the basics of setting up and weaving on a 4 harness
loom. We begin by learning about types of looms and
appropriate yarnsfor weaving. Students design two warps – the
first to explore textures, stripes and basic weaves.
Using this information , the second warp is a simple
project where students will review the warping
process and learn how to finish their woven fabric.
Looms available or students may bring their own.
Fee: $185 plus materials.
Project Class on 4 or 8 Harnesses-
with extra studio time on Friday
begins on June 5 through July 15, 2015
Weave a project of your choosing on
a 4 or 8 harness loom . Clas includes a 1 hr
private tutoring session on planning an
ddrafting your porject and guidance as you
wind your warp, dress your loom amd weave your
porject. Mondays and Fridays are open studio
days for you to com in and weave at your own
$165 plus materials.
sessions - Next session begin in October 2017.
Please check my Facebook page for updates.
This class explores one concept or structure in
4 and 8 harnesses. We will begin by drafting and
understanding a specific structure. Then the looms are
set up with threading and treading options .
Students weave on all looms and gain
experience with a variety of colors and
materials as they weave their samples. Students should
know how to set up their loom and read a draft
as a prerequisite for this course.
Course on your own loom : 4
sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County) by appt.
1 Project planning - at my studio,
begin to wind your warp and finish at home.
2 Dressing the loom- at your house. I
will get you started threading the loom. Finish at
Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving.
At your house.
4 Finishing and planning your next project-
at my studio
Studio- what you need , when you need it.
One on One
Project Planning $40 - one hour session by
card- $50/ 6hrs- use the equipment in the studio
or extra time at the loom
rental- $15 /week in studio
tutoring by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.
register , please send an email (
firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 215
483-7157. A $25 deposit will hold your
place. Full payment is
due at the
first class. I accept cash, checks and
in person or online at
DFAC.org under Classes or
Workshops/ Fiber Arts or
call 727 298-3322
own colorful skeins of yarn for your knitting
and weaving projects. Morning will be devoted to
picking a color palette and
preparing the dyes and skeins followed by
afternoon dyeing. Students will bring
their own skeins to dye. We will be using MX
fiber Reactive dyes that work on
cellulosic fibers – cotton, bamboo, linen,
rayon, hemp and also silk. It will
not dye animal fiber or synthetics.
experience necessary. Please register early so
time to order supplies. There will be a $15
materials fee payable to the instructor
to cover the cost of dyes and chemicals. A
supplies list will be sent to all
Create a Color
Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes
, Sat, Sun,July7,8,9, 2017
class, students will create a dye swatch book of
over 60 colors ( with recipes) using
only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be
using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dye cellulose
and silk fibers. This is a cold water process and
is used on both yarn and fabric. We will cover the
proper procedure for preparing a dye stock
solution and mixing dyes according to formula with
an emphasis on safe studio practice.
sample skeins will be divided so every
participant receives a sample for their swatch
book . This swatch book is a valuable future
reference when dyeing yarns, fibers and cloth.
Sept 23 & 24
Level: all levels
Explore the idea of color movement
by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive
dyes. Students will learn how to make stock
solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set
the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without
tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how
to paint coordinating weft yarns.
Students will bring a 12" x 3yd
prepared warp and skeins to dye. They must be
cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel bamboo,
etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more
specific warping information several weeks before
class so there is time to purchase yarns and make
the warps. Please register early.
There is a $15 materials fee paid
directly to the instructor.
In this two day workshop, learn to
weave alight weight but warm scarf on a rigid
heddle loom. A
rigid heddle loom is a simple frame loom with
a slot and hole mechanism through
which the warp yarns are threaded and allow
the yarns to be raised and lowered for
weaving. It is portable and can accommodate a
varietyof yarns and materials.
Each student will be provided withtheir
own loom and will learn how to design a scarf,
thread the loom, weave and finish theirproject.
Students are asked to bring one skein
of sport or worsted weight yarn. Warp yarns
and looms are provided by the instructor. A
complete supplies list will be sent upon
A $5 materials fee will be
collected by the instructor
Feel free to contact
me for more information about any of the
classes or workshops