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. Note: Not all classes are offered every term.

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.

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Beginning and Intermediate

Floor Loom Weaving

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:September 3 - October 29, 2014

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

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Weaving - Beginners Plus

Discover the art of floor-loom weaving in this beginning class. Play with yarn in the very first class as you learn the basic steps of dressing the loom. Then, throw the shuttle as you weave a sampler exploring a variety of techniques. Learn about project planning, fibers, patterns, color interaction, and fabric finishing. Woven fabric swatches and class discussions will help you plan pieces to create in future classes. Weavers with some experience may explore textures, colors, and designs of handwoven textiles with the help of the instructor. 8 Weeks.

Instructors: Elaine Bradley and Cindy Fox

Day: Tuesday
Time: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Dates: September  2 - October 28, 2014

Tuition:  $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25

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Floor Loom Weaving–Introduction

This weekend class introduces the student to floor loom weaving. On Saturday, you choose your yarn and prepare the loom for weaving. Discussions and demonstrations focus on terminology, reading patterns, and basic project planning. On Sunday, after creating a sampler of loom-controlled and hand-manipulated weaves, you get scissors to cut your piece from the loom. Then, finish up the edges during the class wrap-up.  2 Days.

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

Instructors:  Elaine Bradley  and Dell Stinnett

Tuition:  $125 CHG members/$145 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25

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Novice Weekend: Texture and Differential Shrinkage

This scarf is perfect for winter wear or for a holiday gift! Use fibers with different shrinkage characteristics to make a scarf with waves of texture. Includes a review of dressing the loom and basic weave technique. Your practice piece may become a purse or eyeglass case.

Prerequisite: Completion of a CHG floor loom weaving introduction class or permission of the instructor.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley and Dell Christy

Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9 am - 4pm
Dates: December 6-7, 2014

Tuition:  $130 CHG members/$150 non-members
Supplies:  Supply list provided after registration.

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Mug Rugs: Weaving Introduction

Weave colorful mug rugs while learning to weave on a floor loom. Learn to prepare the loom for weaving, then weave a few sets of mug rugs for yourself or for a gift. Discussions focus on equipment and basic project planning. No prior weaving experience is required. Expect to complete about a dozen mug rugs. This is a great opportunity to recycle – bring fabric strips if you have them. 2 Days.

This class is approved for Georgia Department of Education PLU credit

Instructors:  Elaine Bradley and Kathi Grupp

Tuition:  $125 CHG member/$145 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $25
Supplies: Optional - fabric strips suitable for weaving. Supply list provided after registration.

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Weaving in the woods Beginning Floor Loom

This class takes place in Newnan, Georgia. In this class we will learn to wind a warp, dress a loom and weave a sampler of plain and twill weave and hand manipulated lace structures. A second warp will yield two kitchen towels in cotton. 8 Weeks.

Instructor:  Ann Lynn Whiteside

Tuition:  $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supply Fee:  $15
Supplies:
Scissors, tape measure, Patience and a BIG smile

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Novice Weekend: Structure as Stripes

Novice classes are perfect for weavers who have just completed an introductory class. These classes include a review of dressing the loom and basic weaving technique. Practice your technique while learning how to use weave structure as stripe designs and then weave a scarf or table runner during this intensive weekend class. 2 Days.

Prerequisite: Completion of Floor Loom Weaving – Introduction or permission of the instructor.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley  and Dell Christy

Tuition:  $125 CHG members/$145 non-members
Supplies: Supply list provided after registration.

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Spring Break Weaving Intensive

Immerse yourself in a weaving experience in this intensive week-long class. Learn weaving fundamentals as you prepare a warp and dress your loom twice to create a sampler and a scarf in this session. Find out about the terminology, patterns and drafts, along with basic project planning through the class discussions and demonstrations. This course gives you the feel of a craft camp-- with no travel, and your evenings at home.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $195 CHG members/$215 non-members
Supply Fee:  $40

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Floor Loom, 4 Days, 2 Structures, For Beginners and Beyond

Join us for 4 full days of weaving and complete 2 projects in the 4 days. Compressing an 8 week class into 4 days, beginners will learn the entire process of hand weaving from the cone of yarn to finished cloth. In addition to completing 2 projects, you will work on your notebook of samples. Continuing students will have the opportunity to try new structures. Included will be discussions about design, project planning, drafting and other topics TBD.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor: Kay Guilmet & Ann Doherty

Tuition:  $145 CHG member/$165 Non-member
Supply Fee:  Depends on project selected ($20)

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Weaving Introduction: Weave a Scarf

While learning to weave on a floor loom, weave a scarf for yourself or for a gift. Learn to prepare the loom for weaving, and then make yarn become fabric as you 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: Elaine Bradley & Kathi Grupp

Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9 am - 5pm
Dates August 23 & 24, 2014

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

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Continuing Weaving

Continuing students fine-tune their skills by studying a specific weave technique or designing and weaving a project with the help of the instructor. 8 Weeks.

Prerequisite: Must be able to warp a loom independently and be comfortable weaving from drafts.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Day: Thursday
Time: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Dates: September 4 - October 30, 2014

Tuition:  $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supplies:  Student provides.

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Weaving Fabulous Cloth

Have you ever thought of entering a Convergence exhibit, but just didn't think you were quite ready? Have you ever wanted to enter the Convergence Fashion Show, but was just a little afraid that your work would not stand up? Do you have years of experience, been accepted into Convergence exhibits, but now want a little extra push to get to the next level? Maybe all you want is to have something to enter into our next juried exhibit. Well, now's the time to start working. This class will help you find inspiration for that next great piece, help you work through the steps for weaving what you have envisioned, and then push your idea even further. What this all means is that we will come to class with ideas, your design notebook, and then samples of your ideas. You will weave these samples on your loom during the week between classes based upon what you've learned and seen in class. The class time will be spent talking about our work and sharing thoughts with each other on what could make it better. We will provide a supportive environment where risk taking will hopefully go on everyday. Weavers of all levels of ability should find value in this approach.  8 Weeks.

Instructor:  Lynn Pollard

Tuition:  $100 CHG members/$120 non-members
Supplies:  Student provides.

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Weaving Special Studies

Weavers explore their own study topics with the help of the instructor.  Depending on your experience, expect to complete a table runner, scarf, or shawl during this class.  Discussions include project planning, fibers, different weaves, and color interaction.  8 Weeks.

Prerequisite: Completion of Floor Loom Weaving - Introduction (Class #102) or permission of the instructor.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley and Cindy Fox

Tuition:  $145 CHG members/$165 non-members
Supplies:  Student provides

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Summer Weaving Open Studio

Continuing students study a specific weave technique or design and weave a project with the help of the instructor.  8 Weeks.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Must be able to warp a loom independently and be confortable weaving from drafts.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $125 CHG members/$145 non-members
Supplies:  Student provides.

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Weave Drafting I: Starting with the Basics

Are you confused by the weave patterns and drafts you see in print or online? Do you wonder why the graph drawdown does not always show you how your fabric will look? Learn to read the recipe, and how the parts of a weave draft apply to your work at the loom. Then go beyond the recipe, learning how to make threading and treadling work for you. Suitable for beginning weavers, weavers needing a refresher, or "armchair" weavers who have been intrigued by drafts. 2 Weeks.

Prerequisite: None, but some familiarity with a loom may be helpful.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $40 CHG member/$50 Non-member
Supplies:  Note taking supplies.

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Weave Drafting II: Building with Blocks

Increase your weave design potential by designing with blocks and profiles. Learn about the "short draft" shortcut and how to translate this profile to thread-by-thread for threading and treadling. Find out what weave structures are appropriate for this design potential, and jump start your weaving to the next level. 2 Weeks.

Prerequisite: Completion of #250 Weave Drafting I or equivalent experience. Although we will not weave in class, some experience with shaft loom weaving will be helpful.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $40 CHG member/$50 Non-member
Supplies: 
Note taking supplies.

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Weave Drafting III: Drafting Outside the Box

Once you can weave from a draft and understand the structure, learn more strategies to help you weave the cloth you want. This weave drafting class covers: turning a draft (how and why); adjusting a draft for the size of a specific project; reproducing a cloth when you do not already know the draft; plus more techniques to help you weave outside the box. 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: Completion of #250 Weave Drafting I or equivalent experience. Although we will not weave in class, some experience with shaft loom weaving will be helpful.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $40 CHG member/$50 Non-member
Supplies:  Note taking supplies.

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Holiday Class

Come and weave your last minute holiday gifts. We will be providing ideas and drafts to weave all things square and rectangular, such as towels, table runners, cards, ornaments, pillows, etc. This class is for advanced beginners/intermediate students who need to be able to wind their warp and dress their own loom.

Instructor:  Ann Doherty, Kay Guilmet

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10am - 1:30pm
Dates: November 12, 19, 24, December  3,10,17, 2014

Tuition:  $145 CHG member/$165 Non-member
Supplies: Students supply their own yarn.

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Weaving in a Series

Learn how weaving in a series can unlock your creative potential. With a mix of in-person meetings, internet discussion, and independent study with instructor guidance, participants will weave a group of textiles based on their own interests. (Weaving is done at home, no weaving in class.) Perhaps you want to choose a fiber to explore, or a weave structure or technique, or a color family. Whether you prefer to design on paper, at the computer, at the loom, or using a blend of methods, you will discover new possibilities as your ideas build on each other, and you weave better cloth.

Prerequisite: Must be able to warp a loom independently, must be comfortable weaving from drafts, and must have experience with several woven structures and techniques.

Instructor: Elaine Bradley

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dates: Sept 8, 22, Oct, 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 8 and internet discussions on alternate Mondays.
-- 7 face-to-face meetings over 14-week class.

Tuition:  $155 CHG member/$175 Non-member
Supplies: Access to a loom required.

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Starter Class: Learn to Weave

Learn to weave on a simple table-top rigid heddle loom. Complete a wool scarf, then learn fancy hand-manipulated techniques. This is a good introductory class if you have no weaving experience. There will be homework between classes.  2 Weeks.

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

Instructor:  Laura Klein

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 - 4:00pm
Dates: August 16 - August 30, OR October 25 - November 1, 2014

Tuition:  $90 CHG members/$100 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25

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Luxury Scarf in a Day – Weaving Introduction

Create a beautiful woven scarf in just a few hours. This introductory class will appeal to spinners, knitters, and crocheters who are interested in learning about weaving and to anyone wanting a taste of weaving. Using popular novelty yarns create a fun fashion accessory on a simple table-top rigid heddle loom.  1 Day.

Instructor:  Laura Klein

Tuition:  $65 CHG members/$75 non-members
Supplies:  Supply list provided after registration.

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Simple Weaving:  Continuing with Rigid Heddle - Colors and Textures

This class will appeal to Rigid Heddle weavers who are eager to experiment with combining a variety of colors and textures to fashion a unique fabric. Working with the help of the instructor, design and weave a project of your choice. Choose from textures and patterns, color-and-weave effects, stripes, and more. This class includes review of dressing the rigid heddle loom. Bring your own rigid heddle loom, or reserve a guild loom for a lab fee. Work at home between class sessions, with the instructor available for consultation via email. Students provide their own yarns. 3 classes.

Prerequisite: "Starter Class" or equivalent experience.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $100 CHG members/$110 non-members
Supply Fee:  Supply list provided after registration.
Optional Lab Fee: $30
Supplies needed from student: Supply list provided after registration.

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Rigid Heddle Weaving Weekend

Learn to dress a simple rigid heddle loom and complete a sampler of weaver-controlled techniques including open-work weaves, float weaves, and brocades. These one-of-a-kind textiles display timeless handmade qualities in our increasingly mechanized environment. This introductory class requires no previous weaving experience. 2 days This class is approved for Georgia Department of Education PLU credit.

Instructor: Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $115 CHG member/$135 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $25

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Weave a Tartan on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom by weaving the State of Georgia tartan. Your tartan scarf will be woven in a plain weave structure. Instructor is supplying all yarn for this project

Prerequisite: none, beginners welcome.

Instructor: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Day and Times:Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday. 10:00am- 4:00 pm
Dates: September 27 & 28, 2014  OR  November 15 – 16, 2014

Tuition:  $135 CHG member/$155 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $30
Supplies needed from student: scissors pencil and paper for notes. 4 shuttles and bobbins( if you have them)
Minimum class size/Maximum class size: minimum 3, maximum 6.

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Tapestry Refresher

12 hours to review basic skills and answer questions. We will begin with a review of warping a copper pipe frame and getting prepared for weaving. Then progress to working on basic meet and separate techniques, adding in, taking out, angles and curves. To keep everything consistent I will provide all materials for $15. You can bring your own frame, bobbins, scissors, beater, etc. and questions. If you don't have a copper pipe frame I will have a few. As the work progresses keep in mind this will be in preparation for Kathe Todd Hooker's workshop. Any questions I cannot answer will be recorded to ask at the workshop. 3 weeks

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Tuition: $150 CHG members/$170 non-members
Supply Fee: $15

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Tapestry Newcomers

We will be working on copper pipe frames to begin learning meet and separate tapestry techniques. You will warp the frame and weave a sampler. You will be allowed to take the frame home to work on through the week and return to class with questions. Instructor will provide frames, warp and weft materials.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Tuition:  $110 CHG member/Non-member $ 130
Supply Fee: $25
Supplies needed from student:
notebook or sketch book for taking notes, pencils, scissors, ruler, table fork or sturdy wide toothed comb, and bobbins if you have them.

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Tapestry Projects

We will warp the copper pipe frames with continuous warps to weave a sampler of techniques that you will use to create your own design on the same warp. Instructor will supply warp (seine twine), wool weft and copper pipe frames. Or you may use your own materials.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite: basic knowledge of meet and separate tapestry techniques

Tuition: $135 CHG member/ $155 non-member
Supply Fee: $25
if you use my warp and weft, $10 if you use your own materials.
Supplies needed from student: notebook for taking notes, sketch book and/or drawing paper, graph paper, colored papers, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, ruler, beater or table fork, bobbins and copper pipe frame if you have them. If you bring your own frame you will need 3 dowels at least ¾" in diameter about 2"-3" longer than the width of your frame.

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Tapestry Techniques

This class will combine beginning and intermediate level tapestry weavers. We will warp the copper pipe frames or your own tapestry loom to weave a sampler of your choice or level. Instructor will supply warp (seine twine), wool weft, some novelty yarns and copper pipe frames. Or you may use your own materials. The object of the class will be to add to your tapestry experience by trying new techniques and new materials.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite: none

Tuition: CHG28, 2014 Member $110 / $130 Non-member
Supply Fee: $20 if you use my warp and weft, $5 for beginners outline.

Supplies needed from student: notebook for taking notes, sketch book and/or drawing paper or graph paper, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, ruler, beater or table fork, bobbins and copper pipe frame if you have them. If you bring your own frame you will need 3 dowels at least ¾" in diameter and about 2"-3" longer than the width of your frame.

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Beach Weaving - Frame Loom

Weave on a simple, portable frame loom. Carry it with you to weave mats, placemats, or wall hangings. Using a picture frame as a loom, you can create textiles using colors and textures. Learn to blend yarns for color and texture effects and to finish the edges appropriately. After you learn this technique, you can weave at the beach, in the mountains, almost anywhere!  8 Weeks.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $90 CHG members/$100 non-members

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Beach Weaving - Table Loom

Make loom-controlled patterns with a lever-controlled table loom. Attend the first three classes and then you will be able to weave at home as well as in class with the payment of a loom deposit. (If you use your own shaft table loom, deposit is waived.) After you learn this technique, you can weave at the beach, in the mountains, almost anywhere!  8 Weeks.

Instructors:  Elaine Bradley and Cindy Fox

Tuition:  $175 CHG members/$195 non-members (includes $50 refundable loom deposit)
Supply Fee:  $25

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Weaving Introduction – Weave it on the Table

This weekend class introduces the student to floor loom weaving on a lever-controlled table loom. On Saturday, prepare the loom for weaving and begin creating a sampler of loom-controlled and hand-manipulated weaves, On Sunday, you get scissors to cut your piece from the loom. Then, finish up the edges during the class wrap-up. Discussions and demonstrations focus on terminology, reading patterns, and basic project planning. 2 Days.

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

Instructors:  Elaine Bradley and Cindy Fox

Tuition: Member Tuition: $130/Non member tuition: $150
Supply Fee:  $25

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Backstrap Weaving, a Modern Take

We will discuss the history of backstrap weaving and the current uses of this method of weaving. You will learn to weave with your own backstrap loom, which you will make, using a rigid heddle and other components. The loom is yours to keep.

Prerequisite: none, beginners are welcome

Instructor:  Ann Lynn Whiteside

Day: Saturday
Time:10:00am to 4:30pm
Dates: October 4, 2014

Tuition: Member Tuition: $95/Non member tuition: $115
Supply Fee:  $30.00. Everything needed to weave will be supplied by the instructor
Supplies needed from student: scissors, pencil and paper, a big smile
Minimum class size/Maximum class size minimum 3, maximum 6

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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, Dianne Totten

Day: Friday OR Monday OR Saturday
Time:
10 am - 4 pm
Dates: August 15 OR October 20 OR November 22

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

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

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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

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

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Beach Weaving – Underwater  Basket Weaving

Create woven vessels and sculptural forms using the fiber techniques of twining, weaving, and plaiting.  Expect to produce several basket forms while learning ancient techniques.  4 Weeks.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $100 CHG member/$120 non-member
Supply Fee:  Approximately $20

 
 
 
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Basketry: Containers and Woven Vessels

Create containers, woven vessels, and sculptural forms using the fiber techniques of twining, weaving, plaiting, and more. Students will learn to transform natural and prepared materials into containers and structures. Expect to produce several functional and decorative basket forms while learning ancient and traditional techniques.  4 Weeks.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition: CHG Member $100/$120 Non-member
Supply Fee: Approximately $20
Supply List:
Supply list provided after registration.

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Beautiful Braids: Kumihimo Introduction

Start your exploration of this ancient Japanese braiding technique in this introductory class. We will use portable braiding disks rather than the traditional braiding stand. Your braids can be used for trims, closings, ties, etc.  3 Weeks.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $70 CHG members/$80 non-members
Supply Fee:  $20

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Beach Braiding

Start your exploration of Kumihimo, an ancient Japanese braiding technique, in this introductory class.  We will use portable braiding disks rather than the traditional braiding stand.  Your braids can be used for trims, closings, ties, etc.  After you learn this technique, you can braid at the beach, in the mountains, almost anywhere!  4 Weeks.

Instructor:  Elaine Bradley

Tuition:  $80 CHG member/$90 Non-member

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Beginning Knitting

Join us to learn the basics of knitting while working on a set of cotton dish cloths.  Students will learn to knit and purl "continental style" with the yarn carried in the left hand, increasing, decreasing, and binding off along with a couple of different ways to cast on.  We'll work on a small sample that can be completed during class and then students will complete the full-size version during the week to show at the next class.  All materials will be provided by the instructor.  3 Weeks.

Instructor:  Dell Christy

Tuition:  $80 CHG members/$90 non-members
Supply Fee:  $15

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Knitting 101

Those gorgeous fall sweaters aren’t started in September!  Learn to knit in time to make your own Christmas presents.  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

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

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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Understanding Design

How do you come up with an idea for a new textile or mixed media piece (such as a weaving, a quilt, a collage, an embroidery)? Once you have an idea, how do you develop and refine it into a pleasing and workable design? (What if 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 class, through lecture, discussion, handouts, and hands-on work. By the end of the class you'll have your own original design and a process and vocabulary you can use again and again no matter what your fiber medium. Prerequisite: An open mind and spirit of adventure!

Instructor:  Molly Elkind

Tuition:  $110 CHG member / $130 non-members
Supply Fee:  $10 for 30+ handouts, value scale and use of supplies
Supplies needed from student: Bring a sketchbook of your choice (preferably 8.5 x 11) and some old magazines to the first class. Student is responsible for materials to be used in art piece.

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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: August 2 & August 3, 2014 OR October 11 & 12, 2014

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

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Make a Coptic Bound Book

Coptic bound books are characterized by one or more folios of parchment paper sewn through their folds and attached to each other with chain stitch linkings across the spine. In this class, you will design your cover, cut and fold your paper to create folios and bind the book together with waxed linen thread. 1 Day.

Instructor:  Judith Krone

Tuition:  $25 CHG members/$35 non-members
Supply Fee: $6
Supplies:  Paper to decorate your book cover (one large sheet of handmade paper, magazines, materials for collage, wrapping paper…), Exacto knife, curved needle with large eye (available at Michaels or Joanne Fabrics), handmade fabric for cover embellishment if desired, scissors, cutting mat, bone folder or dull kitchen knife, small awl (available at hardware stores), paper towels, small bowl for water, ruler. [Note: two heavy cardboard covers, waxed linen thread, paper for folios, and glue sticks will be provided.]

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Zentangle Class®

Zentangles® are a way to make complicated patterns by combining simple strokes you do every day. In this class you will learn the magic of turning one mark into a beautiful design.   1 Day.

Instructor:  Ann Lynn Whiteside, CZT

Tuition: $40 CHG members/$50 non-members
Supply Fee: $25
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Supplies: Desire to learn and a BIG smile.

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Viking Knitting, Beginners and Beyond

Make beautiful jewelry using this ancient technique that was originally used by the Vikings to make flexible chains. All Students will begin the basics of Viking Knit and will complete a beaded bracelet. For those who have experience with Viking Knit, more advanced wire knitting techniques will be presented and explored. Although supplies are provided, students are encouraged to bring their wire jewelry tools. The supply fee includes the dowel and draw plate which students will keep. Come spend an afternoon discovering this easy to learn and highly successful craft.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructors: Kathi Grupp

Tuition:  $50 CHG member/$60 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $20 for kit and supplies.

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Needle Felting Three Dimensional Objects

Learn to combine wet felting with needle felting to make three dimensional objects. This class offers quick and easy techniques that speed up and simplify the otherwise tedious and time-consuming wet felting process.

Prerequisite: For beginners as well as seasoned felters.

Instructor:  Christy Foelsch

Tuition: $45 CHG member/$50 Non-member
Supply Fee: $15
Supplies needed from student:
Students do not need to bring anything. Felting kits will be supplied. Each kit will include:
1. Wool roving
2. Soy felting pad
3. One felting needle
Kits will be taken home.

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Needle felting and wet felting on fabric

This class offers simple and quick techniques for needle felting and wet felting on fabric. Learn to use your felting needle in the same way that you would use your paintbrush, your roving like your paints and your fabric like your paper. Create interesting and intricate images in this class. Kit includes I felting pad, felting needles, fabric with printed image, colorful roving, reusable plastic felting sheet and the wedding sponge, written instructions for needle felting and wet felting.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructors: Christy Foelsch

Tuition:  $45 CHG member/$55 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $15 for felting kit.

 

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