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
02/01/2017Anything Goes! Enhancing Plain Weave
02/04/2017Pieced Cowl from Swatches, Scraps, and Samples
02/16/2017Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I
02/22/2017Let's Make a Purse
02/25/2017Black & White/Blue & Gray Tunisian Crochet
02/25/2017Play with Tunisian Crochet!
03/11/2017Puzzle Pattern Knitted Vest


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Anything Goes! Enhancing Plain WeaveNancy Core$55 members
$80 non members

No Materials Fee
Learn to enhance plain weave fabrics using techniques borrowed from rug and tapestry weaving. Students will leave this one-day class with a sampler of techniques that can be used to embellish and add interest to plain weave fabrics.
Bring to class a warped rigid heddle or 4 shaft loom, basic weaving tools (including scissors and stick shuttles), interesting yarn to share, and your lunch. (A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)
Warp your loom 8-10" wide and 2-3 yards long (plan 2 yards on a rigid heddle, 3 on a floor loom) using plain worsted weight or similar yarn sett at 8 epi. Choose similar weft for plain weave background.
Class limit: 8.
Wednesday, February 1 from 10am-2:30pmOpenRegister
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, February 16 & 23, 9:30am-3:30 pmOpenRegister


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


Dyeing
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


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
Pieced Cowl from Swatches, Scraps, and SamplesKaren Anderson$55 members
$80 non members

Materials Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Use those swatches! Dig into your stash! Learn how to design, piece and embellish an infinity scarf. Use your knit swatches, handwoven fabrics, samples, crochet, embroidery, surface design experiments and fabric from your stash. We will sew, embroider and bead an eclectic, fabulous cowl.
Students should bring any and all fabrics, knit swatches, handwoven fabrics, crochet pieces, embrodery, unfinished projects...anything that you might want to add to your one-of-a-kind cowl! Bring more than you'll end up using as you want to have plenty to play with.
Class limit: 8
Saturdays, February 4 & 11
1pm-3pm
OpenRegister
Let's Make a PurseGinny Bolte$75 members
$100 non members
$5 materials fee payable to instructor
In this class you will make a shoulder bag with zipper top, inside pocket, outside pocket and a long shoulder strap, using 1/2 yard of handwoven (or commercial) fabric, plus fabric for lining and shoulder strap. You will learn about purse "engineering," stiffeners/interfacing, linings, an easy way to put a zipper in a purse, and various ways to make handles and straps.
Class Limit: 6
Wednesdays, February 22, March 1 & March 8, 1pm-3pmOpenRegister
Black & White/Blue & Gray Tunisian CrochetKatherine Durack$45 members
$70 non members
$20 materials fee payable to the instructor
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 double-ended Tunisian color work (worked flat) that produces a reversible fabric with different colors predominant on opposite sides AND double-ended Tunisian color work (worked in the round) that produces a single-sided fabric with a 2-color honeycomb effect.
Students may wish to bring locking or open ring stitch markers AND contrasting colors of yarn in the same weight. Depending on your natural gauge, sock, sport and fingering or even a lightweight, drapey worsted yarn may be suitable, so bring several weights, Partial skeins are ideal for the small samples we will make in class.
Class limit: 10
Saturday, February 25, 1pm-4pmOpenRegister
Play with Tunisian Crochet!Katherine Durack$45 members
$70 non members
$20 materials fee payable to the instructor
Tunisian crochet is a fun and flexible technique for making an intriguing array of fabrics, from the most delicate laces to thick and cozy fabrics ideal for warm winter clothing and accessories. In this class you'll learn several basic stitches and how the resulting fabric completely changes depending on how you combine yarns and whether you are working with a single-ended or double-ended hook.
Class limit: 10
Saturday, February 25, 9am-12pmOpenRegister