This class is taught on a quarterly basis, and will introduce you to harness loom weaving on one of the J’s table looms.
Intermediate Weaving Series:
This is a series of six intermediate weaving classes, roughly following the outline in Next Steps in Weaving by Pattie Graver. The series is: twill weaving, color and weave, overshot, summer and winter, lace, and double weave. The classes are taught on a rotating basis, and are suitable for anyone who has taken the Beginning Weaving class.
There are generally one or two felting classes per quarter, and the specific topics vary. There is also a felting interest group that meets once a month.
Spinning classes are offered regularly. There is also SpiNit, a drop-in group on the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 6-8 pm.
Dyeing Interest Groups:
There is an eco-dyeing group that meets regularly, and there are also frequent offerings of dye days, varying in emphasis. Topics include dyeing wool, cotton or silk, in vats or for variegated effects, along with indigo dyeing and block printing.
On a quarterly basis, the J hosts workshops from visiting textile artists who are nationally or regionally recognized. In the recent past, these workshops have included eco-dyeing, felting, and weaving.