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 or can work on the project of the term which will be Summer & Winter. 8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: April 12 – June 14, 2017  NO class april 19, 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 or can work on the project of the term which will be Summer & Winter.  8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates: April 12 – June 14, 2017  NO class april19, 2017

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

  ► CLASS FULL - join wait-list  

 
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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: Liz Bein and Kathi Grupp

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Dates: April 11 --  June 6, 2017

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

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Intermediate Tapestry Techniques - DAY

What do you need help with or want to learn or practice? We will each work out our own sample or tapestry design to reach our personal goals. Learn a new technique or expand on a basic technique, make decisions about how to make a design weave-able and discuss finishing techniques. Come with ideas and questions ready to work. We will do problem solving in class and you will do most of your weaving at home. Please contact me by email or phone before class to discuss your goals. 5 days

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:must have had a beginner’s class and know basic techniques and how to warp and operate your loom.

Days: Thursdays
Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dates: Apr 6, 13, 20, May 4, & 11

Tuition: $135 CHG member/ $155 non-member
Supply Fee:
none
Supplies: loom, warp & weft of your choice, scissors, pencil, paper for notes and any other tools you use to weave. I will have some warp and weft to sell if you need it.

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Intermediate Tapestry Techniques - NIGHT

What do you need help with or want to learn or practice? We will each work out our own sample or tapestry design to reach our personal goals. Learn a new technique or expand on a basic technique, make decisions about how to make a design weave-able and discuss finishing techniques. Come with ideas and questions ready to work. We will do problem solving in class and you will do most of your weaving at home. Please contact me by email or phone before class to discuss your goals. 5 days

Instructor:  Nancy Dugger

Prerequisite:must have had a beginner’s class and know basic techniques and how to warp and operate your loom.

Days: Thursdays
Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dates: Apr 6, 13, 20, May 4, & 11

Tuition: $135 CHG member/ $155 non-member
Supply Fee:
none
Supplies: loom, warp & weft of your choice, scissors, pencil, paper for notes and any other tools you use to weave. I will have some warp and weft to sell if you need it.

  ► Click here to register.  

 
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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. 2 days

Prerequisite: None. Beginning spinners are welcome.

Instructor:  Annie Hall

Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10:00 - 5:00 includes a lunch hour
Dates: May 6--7, 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! 1 day

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: May 13, 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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Crocheted Edgings for Handwovens

Learn to accent your weaving with crochet. This class is for the beginner to advance. We will be covering basic crochet stitches, how to read written patterns and how to read international crochet charts. With international crochet charts, one may read a pattern even if it is not in your language. We will crochet several different edgings starting with a narrow simple edge. We will discuss the different types of edgings and materials. All patterns will be supplied. 7 weeks

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor:  Crystal Perry

Days: Wednesday
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Dates: April 26 – June 14, 2017; no class May 17, 2017

Tuition:  CHG Member $99 / Non-member $109
Supplies: -Min. of one ball of #10 cotton crochet thread. (5/2 weaving cotton will do.) Different colors if adventurous.
-#7 steel crochet hook.
-Scissors
-Seamstress tape measure
-3 Ring note book with notebook paper and pen or pencil
-Optional: yarn bowl, or basket. (Your ball will roll around a lot.

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Drafting 201

Starting where Drafting 101 left off, continue to learn about weave structures in the twill family. Discover more features on your computer software as you design drafts. Have input in what you want covered in the class. Class time will be off loom. 1 day

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor:  Dianne Totten

Days: Saturday
Time:10:00 – 4:30
Dates: April 8, 2017

Tuition:  CHG Member $65 / Non-member $75
Supply Fee:  none
Supplies: Students need to bring note-taking materials, a couple sheets of graph paper, #2 soft lead pencil. Laptop with weaving software (demo can be downloaded for free) I will be using PCW Fiberworks in class.

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