Workshop News:

We are very happy to announce that felter Gladys Paulus will be teaching two workshops for us in July-August 2019

More info on Workshops by Gladys Paulus

 

 

 

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

Below are some classes we are currently offering

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)
September 7 to October 12
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

EWG Classes Refund policy
Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if
the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified
14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class
starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of
the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund.
Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

Spinning Two

You’ve graduated from learning to spin – Now What??? 

In this 6 week session students will build on skills learned in Beginner Spinning and explore different breeds of sheep and use appropriate techniques for spinning them.   In this step above class, other protein fibres such as mohair, alpaca and silk are introduced for spinning as well as blending for texture and colour. Bring along your own spinning wheel, in good working order, or use a Guild wheel with a damage deposit.  Beginner spinning a prerequisite.

Dates: Sundays – Sept. 8,15,22,29  Time 9am-12noon

            Saturdays – Oct. 5,12  Time 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Cost: $260.00

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified 14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund. Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.


         


Rigid Heddle Weaving

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 placemats, 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

September 27, 28, 29, 2019

Friday 6:00-9:00pm, Saturday 1:30-5:30pm, Sunday 12:30-5:30pm

Fee: $180.00

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund. Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

Making a Melon Basket

Join us for a day of basket making with instructor Crys Harse.  In this class students will make a frame basket using an 8″ embroidery hoop and quarter inch flat reed. The ribs for the basket will be made of willow. As the basket will be made of natural coloured materials, once made, it can be dyed either in a random pattern or as a solid colour. The dyeing process is not a part of the workshop but is an option that students can pursue on their own.

Date:  Sunday Oct 6, 2019
Time:  9-4pm

Instructor: Crys Harse

Fee: $125

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified 14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund. Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.


Felted Slippers

Felt your own custom pair of slippers to wear on cosy winter nights! In this class we will start by making a pattern from your own foot.  From here, layers of fibre, water and soap will magically transform into felt – with a lot of help from your own muscle power! On the second day students will cut and sew suede onto the slippers to create a long lasting sole.  This workshop requires some hand strength and standing for extended periods of time. Not suitable for beginners.

Instructor: Nataliia Iashnikova


Dates:  Sunday October 13th 9:00-5:00pm

            Sunday October 20th 10:00-3:00pm

Fee: $215

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified 14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund. Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.



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: November 3,10,17,24 December 1, 2019
(5 Sundays)

Time: 9:00 to 12:00 noon

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $185 (materials included)

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if

the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified

14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class

starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of

the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund.

Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

Deflected Double Weave

Deflected Double weave is a structure composed of two separate layers that each interlace only with themselves but also exchange places from front to back of the fabric.  It is not a true double weave but can give very different effects on opposite sides. Designs are possible in both 4 and 8 shafts and many effects can be achieved with variations in colour choices.  The class will run as a round robin to give participants the opportunity to sample several possibilities. Students should be comfortable with reading drafts and warping a loom.  Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Dates: (4 Mondays)
November 4,11,18,25 2019

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Fee: $170

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if
the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified
14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class
starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of
the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund.
Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

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: Sunday December 8, 2019

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $145 (materials included)

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified 14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund. Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

Felted Necklace

Join EWG instructor, Carolyn Agopsowicz, on a felting adventure where you will create a one of a kind statement necklace.  Over the course of this class, you will learn basic wet felting techniques, how to work with decorative stones and resists, and how to work with jewellery pliers and incorporate findings and other decorative elements into your felted work.  Basic sewing and felting skills would be beneficial but are not required.  All supplies will be provided.

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Saturdays, January 18 and 25, 2020

10:00am – 3:00pm

Fee: $170.00 (supplies included)

EWG Classes Refund policy

Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if

the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified

14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class

starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of

the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund.

Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.

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 Sundays)
Feb 23 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

EWG Classes Refund policy
Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. Students will receive a full refund if
the class is cancelled by the guild due to low enrolment. If the class is cancelled, students will be notified
14 days before the class starts. Students wishing to cancel their enrollment up to 15 days before the class
starts, can do so by contacting classes@edmontonweavers.org and will receive a refund minus 25% of
the registration fee. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the start date will not receive a refund.
Cancellation due to medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis by the Executive.