on a Floor Loom Jan 16 -Feb
Friday afternoon 1-4pm . Students may
elect to come for a full day on Friday once they get
basics of setting up and weaving on a
4 harness loom. We begin by learning about types of
looms and appropriate
yarns for 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.
includes materials for sampler. Students
will purchase materials for their second warp.
on 4 or 8 Harnesses Jan 19 - Feb
weeks Friday 10- 3 pm or
4 weeks Friday 10-3 pm plus Tues 1/2
day beginning 1/19
The 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
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 own
$185 plus materials.
and Design- Twills
level - 4 and more harneses
draft twill structures including
points, skips, broken, advancing ,undulating and
networked. 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 time researching materials and writing out
bring graph paper, colored pencils
and a good eraser. Feel free to bring your laptop with
a weaving program if you
prefer. ( Pixeloom
and Fiberworks can be downloaded for
free and are great for practicing though you are not
able to print or save
unless you purchase the program)
to Computer Aided Drafting using
If you know how to read a draft and create
a drawdown on paper ,
learning to use a computer drafting
program can enhance your
drafting skills.It can help you to visualize
your draft in color
and scale and allows you to quickly create variations
in the threading, tie-up
and/or treading. Several programs have free downloads
that you can try (
you cannot print or save unless purchased) For
this workshop we will be
using Pixeloom ( pixeloom.com) and try many of it's
features. It works on
both PC and MAC.
Bring your laptop with the downloaded
program and a draft from a
book or magazine to get started. If you dont have a
laptop, I have one
that is available in the studio.
27- April 3, 2018
with extra time on Fridays
Intermediate - 4 and
prerequisite : Drafting and Designing
Snowflake, Networked .These are all words used to
describe some of thebeautiful patterningbased on the basic twill.In this
class we will be using 4 and 8
harness looms to mix and match threadings with
treadlings to create complex
designs that are not difficult once you understand the
will decide in class if they prefer a project or round
robin class format.
on your own loom: 4 sessions - $185 (
within Pinellas County) by
1 Project planning - at my
studio, begin to wind your warp and finish at
2 Dressing the loom- at your
house. I will get you started threading the loom.
your own pace
Tension the warp, tie-up and
start weaving. At your house.
4 Finishing and planning your next
project- at my studio
what you need , when you need it.
One Project Planning $40 - one hour session by
tutoring by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.
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.
A $50 deposit will reserve your loom.
at the Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan
Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698
This winter / spring I will be
following classes at the Dunedin 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.
Please register early so
supplies can be ordered. I cancel a class one week
in advance if there is
Register in person or online at
Classes or Workshops/ Fiber Arts or call 727
on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Wed evenings Jan 10-
$149 members/$179 non-members
You don’t have
a lot of money inequipment to start weaving. A rigid
a simple frame
allows you to weaveanything from wall hangings toscarves. It
is sometimes called aKnitters loom because it can
accommodate worsted and novelty yarns. This type of
takes up very little space.
will learn how to wind a warpandthread
a loom. The
first project will be sampling different fibers and
techniques. This information will then be used to
second project of your choice.
Scarves, runners, bags , pillows are all possible on
the rigid heddle
will also learn how to
select appropriate yarns, read project drafts andfinish a piece when it comes off
are provided and can be taken home between classes fora $50
deposit. A $10 materialsfee covers the first project.
will purchase their own yarns for the second project.
Painted Warps for
& Sunday- Feb 17 & 18, 2018
option is available with previous experience.
Contact the art center for pricing.
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
Students will bring atwo5yd prepared warps –(20” maximum width) 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. A
$15 materials fee will be collectedin class.
Heddle - Round Robin
Sat, Sunday- March 17,
$150 members/ $180
In this 2 day workshop
students will experience more advanced techniques on
heddle loom. Each loom will be
set up with a different technique and students will
move from one loom to the
their own samples.
Warps will be assigned on the first day and students
will thread their loom
according to instruction. Day two and three will be
for weaving the samples.
Each student will go home with a complete set of
samples with instructions.
Techniques include pattern
pick-up, weaving with a double heddle , exploring mix
density warps with a
variable dent reed, inlay and more depending on the
size of the class.
provided. Please contact the instructor
if bringing your own loom.
Materials fee: $15 payable
to the instructor.
a Color Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes
Sunday - April 13,14,15, 2018
In this 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 dyes cellulose fiber and silk This is a cold
water process and can
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
This session we will dye cotton
cloth unless the class prefers yarn. The samples 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. This class is appropriate for
both quilters and
weavers. A $20materials
be collected in class. All dyes and materials
free to contact me for more information about
any of the classes or workshops