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2021 Workshops

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🟊 Some workshops also require the purchase of a kit. This is separate from class registration.  See workshop for info.🟊

 
🟊 Some workshops also require the purchase of a kit. This is separate from class registration.  See workshop for info.🟊
 

In-Person
Workshops 2021

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  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman $80

    Held In-Person (with social distancing) at:
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    321 E. Main St. Elkin, NC 28621

    Friday March 12, 2021 1:00-6:00 pm

    Up and Down on the Rigid Heddle Loom - If you've been wanting to learn how to weave on a simple loom this course is for you! You will learn the basics of setting up the rigid heddle loom, how to read a draft and plan a project. Finishing techniques will be discussed and you will weave multiple cotton dishcloths as your first project.

    Students will learn: basic weaving terminology, how to prepare and use the shuttle, and by planning a project students will be prepared to begin weaving more projects on their own.

    Class Fee: $80
    Purchase Kit REQUIRED for class: $45 (pay at workshop) Kit includes: bulky cotton yarn, handout, hemstitching guide, book: Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom
    Optional: Order a loom-15 inch Rigid Heddle Loom - Schacht Cricket. $199 plus shipping
    Order by sending an email to yadkinvalleyfibercenter@gmail.com
    Deadline to register and order a kit is March 3rd
    Minimum Age: 18
    Required Skills: Beginner (no experience)
    Materials students should bring: in person and virtual students will be sent a list of tools to bring or how to set up their space for learning after registration
    Homework: none

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  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning Wheel with Julie Wilson $60

    Held In-Person (with social distancing) at:
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    321 E. Main St. Elkin, NC 28621

    Choose one date:
    Saturday March 13, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Saturday March 13, 2021 1:00-4:00 pm
    Sunday March 14, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday March 14, 2021 1:00-4:00 pm

    Do you ever wonder how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn.. Guaranteed! Learn the basics of a spinning wheel (double treadle Lendrums wheels will be provided for you in class). Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool and then ply the two spools of singles together. You will make yarn. You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a NIddy Noddy. Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy. All you need to bring is patience and a smile.

    Students will learn: parts of double treadle spinning wheel, drafting, spinning, plying, winding first skien onto a niddy noddy

    Class Fee: $60
    Materials Fee: $8 (pay at workshop)– includes fiber & supplies needed for class
    Minimum Age: 10
    Required Skills: Beginner (no experience)
    Materials students should bring: none
    Homework: None. Handout provided describing finishing the yarn

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