THE Crafts Center
Fiber Arts Classes

For Fiber Arts classes and studio use, participants must be age 14 or older.Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All weaving and spinning wheel classes include a pass for access to the fiber studio for the current semester. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


SCREENPRINTING image of screenprinting process

Instructor: Kirk Adam

 

Have you ever wanted to print your own design on a T-shirt or print cool posters? In this class you'll learn the basics to do just that. We'll cover things such as creating designs, making silkscreens, applying emulsions, exposing the screen, and printing techniques. No experience necessary, just an open mind to let creativity flow. In addition to the supply fee paid at registration, students are responsible for providing their own additional supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $40-$50 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

 

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 26 – September 30

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


WEAVING ON A FLOOR LOOM stuent weaving on a floor loom
Instructor: Shelly King


Learn to weave! Wind a warp, dress your loom, and weave it off. Beginners to the craft will explore twill patterns and other weaving techniques before completing a woven scarf. For continuing students, it would be helpful to have your project planned before the first class. Class fee includes use of a loom through the end of the semester. Visit Shelly’s website at thetexturedbolt.blogspot.com to view images of her work.


Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 15 – October 20

 

Supply fee

$29

 

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90

III= $100


HAND SPINNING spinning wheel class

Instructor: Jane Bynum

 

Learn to spin wool and cotton fibers into yarn! Students in this beginning level class will use both a drop spindle and a spinning wheel and will learn carding, blending, and plying.

 

Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, September 21 – October 26

 

Supply fee

$23

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


BEGINNING KNITTING knitted scarf

Instructor: Claude Bolger

 

Basic techniques include: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off, shaping, basic finishing, information about types of tools, materials, and pattern resources. Students may progress at their own speed. Advanced techniques will be taught and projects chosen based on each individual’s interest and skill level. For beginners – a materials fee of $16 is payable to instructor at first class and includes knitting needles, Knit-Chek, and yarn needles. Intermediate level students may purchase these tools if needed. Practice yarn will be provided by the Crafts Center at no charge. Repeat students welcome!


Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, October 13 – November 10

 

Class fee
I = $35

II = $63

III = $70


BASKET ORNAMENTS & QUICK GIFTS (Workshop) basket ornaments

Instructor: Barbara McGeachy

 

No experience required. Learn basket weaving skills and get a jump start on the holidays by weaving bells, angels, stars, snowflakes, and small baskets which make perfect gifts. A materials fee of $42 payable to instructor at start of class is for 6 baskets which everyone should have time to finish. Some additional materials will be available for $7 per basket. Wear old clothes and bring an apron and/or an old towel.


Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 25, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Class fee
I = $33

II = $60

III = $67


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457