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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 …

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…

Shaker Rag Rugs

The Shakers, a religious community recognized for their distinctive designs in furniture and high quality of craftsmanship, started weaving rag rugs in the 1840’s. Their attractive patterns were …

Double Weave Blankets

Have you ever longed for one of those BIG beautiful textured throws shown draped over the back of a chair in a magazine, this is your chance. Double Weave is a clever technique that allows you to w…

PA German Tape Weaving

Hand woven tape ribbon was vital to the lives of Pennsylvania German farm families throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. In pre-zipper days, because of their strength and colorful patterns, these…

Color Theory for Weavers

Come on board for an amazing few days of color in weaving! Students will be given an overview of how to navigate the tricky road of color theory specifically relating to woven fabric, and how it br…

How to Finish Your Handwovens

A whole day devoted solely to the finishing of handwovens! Class will detail the two-step process of finishing the fabric by washing/fulling and finishing through stabilizing the edges. Step 1: you…

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…

Weaving Theory and Drafting

Do you get discouraged with your weaving because you lack some of the basic knowledge that’s needed to plan a project? This class will help you become more comfortable with tackling challenge…

Japanese Braiding for the Takadai and Marudai

This workshop is about flexibility and, as much as possible, tailored to each student’s needs.
The braids from Peru can be made on a card, a braiding stand or a Core Stand. Braids from
Japa…

Shawls with Supplemental Warps

We have had many requests for a class that would help an individual better understand how supplementary warps work and if a double back beam is needed to weave them. Well, here is the class for you…

Surface Embellishments on the Floor Loom or Rigid Heddle

How do you take a simple one-color scarf, table runner, or curtain and make it something special and unique? This class helps to answer that question. Students will weave a sampler on a pre-warped …

Temari 101

Come explore the ancient Japanese art of temari—beautiful embroidered balls. Students begin with a prepared ball and dive immediately into the fun of creating geometric designs with pearl cotton …

Spinning Off The Point

Time to dig out all those support spindles, take down the charkhas from the shelves and think about getting a quill attachment for…

Spinning Flax and Hemp Fibers with Joan Ruane

Flax and hemp fibers are both called bast fibers. Bast fibers come from the stem of plants. There are many bast type plants through- out history that have played a very important role in making y…

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…

Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight Eight Threading

This workshop is intended to help you think beyond the obvious possibilities of a given threading and treadling. A perfect example is the numerous treadling’s you find for a threading draft in y…