Beginning & Advanced Classes
2017


CLASS ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Registration for all Guild classes is online, through EventBrite Find the EventBrite link with the information listing for each class. If you have a question or problem with registration, please contact the Education Chair via email, classes@weaversguildcincinnati.org, or leave a message in the Education voice mail box at 513.593.9442.
  • Registration two weeks before the scheduled date is required for all classes. Instructors need time to prepare and purchase materials for class. PLEASE NOTE: NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.
  • Refunds will be given if the class is not held or the date is changed.
  • Minimum enrollment for all classes is three (3) participants.
  • Maximum enrollment will vary with each class. Please note the maximum number of participants included in each class description.

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Classes by Date
09/27/2017Beginning Spinning 101
09/29/2017Color and Weave Sampler on a Rigid Heddle Loom
09/30/2017Make a Scarf from Your Bias-Woven Nail Loom Squares!
10/12/2017Let's Make a Purse
10/14/2017Mixed-Media Fiber & Paper Clay Brooches
10/18/2017Anything Goes! Enhancing Plain Weave
10/21/2017Beginning Weaving on A Floor Loom-Part II
10/23/2017Fancy, Fluffy, Feathery, Fun-Spinning Novelty Yarns
11/20/2017Beginning Spinning 101
12/05/2017Punch Needle Basics & A Wee Bit More


Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Color and Weave Sampler on a Rigid Heddle LoomNancy Niemeyer$55 members

$80 non members

Materials fee: None unless purchasing yarn or renting a loom from the i
This class focuses on producing color and weave patterns on a rigid heddle loom. Color and weave effects can bring some interest and sophistication to plain weave and look much more complicated than they are. Some patterns, such as Log Cabin, create a 3D optical illusion. You will create s small sampler that will be a valuable reference in designing your own projects.
In this class you will learn to wind a warp on a warping board and to thread the rigid heddle from a cross held in your hand. You will learn to manage weaving with 2 shuttles and how to interlock the yarns at the selvedge.
Level: Intermediate, with previous weaving experience and able to independently direct warp and weave.
Class Limit: 5
Friday, September 29, 2017
10am-2pm
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Make a Scarf from Your Bias-Woven Nail Loom Squares!Karen Anderson$45 members
$70 non members

No additional materials fee
In this class you will learn to make a scarf from your small and large bias-woven nail loom squares. You will learn two unique ways to join your squares and leave with a finished (or mostly finished) project!
You will need to bring: 10 large and 18 small squares already woven with Scarfie or similiar wool-acrylic single ply yarn (Check with instructor.); Tapestry yarn needle; Crochet hook; Scissors; 2 or 4 decorative buttons that coordinate with your yarn color.
Class Limit: 8
Saturday, September 30, 3pm-6pmOpenRegister
Anything Goes! Enhancing Plain WeaveNancy Core$55 members
$80 non members

No Materials Fee
Learn to enhance plain weave fabrics using techniques borrowed from rug and tapestry weaving. Students will leave this one-day class with a sampler of techniques that can be used to embellish and add interest to plain weave fabrics.
Bring to class a warped rigid heddle or 4 shaft loom, basic weaving tools (including scissors and stick shuttles), interesting yarn to share, and your lunch. (A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)
Warp your loom 8-10" wide and 2-3 yards long (plan 2 yards on a rigid heddle, 3 on a floor loom) using plain worsted weight or similar yarn sett at 8 epi. Choose similar weft for plain weave background.
Class limit: 8.
Wednesday, October 18 from 10am-2:30pmOpenRegister
Beginning Weaving on A Floor Loom-Part IILinda Rouse$135
members
$160
non members

+ materials fee payable to the insturctor
Now that you have gotten a taste for weaving, are you interested in learning more? This 2-day weaving class will reinforce the steps you learned in Part I. You will have an opportunity to wind another warp, dress the loom, build on the knowledge of reading and interpreting drafts, and learn more weave structures. This class will be a round robin. Under the guidance of the instructor, each student will thread a loom to a different weave structure. Among the weave structures will be twill, overshot, huck lace, or rose path. Although threading only one of the weave structures, you will have the opportunity to weave on the other looms, thereby going home with a sample of each of them along with the instructions. Bring a lunch.
Level: Completed Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom - Part I
Class Limit: 6
Saturdays, October 21 & 28, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pmOpenRegister


Spinning
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$135 members

$160 non members

Materials fee payable to the instructor
Spinning is a relaxing way to obtain yarns for use in weaving, knitting and crocheting, and making braids and tapes. In these sessions, you will learn the basics – wheel mechanics, drafting sliver, and spinning on a wheel. The course includes an introduction to several fibers and a discussion of various types of wheels. You will learn how to ply yarn and how to finish the yarn you have spun. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own.
Class Limit: 6.
Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, & 18
6pm-9pm
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Fancy, Fluffy, Feathery, Fun-Spinning Novelty YarnsPat Maley$75 members
$100 non members

Materials fee payable to the instructor
Learn the basics of making novelty or fancy yarns. You will make spiral, slub, fuzzy, looped, and curled yarns, as well as adding insertions to yarn in this class. You will learn to cover and core spin yarns. These yarns can be incorporated as accent yarns in knitting and weaving and will maximize the characteristics of several fibers, including mohair, alpaca, and llama. Bring your own wheel or borrow one from the Guild, along with your lunch and beverages.
Class Limit: 8
Monday, October 23
9:30am-4:00pm
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Beginning Spinning 101Pat Maley$135 members
160 non members

$15 materials fee payable to the instructor
Spinning is a relaxing way to obtain yarns for use in weaving, knitting and crocheting, and making braids and tapes. In these sessions, you will learn the basics – wheel mechanics, drafting sliver, and spinning on a wheel. The course includes an introduction to several fibers and a discussion of various types of wheels. You will learn how to ply yarn and how to finish the yarn you have spun. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own.
Class Limit: 6
Mondays, November 20, 27 & December 4
9:30am-2pm
OpenRegister


Dyeing
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Felting
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Knitting
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Other Techniques
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Let's Make a PurseGinny Bolte$75 members
$100
non members

$5 materials fee payable to instructor
In this class you will make a shoulder bag with zipper top, inside pocket, outside pocket and a long shoulder strap, using 1/2 yard of handwoven (or commercial) fabric, plus fabric for lining and shoulder strap. You will learn about purse "engineering," stiffeners/interfacing, linings, an easy way to put a zipper in a purse, and various ways to make handles and straps.
Skill level: some (beginner+) machine sewing experience
Class Limit: 6
Thursdays, October 12, 19, & 26, 1-3pmOpenRegister
Mixed-Media Fiber & Paper Clay BroochesKathryn Walmsley$70
members
$95 non members

$15 materials fee payable to the instructor
In this class we will learn about Creative Paperclay® and how to combine it with bits and pieces of woven fabric, felt, and threads. We'll begin by choosing a pre-pressed and dried tile, give it a bit of sanding, and move on to embellishing with gesso, paint, and pastels. Most of what you'll need will be provided but if you have small scraps of woven fabric or cotton you like, bring them to class. I use the textiles to help me decide on the colors to paint my tile.
Each student will have the opportunity to press fresh clay into molds to take home, dry, and create brooches or ornaments. Some of the molds we'll use are Springerle cookie molds, so please bring yours if you have them. Paper Clay is completely non-toxic!
Class Limit: 10
Saturday, October 14, 9:30am-3:30pmOpenRegister
Punch Needle Basics & A Wee Bit MoreCindy Sturdevant$105 members
$130 non members

$10 materials fee payable to the instructor
In this class you will learn the basic techniques of punch needle, including dimensional punching. You will create an original design and color plan for that design. You will add further interest to your design by adding contrasting fabric background layers and/or embellishing with beaded, braided, lace, or piping trims of your choosing or design. You will learn a simple beaded trim technique. Hopefully, you will leave class with a work suitable for framing or a functional piece, such as a coaster or appliqué. Please note: Depending upon your design and plan for finishing your peice, some time outside class may be required to find materials, frames, or other objects to which you might attach your piece.
Let's get creative!
Class Limit: 8
For additional details and student supplies list, see the EventBrite listing.
Tuesday, December 5, Wednesday, December 6 & Thursday, December 14, 9am-12pm (all three days)OpenRegister