The Weavers Guild
of Greater Cincinnati (WGGC)
|Classes by Date|
|03/30/2017||Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I|
|04/12/2017||Intermediate Spinning 201|
|05/03/2017||Fiber Basics for All Fiber Artists|
|Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom-Part I||Joy Thaler||$135 + $10 loom maintenance fee members|
$160 + $10 loom maintenance fee non members
Materials fee payable to the instructor
|Do you think you have an interest in weaving? This 2-day class is designed to help you discover the magic, fun, and endless possibilities of weaving. Students will be introduced to some of the basics of weaving, including basic weaving terminology, parts of the loom and how they work, and then progressing to winding a warp, dressing a loom and reading a draft. The instructors will guide students through this process and you will complete either a wool or bamboo scarf in plain weave or twill. Bring a lunch.|
Class limit: 6
|Thursdays, March 30 & April 13, 9:30am-3:30 pm||Open||Register|
|Intermediate Spinning 201||Pat Maley||$135 members|
$160 non members
$20 materials fee payable to the instructor
|If you have just learned to spin, if you want to learn how to improve your spinning, or if you want to learn the tricks of spinning yarn to the size and texture that you want, this is the class for you. You will spin a variety of fibers, learn to make the wheel do what you want it to, and learn to control the size and type of yarn that you spin. Use a Guild wheel or bring your own. |
Class Limit: 6.
|Wednesdays, April 12, 19 & 26, 2017|
9am to 1pm each day.
|Dyeing Wool the Easy Way||Pat Maley||$65 members|
$90 non members
Materials fee payable to the instructor.
|Learn to dye wool fiber or yarn the easy way. We will dye using premixed dye so no chemistry is needed. Variegated and solid colors will be dyed. Colors can be mixed to get variations. Bring up to a pound of sliver, top, yarn, or fabric in small pieces or strips to dye. Materials to be dyed should be wool or other animal fibers only. There will be top available for purchase for those who don't have any. Bring your lunch; a refrigerator and microwave are available for use. |
Class limit: 4.
|Friday, January 13, 9:30am-3pm||Full||Register|
|Fiber Basics for All Fiber Artists||Pat Maley||$65 members|
$90 non members
Materials fee payable to instructor
|This is a condensed course in the characteristics of fiber for fiber artists. Weavers, spinners, knitters, and textile artists will study fibers that are both natural and manufactured. You will learn to identify fibers using the microscope and several other testing methods. You will study how these fibers react to dyes, heat, and chemicals in order to preserve them or alter them artistically. We will cover the proper methods of care. |
Class limit: 6.
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017|