Weaving

Class registration is closed until August 15, 2017

Basic weaving classes use a 4 harness table loom or 4 harness floor loom. Beginner classes are intensive classes that require work between sessions in order to complete the class during the required time. When considering registering for a class, please check to see what the requirements for that class are. 

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Beginner Weaving

In this six-session course, participants will learn to weave on a 4-shaft loom. We will learn weaving vocabulary, how to select materials, design a project, and finish our newly woven cloth. We will also explore global weaving traditions and discuss sources of inspiration for weavers. After creating a sampler, students will have guidance from the instructor in designing and weaving a unique scarf. This course is an introduction to hand weaving and is also ideal for those looking to refresh their skills. Course fee covers materials for the sampler; students will supply materials for their final project. Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit. Please note there are two separate classes, Class #1 & Class #2 to choose from below.

No prior weaving experience necessary. Some materials required.

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: Member $225 Non-Member $250

Dates: Class #2 THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL Sat May 6, 13, 27 & June 3, 10, 17 9am – 1pm


Getting to Know the Louet 12 Shaft Loom

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The Louet 12-shaft loom is a treat to weave on but it is a little different.  A tutorial will be offered for 2-4 people to get acquainted.  We will discuss and choose a 12-shaft pattern and learn to warp and tie up this lovely loom.  A dummy warp will allow several people to tie on and try a variety of treadlings.

Students should be familiar with warping a floor loom and some weaving experience, contact registrar for details.

May 29 and June 5  7- 9pm

Instructor: Kathy Buse

 


Weaving Skill Builder Series
Beginner 1
Sept 9,16, 23, 30 9am-1pm


October 14, 21 9am-12pm no class Oct 7 Thanksgiving.

In this six-session course, students will learn to weave on a 4-shaft loom. This course is an introduction to hand weaving and is also ideal for those looking to refresh their skills. We will cover weaving vocabulary, selecting materials, designing a project, and finishing a newly woven cloth. We will also explore inspiration for weavers. After creating a sampler, students will have guidance from the instructor in designing and weaving a unique scarf. Course fee covers materials for the sampler. Students will supply materials for their final project. Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Instructor Kim McCollum

Member $275.
Non-Member $300

Beginner 2
Nov 4, 18, 25 & Dec 2 1pm-5pm
Dec 9, 16 1pm-4pm
No class Remembrance Day Nov 11


Beginner 2 weaving builds on the skills learned in Beginner 1 weaving. In this six-session course, students will weave a sampler, experimenting with different weave structures. After completing the sampler (which works nicely as a table runner!), students will design a project based on their favorite pattern. Potential project ideas are scarves, table runners, dishtowels, and place mats. Students will also gain confidence reading a draft, determining sett and choosing materials. Course fee covers materials for the sampler. Students will supply materialsInstructor Kim McCollumMember $275
Non-Member $300


Woven Wall Hangings
Friday Sept 8 5pm-9pm & Saturday Sept 9 1:30pm-5:30pm

In this two day workshop, participants will create a unique wall hanging using a variety fibres and  techniques. We will explore several ways to warp the loom, as well as many weaving techniques to create interesting texture. Techniques covered include bubbling, shape making, looped rya knotting,
pick up, floating weft techniques, crocheting into the warp and creating fringe. Participants are encouraged to experiment with colour and texture to personalize their wall hanging. The workshop will end with a discussion about finishing and hanging a finished piece. Looms will be available for
purchase, other materials included. Both new and experienced weavers are welcome. This class is also great for more experienced weavers looking to add textural details to their projects.

Instructor Kim McCollum
Member $125.
Non-Member $150


Rigid Heddle Weaving
Sept 22, 23 & 24
Friday 5pm-9pm & Saturday & Sunday 1:30pm-5:30pm

This three-day workshop will cover everything you need to know to start weaving beautiful handwoven fabrics on a rigid heddle loom. Participants will learn the basics of dressing the loom appropriately for a project. Several different weave structures will be explored while students create a unique sampler scarf. Participants will leave this class with a beautiful handwoven scarf and the skills needed to start making place mats, shawls, clothing and more! Bring your rigid heddle loom with you or borrow one from the guild with a damage deposit. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials. Details about required materials will be sent in an email 2 weeks prior to class start
date.

Instructor Kim McCollum

Member $165.
Non-Member $190