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 Saturdays)
September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5 & 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

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 Sept. 27 Time 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday Sept 28 Time 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday Sept 29 Time 12:30 – 5:30 pm

Instructor:  Kim McCollum

Fee: $180.00

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.

Deflected Double Weave

Dates: (4 Mondays)
November 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Fee: $170

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

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 6th, 2020 Monday 6-9pm

April 12, 2010 Sunday 9am-1pm

May 4,2010. Monday 6-9pm

Class Fee: $175.00

Instructor: Kathy Buse