In -person Fiber Classes



Instructor:  Maggy Inman

Students will be introduced to reading a simple weaving draft. After discussing the interaction of weaving colors together, and planning out a small project, students will select from various color choices and patterns to design their own scarf out of rayon and/or cotton. Students will learn to use a warping board to measure their project and how to dress the loom with the warp. Enough yarn will be provided to practice weaving mechanics and try out some different colors and patterns before weaving the scarf. Students who have previously taken the Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom class at the Craft Center, and want to continue learning, can come prepared with a project in mind and weave the equivalent of two scarves.

Everyone learns and works at a different pace. If a student gets behind between classes or is unable to fully complete their project during the class time allotted, the loom will be available for the student to catch up or finish their project during the regular hours of the Crafts Center through November 5. Class fee includes materials and equipment for creating the class project and personal use of a loom for the time specified after the class ends.

Mondays and Wednesdays [7 evenings] October 5 – 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Thursday, Nov. 12]                               

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $110      Public – $190      Register for this class»



Instructor:  Maggy Inman

[Students must bring their own rigid heddle loom for this class. One will not be provided] Rigid Heddle looms are a great way to break into weaving with minimal investment. Many of the beginning weaving students at the Crafts Center say they either have a rigid heddle loom or have thought about buying one before investing in a floor loom, but aren’t sure how to get started. You can use your growing yarn stash, handspun, novelty yarns, or knitting yarn to weave many items that can be woven on a floor loom. It’s time to take that leap and learn how to warp a rigid heddle loom and use it to weave! Bring your rigid heddle loom to this workshop, and learn the basics of warping your loom. By the end of the weekend you will leave with your warped loom and be using it to weave a scarf.

Students must bring: rigid heddle loom, 8 dent heddle/reed, warping peg, weaving shuttle, and threading hook. [It isn’t necessary, but if you have a stand for your rigid heddle loom, it might be useful to learn using it.] The Crafts Center will provide yarn to use for your scarf.

Section B:
Saturday, November 7: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday, November 8: 1:30 – 4:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None, but student must bring a rigid heddle loom with them to class.

Class fee:    NC State Students  – $65      Public – $95      Register for this class»


Register for classes

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Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.


To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.