View our 2018 Summer/Fall Class Brochure

Click on the links below for detailed information on all of our classes.

Textile Artist, Melissa Arnold will be coming to Edmonton to give a workshop in September.  Find out more…

Making Your Mark!

This is a beginner class using Fibre Reactive Dyes on Cotton Cloth. This is about exploring and creating marks on cloth. We will be mixing dyes, painting, rolling dyes on the cloth, stamping, spraying, scraping and doodling. When you have finished the class you will know how to mix the dyes and come away with cloth you have created yourself.

Previous experience is not required.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday July 21,22

Time: 9am to 1pm

Instructor:  Cheryl Griffin

Fee: $165 (Materials included)

Beginner 1 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.  No prior weaving experience necessary. Some materials required.

Dates: (6 Saturdays)

Sept 8,15,22,29,Oct 6,13 

Time: 1:00 to 5pm 

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

Beginner Felting

We will learn the basics of creating felt from sheep’s wool. Students will learn how to make free-form felt, felting around objects, flat felt and 3 dimensional (with a resist) felting to make a small bag or purse, seam free. This class is an introduction to many other forms of felting. Prepare to be wowed at the possibilities!!!

Date: Sunday Sept 23,

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $150 (materials included)

Woven Wall Hanging

Experience the creative possibilities of tapestry on a loom you can put in your shoulder bag and work on at a coffee shop. This workshop encourages experimentation and pushing the limits of what fiber can do! Both new and experienced weavers are welcome. On day 1 Students will weave a sampler exploring several ways to warp the loom as well as many weaving techniques to create interesting texture and shape.  Techniques covered include bubbling, shape making, looped rya knotting, pick up, floating weft techniques, crocheting into the warp and fringe options. On day 2 students complete their own unique wall hanging using their choice of yarns, roving and unconventional materials like raffia and fabrics. The workshop will end with a discussion about finishing and hanging or otherwise displaying a finished piece.
Looms will be available for purchase for a small fee, other materials included. No experience required.


Dates:  Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29 and 30

Time:
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $125

Felted Monster

Take a fun day felting your very own monster. Over the course of 5 hours you will make a custom little monster – Perfect for putting on display or as a present to any of your loved ones. All materials will be provided.


Date: Sunday Oct 14

Time: 10:00 to 3:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee: $95.00 (materials included)

FeltScape

Create your own beautiful landscape painting with wool.  In this two day workshop, you will paint your own art from start to finish. Expertly guided by Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton you will felt a Canadian Landscape using wet and dry felting techniques, free motion quilt or straight stitch to capture the finest of details and stretch your piece on artist’s canvas ready for hanging.

Materials are provided; however, artists are expected to bring their own sewing machines. A sewing machine set for straight stitch will be available for use for beginner or non sewers.


Date: Saturday and Sunday Oct 20 and 21,2018.

Time: 9:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructors:  Brenda Foster and Mary Wilton

Fee: $235(materials included)


Day 1 Painting with Wool: Participants will learn the properties of wool, the care and handling of the fibre and techniques for creating a flat piece using felting needles.  We will discuss art techniques in terms of basic shapes, perspective and principles of colour. We will finish our pieces with a wet felting process and setting fibres into their places.

Day 2 Enhancing and Finishing Your Work of Art: Participants will learn to add machine stitching lines and details to add depth and interest to their work. We will discuss perspective and outlining shapes with thread and basic sewing stitches. We will finish our pieces by stretching them over artist’s canvas to take home a beautiful work of art ready for hanging.tches. We will finish our pieces by stretching them over artist’s canvas to take home a beautiful work of art ready for hanging.


Beginner Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel! In this class you will learn how to prepare,spin and ply fibre into yarn. Participants will become familiar with using a spinning wheel, hand carders and various types of wool to create unique yarns for knitting, weaving and more.

Dates: Sunday Nov 4, Saturday Nov 10,
Sundays Nov 18, 25

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $185 (materials included)

Blanket and Afghan Weaves

Students will explore several four and eight shaft weave structures suitable for blankets and afghans in a round robin using table and floor looms.  A variety of materials will be used and instruction on warping with sticky yarns will be included.  Participants will also learn finishing techniques including how to make a plied fringe on the loom, fulling and brushing. Participants will be required to warp the looms before class with materials and drafts provided. Times for this will be arranged by the instructor.   Students  must have completed Beginner 2 weaving or the equivalent to participate. Table looms will be available for a deposit.

Dates: (4 Sundays and 1 Saturday) Nov 4, Nov 10,Nov 18, 25, Dec 2

Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Diane Kozens

Fee: $315

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felting is the process of combining loose wool fibres with an open weave material to form a textile. In this full day class students, will make an original draping scarf from wool fibres and an assortment of open weave fabrics. We will explore different decorative elements such as the types of fabrics, exotic fibres, and wool. Previous felting experience is not required for this technique. All materials and felting supplies are provided.

Date: Saturday Nov 17,

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $145 (materials included)

Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture

Join us for a 2-day adventure working with a 3D resist to make a unique felted sculpture. This technique can be used to create bags, backpacks, and sculptural wearables – you are only limited by your imagination!  Basic wet felting is an asset for this class.


Date: Sat & Sun, Dec 8 and 9

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $215