New Classes and Workshops

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Beginner Basket Weaving: A 2 Part Class

Weave a Muffin Basket and begin to explore basketry in this introductory class. This two-day class will provide you with the foundational skills to explore other basketry techniques, styles, and materials. Basket weaving materials and tools will be provided to students during class time.

Instructor: Nancy K.

 

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $85 (includes a $10 materials fee) 

Dates: 

Session 1: Friday February 18 and February 25

Session 2: Saturday March 19 and March 26

Time: 9:30-1:30 each day

 

Location: Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester

Fee: $85 (includes a $10 materials fee)

Dates: 

Session 1: Saturday February 5  and February 12

Session 2: Saturday March 5 and March 12 

Time: 9:30-1:30 each day

Session 1 Sold out!

Summer and Winter Virtual Workshop: A 6 Week Course

 

Have you ever wanted to dig deep into understanding Summer and Winter? If so, this virtual workshop is for you. We will start at the beginning by understanding the tie ups, threading and treadling for Summer and Winter. O’s Fashion, X’s Fashion, Singles and Dukagang – we will discuss what these variations are and how to utilize them. We’ll move into understanding polychrome Summer and Winter, as well as exploring profile drafting for this unique structure. There may even be time for some variations into taquete and turning your Summer and Winter draft. Interactive participation is encouraged. Please feel comfortable in asking questions throughout the sessions. You will also have the option to explore weaving some of what we discuss on your own loom in between classes, and perhaps share your results with us. Drafts will be provided to get you started! Our focus will be using 4 shaft and 8 shaft looms. Weekly pdf materials will be provided.

 

Prerequisites: Must have experience weaving with at least four shafts. Must be comfortable in reading and understanding a draft. (Weaving software is a plus, but not required.)
For the Advanced Beginner and up.

 

Instructor: Jill S.

Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Fee: $225 (includes weekly PDF materials and drafts)

Dates: Thursdays February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

Time: 6-8:30pm, EST

Summer/Winter Virtual Workshop is Sold Out
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Additional Registration Information as of December 2021

 

  • Please review our current COVID updates found on our home page. Everyone will need to follow our COVID protocols, which includes wearing masks and vaccinations.

  • Tuition will be refunded only if the class is canceled by the Weaving Center, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled. 

  • If you choose to pay by check, payment must be received prior to the start of class.