Classes

Beginning & Advanced Classes
2018/2019

 

CLASS ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

Registration for all Guild classes is online, through EventBrite Find the EventBrite link with the information listing for each class. If you have a question or problem with registration, please contact the Education Chair via email, classes@weaversguildcincinnati.org, or leave a message in the Education voice mail box at 513.593.9442. 

  • Registration two weeks before the scheduled date is required for all classes. Instructors need time to prepare and purchase materials for class. PLEASE NOTE: NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Payment in full is due at time of enrollment.
  • Refunds will be given if the class is not held or the date is changed.
  • Minimum enrollment for all classes is three (3) participants.
  • Maximum enrollment will vary with each class. Please note the maximum number of participants included in each class description.

 

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Classes by Date
09/10/2018 Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
09/24/2018 Waffle and Pick Up on a Rigid Heddle Loom
09/29/2018 Dyeing by the Numbers
10/13/2018 Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
10/27/2018 Color and Weave Sampler on a Rigid Heddle Loom

 

Weaving
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving Nancy Niemeyer $75 members
$100 non members
$5
Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving in a simple way. Rigid heddle looms are inexpensive, portable, and quick to warp. You will learn to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with easy to find knitting yarn, learn the basics of weaving, and create a beautiful plain weave scarf of 5 to 7 feet in just 6 hours. Loom kit rental from the teacher is an additional $5, payable at class. The loom rental includes all needed supplies other than your yarn. We will use a 5 dent heddle and bulky yarn to make the weaving go quickly. If you have your own loom and do not have a 5 dent heddle you must let the instructor know. The yarns listed below will not work with any heddle other than a 5 or 6 dent heddle.
No previous weaving experience needed. Supplies list is on Eventbrite when you register.
Class Limit: 5
Monday September 10, 9am-3:30pm Open Register
Waffle and Pick Up on a Rigid Heddle Loom Nancy Niemeyer $55 members
$80 non membersStudents supply their own loom and yarn
Learn to use a pick up stick and make variations of waffle weave and honeycomb with warp and weft floats for textured fabrics on the rigid heddle loom. We will sample a variety of techniques. This requires your own rigid heddle loom. shuttles, and two (2) pick up sticks. You will pre-warp your loom at home on your own and learn the weaving technique during class. See the EventBrite listing for yarn and warping requirements.
Skill Level: Some rigid heddle weaving experience and own loom/equipment.
Class Limit: 5
Monday, September 24, 2018, 10am-2pm Open Register
Houndstooth Check Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom Nancy Niemeyer $65 members
$90 non membersHandout $3
Loom rental $10(if needed)
This two day class is designed to be flexible enough for a beginner with no weaving experience or an advanced beginner to intermediate rigid heddle weaver who feels like they still need a little help or wants to expand skills learned in beginning rigid heddle weaving. In this class, the students will learn the techniques required to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with two colors for a houndstooth check scarf.
See the EventBrite listing for complete details of materials needed.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 5
Saturday October 13, 9am-12pm AND Sunday, October 14, 2pm-4pm Open Register
Color and Weave Sampler on a Rigid Heddle Loom Nancy Niemeyer $65 members
$90 non membersOnly if purchasing yarn from the instructor.
This class focuses on producing color and weave patterns on a rigid heddle loom. Color and weave effects can bring some interest and sophistication to plain weave and look much more complicated than they are. Some patterns, such as Log Cabin, create a 3D optical illusion. You will create a small sampler that will be a valuable reference in designing your own projects.
In this class you will learn to wind a warp on a warping board and to thread the rigid heddle from a cross held in your hand. You will learn to manage weaving with 2 shuttles and how to interlock the yarns at the selvedge.
See the EventBrite listing for complete details on yarn and other materials needed.
Intermediate Skill Level: Requires previous weaving experience, You must be able to independently direct warp and weave on a rigid heddle loom or be able to warp and weave on a floor loom.
Class Limit: 5
Saturday, October 27, 10am-3:30pm Open Register

 

Spinning
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Dyeing
Class Instructor Cost Description Date Status Eventbrite Link
Dyeing by the Numbers Lorain Petit $75 members
$100 non members$10 materials fee payable to the instructor
Ever wanted a system to get consistent colors with your dyeing? Join us for a day of fun in the dye room making color samples using acid dyes and learning how to get the same color time after time.
The instructor will bring dye materials and all dyes used for making samples. Time permitting, you will have the opportunity to select your own color and dye a small quantity of fiber/yarn/fabric from your stash. Check the EventBrite class details for student-supplied materials.
Skill Level: Beginner & Up
Class Limit: 6.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 9:30am-4:30pm Open Register

 

Felting
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Knitting
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Other Techniques
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