In -person Fiber Classes

BEGINNING WEAVING ON A FLOOR LOOM

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.

Section A: Mondays and Wednesdays [7 evenings] February 15, 17, 24, March 1, 3, 8, 10 [skip Feb. 22]: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, March 28] 

Section B: Mondays and Wednesdays [7 evenings] March 29, 31, April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, May 2]                              

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110      Public- $180     Register for this class»

 

FABRIC JEWELRY [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

wool-quilling-jewelryLooking for something relaxing and fun to do on a University Wellness Day?  Try this fun class making necklaces, bracelets or pins using recycled tie-dyed T-shirts. When cut, rolled and glued into colorful shapes they are transformed into unique jewelry. This is a fun and easy way to recycle. We will also use this technique with strips of recycled wool fabric.  All supplies provided.

Friday, March 5, 10:00am – 2:00 pm  

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $25     Public – $50     Register for this class»

 

INTERMEDIATE SEWING

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

This class is for those who have taken a beginning machine sewing class or those with prior experience who would like to improve their skills by taking on a more complex garment sewing project. You must be familiar with using a sewing machine, know how to read a pattern, and how to cut out and follow pattern instructions. In this class we’ll learn how to make a dress or top, set in sleeves, line a jacket, make buttonholes and hem by hand. Bring your pattern and fabric to the first class. You may bring your machine or use one of ours.

Tuesdays [4 weeks] March 30 – April 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Sewing class.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $110      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Learn what it takes to start sewing! Learn about selecting fabric, reading the printed pattern, laying out and cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine to make a simple garment. You will be learning to sew garments starting with an apron or skirt. If you have a pattern bring it, or you can purchase one before the second class along with the necessary supplies [thread, zipper, pins, etc.] to make it. The Crafts Center has a selection of donated fabric you can choose from or you can bring your own fabric. Bring your own machine or learn on one of ours.

Tuesdays [4 weeks] March 2 – 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $110      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING

Instructor:  Maggy Inman

Spend the weekend learning about how a floor loom works while weaving a scarf using rayon yarn provided by the Crafts Center. This class is intended to provide students with the opportunity of using a warping board to create a warp, dress a floor loom, and weave a simple project to create a scarf. This class is a good onboarding for those who think they might have an interest in weaving, but aren’t ready to jump in with both feet yet, or someone who would just like to have the fun of weaving their very own scarf.

Everyone learns and works at a different pace, so if a student is unable to fully complete their project during the class time allotted, the loom will be available for the student to finish their project the following four days during the regular hours of the Crafts Center. Projects must be removed from the looms by the Thursday evening following class.

Saturday, February 6: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 7: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
[includes use of loom through Sunday, February 14 in order to finish project if extra time is needed]

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $105      Public – $155      Register for this class»

 

SPINDLE SPINNING BOOT CAMP [Workshop]

Instructor:  Jane Bynum

Learn the principles of making yarn from fiber by adding twist, using very simple tools. Spindle spinning is an ancient technique, but still relevant for working with many kinds of fiber. Compared to wheel spinning, it is characterized as, “Slower by the hour, but faster by the day.” We will progress from the stone-age to the Renaissance, to modern methods of drafting and twisting, using very simple but efficient tools. A materials fee of $15 must be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class for a spindle and enough wool for the students to continue after class.

Section A: Saturday, February 13: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Section B: Saturday, February 20: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $40    Public – $75      Register for this class»

 

WEAVING ON AN INKLE LOOM

Instructor:  Maggy Inman

This is an introductory class to using an Inkle loom and the woven bands that can be created. Students will use a pattern draft and yarn provided to learn to weave. Each student will create a woven band. You will make string heddles to be used on the looms, put a warp on the loom, and weave. Bands made on inkle looms have many uses such as bookmarks, bag straps, lanyards, guitar straps, etc. Students will have time to begin weaving. Depending on how long the student wants to make this practice band, additional time outside of class is provided to weave at the Crafts Center for two weeks after the last class date.

Sunday, March 21: 1:00 – 5:00 pm   [includes use of loom through Sunday, May 2]

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $30      Public – $55       Register for this class»

 

 


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Cancellations

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.

Absences

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.