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2014 / 2015


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  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. Instructors need time to prepare and purchase materials for class. PLEASE NOTE: NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
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  • Minimum enrollment for all classes is 3 participants.
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Classes by Date
09/20/2014Basics of Beaded Embroidery
09/20/2014Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom – Part I
09/26/2014Decorative Finishes for Kumihimo
10/06/2014Beginning Spinning 101
10/15/2014Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom – Part I
10/16/2014Beginning Bobbin Lace
10/18/2014Faux Ikat Sock Yarn Scarf
10/23/2014Tunisian Crochet
10/25/2014Spin Variegated or Painted Sliver
10/31/2014Micro-Macramé Necklace
11/15/2014Waffle Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom
11/15/2014Beginning Spinning 101
12/05/2014Twined and Beaded Miniature Wire Basket
12/06/2014Intermediate Spinning 201
12/10/2014Fiber Basics for Fiber Artists
01/10/2015Advanced Beginning Weaving Projects Class
01/16/2015Double Weave Introduction Class
01/19/2015Beginning Spinning 101
06/30/2015Planning a Weaving Project
06/30/2015Small Group Mentoring for a Floor Loom
06/30/2015Private Tutoring


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom – Part IPat Bennett$130 + $10 loom maintenance fee members
$155 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members

Materials fee payable to instructor
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 instructor will guide students through this process and you will complete either a wool or bamboo scarf in plain weave or twill. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 5.Saturday, September 20 & 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Open
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom – Part IJoy Thaler and Jo Ann Loftus$130 + $10 loom maintenance fee members
$155 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members

Materials fee payable to instructor
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 instructor will guide students through this process and you will complete either a wool or bamboo scarf in plain weave or twill. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 5.Wednesday, October 15 & 22, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Open
Faux Ikat Sock Yarn ScarfNancy Niemeyer$50 members
$75 non members

Learn to warp for a Faux Ikat (pooling) scarf on a rigid heddle loom using hand-dyed sock yarn. Hand-dyed yarns in beautiful colors can make a striking scarf if you learn how to warp to make the colors pool. Prerequisite: Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving class or prior successful direct warping of your rigid heddle loom. Requires your own rigid heddle loom with a 12 dent heddle and accessories, including a warping peg or equivalent substitute, shuttle and clamps to attach the loom to table for warping. The list of yarn suggestions and other supplies needed will be sent prior to class. You will learn to warp the loom in class and learn how to hemstitch at the beginning of the scarf and begin weaving.  You will finish the scarf at home. Class limit: 5. Please email the teacher, Nancy Niemeyer, niemeyern@gmail.com when you register so she can advise you about supplies. Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Open
Waffle Weave on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$50 members
$75 non members

Learn to use a pick up stick and make variations of waffle weave and honeycomb patterns with warp and weft floats for textured fabrics on the rigid heddle loom. We will sample a variety of techniques. Prerequisite: Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving class or prior successful direct warping of your rigid heddle loom. Requires your own rigid heddle loom, shuttle and 2 pick-up sticks. You will pre-warp your loom at home on your own and learn the waffle weave technique during class. Please email the teacher Nancy Niemeyer niemeyern@gmail.com when you register so she can advise you about supplies and how to make a pick up stick. Class limit: 5. Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Open
Advanced Beginning Weaving Projects ClassPat Bennett$130 + $10 loom maintenance fee members
$155 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members

This class is for those weavers who want a refresher or have completed Beginning Weaving Parts I & II. Choose a Log Cabin table runner or an Overshot table runner as your project. The instructor will provide all details of the materials you will need to obtain before the first class. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 5 Saturday, January 10 & 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Open
Double Weave Introduction ClassCheryl MuckenfussPt A:$70; Pt B:$130 + $10 loom fee members
Pt A:$95; Pt B:$155 + $10 loom fee non members
$10 handouts fee to instructor. Students provide own materials.
Please Note: This class requires non-refundable deposits to the instructor (Part A: $35 members/$55 non-members – Part B: $65 members/$80 non-members) by NOVEMBER 15, 2014. This class is an introduction to 4 harness double weave, which will assist in preparing you for the upcoming Double Weave Workshop with Jennifer Moore. The sampler will include the various combinations of weaving double weave on four harnesses, such as two independent layers, tubular, two layers connected with a fold, switching layers, stuffed layers and double weave pick up. Theory will be covered as the various techniques are woven creating a sampler with the guidance of the instructor. This class is offered in two parts: Part A is for those who are more comfortable with an instructor to guide them with the winding of the warp and dressing the loom. Part B is the theory of double weave and the actual weaving of the samples. Participants are expected to provide the yarn for their warp and weft which are to be 5/2 mercerized cotton in two colors: the first color being a natural or a white and the second color being a high contrast to the first. A supply list will be provided in mid-December to all registered participants. The yarns may be purchased from Barb Gallagher, owner of the Weavers Loft. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 5. Part A: Friday, January 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Part B: Friday, January 23 & 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Open
Private TutoringContact: Linda Rouse$130, 3 hour minimum members
not available non members

$10 loom maintenance fee + handout fee
Want to have one-on-one instruction at the Guild house with an experienced and knowledgeable instructor? Would you like a refresher on how to wind a warp and dress a floor loom from back to front? Set your own goals and find a schedule that works for you. Private tutors are available for weaving on a 4 or 8 harness loom. An instructor will be assigned based on instructor availability and time requested. Additional tutoring hours are available for $40/hour. Ongoing. Available until June 30, 2015Open
Small Group Mentoring for a Floor LoomCoordinator: Linda Rouse$120 + $10 loom maintenance members
not available non members
Student provides own materials. Handout fee if applicable.
This fee is based on 10 hours of instructor mentoring. Additional time can be arranged at a rate of $20/student for 2 additional hours based on 3 students. This program is set up for those wishing to advance their weaving abilities on a floor loom. Instructor will focus on the individual needs of the group, whether it’s winding a warp, dressing a loom or planning and implementing a project. Each group is no less and no more than 3 students. The members of the group will determine days and times in 2-hour sessions. Students are expected to complete the project on their own or with their group. An instructor will be assigned based on time and availability. Group size: 3 students minimum/maximum. Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Weaving, Pt I & II.Ongoing. Available until June 30, 2015.Open
Planning a Weaving ProjectCoordinator: Linda Rouse$40 for 2 hours + $10 loom fee members
not available non members

3 students minimum / maximum. Need help planning a weaving project? Meet with a weaving instructor to plan the weaving project of your choice. You will get help with calculating the amount of materials needed based on the project and materials to be used. Date and time TBD. An instructor will be assigned based on time and availability.Ongoing. Available until June 30, 2015.Open


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$170 members members
$195 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 fiber 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. Bring a lunch.Monday, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Open
Spin Variegated or Painted SliverPat Maley$40 members
$65 non members
Materials fee payable to instructor
Did you buy luscious multi-colored sliver? Did you dye your own painted wool sliver? Have you tried to spin variegated sliver and gotten muddy color? Do you want to spin it to knit or weave but don’t know how to manage the colors? In this class, we will spin multi-colored sliver several ways to maximize the colors for various end uses. Variegated sliver will be provided and you can bring your own to determine its best use.Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Open
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$170 members
$195 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 fiber 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. Bring a lunch.Saturday, November 15, 22, & 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Open
Intermediate Spinning 201Pat Maley$110 members
$135 non members
Materials fee payable to instructor
If you have just learned to spin, if you want to learn how to improve your spinning or if you want to learn the tricks of spinning yarn to the size and texture that you want, this is the class for you. You will spin a variety of fibers, learn to make the wheel do what you want it to, and learn to control the size and type of yarn that you spin. Bring a lunch.Saturday, December 6 & 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Open
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$170 members
$195 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 fiber 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. Bring a lunch.Monday, January 19, 26, February 2 & 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Open


Dyeing
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Felting
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Knitting
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Other Techniques
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status
Basics of Beaded EmbroideryCaren Cohen$70 members
$95 non members
$15 materials fee payable to instructor
Learn the basics of bead embroidery by creating a unique, one-of-a-kind pendant. The technique you learn can be used to embellish your quilts, clothes and all your fabric creations. Students will learn: How to bead a bezel around a cabochon attached to a backing; Basic bead embroidery stitches; How to bead a ball; How to attach a backing for a professional finish. Bring a lunch. Photo1  Photo2  Photo3  Photo4  Photo5Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Open
Decorative Finishes for KumihimoJanie Yates$80 members
$105 non members
$7 materials fee payable to instructor
You’ve just made a beautiful braid. Now let’s learn how to give it an equally beautiful and interesting finish. In this class, you will make four short braids and finish them with a wrapped ferrule, a Peruvian tassel, a needle looped end and a finish with jewelry bell caps. Bring a Maru Dai, 16 bobbins, and counter weight for braid. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 6Postponed until 2015. Date TBA.Postponed
Beginning Bobbin LacePat Maley$90 members
$115 non members
Materials fee payable to instructor
Bobbin lace, which dates from the 15th century, is made by twisting and crossing threads. These two movements make learning to make the lace very simple. You will learn to combine the movements to make easy traditional patterns. The lace is worked on a pillow (or a square of rigid foam or cork) using a pricking (a paper pattern guide) and bobbins (or old fashioned round head clothes pins) to hold the thread. When you sign up for the class, you will receive a list of materials to bring with you. A limited number of pillows will be available at the Guild. You can make the pillow and bobbins very simply or use a pattern for a traditional pillow and fancy beaded bobbins. Bring a lunch.Thursday, October 9 & 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Open
Tunisian CrochetLinda Rouse$40 members
$65 non members
$7 materials fee payable to instructor
Tunisian Crochet borrows elements from both knitting and crochet. This style of crochet uses a long hook with a stopper at the end. The Tunisian Simple Stitch is also known as the Afghan Stitch. We will learn this, as well as several other, basic stitches. The fabric created by Tunisian Crochet is thicker and less elastic than regular crochet, making it suitable for sweaters, throws, rugs, hats, scarves and other items. Hooks will be provided. Students should bring contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn. Class limit: 6Thursday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Open
Micro-Macramé NecklaceJanie Yates$60 members
$85 non members
$15 materials fee payable to instructor
For many of us, the term macramé conjures up images of plant hangers and large scale wall hangings from the 70’s. This knotting technique, however, has been around since the 1300s and its range of applications is quite diverse. In this class, we will explore macramé on a small scale. While learning some of the basic knots, students will complete a necklace using colorful nylon cord and glass beads. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 10 Friday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Open
Twined and Beaded Miniature Wire BasketJanie Yates$60 members
$85 non members
$10 materials fee payable to instructor
Learn to make a simple miniature twined and beaded basket with handle from 26 gauge colored copper wire. Materials will be provided. Optional: Bring #6 glass seed beads in color of your choice. Bring a lunch. Class limit: 6Friday, December 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Open
Fiber Basics for Fiber ArtistsPat Maley$50 members
$75 non members
Materials fee payable to instructor
This is a condensed course in the characteristics of fiber for fiber artists. Weavers, spinners, knitters and textile artists will study fibers that are natural and fibers that are manufactured. You will learn to identify fibers using the microscope and several other testing methods. You will study how these fibers react to dyes, heat and chemicals in order to preserve then or alter them artistically. We will cover the proper methods of care. Bring a lunch.Wednesday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Open