10-3 with extra studio time on Tues. afternoon
session begin Sept 15 throughOct 20, 2017
the basics of setting up and weaving on a 4 harness
loom. We begin by learning about types of looms and
weaving. Students design twowarps
– 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
$185 plus materials.
Class on 4 or 8 Harnesses-
Friday 10-3 with
extra studio time on Tues afternoon
begins on Sept 15 through Oct 20 , 2017
next class after Beginner Weaving. Weave a
project of your choice on a 4 or 8
harness loom . Be inspired by other students as
we explore new ideas together. individual
guidance in planning and drafting
your project. and assistance as you wind your
warp, dress your loom and weave your project.
Fridays and Tuesday afternoons are open
studio days for you to come in and weave at your
$165 plus materials.
Sept 19, 26, October 3,10,
to draft structures that are based on plain weave-
these include Monks Belt, Supplementary warp, Repp,
Deflected weft, double plain weave and deflected
double weave. We will include both 4 and 8 harness
options for each structure. This class gives a good
foundation for the Great Plains on- loom class that
follows and we will spend some timeresearching
materials and writing out plans for warps.
bring graph paper, colored pencils and a good eraser.
Feel free to bring your laptop with a weaving program
if you prefer.(
can be downloaded for free and are great for
practicing though you are not able to print or save
unless you purchase the program)
Beginners- The Great Plains
Tues. 10:30- 3:30 with
extra time on Fridays
Oct 24,31, Nov 7,14,21,28,
$185 includes materials
most basic of the weave structures can create the most
elegant and exciting fabrics. In this round robin
class, learn to play with sett to change from gauze to
felt, add supplementary warp for deflected effects,
mix fibers for ruffles and ridges, and see what magic
lies in the twist of the yarns, Create layers and
transparencies with double plain and deflected double
cloth and more.
focus is on materials and the visualization of the
structure. Weave, dye, experiment and share. Students
must know how to set up a loom and read a draft.Warps
will be made in advance. We will use both 4 and 8
3,10,17, Dec 1, 2017
Level: advanced beginners
Every weaver needs to
understand how to read a draft and how to change
a draft to suittheir
project. In this workshop, learn about the four
parts of a draft and how each part affects the
final picture of the weave (drawdown).We
will cover the basic weaves – plain weave and
twills and their variations.I
will use a computer weaving program and
projector to show the drafting procedure as
students follow along on graph paper. No
experience necessary as we will start with the
very basics to build our patterns. Please bring
graph paper, small ruler, several colored
pencils and a good eraser.
Refresher Course on your own
sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County) by appt.
Session 1 Project planning -
at my studio, begin to wind your warp and
finish at home.
Session 2 Dressing the loom-
at your house. I will get you started threading
the loom. Finish at
your own pace .
Session 3 Tension the warp, tie-up
and start weaving. At your house.
Session 4 Finishing and planning
your next project- at my studio
Independent Studio- what
you need , when you need it.
One on One Project Planning $40 -
one hour session by appt
Private tutoring by appt.: $40/hr +
above classes are held at my studio in Dunedin.
To register, please call or send e-mail as early
as possible as class size is limited.New
students are asked to pay when registering.
Returning students may pay at the first class. See
contact info at bottom of page.
in person or online at
DFAC.org under Classes or
Workshops/ Fiber Arts or
call 727 298-3322
This fall, I will be
teaching the following classes at
Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Ave.,
Dunedin. They have a Fiber Arts
room with proper ventilation and
sinks for dye classes and rooms with
large tables that make it easy for
all students to have enough space to
work with rigid heddle looms.
To register online, go to
DFAC.org and look under Adult
Workshops/ Fiber Arts or you can
call or register in person.(727) 298-3322Pleaseregister
early so materials and supplies
can be ordered. I cancel a class
one week in advance if there is
Warps for Weaving
Saturday & Sunday- Sept23,
$149 members, $179
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. They will also learn how to
paint coordinating weft yarns.
Students should bring two 5yd
prepared warps (20” maximum width)
and skeins to dye. They must be
cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon,
tencel, bamboo, etc . -blends are
fine. I 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 $10 materials fee paid directly
to the instructor.
This class is held at the
Dunedin Fine Art Center. Please
register through DFAC.org at least 2
weeks in advance of workshop so
there is time to prepare and order
materials. Feel free to contact me
for more information.
a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Tuesday & Thursday Oct
17, 19, 2017
to weave a lightweight but warm
scarf on a rigid heddle loom, a
simple, portable frame loom with a
slot and hole mechanism that allows
yarns to be raised and lowered for
weaving. Each student will be
provided with their own loom, or
they can bring their own, and will
learn how to design a scarf, thread
the loom, weave and finish their
project. I will have a variety of
yarns to choose from or students may
bring their own sport weight yarns.
Materials fee- $10(or
$5 if you bring a skein of your own
register early, as there are a
limited number of looms available.
Feel free to
contact me for more
information about any of the
classes or workshops