Warping from the Front

Most weavers learn to warp a loom from back to front, mainly because it is easier on the warp.  Warping from front to back is a useful alternative for several reasons and should be in every weaver’s repertoire.  It enables a smoother wind-on than a raddle and can save on warp.  It makes it easier to tie on to an existing warp and it is necessary if you wish to design in the reed.  Students will bring a warp and loom ready to dress in class.  Designing in the reed will be demonstrated.

Warping from the Front

Date:  January 12, 2020

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Fee: $40.00

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.

Beginner 1 Weaving 

Dates: (6 Sundays)
Feb 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22  & 29, 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

Beginner 1 Weaving (session 2)

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.

Beginner 1 Weaving (session 2)

Dates: (6 Saturdays)

             April 18 & 25 May 2, 9, 16, & 23 2020

Time 9:00am -1:00pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $325.00 (Material Costs of 33.50 are included)

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.

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Friday May 15, 2020 Time 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday May 16      Time 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Saturday May 23       Time 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Instructor:  Kim McCollum

Fee: $125.00

Double Warp to Dye and Weave

The object of this class is to design, dye and weave a scarf using a unique double warp structure.  Note: this is not double weave.  An 8-shaft loom and intermediate to advanced level experience are required.

In the first class, we well study this unusual weave structure and plan our drafts.  A selection of white warp yarns will be provided for students to make their warps.

For the second class, students will bring two warps ready to dye.  Dyeing will be with Procion dye(cold water) on cellulose fibres-cotton, Tencel.

Students will weave their projects at home and bring them to the final class to study and discuss results.

Double Warp to Dye and Weave

Dates: April 20th, 2020 Monday 6:30-9pm

April 26, 2020 Sunday 9am-3pm

May 11,2020. Monday 6:30-9pm

Class Fee: $175.00

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Beginner 2 Weaving

Beginner 2 weaving builds on the skills learned in Beginner 1 weaving.  In this six-session  course, students will weave a sampler, experimenting with different weave structures.  After completing the sampler ( which works nicely as a table runner), students will design a project based on their favourite pattern.  Potential project ideas are scarves, table runners, dishtowels, and placemats.  Students will also gain confidence reading a draft, determining sett and choosing materials.  Course fee covers materials for the sampler.  Students will supply materials for their final project.  Loom may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Beginner 2 Weaving

Dates: May 30, 2020

           June 6, 13, 20, 27 & 28 2020

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor: Kim MicCollum

Fee: $325.00 (Material cost of $33.50 are included)