CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND PRICING
Art Yarn Class
Come and learn to spin beautiful textured yarns in an old country store and Hope's wool studio.
Bring your wheel with jumbo flyer or use one of hers.
Hope will show you how to work with fiber from her personal flock, including Teeswater, Angora, and newly adopted Gotland.
- September 15th 10 am - 12 noon
- Workshop Fee: $85 includes instruction/inspiration and fiber.
Shetlands for a Day
Join Master Spinner and Shetland Shepherd Judi Lehrhaupt at the shop.
You don't want to miss this!
- Saturday, September 22nd: 10 am - 4 pm
- Class Fee: $100 includes instruction, fiber and lunch
- Introduction to the sheep of Shetland
- A bit of history
- North American Shetland Sheep
- Shetland fleece then and now
- Hands on experience with a variety of Shetland fleeces from Shetland and North America
1. Spinning wheel in working order or drop spindle
2. Adventurous spirit
3. Notebook and writing implement
4. Hand cards, combs, flickers are helpful but there will be some available to share
5. Plastic bags for samples
Intro to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Have you been wanting to learn about weaving?
Bring your questions and your creativity and come along on this adventure with us!
New weavers and those wanting to explore further--all are welcome!
- One-day Intensive: October 13th 10 am - 5 pm
- Skill Level: beginner
- Workshop Fee: $325 (includes Ashford 16" rigid heddle loom, project yarn, and class instruction)
- $150 if you supply your own rigid heddle loom in good working order
Have you been wanting to learn the art of rigid heddle weaving? Join us and explore how a rigid heddle loom works, how to plan for a project, the ins and outs of warping and also weaving and finishing a project.
This will be an all day workshop from 10am to 5pm. We will be designing and making a placemat with cotton yarns.
Mobius Saori Cowl
This fun weaving class will cover some new techniques that will take your plain weaving skill to the next level.
- Two Sessions: November 10th 1-3pm and November 17th 1-3pm
- Instructor: Alisa Schenck of Hemlock Hollow Fiber Arts
- Skill Level: beginner
- Workshop Fee: $80
- Students will come to class with a warped loom. Instructions and supply list will be given after registration.
Using the philosophy of Saori weaving students will be introduced to freestyle weaving using many different fibers.
Our first session will cover getting set up for the mobius cowl and weaving instructions. Our second class will go over the weaving technique that creates the continuous cowl and finishing steps. Get ready to play with lots of texture and let your imaginations run! This is a great project for using up odds and ends of yarn, locks and fiber -- anything goes!
From Fleece to Finished Object
This four session series is an opportunity to engage with raw materials and hand tools to create a garment or accessory of your own design.
The focus will be process, not product, as we work slowly, thoughtfully, and intentionally. Starting with beautiful Jacob fleece from Spring Hills Farm, we will engage in multiple practices for scouring, carding, spinning, and finally turning yarn into a woven, crocheted, or knitted item.
Short readings and discussions will fuel our understanding as we deepen our experience with wool. We will also explore some ways to incorporate fiber arts into a daily meditative practice.
This series is open to those who are experienced in working with wool, as well as adventurous beginners.
- 4 Saturdays: October 6, November 3, December 1, January 12 (January 19 snow date)
- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Class Fee: $380
- includes instruction, raw fleece, beverages, snacks and a $75 credit to purchase tools & materials at Hope's Favorite Things)
- Celebration and sharing of finished objects will take place during Last Saturday Spin-in: February 23
- Class is limited to six participants
Advanced Weaving Techniques (pick up sticks and patterns)
- Skill Level: must be familiar with weaving on a rigid heddle
- Class Fee: $84 + Materials Fee: $30 = $114
- Learn to weave a sampler / table runner
This class is the perfect next step after taking the beginning rigid heddle weaving workshop. Learn a new technique and experience the magic of creating patterns using a simple pick-up stick. You will learn:
- hem stitching, an alternative to knotted fringe done while your project is still on the loom
- how to create a 3rd shed and move beyond the simple over and under of plain weave to create warp and weft floats.
- floating selvedges and when to use them
Bring your own rigid heddle loom warped, set up and ready to weave. (See Warping Help, below.) Details and kit colors available for preview at Hope's Favorite things. You will need:
- 7.5 or 8-dent rigid heddle loom, 12-inch or more weaving width, set up and ready to weave with all accessories
- two shuttles for weaving
- pick-up stick included in materials fee
- tapestry needle
- tape measure
Advanced Weaving Techniques (exploring double heddles)
- Skill Level: Must be familiar with weaving on a rigid heddle
- Class Fee: $150 + Materials Fee: $20 = $170
- You must have a double heddle kit for your loom!
In this class we will be creating a sampler of double weave techniques. You will learn:
- how to double the width of your loom and also create patterns using a double heddle technique.
- how a double heddle works and how to warp with 2 heddles
- patterns with a double heddle
- double width weaving
- tubular weaving
Bring your own rigid heddle loom. You will need:
- 7.5 or 8-dent rigid heddle loom
- loom accessories
- two shuttles for weaving
If you would like to come in and get help warping your loom before class, call the shop to schedule an appointment.
Warping Assistance Appointment: $25