Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

 

Classes



Class Descriptions

Click on the title of a class or on the Registration link to the left to register. Class times and dates can also be found in the schedules or the calendar.

All classes are taught in Room 1 at the North DeKalb Cultural Center—5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta--unless otherwise noted. Click here for a map and directions.

Some classes may require use of open studio time to complete class projects.

OPEN STUDIO:

ROOM 1 IS AVAILABLE FOR OPEN STUDIO TIME DURING TIMES WHEN THERE ARE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED OR WHEN ROOM 1 IS RESERVED FOR PREPARING LOOMS FOR WORKSHOPS.  PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR TO VERIFY IF ROOM 1 IS AVAILABLE.

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Beginning and Intermediate

Floor Loom Weaving - DAY

Have fun learning to weave on a floor loom for personal use or for gifts. Beginners will learn the entire process of handweaving from the cone of yarn to finished cloth. In addition to weaving a project, you will create a notebook of samples for use in future projects. This class will assist you in working toward a clear understanding of the weaving process. Returning students will have the option of a project of their own choosing or the specific weaving technique of the quarter.  8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Day: Wednesday
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3, 2015 NO CLASS APRIL 15 AND 29, 2015

Tuition: $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supply Fee:  $20

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Beginning and Intermediate

Floor Loom Weaving - NIGHT

Have fun learning to weave on a floor loom for personal use or for gifts. Beginners will learn the entire process of handweaving from the cone of yarn to finished cloth. In addition to weaving a project, you will create a notebook of samples for use in future projects. This class will assist you in working toward a clear understanding of the weaving process. Returning students will have the option of a project of their own choosing or the specific weaving technique of the quarter.  8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3, 2015 NO CLASS APRIL 15 AND 29, 2015

Tuition: $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supply Fee:  $20

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Weaving Introduction: Weave a Scarf

Let your first weaving project be a beautiful scarf.  In this introduction to weaving, learn to prepare the loom for weaving and create a lacy wool scarf using a crammed-and-spaced technique. Discussions focus on equipment usage, fibers, and basic project planning. No prior weaving experience is required.

This class is approved for Georgia Department of Education PLU credit.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructors: Kathi Grupp

Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9 am - 5pm
Dates: March 7 & 8, 2015

Tuition:  $130 CHG member/$150 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $25

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Crazy Little No-Sew Hat

We will warp the rigid heddle loom before lunch. Then using funky fun yarns supplied by the instructor we will weave the fabric on a rigid heddle loom to make a Crazy Little Hat. Students will make their hats before they leave class.

We will take a 45 minute break for lunch, so bring yours or we can send out.

Prerequisite: none, beginners welcome.

Instructor: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30 am - 4pm
Date: February 14, 2015

Tuition:  $90 CHG member/$110 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $15 for fun yarns
Class Size: minimum 3, maximum 10

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Inkle Weaving - Beginner and Beyond

Join us to have fun learning this simple, creative craft. Inkle bands can be used for bracelets, camera or guitar straps, dog collars or leashes, trims, belts, small purses ... Beginning students will learn to warp an inkle loom and weave a sampler. Students beyond beginners will learn to read and design a draft to use for their class project. Basics can be revisited as needed. 1 Day.

Prerequisite:  None.

Instructors:  Ann Doherty, and Carol Weber

Day: Thursday
Time: 10 am - 4pm
Winter Date: March 12, 2015
Spring Date: April 11, 2015

Tuition:  $50 CHG members/$60 non-members
Supply Fee:  $5

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Introduction to Card Weaving

Try a hands-on introduction to the ancient art of card weaving. Learn this fascinating form of weaving created by turning, flipping and rotating four-hole square cards to produce woven magic. Because of the speed warping technique, you will produce a complete sampler in just one class.  1 Day.

Instructor:  Susan Gilmurray

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am - 3pm
Date: May 2, 2015

Tuition:  $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25
Supplies: Bring a pair of scissors and a pencil.

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Looks Complicated Card Weaving

If you enjoyed "Introduction to Card Weaving" and want to learn more, this class is for you.  Besides turning, flipping and rotating, you will move cards between forward and backward packs to produce double-sided patterns.  In a second sampler, experiment with jumping cards over each other to create braids within the bands.  1 Day.

Instructor:  Susan Gilmurray

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am - 3pm
Date: May 9, 2015

Tuition:  $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supplies:  Bring a pair of scissors and weaving supplies from the first class.

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Knitting 101

This introductory course teaches knitting from the very beginning, from the cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, increasing, decreasing and binding off.  A versatile and attractive hat is the class project.                             

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Dates: February 10 - March 17, 2015

Tuition:  $130 CHG members/$150 non-members
Supply Fee:  $5
Supplies needed from student: Students should bring worsted weight yarn and a pair of US size seven or eight knitting needles (Instructor can provide supplies for a fee if notified in advance). A few other supplies will be conveyed at the first class.

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Knitting Projects: Socks

Socks are a marvelous introduction to circular knitting, are a wonderful way to sample all sorts of patterns, and are a great way to use up those little amounts of mismatched yarns that spinners always seem to have around. This class will include the basics of sock making: casting on using double pointed needles (or the Magic Loop method), turning heels, and two ways to close the toe; as well as exploring designing your own socks using a basic sock formula.

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10am - 12pm
Dates: February 10 - February 24, 2015

Tuition:  $100 CHG members/$120 non-members
Supply Fee:  none
Supplies needed from student: Students will need to bring a set of five US size 8 (5mm)
* double pointed needles (or two US size 8* circular needles) and worsted weight wool yarn to class. (Instructor can provide supplies for a fee if notified in advance)
* Knitting needle sizes are approximate; US #6 or 7 are also ok .

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Spinning 101

Why spin your own yarn? 1) You can design your finished project starting from the very beginning, with your yarn design; 2) You can create a unique yarn that can't be found anywhere else; 3) You can create the yarn you have in mind for your project, but can't find; 4) It's fun, relaxing (once you know how), and it's cool! This two day class will start with a discussion of different types of fiber preparations and fiber selection, then we'll learn how to draft fibers, spin on a hand spindle and a spinning wheel, ply and finish our yarn, and talk about how to store it. Students who bring their own spinning wheels should make sure they're in good working order prior to class. Beginners are welcome. Class limited to 6 so everyone can get hands-on instruction.

Prerequisite: None. Beginning spinners are welcome.

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10:00 - 6:00 includes a lunch hour
Dates: May 23, 2015

Tuition:  CHG Member $100 / Non-member $120
Supply Fee:  $25
Supplies: spinning wheel, (optional - cotton cards, ball winder, niddy noddy)

 

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