Beginning & Advanced Classes
2015 / 2016


CLASS ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Registration for all Guild classes is online, through EventBrite Find the EventBrite link with the information listing for each class. If you have a question or problem with registration, please contact the Education Chair via email, classes@weaversguildcincinnati.org, or leave a message in the Education voice mail box at 513.593.9442.
  • Registration two weeks before the scheduled date is required for all classes. Instructors need time to prepare and purchase materials for class. PLEASE NOTE: NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.
  • Refunds will be given if the class is not held or the date is changed.
  • Minimum enrollment for all classes is three (3) participants.
  • Maximum enrollment will vary with each class. Please note the maximum number of participants included in each class description.

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Classes by Date
02/13/2016Beginning Spinning 101
02/27/2016Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom - Part I
03/19/2016Crochet Water Bottle Carrier
03/24/2016Weaving Twill Towels
03/30/2016Beginning Spinning 101
04/02/2016Crochet Joins & Edgings
05/14/2016Painted Paper Baskets


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom - Part ILinda Rouse, Joy Thaler & Jo Ann Loftus$130 members

$155 non members

Materials fee payable to the instructor
+ $10 loom maintenance fee
Do you think you have an interest in weaving? This 2-day class is designed to help you discover the magic, fun, and endless possibilities of weaving. Students will be introduced to some of the basics of weaving, including basic weaving terminology, parts of the loom and how they work, and then progressing to winding a warp, dressing a loom and reading a draft. The instructors will guide students through this process and you will complete either a wool or bamboo scarf in plain weave or twill.
Bring a lunch.
Level: Beginners
Class Limit: 6
Saturdays, Feb. 20 & 27, 9:30am - 3:30pmOpenRegister
Weaving Twill TowelsJoy thaler & Jo Ann Loftus$110 members
$135 non members
Fiber packet fee,
Handout fee
$10 loom maintenance fee
Do you want to learn more about twill and just weave towels? Then this class is for you. Weave two cotton twill striped towels using three colors. Refresh your skills for reading a draft, winding a warp, and dressing a loom. Students will be given a twill threading draft and the opportunity to explore different tie-ups and treadlings to create their own beautiful towels. Students should expect to work independently and spend time at the Guild house in order to complete their towels. Instructors will be available at the hours listed to provide instruction and guidance as well as answer any questions. Fiber material packets will be provided with a fee payable to The Weavers Loft.Thursday, March 10, 9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, March 17 & 24, 12:30pm-2:30pm
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Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$130 members
$155 non members

Materials fee payable to the instructor
Spinning is a relaxing way to obtain yarns for use in weaving, knitting and crocheting, and making braids and tapes. In these sessions, you will learn the basics wheel mechanics, drafting sliver, and spinning on a wheel. The course includes an introduction to several fibers and a discussion of various types of wheels. You will learn how to ply yarn and how to finish the yarn you have spun. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own.Saturdays, Feb. 13, 20 & 27
10am-2pm
FullRegister
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$130 members
$155
non members
Materials fee payable to the instructor
Spinning is a relaxing way to obtain yarns for use in weaving, knitting and crocheting, and making braids and tapes. In these sessions, you will learn the basics wheel mechanics, drafting sliver, and spinning on a wheel. The course includes an introduction to several fibers and a discussion of various types of wheels. You will learn how to ply yarn and how to finish the yarn you have spun. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own. Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30
6pm-9pm
OpenRegister


Dyeing
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Nature's Paintbox Yarn DyeingBarb Gallagher$30 members
$55 non members

$25 materials fee payable to the instructor
 Saturday, January 23

10am-12pm

OR

1pm-3pm
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Felting
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


Knitting
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


Other Techniques
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Crochet Water Bottle CarrierKatherine Durack$50 members
$75
non members
$10 materials fee, payable to instrtuctor
Make this fun and easy water bottle carrier as you learn basic and advanced crochet stitches and techniques. The class will cover basic stitches (chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet) and foundation single crochet, a more advanced stitch. You will learn to crochet mesh in the round and how to make an attached handle without sewing it on separately.
The materials fee covers everything necessary to complete this project except the water bottle, including Size 4 (medium) 100% cotton yarn, Size G crochet hook, instructions, and locking stitch markers.
Level: Advanced Beginners Student should know how to hold the yarn and hook for crochet; some prior crochet experience will be helpful.
Saturday, March 19, 10am-2pmOpenRegister
Crochet Joins & EdgingsKarren Brito$70
members
$95
non members
$5 Materials fee payable to instructor
Using simple crochet stitches, necklines and armholes can be finished and seams made. Students will have an opportunity to examine this technique with garments Karren will bring to class, then you will make your own samples.
The class will cover the basics on how to, as well as practice, attaching cloth, aligning seams, making joins.
What to bring:
Crochet hooks, sizes 4/E/3.5mm - 5/F/3.75 - 6/G/4mm, plus other sizes you might have
Samples or remnants of your handwoven cloth (if you have any)
) Crochet cotton #10 or perle cotton #8 in colors that coordinate with the handwoven fabric or some warp or weft yarns
Hand sewing needles, thread
Lunch, snacks, drinks as needed
Saturday, April 2
10am-4pm
OpenRegister
Painted Paper BasketsTerri Brenner
Mary Lynn Phillips
$60 members
$85 non members
$15 materials fee payable to the instructors
Students will learn how to paint rag paper using acrylic paints and prepare strips for weaving a small (approximatey 3.75" X 4.5" tall) basket. We will weave a small plain weave basket over a cardboard box mold and add loop embellishments. There will be enough paper for each student to weave 1-2 additional small baskets on their own.
Materials fee includes:
Watercolor paper
Mold (paper box)
Varnish
Waxed linen thread
Tapestry needle
Metal clips
Instructions/pattern

Students need to bring:
4-5 small bottles of acrylic paint (matte, glossy, metallic or a combination). You'll need a color for each side of the basket base (inside and outside), plus other colors for design elements, inside and out, as desired.
Sharp scissors
T-square or ruler
4 sponge brushes and additional small paint brushes for designs
Hair dryer, if you have one
Lunch (a refrigerator and a microwave oven are available)
Saturday, May 14
10am-3pm
OpenRegister