Textile Arts Classes & Workshops

 Sewing

Knitting and Crocheting

Spinning

Drop Spindle & Wheel Spinning: April

Sunday, April 12, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 members, $60 non-members
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

spinning wheel cropped and smallerDiscover the art of spinning fibers into your own unique yarns in this half-day class. You will learn the process of drawing out the fibers and adding twist to create a continuous thread of yarn, and more!

Schacht Hi-Lo drop spindle available at www.yarn.com under spinning supplies should you wish to purchase one: $21 plus shipping.

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Weaving

 

Belt Weaving

Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 members, $60 non-members. Additional $5 due to instructor for inkle setup, handouts, and materials.
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

inkle loomLearn how to weave narrow bands on an inkle loom. The varieties of color and pattern are limited only by your imagination!

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Weave It! Floor Loom Sample Class

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

TAC-Artist-in-Residence-1Cost: $40 members, $60 non-members
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

Class limited to six students.

Always wanted to weave something fun? Here’s your chance to explore the art of weaving!

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4 & 8 Shaft Loom Weaving: April

Sundays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $170 members, $190 non-members
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston
Materials: These classes will be using 5/2 weaving yarns. You can see the colors and purchase these at www.yarns.com from Webs in Western Mass. under Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2 – about $23 per cone plus shipping, 2,100 yards per pound.

Linda Cunningham's first two towels2Brush up on your weaving skills at this fun class where you will learn to design your piece, learn the arithmetic of weaving, use the warping boards to keep track of the length and width of your piece with counting thread, dress your loom, sley the reed, thread the heddles, wind your warp, tie on, tie up your shafts to your treadles, wind your bobbins and start weaving.

We suggest reading Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler at the same time you are taking this class to reinforce your lessons. You will get handouts to place in your weaving notebook along with your documentation.

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