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: June 10 -- August 19, 2015; Instructors will be out of class for 2 of the weeks, dates TBD

Tuition: $165 CHG members/$185 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: June 10 -- August 19, 2015; Instructors will be out of class for 2 of the weeks, dates TBD

Tuition: $165 CHG members/$185 non-members
Supply Fee:  $20

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Funky Little Hat

We will warp a rigid heddle loom with some fun yarns, and weave off 22" of fabric with 12" on two sides fringe for braids.  We will cut off our fabric and make a "no sew" hat.  This adorable hat looks cute on everyone!

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Day: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time:10-4pm
Date: February 14, 2015

Tuition:  $75 CHG member/$85 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $20

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Tapestry Techniques: Beginners

First class- warping a copper pipe frame loom, preparing to weave, weaving a header. Second class- twining, double half hitch knots, meet and separate, bubbling, slits. Third class- Adding and taking away bobbins, horizontal stripes, and pick and pick.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Time:1-3pm
Date: June 11 and 25, July 9, 2015

Tuition: $60 CHG member/ $70 non-member
Supply Fee: $15
includes warp, weft and outline

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Tapestry Techniques: Beginners

First class- warping a copper pipe frame loom, preparing to weave, weaving a header. Second class- twining, double half hitch knots, meet and separate, bubbling, slits. Third class- Adding and taking away bobbins, horizontal stripes, and pick and pick.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Time:7-9pm
Date: June 11 and 25, July 9, 2015

Tuition: $60 CHG member/ $70 non-member
Supply Fee: $15
includes warp, weft and outline

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Tapestry Techniques: Beyond

First class – come with a warped frame or whatever you weave on with header woven. We will review twining, double half hitch knots, bubbling, pick and pick variations.
Second class- angles, hatching vs. hachure, curves.
Third class- outlining, eccentric weft, soumak

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Time:1-3pm
Date: July 23, Aug 13 and 27, 2015

Tuition: $60 CHG member/ $70 non-member
Supply Fee: $5
for outline if you use your own material, or $10 for outline and weft yarn.

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Tapestry Techniques: Beyond

First class – come with a warped frame or whatever you weave on with header woven. We will review twining, double half hitch knots, bubbling, pick and pick variations.
Second class- angles, hatching vs. hachure, curves.
Third class- outlining, eccentric weft, soumak

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Time:7-9pm
Date: July 23, Aug 13 and 27, 2015

Tuition: $60 CHG member/ $70 non-member
Supply Fee: $5
for outline if you use your own material, or $10 for outline and weft yarn.

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Inkle Weaving - Beginner

Inkle weaving is simple, fast, portable and fun.  Inkle bands can be used for bracelets, camera or guitar straps, dog collar or leash, trims, belts, a small purse, etc.  Beginner students will learn to warp an inkle loom and weave a sample.1 Day.

Prerequisite:  None.

Instructors:  Ann Doherty, and Carol Weber

Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am - 4pm
Date: June 6, 2015

Tuition:  $65 CHG members / $75 non-members
Supply Fee:  $5

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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: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Dates: June 2 - July 7, 2015

Tuition:  $130 CHG members/$150 non-members
Minimum class size: 2   Maximum class size:  6
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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Design Intensive:  Approaching Design Step by Step

How do you come up with an idea for a new textile or mixed media piece (such as a weaving, a quilt, a collage or embroidery)?  Once you have an idea, how do you develop and refine it into a pleasing and workable design?  (Even if you think you can’t draw?)  How can you use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to evaluate your artwork, in progress and once it’s finished?  These are the questions we’ll address in this workshop through lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises.  We’ll delve into how you can break away from making work according to others’ patterns and start using your own unique voice.  By the end of the class you’ll have your own design and a process and vocabulary you can use again and again no matter what your fiber medium.  If you missed this class at Fiber Forum in April, now’s your chance!

Instructor:  Molly Elkind

Day: Fridays
Time: 10am - 2pm
Dates: July 17, July 24, July 31, 2015

Tuition:  $225 CHG members / $245 non-members
Supply Fee: $20 for 30+ handouts, color wheel and grayscale, and use of instructor's supplies
Supplies needed from student: sketchbook with unlined paper (at least 8 ½" x 11"), color magazines and other paper scraps for collage, gluestick, x-acto or utility knife, small cutting mat or stack of newspapers, colored pencils, scissors for fabric and paper, photos or other source of inspiration (optional)
Minimum/Maximum class size: 4/15

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Design Kickstarters

Is the Design Intensive class too long or too intense for your needs right now?  This half-day workshop will get you working in your sketchbook and generating ideas right away.  No matter what kind of artwork you do, you’ll find that a sketchbook or visual journal can be a valuable resource and guide on your artistic journey.  We’ll do several different quick and fun exercises designed to get some ideas down on paper and to acquaint you with a few of the key Elements of Art and Principles of Design (no prior drawing experience needed).  You’ll walk out with a toolbox of strategies and activities you can use in those moments when you are stumped about the way forward in your work.

Instructor:  Molly Elkind

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am - 1pm
Dates: August 15, 2015

Tuition:  $60 CHG members/$70 non-members
Supply Fee: $5 for handouts and use of instructor's supplies
Supplies needed from student: sketchbook with unlined paper (at least 8 ½" x 11"), color magazines and other paper scraps for collage, gluestick, x-acto or utility knife, small cutting mat or stack of newspapers, colored pencils, scissors for fabric and paper.

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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 - 5:00 includes a lunch hour
Dates: July 11-12, 2015

Tuition:  CHG Member $120 / Non-member $140
Supply Fee:  $25
Supplies: spinning wheel, (optional - cotton cards, ball winder, niddy noddy)

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Fabric Painting 3 Ways

Explore surface design with three kinds of fabric paint in one session: Neocolor II watercolor crayons, Shiva Paintstiks oil sticks, and Dye-na-Flow silk paints. We'll experiment with these media using stamps, stencils, rubbings, resists and other techniques on both cotton and silk fabrics. You'll leave with a collection of patterned fabrics that you can use in a whole range of projects, and you get to take home starter sets of each type of paint!

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor:  Molly Elkind

Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 2:00
Dates: August 22, 2015

Tuition:  CHG Member $60 / Non-member $70
Supply Fee:  $60 includes starter sets of each kind of paint and use of other supplies.
Supplies: 2 yards tightly woven white cotton, 1 yard tightly woven black cotton, ¼ yard printed cotton that you dislike (all cottons should be prewashed and cut into manageable rectangles about 12" – 15" on one side); 1 yard lightweight china silk, prewashed and cut into size that will fit in your hoop or frame; quilting or embroidery hoop or frame at least 12" across; one roll masking tape; old toothbrush. Students should wear old clothes or a smock.

 

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