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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 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…

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle

Want to learn a very simple, portable technique for creating plain weave projects? This class has been designed for you. The class will cover fundamental information including warp calculations and…

Solar Dyeing

Harness the power of the sun, and put it to work for you! Breaking free of our traditional applications of pigment to fabric students will be introduced to photosensitive dyes painted on fabric. St…

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…

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…

Inkle Weaving

One of our most ancient forms of weaving, inkle weaving has its roots in other warp faced weave structures such as backstrap weaving. Done for thousands of years these narrow, often ranging from 1-…

Intro to Tablet Weaving

For many weavers, the ease of using a modern loom with the capability to simply depress a treadle to create weave structures can be wonderfully accessible and liberating. But many ancient weavers l…

Saori Weaving

An introduction to SAORI weaving. Experience no rules weaving focusing on natural creativity. Students will be introduced to the philosophy of freestyle and basic weaving techniques before being se…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Andean Pebble Weaves for Backstrap Weaving

Andean Pebble Weave, perhaps the most easily recognized of the many pick-up weaving techniques practiced in Peru and Bolivia, is not only beautiful to behold but also a pleasure to weave. Indigenou…

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 …

Eco Printing on Cloth and Paper

Explore the hidden shapes and colors that can be extracted from plants through the process of eco printing. This contemporary form of natural dyeing will make you look at your yard and garden in an…

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…

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…

Intro to Navajo Weaving

Join Barbara & Lynda on a journey of discovery. In this 4-day workshop students will be introduced to traditional Navajo style tapestry weaving. Their beginning weaving classes are structured to ta…

Tatted Edges

Memories of a long practiced craft of tatting come to life in this intro to tatting class. Join Karen as she guides her students through the process of making decorative tatted edges that can be ap…

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…

Over-Dyeing with a Carved Wood Resist

This is a one-day class exp…

Shibori with an Indigo Fruit Vat

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

Basket Weaving

In this truly beginner course students will learn to weave 2 basket totes; the larger tote is approximately 10” long, 5” wide and 11” deep (high); the smaller tote is approximatel…

Optical Dyeing for Spinners

Optical…

Intro to Rug Hooking

In this 2-day workshop participants will learn the basics of primitive rug hooking by completing a purchased pattern. Topics covered will include tools & materials, design considerations, and finis…