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Beginning Tapestry Weaving

$45

with Diane Thomson

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 8 am

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $40 Materials: $5

Come learn the fascinating process of tapestry weaving. You will learn about the types of looms used in tapestry weaving, the materials used and how to dress the loom. Using a pre-designed pattern, you will then weave a mini tapestry piece to take home or you can create your own design as you weave.

All materials will be included in the class cost, but you can bring scissors, a pen or pencil and a ruler if you have them. Looms will be available to rent for a modest fee if you were not able to complete your mini tapestry. 

About the instructor: Diane Thomson has taught previously at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and at the Ely Folk School. She also currently offers knitting classes at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.

Diane enjoys many of the fiber arts and learned to weave in high school. She rediscovered weaving in 1985 when she  purchased her first loom. She spent most of her weaving time on rag rugs until the 90’s, when she focused on spinning and knitting and has since taught classes in both at the folk school. Diane says, “Since retiring to Ely, I am hoping to spend more time getting back into weaving.”

 

 

Learn to Weave

$45

with Diane Thomson

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 8 am

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $40 Materials: $5

Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We will discuss the different types of weaving materials, types of looms available, and the language of weaving. Students will learn how to prepare a warp, dress the loom, and do the actual weaving. You will leave class with a set of handwoven mug rugs of your own.

All materials are included in the class cost. Students should bring scissors, a pen or pencil and a ruler. Looms will be available to rent for a modest fee if you are unable to complete your mug rugs during the class time. 

About the instructor: Diane Thomson has taught previously at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and at the Ely Folk School. She also currently offers knitting classes at Sisu DesignsYarn Shop in Ely.

Diane enjoys many of the fiber arts and learned to weave in high school. She rediscovered weaving in 1985 when she purchased her first loom. She spent most of her weaving time on rag rugs until the 90’s when she focused on spinning and knitting. She has taught classes in spinning and intricate Latvian and Norwegian knitting at the Folk School. Diane says, “Since retiring to Ely, I am hoping to spend more time weaving.”

 

 





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