Upcoming Classes – February and March

by | Feb 25, 2016


Upcoming Classes!

Join us for one of our Upcoming Classes!


Tapestry – Basics – Saturday, February 27th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tapestry LoomDid 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.

Guild tapestry looms are available to rent.

Have you taken a floor loom class but don’t feel confident to work on your own?

Let DeeDee help you take the next step.

Saturdays – March 5, 10-1, planning day
March 26, April 9, 23, 30 and May 7

Project Weaving Class with DeeDee Woodbury
Weave a scarf, two towels or a color gamp.
Fee includes loom rental, materials not included.

Floor Loom

Learn to Spin with Lynn Williams

March 26 and April 9 spinning wheel

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.

$75.00 includes materials and use of equipment during class

Spinning Wheel

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving

with D’Anne Craft
Saturday, March 5
10 – 4

Knitters and spinners, this is a great introduction to weaving and great stash buster. Everything you need to get started is included in the class. Looms will be taken home to finish up your project.

$80 includes materials and one month loom rental.

Watch the website, more classes are being scheduled for 2016. Are there any topics you’d like us to cover? Just drop us a note!

CHH/Contemporary Handweavers of Houston has a classroom space called the Guild House. All classes are held at the Guild House; 2327 Commerce Street; Houston,TX 77002 in historic East Downtown

Bios on all of the teachers are on our website – www.weavehouston.org .

To sign up for Classes:
On-line www.weavehouston.org/classes
or Contact:
Tracy Kaestner, Director Guild House
tkweaver1@gmail.com; 832-767-5441
Guild House at 2327 Commerce Street, Suite 6; Houston, TX 77002

“Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life.”

– Frederick W. Robertson