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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 …

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…

Overshot Shawls

Here’s a contemporary twist to a recognizable historic weave-structure! This shawl is arranged in a gamp format with five classic patterns threaded across the width of the warp. The patterns incl…

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…

Marbling Fabric

Like the graining within the interior of a tree, marbled fabrics have the appeal that no two pieces will ever be the same. This course will introduce students into the spontaneity of putting pigmen…

Hem Stitching Variations for Floor Loom or Rigid Heddle

Most weavers think of the hem stitch solely for beginning and ending our handwoven piece to secure weft, but there are so many more applications! Looms will be pre-warped with Perle cotton ready to…

Spinning Novelty Yarns

Have you ever wondered how to spin those wonderful yarns that have interesting textures and visual appeal? This workshop will take you beyond the typical yarn. Students will learn how to spin sever…

Ice Dyeing

Forget the rubber bands, the 60’s tie-dye we all love has a new look. This course will introduce students into the wild and wonderful world of ice dyeing. Using an extreme cold water or ice proce…

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…

Beginning Rag Rugs

This workshop is for the intermediate weaver who wishes to try their hand at making Rag Rugs. We will discuss the variety of materials recommended for warp. As an added new twist to the Rag Rug cla…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Overshot Rugs

Overshot is a weave structure traditionally used for patterning coverlets. It is wonderful for table runners and placemats and other applications where a decorative fabric can be used. Pillows and …

Clasped Weft for Floor Loom or Rigid Heddle

This course has been designed for those weavers who are looking for a more organic approach to adding visual texture to their woven fabrics. In this class students will be introduced to a technique…

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 …

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…

Checked Wool Rugs

Favored and admired for it’s classic appearance, Tom’s interpretation of a checked wool rug has been popular among weavers both new and experienced in rug making. In this course student…

Krokbragd

Boundweave has led us to another weft faced twill weave known throughout Scandinavia as Krokbragd. Boundweave is typically woven as a four shaft twill. The treadling sequence is a balanced 2/2 tw…

Warp and 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…

Clasped Warp - Not Weft

We’ve all marveled over the lovely pieces that utilized clasped weft to create this wonderfully organic pieces that one can control during the weaving process. In this class we will be tackli…

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…

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 …

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…

Double Weave Throws on the Rigid Heddle

Are you ready to take your weaving to the next level both in skill and scale? Join Sara as we dive into weaving a double width throws. Students will go through the planning, warping, execution and …

Color Theory for Spinners

We have all received some level of color theory throughout our life even on the most elementary level such as red + yellow = orange. However for our now adult, more real-life applications such as s…

Fractal Spinning

Don’t worry, no need to dig out your old high school math notes to refresh your memory on “fractals”. Although it is a wonderful math theorem that has real roots in physical objec…

Why Knit & Purl, Let's Flax and Swirl!

In this one day class we will explore two of the most popular and visually appealing temari stitches. The flax stitch (Asanoha Kagari) is ofte…

Over-Dyeing with a Carved Wood Resist

This is a one-day class exp…

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…

Shibori with an Indigo Fruit Vat

This class will begin by making a natural indigo vat using rotten fruit or fructose, plus lea…

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…

Intermediate Navajo Weaving

For those who have take Barbara and Lynda’s intro to Navajo class they are ready to take your weaving to the next level through their introduction to new techniques such as; complex geometric…

Swedish Pattern Weaves

Joanne Hall has been inspired by her Swedish her…

Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Bat

This is a workshop for weav…

Optical Dyeing for Spinners

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Paper Spinning

Kami-Ito and Shifu

Japanese paper spinning and weaving

The tradition of making cloth from hand spun paper developed in rural Japan in the 1600’s. Cloth w…

Spinning Wools of North America

Many sheep breeds have either evolved or been developed in North America. This workshop is a spinning survey of some of these breeds. Breeds that have evolved or gradually modified from older breed…

Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana

Does 2 harness weaving sound boring to you? This class may change your mind! Beginning and advanced weavers alike will be amazed at the variations of pattern possible with just 2 harnesses and a …