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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Our Day and Evening classes on Wednesday are full for the Fall session. We still have openings for the Tuesday Evening Class, 117-Beginning Plus Weaving. This class is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate weavers.

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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 continue the theme from summer, students will be doing a double weave project or a project of their choosing. 8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Dates: October 4 – December 6, 2017 
NO CLASS NOVEMBER 22, 2017

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

  ► Class is full - click here to get on the wait list..  

 
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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 continue the theme from summer, students will be doing a double weave project or a project of their choosing.  8 Weeks.

Instructors: Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dates: October 4 – December 6, 2017  
NO CLASS NOVEMBER 22, 2017

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

  ► Class is full - click here to get on the 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 a teacher to choose a project. This will be an evening of creativity, relaxation and fun. Come join us. 8 Weeks.

Instructor: Kathi Grupp and Liz Bein

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Dates: October 3, 2017 to November 21, 2017

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

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New Class!310-
Doubleweave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

In this weekend class, students will warp two heddles on a Rigid Heddle loom. They will weave a hanging caddy for shuttles or knitting needles (I made one for wooden utensils for the kitchen) using two contrasting colors and a hand manipulated lace technique. Students will need to have experience warping a RH loom! Two days, one weekend.

Prerequisite: None.

Instructor: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Days: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:30AM – 5:00PM
Date: September 30 & October 1, 2017

Tuition:  $120 CHG member/$140 Non-member
Supply Fee: $15 Instructor is supplying all needed materials and will supply a loom with heddles if needed.
Supplies needed from student: Students can supply their own RH loom but they must have two(2) 10-dent reeds/heddles. Student should bring scissors, tapestry needle, paper and pencil for notes.
Minimum class size/Maximum class size: Min 2 Max 6

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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: November 4, 2017

Tuition:  $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supply Fee:  $25 includes weaving board, cards, belt shuttle and thread
Supplies needed from student: Scissors and pencil

Minimum class size/Maximum class size: Min 3 Max 6

  ► Class is full - click here to get on the wait list..  

 
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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: November 11, 2017

Tuition: $30 CHG members/$40 non-members
Supply Fee: None
Supplies needed from student:  Scissors and materials from first class.

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Spinning 101: Beginning Spinning

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: October 7-8, 2017

Tuition:  CHG Member $130 / Non-member $150
Supply Fee:  $25, includes a hand spindle for you to take home, wool roving, and a handout.

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Spinning 201: Intermediate Spinning

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: October 14, 2017

Tuition:  $100 CHG Member / Non-member $110
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 beginners to advanced. 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: October 4 – November 15, 2017

Tuition:  CHG Member $99 / Non-member $109
Student requirements: minimum - 4; maximum – 10
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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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 days.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor:  Sue Gilmurray

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Dates: October 10 – 24, 2017

Tuition:  $60 CHG Member / Non-member $70
Supply Fee:  Instructor will provide materials for ‘knots and buttons’.
Supplies needed from student: darning and sewing needles, scissors, woven fabrics for seams and fringes, matching yarn/thread scraps and embroidery flosses.
Minimum class size/Maximum class size: Min 4 Max 10

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