Education

The Philadelphia Guild of Hand Weavers offers a variety of classes relating to the fiber arts throughout the year (such as weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and basketry).

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Guild Class Registration and Payment Process:
Please phone or e-mail the class instructor, (unless otherwise noted) who will accept your registration and payment, and advise you where to send it. Registration forms can be downloaded HERE. Full payment for a class is due no later than 2 weeks prior to the  first class to reserve your space.
Checks should be made payable to the “Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers.”
Cancellation and Refund policy:
Students will receive a full refund if the class/workshop is cancelled due to low registration and will be notified no less than one week prior to the first class. Refunds minus a $25 cancellation fee will be given only if another person is found to take the student’s place prior to the first class. There will be no refund after the first class.
Class Location:
All classes will be held at 3705 Main St. in Manayunk, Philadelphia, unless mentioned otherwise. There is easy access from I76 and the Septa R6 rail line.
Class Summary:
The following classes are the basis of our program and are offered regularly throughout the year:
-Introduction to Four Harness Weaving-Weave I
-Weaving II-Intermediate, Focuses on one structure or technique in depth
-Hand Spinning
-Felt-making
-Tapestry
-Dyeing
-Other fiber-related classes and workshops that emphasize specific techniques or specialized subjects are interspersed within the regular program. (children’s programs, planning a project, paper-making  silk painting, tailoring, yarn, warping)