Fiber

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. Classes that are 15 hours and over include studio membership for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include a studio membership; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Class Prerequisites:

Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.Please refer to this key, which designates each class level:

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Beginning Knitting

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Beginning KnittingBasic 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, Knit–Chek, and yarn needles. Intermediate level students may purchase these tools if needed. Practice yarn and circular knitting needles to practice with will be provided by the Crafts Center. Repeat students welcome!

Sundays [4weeks], September 9 – 30: 1:30 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $40 II – $65 III – $70     Register for this class»

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Needle Felted Cuff Bracelet [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Needle Felted Cuff BraceletLearn 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 will discover that it can be used to enhance clothing or home decor. All supplies will be provided by instructor.

Saturday, October 20: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $15 II – $25 III – $30     Register for this class»

 

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Instructor: Anne Willson

Black Round Basket_Anne WillsonLearn the random weave process as you create two baskets. Start with a beginner basket to learn the basics of the process followed by a more advanced basket built around a hoop and painted black for high contrast. No basket-making experience is necessary. Most supplies will be provided by the instructor; a $45 materials fee payable to the instructor will be due at the first session includes all reed and supplemental items. See Anne’s baskets at annewillsonart.com.

Mondays [5 weeks], October 8 – November 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $55   II – $90   III – $100     Register for this class»

 

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Shibori Dyeing & the Natural Indigo Vat [Workshop]

Instructor: Bailey Knight

Indigo Vat DyeingThis two-day workshop will teach you the basics of a traditional dyeing method and how to use and start your own natural indigo vat, a traditional blue dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants. Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. We will twist, clamp, and stitch in order to create patterns and textures on scarves and cloth. A $25 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes practice muslin, three silk scarves, dyes and all other supplies needed during the workshop. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel.

Saturday, September 15: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, September 16: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $45   II – $75   III – $80     Register for this class»

 

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Spinning 101

Instructor: Jane Bynum

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 spinning-101simple 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.

Wednesdays [6 weeks], September 12 – October 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $105 II – $150 III – $160     Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for use of spinning wheels only.

 

Beginner's green asteriskWeaving 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 materials and use of a loom through the end of the semester.

Section A: Mondays & Wednesdays [3 weeks], August 22, 27, 29 and September 5, 10, 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom start of class until Oct. 10]

Section B: Sundays [5 weeks], October 14 – November 11: 1:00 – 4:45pm [includes use of loom from start of class until Dec. 6]

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $105 II – $ 150 III – $160    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.