies is $15 per person.

Cost: $ 15.00
Make yarn without a spinning wheel! You will use and take home your own wooden drop spindle and we will provide several kinds of roving. Come with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor- this is a tricky skill and it takes time, but you can do it! We'll talk about wool, its various preparations and how to buy it plus learn to spin wool roving into yarn using a drop spindle. Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $45 Time: Sat., Oct. 20, 10:00-Noon Class size: Minimum- 3 Maximum- 8. Sign up early!

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn how to dye fabric and paper using fresh flowers, leaves, berries, herbs and a hammer. Yes, really! This unique natural dye technique produces beautiful, instant results! Get clear beautiful impressions and make patterns and pictures. We will dye both fabrics and papers, as you choose. Please bring a hammer and if there are any berries, flowers or leaves from your garden that you would like to use, please pick them and bring them along. Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $35 Time: Sat., July 28, 10-Noon Class size: Minimum - 4 Maximum- 8. Sign up early!

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn to Knit or Crochet when it's convenient for you! Call us or stop in and set up a time for yourself or for a group of friends and learn a new skill. $30 includes yarn and needles or hook and as much instruction as you need to become an accomplished knitter or crocheter- in other words come back as often as you need or want!

Learn to spin wool on a spinning wheel. There is a very limited class size, so sign up early! If you have a working wheel you may bring it to use, otherwise we will provide wheels to use during class. Wool roving is also provided. Please let us know when you sign up if you have a wheel or need to use one of ours. We will talk about wool, its various preparations and how to buy it plus learn to spin wool roving into yarn using a spinning wheel! Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $50 Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 10:00-Noon Class size: Minimum-3 Maximum- 5

Cost: $ 50.00
Serendipity dyeing! Learn to dye silk scarves and cotton fabric with a huge variety of easy to obtain dye materials. This method is incredibly easy - just takes a little time and patience. We will use fresh garden flowers, herbs and leaves as well as a variety of easy to obtain dye stuffs (copper pennies, spent teabags, berries, kitchen spices and more). The results are always varied and completely unique! All dye materials will be supplied. You will create and take home your own custom dyed 11x60" silk scarf and one fat quarter of cotton fabric. You can take advantage of the dyestuff and dye as many scarves or fabric as you like for an extra small fee. (Hint: this is a GREAT way to make some fabric or scarves for gifting or sewing a very special project.) Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $40 Time: Sept. 1, 10:00-Noon Class size: Minimum- 4 Maximum- 15.

Cost: $ 40.00