Hats Off to Barbara

After 50 years in Academia, Barbara Kile is ready to retire! So this is our last chance to have a felt hat class and we need one more for the class to make!!  Here’s the link to sign up.

Seamless Felt Hats

Have you ever wanted to make your own hat? Now is your chance to try. Barbara Kile will guide you through the process – students will begin by determining the type/shape of hat they wish to make. Using millinery techniques they will measure their heads and make a paper pattern for their hat. In order to make a seamless hat the technique of dimensional felting will be taught. This involves using a plastic resist to create seamless hollow forms. The techniques used in creating a resist, laying out the fibers and working the wool create the strong hard shape. This technique is used to make vessels, slippers, boots, hats, bags and clothing.
Instructor Barbara Kile
This is a 2 day class – the second day will be finishing and embellishing the finished hat.

Fee $150 plus a $15.00 materials fee due to the instructor at the workshop. Materials fee includes wool, pattern paper, resist material, use of blocks and hat steamer. 

Price: $150.00

Saturday, February 3rd from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm and Sunday February 4th 11:00 am until 2:00 pm 


Beginning Weaving I – Floor Loom – one space left!

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. 


$300.00 Fee includes loom rental and materials.
Tuesdays in February  (6,13,20,27) – 10 am – 3 pm

Instructors: DeeDee Woodbury and Tracy Kaestner
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.

$325 Fee includes loom rental, material costs not included.
Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13

Instructors: DeeDee Woodbury and Tracy Kaestner