Beginning & Advanced Classes
2017


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
03/11/2017Puzzle Pattern Knitted Vest
03/15/2017Beginning Spinning 101
03/18/2017Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part II
03/30/2017Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I
04/12/2017Intermediate Spinning 201
05/03/2017Fiber Basics for All Fiber Artists


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
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, March 18 & 25, 9:30am-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: Beginners
Class limit: 6
Thursdays, March 30 & April 13, 9:30am-3:30 pmOpenRegister


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$135
members
$160 non members

Materials fee payable to instructor
Spinning is a relaxing way to obtain yarns for use in weaving, knitting and crochet, 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. Bring a lunch each week.
Class Limit: 6.
Wednesdays, March 15, 22 & 29, 9:00am-1pm each dayOpenRegister
Intermediate Spinning 201Pat Maley$135 members
$160 non members

$20 materials fee payable to the 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. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own.
Class Limit: 6.
Wednesdays, April 12, 19 & 26, 2017
9am to 1pm each day.
OpenRegister


Dyeing
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Dyeing Wool the Easy WayPat Maley$65 members
$90 non members

Materials fee payable to the instructor.
Learn to dye wool fiber or yarn the easy way. We will dye using premixed dye so no chemistry is needed. Variegated and solid colors will be dyed. Colors can be mixed to get variations. Bring up to a pound of sliver, top, yarn, or fabric in small pieces or strips to dye. Materials to be dyed should be wool or other animal fibers only. There will be top available for purchase for those who don't have any. Bring your lunch; a refrigerator and microwave are available for use.
Class limit: 4.
Friday, January 13, 9:30am-3pmFullRegister


Felting
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


Knitting
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Puzzle Pattern Knitted VestMary Lynn Phillips$105 members
$130 non members

None
Using a sewing pattern vest (simple one with few pieces and no darts), knit shapes triangles, squares, trapezoids to create a puzzle pattern vest. Combine yarns from your stash: related tones, varied textures, and colors. Work in a free style, making your own rules. Hand-sew together, embellish, and design. Create a unique garment. There will be three sessions but you'll work on your own between classes creating your shapes.
Class Limit: 10
Saturdays, March 11, 18 and 25
10am-1pm
OpenRegister


Other Techniques
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Fiber Basics for All Fiber ArtistsPat Maley$65 members
$90 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 both natural and 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 them or alter them artistically. We will cover the proper methods of care.
Class limit: 6.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9am-2pm
OpenRegister