The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Shawl Pins: 3 Ways with Wirecore -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Emily Wohlscheid

Class Fee: $115.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 14

1 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


Shawl pins are a personal expression and an extension of the long hours it takes us to complete our handwork. 

This workshop will focus on three different traditional pin styles in recycled copper that offer very different closure options.  We will embellish our recycled copper base pins with flexible handspun wirecore yarn for a colorful accent. The humble shawl stick, the versatile fibula (a safety pin style,) and the graceful penannular brooch (a circular shape with a small break in it) will all be explored.

Light hammering, texturing, and forming with the addition of handspun yarn and a simple aged patina will be combined to create custom pins to secure everything from the most delicate lace to the coziest bulky shawl. 

Level of experience: none

Emily can be reached for questions by emailing

Materials Information

There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of registration.

Materials Provided by Instructor: all materials and  tools for students use - recycled copper wire in various gauges, various found objects, beads, and other materials for accents

Materials Provided by Student: OPTIONAL: any special beads or found objects you may want to incorporate. not all will be able to be used but we can do our best to problem solve!

Homework: none

Workshop Instructor

Emily has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied more