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.


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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 the looms 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, January 27 – March 3

 

Supply fee

$29

 

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90

III= $100


BEGINNING KNITTING knitted scarf

Instructor: Claude Bolger

 

Learn basic cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, bind off, and basic finishing. Instruction includes information about types of tools, materials, and pattern resources. Students may progress at their own speed to learn basic increase, decrease, knit/purl stitch variations, circular join, and knitting a simple project. A materials fee of $16 payable to instructor at first class includes knitting needles, Knit-Chek, and yarn needles. Practice yarn will be provided by the Crafts Center at no charge.


Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, January 27 – February 24

 

Class fee
I = $35

II = $63

III = $70


SILK DYEING TECHNIQUES (Workshop)

image of student dying silk scarvesInstructor: Wanda Borrelli

 

No experience necessary. Add some color to your wardrobe or make a gift for that special friend. In this fun class we will learn different dyeing techniques using Procion MX dyes on silk scarves. Exciting patterns will emerge as we experiment with various techniques and color mixing. Colors can range from vibrant to pastels. In addition to immersion dyeing, we will learn shibori techniques and different forms of resist. All supplies provided.  A $30 materials fee, payable to instructor at first class, includes 6 silk scarves.  Extra scarves will be available for purchase. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel.


Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

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Workshop fee
I = $39
II = $70
III= $78

 

 

 


For NC State Students Only: Learn to Sew - find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457