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Classes are at Guild House, Art Square Studios II at 2327 Commerce, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77002

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Weaving Classes

The Art of Transparency
The Art of Transparency
Transparencies are fun to weave and present a wealth of opportunities for expression and design. A close relative to tapestry, the distinguishing characteristic of the transparency is the contrast between opaque areas of pattern inlay and the sheer background cloth. Transparencies can be stand alone art pieces, or they can be functional items such as window coverings, table linens or wearables. This class will introduce students to basic transparency weaving techniques, and to all the possibilities transparency offers. Day one - explore basics - yarns, sett, weaving techniques, creating shapes. Day two - explore design sources and methods, students will create an original cartoon. Day three - experimentation or begin weaving cartoon. Pre-warped 4 shaft loom required
Instructor - Laura Viada
$20 Material fee due to instructor, Fee includes handout and weft materials
Available Qty: 2
Price: $200.00
March 29-31, 2019 :

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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: 5
Price: $90.00
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Spinning Classes

Learn to Spin
Learn to Spin
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
Price: $50.00

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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: 3
Price: $30.00
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Indigo Dye Day with Connie Elliott
Indigo Dye Day with Connie Elliott
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.We will learn the basics of indigo dyeing, including what chemicals are needed and 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.Participants will use the indigo pots as they learn some fun and funky shibori resist techniques with flour sack towels.
Fee includes all supplies
Instructor: Connie Elliott

Price: $90.00

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Chinese Thread Book
Chinese Thread Book
In this class you will learn to make a paper "wallet" traditionally used by an indigenous Chinese group to store needlework supplies. This books contains 15 pockets that fold flat to create the ultimate portable workbasket. We will discuss finishing options for the completed books including decorations, covers and closures.
Instructor - Lynn Williams
Materials fee due at class of $20.00. This includes paper used for book and a copy of E. Ruth Smith's book, "Folded Secrets"
See Lynn's website for more information www.lynnwilliamsart.com
Available Qty: 2
Price: $90.00
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Learn to Bead with Carol
Learn to Bead with Carol
This is a series of classes featuring a different beading structure each class. You do not have to take all of the classes - just pick the class you are interested in and sign up. No experience required. All materials are included in the price of the class. Samples will be shown each class of the structure covered.
December 1 - Brick Stitch - the second most common bead structure.
Instructor: Carol Mosely
Price: includes all materials needed
Available Qty: 5
Price: $50.00
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Introduction to Inkle Weaving
Introduction to Inkle Weaving
Learn the basics of weaving on 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 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
Available Qty: 8
Price: $75.00
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Tapestry - Basics
Tapestry - Basics
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 will also work.
instructor: Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 5
Price: $75.00
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Come and Dye Day - Protein Fibers
Come and Dye Day - Protein Fibers
Bring skeined yarn, a wound warp or fabric, whatever takes your fancy to add a little color to. We will be using Lansaset dyes, a type of acid dye, which can be used on protein fibers (animal fibers, silk, wool). We will apply the dyes with either a brush or in ziploc baggie (no immersion dyeing). Come prepared to have a colorful day!
Fee includes dyeing supplies
Instructor: Tracy Kaestner

Available Qty: 5
Price: $80.00
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Come and Dye Day - Fiber Reactive Dyes
Come and Dye Day - Fiber Reactive Dyes
Bring skeined yarn, a wound warp or fabric, whatever takes your fancy to add a little color to. We will be using Fiber Reactive Dyes, which can be used on both protein (wool, silk, animal fibers) or cellulose fibers (cotton, tencel, bamboo). We will apply the dyes with either a brush or in a ziploc baggie (no immersion dyeing). Come prepared to have fun!
Fee includes dyeing supplies
Instructor: Tracy Kaestner

Available Qty: 5
Price: $75.00
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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.