Current Class Schedule

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 backgro$20.00 matund 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: 11
Price: $200.00
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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: Tracy Kaestner

Available Qty: 6
Price: $300.00
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Let's Weave Stripes!
Let's Weave Stripes!
STRIPES - every one loves a nice striped textile. DeeDee Woodbury is the queen of stripes, she will share her love of stripes and help students design a striped runner. Materials used for the project will be Lunatic Fringe's Tubular Spectrum in 10/2 cotton- there are 20 gorgeous saturated colors to choose from. Students need to know how to dress a loom, pre-requisite Beginning Weaving (doesn't have to be from us). This is a great class for newer weavers, practice planning, dressing the loom and weaving!
Taught by DeeDee Woodbury
$350 fee includes a handout, materials for project and loom use.
Class will be held 10 am - 4 pm except the last day 2/16 will be 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm after the guild's monthly meeting!
Available Qty: 4
Price: $350.00
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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: 7
Price: $85.00
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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 (we have a few for sale, ask if interested), 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.
We do have pre-owned tapestry looms that can be purchased or rented. Rigid heddle looms will also work.
instructor: Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 8
Price: $75.00
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Tapestry - Next Steps
Tapestry - Next Steps
If you've taken our Tapestry Basics class or know the basics and are ready for more, our Next Steps class is for you! We will cover color blending, weaving triangles, circles, curves, hachure and eccentric weft. We will provide a cartoon for a sampler, but you may bring your own ideas if you like.
For the Class: Plan to bring a warped loom. We will be in touch with those who register with further information about warping your looms and yarns, tools, etc. Some yarns will be available, but you’re encouraged to bring yarns you’re interested in using, in various colors if you have them.
We do have pre-owned tapestry looms that can be purchased or rented. Rigid heddle looms will also work.
Instructor: Co taught by Theresa Coucher and Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 8
Price: $150.00
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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
Available Qty: 5
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: 5
Price: $30.00
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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: 6
Price: $50.00
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Fun with Plying
Fun with Plying
You’ve learned to spin and are accumulating handspun yarn singles. Great! In this class we will learn how to ply those singles. We will first learn to make a balanced 2-ply yarn, keeping it consistent and finishing it properly. We will discuss why we ply and what the basic rules are. We can also explore plying multiple singles, chain plying, and making cables.
For beginning to intermediate spinners: You need to have learned to spin and have familiarity with spinning on a wheel. Bring extra bobbins, a lazy kate and niddy noddy. Bring your own wheel or make arrangements to use a guild wheel. Fee includes materials.
Instructor: Connie Elliott

Available Qty: 6
Price: $50.00
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Other topics 

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: 8
Price: $80.00
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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

Available Qty: 10
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: 6
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 (we have a few for sale, ask if interested), 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.
We do have pre-owned tapestry looms that can be purchased or rented. Rigid heddle looms will also work.
instructor: Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 8
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: 8
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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Saturday Project Weaving
Saturday Project Weaving
Designed to be the next step after a beginning weaving class, or as a refresher class. Students will plan and weave a project of either two towels, one scarf or a color gamp. On Day one students will plan their project and return the next class to wind warps and dress their looms. Topics covered will include dressing your loom back to front, project planning and tips for good weaving practices.
Fee includes includes loom rental, material costs not included.
Instructor: DeeDee Woodbury and Tracy Kaestner

Price: $325.00


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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.