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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…

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…

No Fear Cotton Spinning

You will thank Joan Ruane for teaching you how to properly spin and yes, enjoy spinning cotton. Spinning cotton yarn can be enjoyable once you have learned the tricks of the trade. You will also le…

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…

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…

Collapsed and Pleated Weaves

If you are anything like me than you love to explore different weave structures and knowing how they work. This is the case of Collapsed Weaves. By sampling many warps and observing my successes a…

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…

Temari 201

Are you ready to take your temari skills to the next level? In this class students will learn how to mark the two most popular divisions for intermediate patterns: the Compound 8 and the Compound 1…

Finishing Your Handwoven Fabrics

Two days 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 wi…

Crazy for Crackle Weave

The structure Crackle was the name given by Mary Atwater for the less easily pronounced, yet more worldly recognized Scandinavian term Jamtlandsvaev. The term was coined as the structure resembles …

Twill Towels

This is the first in the series of classes called Towels, Vol 1, 2, 3, & 4. The thought behind these classes is to incorporate ways for students to learn more about weave structures and patterning …

Designing with Braids

Designing Clothing and Accessories with Braids – This is a project based class for using a braiding stand and bobbins, braiding disk, or takadai. Japanese or Andean braids can be the star of the …