Workshops & Classes at the Fiber Arts Center

Workshops

Petal Prints on Fabric with Dye Plants with Kate Ellis

This workshop will focus on getting color and pattern on fabric through a process known as botanical printing or eco-printing. We will be arranging and steaming dried flower petals from dye plants to print on silk or cotton – your choice. Eco-printing is an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to create beautiful and unique textiles. It also allows for a more personal connection to nature and the materials used in the printing process. Dried flowers for you to choose from include yellow marigolds, plains coreopsis, orange cosmos, chamomile, and purple pincushion (scabiosa). All supplies and materials are provided. Workshop is limited to eight people.

Tuesday, March 5
10 am to 1 pm
$60 for BSWG member
$90 for non-BSWG member (includes membership)
Level: Beginner (no experience required)
Materials: Provided by instructor 

Class Size: 4 to 8 students


Spinning Silk, Flax and Cotton with Nelly DeVault

In this one day class, students explore the wonderful world of natural fibers! Wool is a great place to start your spinning journey, but there are other fibers out there. Silk makes a lustrous, lightweight, thermal addition to any blend, or can be used on its own to make a truly luxurious fabric. Flax, spun into linen, is an experience you will remember. It used to be grown in every garden, and was the raw material of all households . . . linens! And cotton is the workhorse of the natural fiber world. It is lightweight, absorbent and great for those with sensitive skin, either to work with or to wear.

[This class will be an introduction to these three fibers and will require a certain degree of mastery to be able to participate. You should be comfortable with your wheel, and able to spin a single with confidence to be able to enjoy this class.]

$10 materials fee to be paid on day of class

Saturday, March 30
10 am to 4 pm
$75 for BSWG member
$105 for non-BSWG member (includes membership)
Level: Intermediate (some experience required)
Materials: Fiber provided by instructor 

Class Size: 3 to 8 students



Classes

Knitting

Beginner Classes

Beginning Knitting
Wednesday, May 1, 8 and 15
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$50 members
$80 non-members
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Beginning Knitting
Monday, September 16, 23 and 30
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$50 members
$80 non-members
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Beginning Knitting
Friday, November 1, 8 and 15
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$50 members
$80 non-members
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Knitting in the Round
Saturday, March 9
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$40 members
$70 non-members
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More Ways to Cast On and Bind Off
Wednesday, July 10 and 17
1:30 pm to 4 pm
$50 members
$80 non-members
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Classes in Knitting Socks

Make These Socks
advanced beginner
Thursday, April 11, 18 and 25
12 pm to 2 pm
$75 members
$105 non-members
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Make These Socks
advanced beginner
Saturday, April 13, 20, and 27
1 pm to 3 pm
$75 members
$105 non-members
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Classes in Knitting Sweaters

Knit a Top-Down Raglan Sweater
intermediate
Thursday, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26
12 pm to 2 pm
$85 members
$115 non-members
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Knit a Top-Down Raglan Sweater
intermediate
Saturday, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28
$85 members
$115 non-members
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Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, May 25
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, August 3
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
Friday, November 2
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Weaving on Paper, Understanding Drawdown
Thursday, March 28
12 pm to 4 pm
$35 member
$65 non-member
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Inkle Weaving on the Rigid Heddle
Friday, April 26
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Three-shaft Rosepath on Rigid Heddle Weaving (two heddles)
Sunday, June 30
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Bronson Lace Pickup on Rigid Heddle
Monday, July 22
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Supplement Weft on the Rigid Heddle
Wednesday, September 18
10 am to 4 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving
Saturday, May 4
10 am to 5 pm
$80 member
$110 member
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Four-shaft Loom Weaving

Beginning Four-shaft Loom Weaving to Weave a Scarf
Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3, and Saturday, March 16
12 pm to 4 pm
$90 member
$120 non-member
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Spinning

Spinning with a Drop Spindle
Saturday, March 23
12 pm to 3 pm
$35 member
$65 non-member
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Beginning Spinning
Saturday, April 27
12 pm to 3 pm
$50 member
$80 non-member
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