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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 …

Beginning Spinning

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…

Twill Double Weave Blankets

If you have enjoyed making plain weave double width blankets, this class is a logical next step. With an eight-shaft loom, students can weave a number of different twill patterns in double weave, i…

Lace Embellishments on the Floor Loom

As weavers we have seen these wonderful lacy units our multi-harness looms cannot create …now it’s time to play at creating lace with the use of pick-up sticks. Students will navigate t…

Painting with Pixels An Intro into Bead Weaving

Turn your vision into an applied art form. Merging the basics of traditional weaving, modern digital art and beading all into one project students will learn how to take a simple image and turn it…

Understanding Countermarch Looms

This class is for the individual who has a countermarch loom or for someone who is thinking of purchasing one, but has been scared off by the idea of a countermarch tie up. This class will examine …

Better Understand Your Eight-Shaft Loom

Many weavers can follow a pattern from a book or magazine article but lack the confidence to venture out on their own to create the 8 shaft threading, tie-up and treadling. During this class you wi…

Chain Warping

How do you chain warp your loom-front to back or back to front? Maybe you were taught only one way to warp your loom and have always wondered about the other way. During this workshop we will split…

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…

Silk Painted Scarves

I am sure you have seen and admired those scarves that have that ever changing mix of colors. The technique gives them an impressionistic and moody ground that can be woven with a favorite fancy …

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…

Spinning Flax Hemp and Bamboo

Special note: Tom will not be offering this year due to lack of supply. No fret, we will be offering a similar course with Joan Ruane, AZ in the fall spinning cotton and hemp fibers!

Warp & Weave for the Rigid Heddle

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

Silk Painting

Silk painting is the art of applying resist known as gutta and then painting a dye onto the material. The resist is removed when the painting is complete and the design is revealed. This techniqu…

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