Classes are in person and are held at the Guild House – 1425 Blalock, suite 202

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Weaving Classes

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
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

Available Qty: 6
Price: $90.00
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Beginning Weaving II  - Color Gamp
Beginning Weaving II - Color Gamp
This class is designed to be the next step after Floor Loom Weaving I, if you have woven before and are looking for a refresher this class will work for you, too. Students will weave a color gamp (sampler of color wheel) in plain weave and huck lace using Lunatic Fringe yarn. In the class we will discuss basic color theory as it relates to weaving. We will also go over project planning and students can plan a future project
Fee includes loom rental and materials for a color gamp.
Instructor, Tracy Kaestner
Available Qty: 3
Price: $325.00
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Beginning Weaving I - Floor Loom
Beginning Weaving I - Floor Loom
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: Theresa Rogerson

Available Qty: 6
Price: $325.00
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Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
This 2-day class in tapestry will cover all the basics. The first day will focus on learning to warp your 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, starting and stopping colors, and avoiding common mistakes. The second day will expand on this knowledge with students weaving a small sampler that will include color blending, weaving triangles, curves, hachure and eccentric weft. We will provide a cartoon for a sampler, but you may bring your own ideas if you like. We will also discuss getting ideas for a tapestry, color choices, common mistakes and other items of interest to the tapestry weaver. You need to bring your own loom and some strong cotton yarn for warp, enough to do a 4-inch warp with a sett of 8 ends per inch using a continuous warp and enough to make heddles. There will be some warp yarn available in class if you do not have any of your own. Some yarns for weaving will also be provided, but if you have yarns you’re interested in using you are encouraged to bring them. You need just a basic tapestry loom made for an adult and not a rigid heddle loom. Very simple frame looms made for children usually aren’t workable in this class. The instructor will contact you prior to the class to see if your loom is a good fit for tapestry.
instructor: Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 5
Price: $150.00
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Spinning Classes

Spinning: Next Steps
Spinning: Next Steps
You have taken the plunge and learned to spin on a spindle and spinning wheel. You get it, sort of, but it is still kind of rough. Come to this class and we will fine tune your spinning. We will talk about drafting styles, hand positions, different fiber preparations, plying and you will get some spinning miles under your belt.
For beginning spinners, you need to have learned how to spin, at least the basics. Bring a wheel or inquire about using a guild wheel.
Fee includes materials
Instructor: Connie Elliott

Available Qty: 1
Price: $60.00
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The Spin Doctor is In
The Spin Doctor is In
Do you have a spinning problem you want to work on? Having a problem with your wheel? Did someone give you a charkha and you don't know what to do with it? Want to polish up a certain fiber or technique? If you have a problem we can help you with it. Bring your problem and your wheel to our ongoing "spin doctor is in" session. Guild wheels are available for rental.
Spin Doctor – Connie Elliott

Available Qty: 2
Price: $30.00
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Other Fiber Arts Classes

Rain Stick  Sampler
Rain Stick Sampler
Come and learn to weave this fun rain stick! This rain stick is woven over a cardboard mailing tube, using a variety of basket weaving techniques. This is a great project to learn a few new techniques and try some new materials. Some of the materials used are reed, painted paper, cane, copper, leather and more. Wooden bases are used on the each end of the rain stick. The students will also learn how to prepare the tube to make it sound like rain. All levels welcome.
All materials are included in the class fee.
Instructor: Mary Brown
Available Qty: 5
Price: $125.00
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Making a Handwoven Garment - Start to Finish
Making a Handwoven Garment - Start to Finish
Have you wanted to weave a handwoven garment but you don't know where to start or you are afraid to cut your fabric? In this class we will cover: choosing a pattern, measuring, fitting, planning and weaving the fabric, making a muslin/sample garment, seam finishes, closures and making the final garment. All weaving and most sewing will be done at home. Students must know how to use their sewing machine, have basic sewing skills and be able to weave. By the end of the course each participant will have a finished garment and the knowledge to make another!
Instructor: Tracy Kaestner
Limited to 6 participants
Materials - students will purchase supplies for their sample garment and finished garment.
NOTE - All course days are on Thursdays, but are spread out over 3 months to allow time for weaving and sewing homework.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $375.00
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Guild House Policies: Cancellation policy – To receive a full refund written notification to tkweaver1@gmail.com must be received 2 weeks prior to the first day of the class. No refunds will be issued after 2 weeks prior to the first day of class unless there is someone on the waiting list to replace you. There will be a $10 processing fee on all refunds requested by a student. Cancelled Classes – A full refund will be given if a class is cancelled by the Guild House. Students will be notified when classes do not make. Non-Attendance – Please notify the teacher of the class 48 hours prior to the class if you will be unable to attend a class as a courtesy to the teacher. Returned checks – There is a $25 service charge. Materials Fee – Most classes have a materials fee in addition to the class fee. This will be collected on the first day of class by the teacher. Please be prepared to pay with cash or a check.