FIBER

Floor Loom Weaving (520)

Gretchen Huggett, Weaving Studio
Thursdays, January 11 - March 29
1 - 3:30 pm/12 weeks
$260/Members: $240

Learn weaving using four- and eight- harness floor looms with basic process and design (beginners), new patterns and techniques (advanced), exploring areas of personal interest. Weaving design software is available to learn structure and design principles.

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Floor Loom Weaving (521)

Gretchen Huggett, Weaving Studio
Thursdays, January 11 - March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$260/Members: $240

Learn weaving using four- and eight- harness floor looms with basic process and design (beginners), new patterns and techniques (advanced), exploring areas of personal interest. Weaving design software is available to learn structure and design principles.

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Spinning (522)

Emily Wohlscheid, Weaving Studio
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 14
9 - 11:30 am/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Beginners will learn the basics including spinning, plying and setting finished yarns. Intermediate/advanced will further explore various techniques including boucle, cabled yarns, lock spinning, core spinning, thick and thin yarns, coils, custom blending, long vs. short draw, wire spinning and more! Students may borrow a wheel but need to reserve it at the time of registration. All materials are provided.

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.

Rug Hooking/Continuing Study (525)

Martha Rosenfeld, Studio 2
Thursdays January 11 - March 28
6:30 - 9pm/12 weeks
$245/Members: $225

Prerequisite: Beginning Rug Hooking or completed hooked mat
Work on a hooked rug project of your own choosing with help from the instructor. This class will emphasize creating an original pattern (drawing skills are not required). Tracer fabric and up to a half yard linen foundation are included. You provide your own rug frame, hook, wool, and pattern ideas.

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.

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP

Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched (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.