- This summer we are focusing
on textile design rather than technique by
working in a sketchbook with paper and various
materials. Perfect for those who have had
limited art or design classes, are in a
creative slump, afraid of moving out of their
color comfort zone, or want to make time to come up
with lots of new ideas for future projects.
Each session is a lesson in itself. See below for
weekly details.Please bring a blank page sketchbook
to each class.
session or mix and match 5 for $100 June-
15 - Suggestions on how to use a sketchbook
for recording and expanding upon new ideas.
No drawing required!!
June- 22 - The Design game- Where to start
when there are too many choices. Learn to work
June 29 - Precious Objects. Finding
inspiration in our environment
July 6 - Finding
focus- Using your sketchbook to dive deeply in to a
July 13- - Color and Stripes- each week
explore with paper, how colors and
stripes affect each other in terms of
contrast, balance, rhythm , pattern, texture, depth,
July 27 "
- July Open studio - Looms are available
for your projects Tuesdays and Fridays
18 hrs/ $185 includes 1hr private lesson, use
of all studio equipment and flexible schedule.
For anyone who has taken a beginner weaving class
and can work independently.
Contact me to schedule time and reserve
a loom. Materials are available for purchase
or bring your own.
Beginner Weaving on a
Fridays 1-4 with
extra time during open studio in Tuesdays
includes all materials and loom
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
will explore color while weaving a sampler of the
basic weaves and their many
variations. This is a perfect course for anyone
who is a complete beginner or needs a refresher on how
to dress the loom and learn basic drafting.
Looms available or students may bring their own.
Course on your own loom:
4 sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County)
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
your own pace
Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving. At
4 Finishing and planning your next project- at
Studio- what you need ,
when you need it.
One on One Project
Planning $40 - one hour session by appt
Private tutoring at my
studio by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.
To register, please call
or send e-mail as early as possible as class size is
limited. A $50 deposit
will reserve your loom.
My Workshops at the
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL
and Fall I will be teaching the following class
at the Dunedin Fine Art Center,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.
Register in person or
online at DFAC.org under Classes or Workshops/ Fiber
Arts or call 727 298-3322. Please register earlyso there is
time to order supplies.
$95 members / $125 non members
Create your 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.
No experience necessary. Please
register early so there is
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 students.
Sat and SundaySept15,16,10-4
Explore the idea of color
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 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
is a $10 materials fee paid
directly to the instructor.
class is held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Please
register through DFAC.orgat least
2 weeks in advance of workshop so there is time to
prepare and order materials
. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Monday , WedNov 11,1310-4
At my studio
this two day workshop, learn to weave alight
weight but warm scarf on a rigid
rigid heddle loom
is a simple frame loom with a slot and hole
mechanismthrough which the warp yarns
are threaded and allow the
yarns to be raised and lowered for weaving. It is
portable and can accommodate
yarns and materials.
Each student will be provided
withtheir own loom and will learn
how to design a scarf, thread
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 registration.
Feel free to contact me for
more information about any of the classes or
free to contact me for more information about
any of the classes or workshops