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.

 

Beginning Crochet

Instructor: Azlyn Arnett (an NC State student)

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Learn the basics of crochet including color work, types of chain, shaping, how to read patterns and the techniques needed for several small projects and one larger project of individual design. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. Repeat students welcome.

Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., March 15 – April 12  Sorry, this class has been cancelled.

Class fee

I = $36
II = $65
III = $72

Beginning Knitting

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Beginning Knitting

Basic techniques include: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, 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 $16 is payable to instructor at first class and includes knitting needles, Knit-Chek, and yarn needles. Intermediate level students may purchase these tools if needed. Practice yarn will be provided by the Crafts Center at no charge. Repeat students welcome!

Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., January 18 – February 15  This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $ 36
II = $ 65
III = $ 72

Spinning 101

Instructor: Jane Bynum

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Learn how to make yarn from fiber by the addition of twist, using a variety of tools, methods, and fiber sources. The first two weeks will focus primarily on spindles and other simple tools. The following weeks will involve the use of both spindles and spinning wheels to develop new skills and to improve productivity. Class fee includes wool and cotton for use during class and a spindle that is yours to keep.

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 25 – March 1 This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $85
II = $125
III = $135

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., January 17 – February 21 This class has ended.

Class fee

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

Wool Quilling Jewelry (Workshop)

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

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Jazz up your jewelry wardrobe with wool quilling. Make a cuff bracelet, pin and neckpiece using recycled wool strips. This unique jewelry is fun and easy to make and will garner lots of compliments when you wear it. All materials needed are supplied by instructor. This is a workshop and does not include a studio pass.

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.   This class has ended.

Class fee

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

For NC State students only

NC State Block “S” Knitted Scarf.  View details and see more classes for NC State students only»

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

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.

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.