Weaving School

Classes are held at my studio in Chico, CA and at the Flax Farm.
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Winter/Spring Weaving Classes 2021-2022

Looms, Yarns and Weaving supplies are provided in all of the classes and workshops.  A deposit of 1/2 is required before class, this will also reserve your place in the class or workshop.  I am also offering loom rental when there are no workshops or classes in session and as always private instruction available as needed. To reserve your class space or for more information on each class please contact me at sandyfisher@norcalemail.com

 

LOOM RENTAL

A one month membership fee of $20.00 per month plus a daily use fee of $2.50 a day while working on a loom.  Yarns available for sale for your project.

THEO MOORMAN TECHNIQUE -NOVEMBER 2021

Theo Moorman was a weaver born in the 1920’s who manipulated thread and fiber to create art.  She was one of the first artist-designer-weavers. In this class we will explore some of her techniques to create dimension on a flat surface, that can be applied in both functional and non-functional work.

  •  Saturday, Nov 13, 10am-3pm
  • Sunday, Nov 14, 10am-3pm
  • Monday, Nov 15, 10am-3pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 16, 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday, Nov 17, 10am-3pm.

Class is open to 5 students. Cost $450.00

 

 

 

BEGINNING WEAVING CLASSES – December 2021

sampler-blackwhiteThis class is for the beginner weaver who has never tried out a loom or a great review for someone who would like a refresher course.

Each student will create a Twill Sampler on a four harness loom.  The sampler when finished will show over 50 different variations of twill patterns in one setup. Using black and white yarn the sampler becomes a valuable study for future reference.

During the class the students will learn to:

  1. Measure yarns, calculating how much yarn will be needed for projects, figure out the threads per inch and other formulas.
  2. Read a pattern draft and learn to create one.
  3. Set up loom, thread the loom and connect the peddles.
  4. Learn techniques on how to weave once project is on the loom
  5. Finishing techniques once a piece is woven.

Class is open to 5 students. Cost $400.00

  • December Weekday Class and Evening
  • Saturday, Dec 4, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, Dec 5, 10:00 am-3;00 pm
  • Monday, Dec 6, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 7, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 8, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

 

BLOCK  WEAVES – FEBURARY 2022

This class will cover basics of block weaves, how it works and how one pattern works in various weave structures. We will also learn how to read drafts through tie up and treadling.  We will all design our own pattern which will be woven in class.

  • Saturday, Feb 19, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, Feb 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, Feb 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb 22, 10:00 am – 300 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb 23, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class is open for 5 students.  COST $450.00.

 INTRO TO NATURAL DYES WORKSHOP  MARCH 2022

This one day workshop to be held at the Flax farm This workshop will go over how to mordant your yarns in both plant and animal fibers.  A variety of plant materials will be prepared to dye yarns.  Seeing the effects of adding modifiers to the dye will be explored. Special this year  everyone in this workshop will explore some of Sandy’s home grown Madder which has been growing for three years in her garden.

Class is limited to 12 students.  Cost $ 150:00

Saturday March 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUG WEAVING  MARCH 2022

This class will go over the basics of rug weaving, yarn selections and draft explorations that best suit rugs.  In the sample we will be exploring rag, twill and Navajo inlay techniques along with others.

  • Saturday, March 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, March 14, 11:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 15,  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March  16, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 18,  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Class is open to 5 students. COST  $425.00

FLAX PROCESSING WORKSHOP

One day workshop at the Flax farm here in Chico.  More information and to sign up, details after the 1st of 2022

  • Saturday, May 7,  10:00 am -4:00 pm

Limited to 12.  Cost $250.00

DOUBLE WEAVE  TECHNIQUE MAY 2022

This Class will help to unlock the mystery of Double Weave.  Students will learn how to weave two layers to make one piece, bring top layer to bottom layer, woven pockets and color play plus a whole lot more.

  • Saturday, May, 14, 10:00 am _ 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, May 16, 11:00 am – 2: 00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 17, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 am – 2:00 Pm
  • Thursday, May 19, 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Class is open for 5 students.  COST $450.00

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