FIBER

The fiber studio has 23 floor looms, spinning wheels, and equipment for felting & dyeing.

Floor Loom Weaving

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.

Floor Loom Weaving (570)

Gretchen Huggett, Weaving Studio
Thursdays, January 10 - March 28
1 - 3:30 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245
Out of Stock

Floor Loom Weaving (571)

Gretchen Huggett, Weaving Studio
Thursdays, January 10 - March 28
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245
Out of Stock

Tapestry Weaving (574)

Nancy Crampton, Weaving Studio
Saturday & Sunday, January 19-20
9 am - 5 pm/Two days
$175/Members: $155

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 will
be demonstrated. No prior experience is
needed. Frame looms may be purchased.

Dyeing with Natural Materials (576)

Lori Evesque, Studio 2
Saturdays, January 12 - February 16
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

This course will cover all aspects of natural
dyeing on protein fibers. There will be
discussion on the chemistry of dyeing,
mordants, preparing fibers for dyeing and
safety. Natural dyes, from locally available
dyestuffs to those found in the region and
around the world will also be discussed.
Wool will be dyed as roving, yarn and
fabric by several different methods. Wear
suitable clothes and bring rubber gloves. All
materials and equipment will be provided.

Spinning (577)

Emily Wohlscheid, Weaving Studio
Wednesdays, January 9-February 13
9 - 11:30 am/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

All skill levels welcome
Beginners will learn spinning, plying, and
setting their finished yarns. Intermediate/
advanced students will further explore
techniques that may include boucle, multiplied
yarns, lock spinning, core spinning,
thick & thin yarns, coils, custom blending,
long vs. short draw, wire spinning and more!
Wheels may be reserved at registration.

Out of Stock

Beginning Rug Hooking (572)

Martha Rosenfeld, Studio 2
Thursdays, January 10 - March 28
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$260/Members: $240

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 (573)

Martha Rosenfeld, Studio 2
Thursdays, January 10 - March 28
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$230/Members: $210

Prerequisite: Beginning Rug Hooking or
completed hooked mat

Work on a 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.

Fabulous Felt Poppy Necklace/Lariat (575)

Dawn Edwards, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Saturday, March 23, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, March 24, 12 - 5 pm
$155/Members: $135

In this fun hands-on workshop, we will
transform beautiful Merino wool into a
beautiful felt flower necklace/lariat suitable
to wear for a dressy night out on the town
or equally beautiful worn with your favorite
pair of jeans and t-shirt. Create felt flower
necklaces through the wet-felting process
using just our hands, imagination, and a little
soap and water. Come enjoy felting and leave
with a beautiful fashion accessory. Supply list
is available online or in registration office.