In-person Fiber Classes

Registration for Fall classes begins on July 19 for NC State Students and on July 26 for the Public. Registration links will become active at 9:00am on those dates.


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 the date listed for the specific class section listed below. 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] August 16, 18, 25, 30, and September 1, 8, 13 [skip Aug. 23 & Sept. 6]: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, Oct. 10] 

Section B: Mondays and Wednesdays [7 evenings] October 11, 13, 18, 20, 27, and November 1, 3 [skip Oct. 25]: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, Dec. 5]                             

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $100      Public- $170     Register for this class»

BEGINNING KNITTING

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Basic techniques include: cast on, knit, purl, binding off, shaping, basic finishing, and 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 $25 is payable to instructor at first class includes yarn for a simple project and yarn needles. Practice yarn and circular knitting needles to practice with will be provided by The Crafts Center.

Sundays [4 weeks] August 22 – September 19 [skip Sept. 5]: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:   NC State Students – $45    Public – $85     Register for this class»

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED KNITTING

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Essentials of KnittingFor knitters who have taken a beginning class or experienced knitters who would like to stretch themselves by taking on a more complicated project. Bring your own yarn, tools and pattern of your choice to the first class. Start at the beginning stage of a project or continue with an in-progress project. Instruction is individualized to help each student improve their current skills and learn new techniques required by their selected project. The diversity in projects and new techniques should be fun as well as a learning experience for everyone in the class. Practice yarn and circular knitting needles to practice with will be provided by the Crafts Center. Repeat students welcome!

Sundays [5 weeks] September 26 – October 24 [skip Oct. 3]: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Knitting class or equivalent knitting experience.

Class fees by level:    NC State Student – $55      Public – $100     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] September 22 – October 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Sewing class.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $55     Public – $95     Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

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.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] August 18 – September 8: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $55     Public – $95     Register for this class»

 


Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

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.