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.
Beginning Weaving Classes - Sold Out
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:
- Measure yarns, calculating how much yarn will be needed for projects, figure out the threads per inch and other formulas.
- Read a pattern draft and learn to create one.
- Set up loom, thread the loom and connect the peddles.
- Learn techniques on how to weave once project is on the loom
- 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
Into to Natural Dyes
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