Afraid to cut your handwoven's? Not sure how to fit a pattern to yourself? This is the class for you. Learn about cutting the strips, designing, calculating the yardage & finishing ideas. Techniques apply to 2, 4 or more shafts. You provide approx. 8 yards of fabric in your own color choices. Fabric should be washed & ironed prior to class time. 3 day class. Guest instructor Cindy Wilson, seamstress.
Don't have a loom? Need a wider one to work on? You may reserve a loom for your project for $50.00 a day. Must be able to dress a loom on your own. No instruction included.
We will explore the differences in various twills such as straight, point, advancing, undulating, 3/1, 1/3 as well as their uses. We will draft a twill and weave a scarf. 3 day class.
Need to weave a wider piece of cloth? How does winding a double width warp differ from a regular warp? In this class we will explore double width cloth, double layers of cloth, tubular weave, stuffed tubes & pick up. Should be familiar with and be able to dress loom. A 3 day class.
Always wanted to weave a rug but don’t know how? This class is for you! No experience is needed. Looms will be set up and ready for you to weave in several color choices. You bring the rags and I will provide the rest. $10.00 materials fee.
Our Learning Series
Weaving Program Computer Classes
Pixeloom Software explanation
Fiberworks Software explanation
Do you know the difference between Bronson Lace, Huck Lace & Swedish Lace? You will when you finish this class and learn about the fibers and patterns of Lace. 3 day class.
Explore the ways to make beautiful finishing techniques on your handwoven scarves, shawls, table runners, towels, mats-and more. Looms set up and ready for you to experiment with several different fibers. One day class. Small materials fee.
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Summer & Winter- $175.00 plus materials.
Looking for a weaving technique that's versatile & lends itself to the traditional or contemporary design? Come try this technique. You will learn about profile drafts and make & weave your own original design after exploring several treadling methods. A 3 day class.
An introductory class for for making a useful item such as a belt, guitar strap, handbag or cell phone case. Class includes all materials and the use of an inkle loom during class. 4 hr. class.
Lace Weaves - $175.00
Watch for New Classes happening at different times of the year. Swedish Weaving, Block Weaves, Boundweave & Krokbragd and more.
An adventure in patterns with two shuttles. This class discusses reading a pattern, altering a pattern draft, using two shuttles for Overshot - a traditional coverlet technique. A project will be planned and woven. 3 day class.
Wool Dyeing I is an introduction to Dyeing Wool Yarn and Fiber. Wool Dyeing II focuses on custom colors. Taught by Guest Instructors experienced in Wool Dyeing. 1 and 2 day sessions. Call for details.
In Weaving II you will be guided in creating your own project. A repeat of the warping process and dressing the loom will be done. Drafting will be covered as well as a variety of finishing techniques. 3 day class.
Finishing Techniques for Handwovens - $75.00
A popular Scandinavian weaving technique that you will love! You will enjoy learning to pick the colors and wind the warps and weave a warp faced pattern that you will enjoy for years. Then get ready to take orders since everyone else will want one too! A 4 day class. Must be able to dress your own loom. Guest instructor Donna Hudson.
This class is designed to introduce to weaving. A project will be planned, a warp made, loom dressed & then you will weave an item using my floor looms that you can enjoy. A 2 and 1/2 day class.
Beginning Weaving- $150.00 plus materials.
This class is designed for those who have never tried spinning but always wanted to learn and make their own yarn. Come and learn with our experienced & knowledgeable teachers. Wheels provided. A 4 hour class that will have you making your own 2 ply yarn!!
Design your own warp using Procion dyes on tencel or cotton. This is a 1 session class lasting approximately 5 hours. Limited to 6 people in each class. Price includes two warps and dyes.
To Register for Class with In-house Instructor or Visiting Instructors:
A deposit of one half the class fee is due at time of registration to secure your place in the class. These deposits are refundable if the cancellations are made more than 14 days prior to class.
To Register for a Class with a Guest instructor: A deposit of one half the class fee is due at time of registration. For cancellations, full refunds will be given if cancellation is done 40 days prior to class. 1/2 the fee will be refunded if cancellation is made 30 days or more prior to class time. No refunds will be given if cancellation is less than 30 days before class time. Special classes by guest instructors will be given at various times of the year.
Many items such as scarves, placemats, handbags, etc. can be woven on a Rigid Heddle Loom, aka. the ‘Knitters Loom. Use mine or bring your own and learn how to use it. 1 day class.