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Beginning Weaving

Learn all the basics and go home to show off your very own cotton dish towel, twill gamp (sampler) and scarf! Students will become accustomed to looms and all their parts, learn to read and follow …

Intermediate Spinning

Gain a better understanding of fiber preparation, spinning and plying. We will explore the differences between worsted and woolen spun yarns, show you how to better card and comb your fibers using …

Color and Weave for the Rigid Heddle

This workshop highlights some of the amazing visual effects one can achieve using two contrasting colors in plain weave on the rigid heddle loom. Students have the opportunity to weave samples in a…

Dyeing Gradient Yarns

We all have had that “ah ha” moment as we stand in front of a display of gradient yarns which provide us with many yards of one color that gradually shift into another creating this exciting an…

Warp and Weave

Already taken a basic weaving class, but having problems when it comes time to warp the loom? Warping the loom is not as difficult as it sometimes seems, and we’ll let you in on our secrets a…

Huck with Color and Weave Effects

In this workshop we will be pushing the boundaries of traditional Huck Lace. For generations Huck Lace has been woven in cotton or linen with warp and weft threads of the same size and color, allow…

Swedish Weaving with Huck Embroidery

Most weavers consider the finished piece that has come off the loom to be “finished” but this workshop will look at a traditional embroidery application to augment lace woven pieces. You do not…

Painted Warps for the Rigid Heddle

Expand your knowledge base for using plain weave on the rigid heddle loom in a new and painterly application! In this class you will paint a pre-wound warp and then weave it into a one-of-a kind sc…

Intro to Backstrap Weaving

The ancient craft of Backstrap weaving is still practiced by many indigenous weavers across the world today. The loom, which is comprised of nothing more than a set of simple sticks, allows a weave…

Drop Spindle 101

Have you always wanted to try hand spinning but didn’t want to make the commitment to a spinning wheel. A hand spindle is just the answer. There are many diffe…

Exploration of Profile Drafts

This workshop is designed to stretch your knowledge of drafting and introduce you to a number of different weave structures. A profile draft is not the typical thr…

Beginning Spinning with Sara

Our beginning class covers all the basics to get you started. Learn about different types of wools and their uses for different styles of yarn, the process of washing raw wool, how to prepare worst…

Block Double Weave Scarves

The term double weave takes on several thoughts. It could be structural such as a two layered fabric that makes a tube or double width as many of you have already tried in weaving double weave blan…

Cornicopia of Wet-Felting Techniques

This is a two-day intense workshop where students will learn to master many methods of fine wet felting. The class will start with creating a cobweb/light weight scarf, then learn how to layout fo…

Warp Faced Double Weave for Backstrap Weaving

This warp-faced double weave structure gives weavers the ability to create sturdy bands with clean, crisp designs on backgrounds of solid color using only two simple sheds. Both faces of the band…