Fall Weaving Classes 2022

Classes are held at my studio in Chico, CA and at the Flax Farm.

Looms, Yarns and Weaving supplies are provided in all of the classes and workshops.  A deposit of 1/2 is required before class, this will also reserve your place in the class or workshop.

I am also offering loom rental when there are no workshops or classes in session and as always private instruction available as needed.

Loom Rental

A one month membership fee of $20.00 per month plus a daily use fee of $2.50 a day while working on a loom. Yarns available for sale for your project.

How to Weave with Bast Fibers

Sandy will be teaching this one-day workshop at the Fibershed learning Center in Point Reyes Station, Ca.

There are many fears about weaving with bast fibers such as linen, hemp, dogbane or nettles. In this workshop we will get over those fears with a few simple suggestions that have been used throughout time.

We will work mostly with linen, trying out a variety of types and blends. There will be four floor looms that are each threaded with type of linen — long line, tow-linen, dry-spun or wet-spun. On a fifth loom we will do a group warp, showing the pointers for making a strong and stable warp. For the weft we will use other bast fibers such as hemp, dogbane and nettles.

Saturday, July 30, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost $150

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Beginning Weaving Classes

October 2022

This class is for the beginner weaver who has never tried out a loom or a great review for someone who would like a refresher course.

Each student will create a Twill Sampler on a four harness loom.  The sampler when finished will show over 50 different variations of twill patterns in one setup. Using black and white yarn the sampler becomes a valuable study for future reference.

During the class the students will learn to:

  1. Measure yarns, calculating how much yarn will be needed for projects, figure out the threads per inch and other formulas.
  2. Read a pattern draft and learn to create one.
  3. Set up loom, thread the loom and connect the peddles.
  4. Learn techniques on how to weave once project is on the loom
  5. Finishing techniques once a piece is woven.

Saturday, Oct 8, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 9, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Monday, Oct 10, 10:00am-3:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct 11, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 12, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Each Class Limited to 5 Students

Cost $400

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Block Weaves

October 2022

This class will cover basics of block weaves, how it works and how one pattern works in various weave structures. We will also learn how to read drafts through tie up and treadling.  We will all design our own pattern which will be woven in class.

Saturday, Oct 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, Oct 17, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct 18, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Each Class Limited to 5 Students

Cost $450

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Rug Weaving

November 2022

This class will go over the basics of rug weaving, yarn selections and draft explorations that best suit rugs.  In the sample we will be exploring rag, twill and Navajo inlay techniques along with others.

Saturday, Nov 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday, Nov 6, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, Nov 7, 11:00 am -2:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov 8,  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov 9 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

Each Class Limited to 5 Students

Cost $425

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Into to Natural Dyes

November 2022

This one day workshop to be held at the Flax farm This workshop will go over how to mordant your yarns in both plant and animal fibers.  A variety of plant materials will be prepared to dye yarns.  Seeing the effects of adding modifiers to the dye will be explored. Special this year  everyone in this workshop will explore some of Sandy’s home grown Madder which has been growing for three years in her garden.

Saturday, Nov 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Each Class Limited to 12 Students

Cost $150

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