Classes & Workshops

Mother and son spend an afternoon together at a scarf workshop.

Mother and son spend an afternoon together at a scarf workshop.

We regularly offer weaving and spinning courses as well as half-day scarf workshops in the Guild. All of our classes are available to the public and our members. To maximize learning, we limit enrollment to six students per class and provide looms or spinning wheels to all participants. Advance registration is required. Contact us to learn more.

Scarf Workshop
Weave and take home a beautiful scarf while learning about weaving. Our scarf workshop is usually held on a weekend morning or afternoon. Contact us to find out when the next scarf workshops are scheduled. Better yet, put together a group of two or more and we’ll try to arrange a workshop at a time that’s convenient for you.
3 1/2 hours:  $50 includes a choice of yarn. 

A Weaving 1 student models her first project.

Weaving I — Mondays beginning April 20, 2018, 7 – 10 pm
This course is for beginning weavers with little or no experience. Over six three-hour classes, you will learn how to plan a project and estimate the materials needed; how to make a warp and prepare a loom for weaving; and how to read simple patterns. You will experiment with different patterns and complete one project, usually a scarf.
6 weeks:  $160 includes materials.

Weaving II  — Tuesdays beginning February 6, 2018, 7 – 10 pm 
This project-based course is for those who have completed Weaving I or have other weaving experience. Over eight three-hour classes, you will complete three or four projects using different materials, pattern techniques, and looms of various sizes. Typical projects include a cotton tea towel, a placemat, a table runner, a lap throw, or a small blanket.
8 weeks:  $180 + cost of materials (~ $40).

Planning A Weaving Project  — Afternoons of February 3 & 4, 2018, 1 – 4pm 
Over two three-hour classes, you will be guided through the steps of planning and designing your own tea towel project, from concept to being ready to weave. You can apply these steps to any project of your choice. This class does not involve weaving.
6 hours:  $75

Participants can take home a spinning wheel during Spinning I.

Spinning I — Mondays beginning January 22, 2018, 7 – 9pm
This course introduces you to the art of spinning. In six two-hour classes, you learn the basics of spinning. You also learn different drafting techniques with wool as the fibre. This course is suitable for anyone who would like to try spinning. No spinning wheel needed: you can take one home with you for the duration of the course.
6 weeks:  $110 + cost of materials (~ $30).

Spinning II 
This course is for experienced spinners.  Topics include: novelty and specialty yarns; blending; exotic fibres; Navajo plying; spindles; and more. Participants bring their own spinning wheel or drop spindle.
Contact us for schedule and fee information.