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

Round Robin
Round Robin
This year's Round Robin will focus on Profile Drafts. We will begin the day with a lecture on what Profile Drafts are and how to use them. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at some new weave structures without having to thread a loom! We will have 4 looms threaded and ready to weave with - huck lace, diversified plain weave, turned twill and double weave. 4 of our seasoned guild members will man the looms for one on one instruction, participants will rotate from loom to loom. This is a one day class, offered for 2 days, pick either Saturday or Sunday. All materials included, just come prepared to learn!
Fee includes all materials.
Instructors: 4 seasoned guild members - Tracy, DeeDee, Diane and Laura

Price: $100.00
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: $85.00
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Rigid Heddle, Too: Let's make a scarf!
Rigid Heddle, Too: Let's make a scarf!
Create a scarf with yummy, soft cotton fine (cotton/wool) yarn in a cool color and weave pattern. Students will dress the loom and begin weaving the scarf in class, weaving will be completed at home. Bring your own loom or rent of one of ours for $10.00 (please make a note when you register if you need a loom).
Fee $90, includes materials for your scarf (loom rental extra)
Instructor: D'Anne Craft
Available Qty: 8
Price: $90.00
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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: DeeDee Woodbury and Tracy Kaestner

Available Qty: 1
Price: $300.00
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Project Weaving
Project Weaving
Designed to be the next step after a beginning weaving class, or as a refresher class. Students will plan and weave the project of their choosing. On Day one students will plan their project and return the next week 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 loom rental, material costs not included.
Instructor: DeeDee Woodbury and Tracy Kaestner

Available Qty: 3
Price: $325.00
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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.
instructor: Blaine Davis
Available Qty: 7
Price: $60.00
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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: 8
Price: $200.00
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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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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 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

Price: $45.00
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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: $75.00
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Introduction to Felting
Introduction to Felting
Learn to make the oldest known fabric, felt. In this class students will learn about the history of felting and the various breeds of felting wool from sheep, llama and alpaca. Different techniques will be demonstrated for making flat felt, balls, cords and flowers and the students will make samples using these techniques. Before the day is over everyone should have a number of samples.
Fee includes materials.
Instructor: Barbara Kile

Price: $50.00
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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
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 Beginning Weaving
Saturday Beginning Weaving
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: DeeDee Woodbury

Price: $300.00
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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.