Classes are at Guild House, Art Square Studios II at 2327 Commerce, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77002
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Bookbinding - Snowshoe
Learn to create a beautiful soft cover journal! In this class, participants will create a journal or sketchbook start to finish using crossed snowshoe binding. Snowshoe is done on a soft cover, in the class we will be using felt. Felt is provided but students may bring their own felted material to try or leather.
Felt must be be very tight. Good for all skill levels. Material fee of $50 due first day of class - includes book binding kit of 2 binding needles, 1 heavy duty awl, 1 bone folder (small), 1" brush for glue, 1 glue container, 1 brayer. If you do not need the kit the fee is $30 for pva glue, waxed paper, 1 screw punch, felt for cover, paper for signatures, book board, waxed linen thread. Instructor: Molly Koehn
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.. Instructors: Tracy Kaestner & Theresa Rogerson
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
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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Guild House Policies: Cancellation policy – To receive a full refund written notification to [email protected] 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.