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. The technique of Spring Quarter 2016 is Crackle Weave. 8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: April 13 – June 1, 2016 Make up day on June 8, 2016 if necessary

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

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates: April 13 – June 1, 2016 Make up Day on June 8, 2016 if necessary.

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

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Beginning and 1st Steps in 4 Shaft Weaving

This class is for beginning (no experience at all) or those who have had minimal instruction and need some assistance in four shaft weaving. This is to be a small class, 2-6 students for those who learn best in a small, focused environment. Topics covered will be thinking about design, basic drafting, winding a warp and getting it on the loom, sampling, weaving a project (towels, napkins, placemats, etc) to learn basic weaving structure, weaving off the loom and finishing the project. Cotton yarn will be used. Registration is on a first come, first served basis

Prerequisite: None.

Instructors: Terri Bryson

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates: April 12 – May 31, 2016 with June 7 as make up if needed

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

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Beginning Tapestry Techniques - DAY

Learn the basic techniques for weaving European style tapestries on a simple frame loom. Begin with warping, weaving meet and separate, pick and pick, angles, curves and eccentric weft.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Days: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Date: Apr 14 and 28, May 12 In case needed a make-up day will be May 26

Tuition: $85 CHG Member/$95 Non-Member
Supply Fee: $20
includes warp, weft, outline and frame loom rental
Supplies needed from student: scissors, pencil, enthusiasm.

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Beginning Tapestry Techniques - NIGHT

Learn the basic techniques for weaving European style tapestries on a simple frame loom. Begin with warping, weaving meet and separate, pick and pick, angles, curves and eccentric weft.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Date: Apr 14 and 28, May 12 In case needed a make-up day will be May 26

Tuition: $85 CHG Member/$95 Non-Member
Supply Fee: $20
includes warp, weft, outline and frame loom rental
Supplies needed from student: scissors, pencil, enthusiasm.

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Introduction to Card Weaving

Try a hands-on introduction to the ancient art of card weaving. Learn about 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.

Prerequisite:  None

Instructor:  Susan Gilmurray

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am - 3pm
Date: May 14, 2016

Tuition:  $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25 includes weaving board, cards, belt shuttle and thread
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 are ready for more twisty tricks, this class is for you. Besides turning, flipping and rotating, you will learn to move the cards between forward and backward packs to produce double sided patterns.  1 Day.

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Card Weaving.

Instructor:  Susan Gilmurray

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am - 3pm
Date: May 28, 2016

Tuition:  $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supply Fee: None
Supplies:  Bring a pair of scissors and materials from the first class.

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Design Kickstarters

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: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Bring Lunch)
Date: April 23, 2016

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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Pattern and Rhythm

This module focuses on two principles at the core of textile design: pattern and rhythm. Pattern can be defined simply as rhythmic repetition, but it can take an infinite number of forms and combinations. Discover how symmetry and asymmetry, scale, transparency, color and value can make for exciting patterns and how pattern can work for you in your chosen fiber medium. We will do a number of sketchbook exercises designed to deepen your understanding.

Instructor:  Molly Elkind

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Bring Lunch)
Date: March 26, 2016

Tuition:  $60 CHG members/$70 non-members
Supply Fee: $5 (includes handouts and use of instructor’s supplies.)
Supplies needed from student: sketchbook with unlined paper (at least 8-1/2” x 11”), tracing paper, graph paper, graphite pencils, colored pencils, colored magazines and other paper scraps, glue stick, XXX

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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: April 30-May 1, 2016

Tuition:  CHG Member $120 / Non-member $140
Supply Fee:  $25

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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
Dates: April 2, 2016 or May 15, 2016

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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