Fiber

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, to take classes at the Crafts Center. All weaving and spinning wheel classes include a pass for access to the Fiber Studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass. The studio is available for use without taking a class.

Learn more about studio passes and fees »

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Instructor: Natalie Kaelin

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

A special two evening workshop. Learn to make your own tapestry weaving from start to finish on a tapestry lap loom.  In this introductory class you will learn to warp the loom, use plain weave, create shapes and curves, tie rya knots to create fringe, use a cartoon, and finishing techniques. Class fee includes use of tapestry frames and yarn needed for class. Frames will be available for purchase. Repeat students welcome. Visit Natalie’s website, nataliekaelin.com, to view images of her work.

Monday & Tuesday evening, July 24 & 25, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fee

I = $ 27
II = $ 40
III = $ 43

Needle Felted Cuff Bracelet (Workshop)

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Needle Felted Cuff Bracelet

Learn the craft of needle felting by making a bold and colorful 2″ wide cuff bracelet or brooch.  The craft of needle felting is the process of embedding colorful wool roving into a foundation fabric using barbed needles that snag the fibers.  Beads and buttons are added and Ultrasuede® provides a comfortable backing.  Once you learn this fun and easy process, you’ll discover that it can be used to enhance clothing or home decor.  All supplies will be provided by instructor.  This is a workshop and does not include a studio pass.

Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

Class fee

I = $11
II = $20
III = $22

Silk Dyeing Techniques (Workshop)

Instructor: Wanda Borrelli

Silk Dyeing Techniques

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. A $30 materials fee, payable to instructor at first class, includes 6 silk scarves, dyes and all other supplies needed during the workshop. Extra scarves will be available for purchase. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel. This workshop does not include a studio pass.

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4 , 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Class fee

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

Weaving on a Floor Loom

Instructor: Maggy Inman

Weaving on a Floor Loom

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 a loom through the end of the semester.

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., May 16 – June 20

Class fee

I = $82
II = $122
III = $132

 

Register for classes

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Cancellations

To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven 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.

If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, please use our online Cancellation Form »

Absences

To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists 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.