Beginning Rug Hooking (524)

Martha Rosenfeld, Studio 2
Thursdays January 25 - March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/10 weeks
$245/Members: $225

Make a hand-hooked rug using a rug frame and wool fabric. Students will get an overview of basic methods and create a small hooked mat. Color planning, hooking techniques, and finishing will be covered. Bring a tote bag and scissors to the first class; other tools and materials will be provided.

Fiber Blending (523)

Emily Wohlscheid, Weaving Studio
Wednesdays, February 21 - March 28
9 - 11:30 am/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Using various fiber-blending equipment including the drum carder, wool combs, hand carders and blending boards, we ll explore color and texture in fibers for their spinning, felting, or other fiber art application, and see how fibers can be used in various techniques. Demonstrations will be provided. A great way to create custom blended supplies for your projects and to ignite your creative side!

Tapestry Weaving (526)

Nancy Crampton, Weaving Studio
February 24 and 25
Saturday, February 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 25, 12 - 5 pm
$155/Members: $135

Learn the basic tapestry joins and ways to shade and blend yarns using adjustable tension frame looms furnished by the instructor. Several warping styles will be demonstrated and used. Discussions will include making a cartoon or plan for the tapestry and transferring the design for the warp threads. Finishing techniques, lining the weaving and mounting it willbe demonstrated. No prior experience is needed. Frame looms may be purchased.


VA Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark (527)

Guest Artist, Jennifer Gould, Studio 2
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & March 25
9:30am - 5pm/2 days
$170/Members: $150
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after 3/9

For the adventuresome spirit looking to work in a slower, more contemplative textile method, participants will begin by using textile paints to print and paint fabric with images of their own design. These images will create pattern, areas of color, or designs that inspire the hand stitching onto the fabric. The stitched mark or one's own personal stitch vocabulary will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture. This workshop will strive to have students look at stitching on fabrics, not as decorative, but as an expression of themselves "pulling something new and different from inside onto the cloth. Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces, images of contemporary embroiderers' work from around the world, and books on hand. Supply list is online and in the registration office.