I am excited to tell you that I am planning two sections of beginning weaving classes. The first will meet Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 5, the second Mar. 18-19 and Apr. 2. You don’t need any experience with weaving at all, but the class is also good for those who once wove but have forgotten how. You don’t need any special equipment as I will provide looms and other tools.
These classes will meet at my home studio in Sunrise Beach, MO. On the Saturday, we will meet from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm. You will learn how weaving works, the parts of a basic loom, how to plan how much yarn you need for a project, and how to wind a warp for your loom. On Sunday, we will meet for brunch at 11:30, then learn how to set up the loom for weaving and how to weave. We should be done by about 4:00, and you will take your loom home to weave a scarf. The last Saturday, we will meet from 9:00 to about 2:00. You will learn how to finish the weaving, remove it from the loom, and wet-finish your project. We will discuss further options for you to continue exploring weaving. I will provide lunch both Saturdays and brunch on Sunday.
For those who don’t know me, I am an accredited weaver with the Certificate of Excellence from the Handweavers’ Guild of America. I have been weaving since 1992, and have exhibited my work in shows and galleries in Iowa and Missouri. I am now a retired college professor (French and Women’s Studies) with over 40 years of teaching experience. Believe me, teaching French verbs to adolescents is excellent training in patience! Since retiring, I have taught a number of classes and workshops, including beginning and advanced weaving. I am a member of the Lake Area Fiber Artists and Missouri Fiber Artists groups. I love weaving and I love teaching others how to weave!
Tuition includes warp yarn, meals described above, use of my looms, extensive handouts, and purchase of weft yarns at cost. Tuition is $180 for the three-day class, and I am happy to make an affordable payment plan for your convenience. Classes are limited to a maximum of three people.
Please reply to this e-mail to tell me which class you want to take, or that this is not a good time but you would be interested later, or that you would like me to remove your name from my list of potential beginning weavers. You can e-mail me or call my at (573) 374-1063 if you have any questions. Thank you and have a great day!