Classes are at Guild House, Art Square Studios II at 2327 Commerce, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77002
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Introduction to Inkle Weaving
Learn the basics of weaving on the inkle loom - get to know the inkle loom, the best fibers to use and how to read an inkle pattern. You will weave a sample piece.
Please bring 1 6" stick shuttle, inkle loom and note taking supplies. If you do not own an inkle loom the Guild House has inkle looms for sale or rent.
Fee includes materials for your sample project.
Instructor : Donna Sanner
Take the challenge of learning a new method of dyeing! Indigo is a dye unlike most others. A dye that doesn’t require heat or a mordant is called a ‘vat dye,’ and indigo is the most famous of them all. Come learn this method of dyeing, one of complex chemical reactions involving the very air itself. The Japanese have been using it for centuries and have developed sophisticated ways of making resist patterns on cloth, collectively known as shibori. We will learn the basics of indigo dyeing, including how to set up and maintain a basic hydrogen hydrosulfite/lye indigo dye pot. We will also have a pot of the newfangled freeze dried indigo, for comparison. We will work together to set up indigo pots and dye yarn and material using Japanese shibori techniques, including stitching, clamping and wrapping on a PVC pipe. All materials to dye will be provided: indigo bath and several types of cloth (cotton, silk, linen).
Fee includes all supplies
Instructor: Connie Elliott
Interested in learning to weave on a floor loom? This class is great for those who have never woven, have woven on a rigid heddle loom or need a refresher. Students will learn how to dress a loom (wind a warp, thread the loom), weave a twill sampler and learn how to read a weaving draft.
Fee includes loom rental and materials..
Instructor: Tracy Kaestner
Have you wanted to try out weaving? Knitters and spinners this is a great stash buster. Rigid heddle looms are an easy and inexpensive way to try weaving. Everything including the loom you will use is provided for this class, just come ready to have fun! Students will dress the loom and begin weaving a scarf or table runner in class. Looms will be checked out and weaving will be completed at home.
Fee includes materials for sampler and loom rental.
Instructor: D'Anne Craft
Are you ready to explore what you can do next on the rigid heddle loom? This one day class requires that you pre-warp your rigid heddle loom with 3/2 cotton (available at the Guild House). Using a pick-up stick allows you to create a variety of lace patterns. The instructor will guide you through a variety of finger manipulated weaves as well. These techniques translate to the floor loom as well. Join us in this intermediate class.
Fee includes perle cotton for sampler and a pick up stick; students need to bring their loom. Loom rental is $10 per month. Let us know if you need a loom.
Did you recently get a tapestry loom, or have one that’s been sitting around for a long time waiting for you to get to it? This one day class will focus on warping your tapestry loom, and then provide a brief overview of some basic skills. These will include: keeping your edges straight, bubbling in the yarn, dealing with slits, stopping and starting colors, and avoiding common mistakes.There will be some weaving in the class, once you get your loom warped, but most of the class will be simple demonstrations. Participants will leave with a warped loom and have an idea of what to do for a beginning sampler.For the Class: You need to bring your loom and a strong cotton yarn – enough to do a 4 inch warp with a sett of 8 ends per inch using a continuous warp. You’ll also need enough additional yarn to make heddles. There will be some yarns available for in-class weaving, but if you have yarns you want to use, bring those. Rigid heddle looms are not the best for doing tapestry. Your loom should be able to accommodate an 8 ends per inch warp. The instructor will contact you prior to the class to see if your loom is a good fit for tapestry.
instructor: Blaine Davis
In this class you will learn to spin beginning with a drop spindle and advancing to a spinning wheel. Participants will learn the basics of producing yarn from prepared wool. Drop spindles and wheels will be available to use during class and can be rented outside of class.
Fee includes materials fee for spinning fiber.
Instructor: Lynn Williams
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