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Weaving
Basic Weaving Class
   Become a weaver! This class is designed for new
weavers or weavers who have been away for a while and
need a basic refresher.  Instruction covers types of looms,
loom construction, vocabulary, accessories, and a review
of basic weave structures.
   Students will learn the techniques of determining warp
and weft requirements, measuring warp, threading
(warping or dressing) the loom, weaving fabric, and
finishing the fabric using hem stitching. By the end of class
students will have woven a complete set of rag rug
coasters.  All steps in this class can be directly applied to
larger projects and prepare the students for more
advanced weave structures using finer threads.

Twill Weaving Class
   Build of experiences of the Basic Weaving Class.  
Students of this class will study a variety of weave
structures using a multi-shaft loom, learn to read and
create a weaving draft (pattern), measure a striped warp,
warp a multi-shaft loom, and weave a twill scarf sampler.
Specific skills learned include use of a floating selvage,
identification of common twill patterns, two-shuttle weaving,
twisted fringe, and warp thread repair.
   Previous weaving experience is required. Time outside
of class will be required to complete the class project. All
supply materials will be provided.

Atwater-Bronson Lace, Block Weave Class
   Moving on to more advanced weaving, this class is
designed to take the basic weaver into the realm of "block
weave' structures.
   Students will study the reading and creating of block
weave drafts and create a block weave sampler of their
own design in the Atwater-Bronson Lace structure using
fine threads.
   Previous weaving experience is required up through
Twill weaves. Time outside of class will be required to
complete the class project. Students will purchase their
own warp and weft supplies.

Overshot Weaving Class
   Overshot weave is a favorite of handweavers because
of complex designs created using multi-shaft looms.
Become more familiar with basic block theory, explore
different threading variations for traditional and
not-so-traditional overshot results.
   Students at this level of weaving will review the process
of reading and creating a weaving draft and study the
"overshot' weave structure. Students will create an
overshot weave sampler of their own design using fine
thread and multiple shuttles.
   Previous weaving experience up through
Atwater-Bronson Lace/Block Weave is required. Time
outside of class will be required to complete the class
project. Students will select and purchase their own warp
and weft supplies.
Tuition rates vary based on
class size.  Inquire about
private or group instruction
by visiting the
Contact page.
Are you a former student
with a weaving question?  
Ask your question
here.
To see short video clips of
the weaving process click
here.
CLASSES