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
01/28/2017Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
02/01/2017Anything Goes! Enhancing Plain Weave
02/04/2017Pieced Cowl from Swatches, Scraps, and Samples
02/04/2017Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I
02/10/2017Waffle Weave and Pick Up Patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom
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
03/18/2017Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part II


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$65 members
$90 non members

$5 payable to instructor includes 6 page handout and use of a loom kit.
This two day clsss is great for a beginner with no experience to an intermediate rigid heddle weaver. 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 provided by student: 200 grams (400 yards) of 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. Berroco Vintage, Cascade 220 or Cascade 220 Superwash, Lion Brand Wool Ease, and Patons Classic Wool are all appropriate yarns. You will need 100 grams (minimum 200 yards) of the dark color and 100 grams (minimum 200 yards) of the light color.
Additonal supplies provdied by the teacher: The $5 suppplies fee paid to the teacher in class includes a 6 page handout and use of a loom kit during class. (If you have your own loom, please contact the teacher to discuss.) The loom kit includes all supplies needed other than your yarn. If you have your own loom, it must be in working condition, have all necessary pegs and clamps, sley hook, warp separating paper, and appropriate heddle(s) for the yarn you are using. The fee will still apply.
Class limit: 5
Saturday, January 28, 10am-1pm, and Sunday, January 29, 1pm-3pm.FullRegister
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-2:30pmFull. Waitlist on EventBrite.Register
Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part ILinda Rouse$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.
Class limit: 6.
Saturdays, February 4 & 11, 9:30am-3:30pmOpenRegister
Waffle Weave and Pick Up Patterns on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$55 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.
Class limit: 5
Friday, February 10, 10am-2pmOpenRegister
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
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


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link


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
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