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 choose a project of their own. 8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: January 25 – March 15, 2017

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 choose a project of their own.  8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates: January 25 – March 15, 2017

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

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Beginning Plus Weaving

Start weaving! This class is for complete beginners or advanced beginners: those who just started weaving but want a little more coaching. Our beginners will start with the basics--weaving is just over and under! We will cover every step from choosing the right yarn to how to finish your woven piece. The advanced beginners will work with me to choose a project. This will be an evening of creativity, relaxation and fun. Come join us. 8 Weeks.

Instructor: Kathi Grupp

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Dates: January 24 – March 14, 2017

Tuition:  $165 CHG member/$185 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $20

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Crazy Little No Sew Hat

In this weekend class, students will warp a Rigid Heddle loom. Then weave using novelty yarns for some funky and fun fabric that we will make into a zipper bag and a no-sew hat. No weaving experience necessary.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Days, Dates & Times: Saturday February 4, 2017 10am - 5pm
Sunday February 5, 2017 10:30am - 5pm

Tuition:  $120 CHG member/$140 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $15

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Beginning Tapestry Techniques - DAY

Weave a sample of basic tapestry techniques used in European ateliers. On a simple frame loom, we will begin with warping, weaving meet and separate, pick and pick, angles, curves and eccentric weft. 3 weeks, 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Days: Thursdays
Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dates: January 26, February 9 and 23, 2017

Tuition: $85 CHG member/ $95 non-member
Supply Fee:
$20 includes warp, weft, outline and frame loom rental
Supplies: Students need to bring scissors, pencil, enthusiasm.

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Beginning Tapestry Techniques - NIGHT

Weave a sample of basic tapestry techniques used in European ateliers. On a simple frame loom, we will begin with warping, weaving meet and separate, pick and pick, angles, curves and eccentric weft. 3 weeks, 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:None

Days: Thursdays
Times: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dates: January 26, February 9 and 23, 2017

Tuition: $85 CHG member/ $95 non-member
Supply Fee:
$20 includes warp, weft, outline and frame loom rental
Supplies: Students need to bring scissors, pencil, enthusiasm.

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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, are a great way to use up all those little amounts of mismatched yarns that spinners always seem to have around, and are a super carry-along knitting project. This class will include all the basics of sock making: casting on using double pointed needles, turning heels, and two ways to close the toe. Well explore designing your own socks using a basic sock formula.

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dates: February 7, 14, 21 2017

Tuition:  $100 CHG members/$120 non-members
Supply Fee:  $5 for class notebook
Supplies: Students need to bring a set of five US size 7* double pointed needles and 100 grams (or 4 ounces), approximately, of 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 #8 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 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: February 11 and February 12, 2017

Tuition:  CHG Member $120 / Non-member $140
Supply Fee:  $25, includes a hand spindle for you to take home, wool roving, and a handout.

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Intermediate Spinning 201

So you have a spinning wheel and you’re making yarn, but you’re sure there’s more you could be doing, right? In this class we’ll work on moving beyond our first skeins to something a little more refined. We’ll try our hands at various drafting techniques and how they create different yarns, look at woolen and worsted spinning (and everything in between), discuss the properties of wool, learn to hand card, ply, make skeins, and finish and store them. Lots of hands on, lots of learning, lots of fun!

Prerequisite: Participants should have their own spinning wheel and be able to spin, even if it is just at a beginner level. .

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 5:00 includes a lunch hour
Date: February 25, 2017

Tuition:  $90 CHG Member / Non-member $100
Supply Fee:  $15 which includes wool top, wool fleece, and a handout. Supplies: Students need to bring a spinning wheel (in good working order), wool cards (if you have them or can borrow them), usual spinning tools.

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Drafting 101 - DAY

You can read a draft, now learn how each component of the draft works together. With graph paper and pencil, we will begin to work through the basic threadings of twill, the largest family of weave structures. Lecture and drafting exercises will be used to help understand the role that tie-up and treadling plays. Computer software will be introduced. Experience the excitement of creating your own designs on 4 or more shafts. Class time will be off loom.

Prerequisite: Ability to read a draft.

Instructors: Dianne Totten

Days and Dates: Friday, January 27 and Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuition: $65 CHG member/$75 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $5 Includes Handouts and work sheets.
Supplies: Students need to bring a #2 soft lead pencil, eraser, color pencils, graph paper (8 sq./”), note-taking materials. May bring a laptop with weaving software. Software demos that can be downloaded for free are sufficient. Instructor will be using PCW Fiberworks in class.

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Drafting 101 - WEEKEND

You can read a draft, now learn how each component of the draft works together. With graph paper and pencil, we will begin to work through the basic threadings of twill, the largest family of weave structures. Lecture and drafting exercises will be used to help understand the role that tie-up and treadling plays. Computer software will be introduced. Experience the excitement of creating your own designs on 4 or more shafts. Class time will be off loom.

Prerequisite: Ability to read a draft.

Instructors: Dianne Totten

Day and Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuition: $65 CHG member/$75 Non-member
Supply Fee:  $5 Includes Handouts and work sheets.
Supplies: Students need to bring a #2 soft lead pencil, eraser, color pencils, graph paper (8 sq./”), note-taking materials. May bring a laptop with weaving software. Software demos that can be downloaded for free are sufficient. Instructor will be using PCW Fiberworks in class.

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Finishing Touches in Ethnic Traditions

Learn to make decorative finishes, seams, closures and embellishments including fringes, tassels and pompoms; Dorset buttons, Pippa knot frogs, monkey’s fist and Carrick bend knots. Discuss how to apply techniques to your projects from planning to problem solving. 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor:  Sue Gilmurray

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Dates: February 7, 14 and 21

Tuition:  $60 CHG Member / Non-member $70
Supply Fee:  Instructor will provide materials for ‘knots and buttons’.
Supplies: Student need to bring darning and sewing needles, scissors, woven fabrics for seams and fringes, matching yarn/thread scraps and embroidery flosses.

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