Weaving Rugs on a Peg Loom

CLASS ID: 4R14
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18 and Friday, October 20, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Jeanne Molamphy
Decorating areas with handwoven rugs are the perfect way to add a bit of “chic” to your favorite spaces. The Peg Loom Rug is an easy plain-weave structure made on a sturdy wooden Peg Loom. These cushy rugs are made from core wrapped fleeces, pencil or regular roving, even mega bulky rug yarn in the color of your choice. The Loom will be supplied by the instructor for each student which can be purchased to take home or rented for the 8 hour class.

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Nuno Felted Scarf

CLASS ID: 4R13
Time/Date: Friday, October 20, 10:00AM – 2:30PM

Leslie Granbeck
Embellish a silk scarf with soft wool fibers to create a beautiful accessory perfect for any season. Choose your color palette of beautifully dyed fibers, and then create any design from floral to geometric to abstract. Without knitting or sewing, you’ll create a supple scarf using a little soapy water and a unique felting technique. $25 materials fee includes all fibers and supplies is payable to instructor.

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Ply-Split Braided Necklace

CLASS ID: 4R25
Date/Time: Monday, October 23, 9:30AM – 3:30PM

Louise French
Ply-split braiding is an interlacement technique found in northwest India, where men make girths, bags, and other accessories for camels. We use this technique to make decorative pieces such as necklaces, bracelets, belts and vessels. In this class you will learn the basics of ply-splitting by making a key ring fob, and then move on to a necklace. $28 material fee includes introductory notebook and all necessary cords. Gripfids will be provided for use in class and may be purchased for an additional $11. Bring to class: Bag lunch, and a task light if you have one (or let the office know if you would like to use WBCA’s)

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Abiyoyo

CLASS ID: 7R25 This class has been cancelled.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Erika Arndt
Abiyoyo is a troublesome giant who creates problems for the village until a boy and his father devise a plan to get rid of him. We’ll hear Pete Seeger tell the tale, then we’ll make three things from the story: an Abiyoyo yarn doll, a magic wand, and a homemade ukulele. Your child will want to sing, dance, and retell this story over and over again!

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SAORI Weaving

CLASS ID: 4R15 This class is full.
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 1, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Chiaki O’Brien
SAORI is very different from traditional weaving, placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. This is a therapeutic/healing weaving technique. SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. No two weavers are alike, so it is very natural that every single cloth, freely woven by people with different personalities, is beautiful in a unique way. Irregular selvages and accidental skips of thread add to the un-programmed beauty of SAORI cloths. We admire this irregularity as the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity. In this class we will relax, enjoy, explore, and develop positive thinking through weaving. Enjoy weaving with many colors, textures and utilizing the inherent sense of exploration we all possess! The looms will be set up ahead of time, so you can start weaving right away. You can take home whatever length you weave. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as home spun yarn or strips of fabric. Be ready to follow your heart and feel like you are 5 years old again!

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Felted Luminarias

CLASS ID: 4R12
Date/Time: Sunday, November 5, 12:30PM – 5:00PM

Leslie Granbeck
Add a warm glow to the holiday season with pretty, felted luminarias. Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and a little soapy water. Add texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias are the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies for two luminarias.

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Dancer Wall Piece

CLASS ID: 4R37
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tressa Sularz
Learn how to twine this wall piece that dances on the wall. OK, not really dancing on the wall, but when hanging on the wall it looks like a dancer. This is a fun project, and will help you with other twining projects. Glass beads are woven into this structure make it look like a fancy dancer. This is a fun class, and for those twiners you’ll be inspired to create in a new way. This class is open to all levels experience. Some twining experience is helpful.

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Felted Vases, Vessels, and Bowls

CLASS ID: 4R11
Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 10:00AM – 2:30PM

Leslie Granbeck
Learn the fascinating art of seamless 3-D wet felting! Using wool and a variety of natural fibers, felt a small vessel to hold trinkets, chocolates, or to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose bright or natural colors, then “sculpt” your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary. You can even make it reversible. $20 material fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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