Last Chance to Learn This Year

by | Dec 6, 2013

Don’t Miss Out!
We’ve got a few more classes this year!

Spinning Classes

image Plying, Beyond the Basics, Spinning Designer Yarns with Connie Elliott

A balanced 2 ply yarn is a thing of beauty, but it is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plying. We will play with the “rules” of balanced plies, bending and even breaking some of them to discover various textural effects along the way. We will cover the use of cores and binders, how to incorporate commercial yarns, how to design knot yarns, cage yarns, slubs, spirals and boucles. You will know how to analyze any plied yarn (including commercial ones) with an eye to making it yourself, and be able to design a plied yarn that does what YOU want it to do.

Level – Intermediate Beginner and up. Need to know how to spin on a wheels and how to do basic plying. Bring extra bobbins and lazy kate.
Fee $30, plus materials fee of $6.00
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The Spin Doctor is In! with Connie Elliott
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.
Saturday, December 7 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee $20
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Let’s Spin Silk! with Lynn Williams
If you’ve mastered the basics of spinning and you’re ready to try something new, this class is for you. Come explore the wonderful world of silk. Students will work with tussah roving and silk hankies. We’ll discuss ways to handle both fiber and your handspun yarn. For students with basic spinning skills. Wheel or drop spindle may be used.

Sunday, December 15 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee $30, plus materials fee of $12 (includes 3.oz tussah and 1/2 oz hankies)
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Weaving Classes

imageBeginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with D’Anne (Danny) Craft
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 weave the scarf/table runner in one day on the Cricket loom.
Thurssday, December 12 Fee $60, plus $15 materials fee 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Needle Felting Class

imageLet it Snow- Needle Felted Snowman with DeeDee Woodbury
It may not snow this year – but you can make a snowman out of needle felted wool. Needle felting is a dry felt technique using very sharp industrial felting needles. The needles are used to sculpt the wool into shapes. Not suitable for children under the age of 12. He may just melt your heart ….
Sunday, December 15 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee $40 includes everything you need; wool, felting needles and a felting pad
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CHH/Contemporary Handweavers of Houston has a classroom space called the Guild House. All classes are held at the Guild House; Chelsea Market; 4617 Montrose Blvd. Suite C213; Houston, TX 77006.
Bios on all of the teachers are on our website.

To sign up for Classes:
On-line –
or Contact:
Tracy Kaestner, Director Guild House; 832-349-6224
Guild House at Chelsea Market; 4617 Montrose Blvd. Suite C213; Houston, TX 77006