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
09/30/2016Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
10/01/2016Tunisian Crochet - Stash Scarf Magic I
10/01/2016Advanced Tunisian Crochet - Same Technique - 2 Different Looks
10/12/2016Beginning Spindle Spinning - Drop Spindles
10/17/2016Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
10/19/2016Spindle Spinning - Support Spindles
10/20/2016Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I
10/22/2016Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
10/28/2016Waffle Weave and Pick Up Patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom
11/05/2016Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part II


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Rigid Heddle WeavingNancy Niemeyer$75 members
$100 non members

$5 Equipment rental fee payable to the instructor
Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving in a simple way. Rigid heddle looms are inexpensive, portable and quick to warp. You will learn to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with easy to find knitting yarn, learn the basics of weaving, and create a beautiful plain weave scarf of 5 to 7 feet in just 6 hours. Loom kit rental from the teacher is an additional $5, payable at class. The loom rental includes all needed supplies other than your yarn.
No previous weaving experience needed.
Supplies: 2 balls of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn which is available at Joann stores and at http://www.joann.com/lion≠brand≠tweed≠stripes≠yarn/10181832.html. More color options are available online than at stores. Buy two balls of the same color way.
OR
One (1) ball of James C. Brett Marble Chunky. (You will have enough left over to make another scarf or knit a hat.) Marble Chunky is available locally at Silk Road Textiles and many retailers online.
Class Limit: 5
Friday, September 30, 2016OpenRegister
Beginning Rigid Heddle WeavingNancy Niemeyer$75 members
$100
non members

$5 Equipment Rental Fee only if renting a loom kit from the instructor
Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving in a simple way. Rigid heddle looms are inexpensive, portable and quick to warp. You will learn to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with easy to find knitting yarn, learn the basics of weaving, and create a beautiful plain weave scarf of 5 to 7 feet in just 6 hours. Loom kit rental from the teacher is an additional $5, payable at class. The loom rental includes all needed supplies other than your yarn. No previous weaving experience needed. Supplies: 2 balls of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn which is available at Joann stores and online . More color options are available online than at stores. Buy two balls of the same color way.
OR
One (1) ball of James C. Brett Marble Chunky. (You will have enough left over to make another scarf or knit a hat.) Marble Chunky is available locally at Silk Road Textiles and many retailers online.
Class Limit: 5
Monday, October 17, 9:00am-3:30pmOpenRegister
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part IJoy Thaler$135 + $10 loom maintenance fee members
$160 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members

Materials fee payable to the 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 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: BeginnersThursdays, October 20 & 27, 9:30am-3:30 pmOpenRegister
Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$65 members
$90 non members
$5 only if renting a loom kit from the instructor
This two day clsss is a good follow-up to Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving. An adventurous beginner with no experience can also be successful if you are already comfortable working with yarn or other handwork. In this class the students will learn the techniques required to direct warp a Rigid Heddle Loom with two colors for a Houndstooth Scarf. You will take the loom home overnight to work on the scarf on your own and return the next day with the weaving finished. You will then hemstitch, remove your scarf, and learn to twist fringe.
Supplies: 200 grams (400 yards) of DK or worsted weight yarn in two different and contrasting solid colors, one light and one dark. You will need about 100 grams (200 yards) of each color.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9am-12pm, and Sunday, Oct. 23, 1pm-3pm.OpenRegister
Waffle Weave and Pick Up Patterns on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$45 members
$70 non members

Learn to use a pick up stick and make variations of waffle weave and honeycomb with warp and weft floats for textured fabrics on the rigid heddle loom. We will sample a variety of techniques. This requires your own rigid heddle loom, shuttles, and two pick up sticks. You will pre-warp your loom at home on your own and learn the weaving tecnique during class. Bring drinks and lunch; a refrigerator and microwave are available.
For complete warping instructions and materials needed, see the EventBrite listing.
Friday, October 28, 10am-2pmOpenRegister
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part IILinda Rouse$135 + $10 loom maintenance fee members
$!60 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members
Materials fee payable to the instructor
Now that you have gotten a taste for weaving, are you interested in learning more? This 2-day weaving class will reinforce the steps you learned in Part I. You will have an opportunity to wind another warp, dress the loom, build on the knowledge of reading and interpreting drafts, and learn more weave structures.
This class will be a round robin. Under the guidance of the instructor, each student will thread a loom to a different weave structure. Among the weave structures will be twill, overshot, huck lace, or rose path. Although threading only one of the weave structures, you will have the opportunity to weave on the other looms, thereby going home with a sample of each of them along with the instructions. Bring a lunch.
Level: Completed Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom - Part I.
Class Limit: 6
Saturdays, November 5 & 19, 9:30am-3:30pmOpenRegister


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Spindle Spinning - Drop SpindlesPat Maley$55
members
$80 non members

Materials fee payable to instructor
Do you want to learn to spin, but don't have a wheel? This is a class for beginners that will teach you to spin on drop spindles, making spinning fun and portable. This is an easy and inexpensive way to spin a lot of yarn in the little bits of time scattered throughout the day. You will learn to use the various types of drop spindles that allow you to spin several kinds of longer fibers while you sit, stand, or walk. Bring any spindles you have to class. Spindles will be available to use in class.Wednesday, October 12, 9am-1pmOpenRegister
Spindle Spinning - Support SpindlesPat Maley$55
members
$80 non members

Materials fee payable to instructor
Once you have learned to spin on a drop spindle, the next step is spinning on a support spindle. Support spindles are used for cotton and down fibers like cashmere, yak, camel and bison, as well as very fine silk and wool yarns. You will learn the drafting and twisting techniques used with several types of small support spindles as well as the large Navajo-type support spindle.Wednesday, October 19, 9am-1pmOpenRegister


Dyeing
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Felting
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Knitting
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Other Techniques
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Tunisian Crochet - Stash Scarf Magic IKatherine Durack$45 members
$70 non members

Materials Fee: $14 payable to the instructor
Wondering what to do with that single skein of gorgeous yarn? This one-skein scarf is perfect for beginners in Tunisian crochet. In this class, you'll make a mini-scarf that covers all the techniques needed to create a luxurious asymmetrical scarf from fabulous yarns in your stash. For complete details, see the EventBrite listing.Saturday, October 1
9am-12pm
OpenRegister
Advanced Tunisian Crochet - Same Technique - 2 Different LooksKatherine Durack$45 members
$70 non members

Materials Fee: $18 ($10 if enrolled in Stash Magic Scarf)
payable
These fun and quick to make cowls use identical stitch mechanics, yet produce two very different looks. Using a double-ended Tunisian hook, students will learn both double-ended Tunisian color work that produces a reversible fabric with contrasting colors predominant on one side, and double-ended Tunisian color work in the round using the same stitch mechanics that produces a single-sided fabric with a 2-color honeycomb effect.
Part of Katherine's Suffrage In Stitches series, the color work in these cowls represents the rift that splintered the women's rights movement after the Civil War due to arguments over rights and race.
For complete details, see the EventBrite listing.
Saturday, October 1 1pm-4pmCanceledRegister