Saturday & Sunday, Mar 23rd & 24th
9am - 4pm both days
Cost: $120 [includes materials]
Learn the basics of weaving as you cut the warp, dress the loom and weave a sampler with various techniques. This is more in-depth than the Intro to Weaving class.
Pattern Drafting with Fiberworks PCW Program
Sat, May 18th
level: beginner and up
cost: $45 [includes handouts]
Reading and interpreting drafts can be confusing, but here's a class to help. Using the Fiberworks PCW program, we'll cover all the parts of a draft and how they interact to form the pattern. We'll learn how to use the program to manipulate drafts to get variations and create your own patterns.
Summer and Winter Weave
[offered through the Piedmont Fiber Guild. For more information please go to the guild website at https://piedmontfiberguild.org/classes]
Fri-Sun, May 31, June 1st & 2nd
Cost: $175 for members, non-members add $35
Materials fee: $15
You will be amazed at the variety of ways you can weave Summer and Winter patterns. Its incredibly versatile weave structure makes it so very popular. This class will cover the both the traditional weave and variations. Understanding block weave structures will broaden your understanding of pattern drafting and creating your own patterns.
Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving
limited to 6 students
cost: 1-day class: $65
2-day class: $120
[fees iinclude all materials]
Curious about weaving? Rigid heddle looms are a great way to start . They're small, inexpensive and easy to use. We will set up the looms, learn different techniques and make a sampler to take home. We will discuss what yarns to use and where to buy supplies.
Block and Profile Drafting
Dates pending, 1-day class
level: advanced beginner and up
[I recommend beginners take the basic drafting class first.]
Cost: $45 [includes materials]
If you're tired of following someone else's patterns, you should learn about block and profile drafting. Understanding the basic concepts of drafting with blocks will open up a new world for you to explore. When you combine that with profile drafting, all kinds of possibilities appear. It's time to start designing with confidence!
Dressing Your Loom
Dates pending - 1-day class
level: beginner and up
cost: $35 [includes materials]
Are you a new weaver, maybe you have trouble dressing your loom? Are you feeling a bit rusty on the process? This is the class for you. Back to front or front to back? I'll demonstrate both methods and discuss which method is best for you and your loom. If you're having a particular problem, we can work that out, too.
I've had requests for classes on: Discharge Dyeing
Please contact me in you are interested in either of these. I'm trying to figure out dates.