Classes & Workshops

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Registration Policy:
• Registration and full payment for classes are due two weeks prior to the first class session.
• Payment can be made by paypal or by check (made out to the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers) If paying by check, mail registration form & payment to the class instructor. If using paypal: after payment is complete, you will be directed to the online registration form.
• If you have any questions, please contact the class instructor, or workshop coordinator.

Cancellation Policy:
Students will receive a full refund if the class 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.


DAYTIME WEAVING PROJECT CLASS
Thursdays: 12:30 to 3:30 pm                                
Session 1: September 14,21,28, October 5,12,19
Session 2: Octobre 26, November 2,16,30, December 7,14
Members $195  / Non-Members $210 

Instructor: Nancy Shiffrin 610-649-6209 (contact directly for registration)
REGISTRATION FORM (print or email to Nancy) Please indicate which session you are signing up for!

Make a project from start to finish under the guidance of an experienced instructor on a 4 or 8 harness floor loom. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to advanced weavers! Beginners will make a small sampler and a scarf. Intermediates can stretch their skills and try something new, such as lace, doubleweave, summer and winter or shadow weave. Limit six students.

NS Project Weave Class 1
Create your own project with Nancy’s Weaving Project Classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENING WEAVING PROJECT CLASS
Mondays, 6pm-9pm
Session 1: September 18,25, October 2,9,16,23
Session 2: November 13,20,27, December 4,11,18
Members $195 / Non-Members $210
Instructor: Nancy Shiffrin 610-649-6209
REGISTRATION FORM (print or email to Nancy) Please indicate which session you are signing up for!

Make a project from start to finish under the guidance of an experienced instructor on a 4 or 8 harness floor loom. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to advanced weavers! Beginners will make a small sampler and a scarf. Intermediates can stretch their skills and try something new, such as lace, doubleweave, summer and winter or shadow weave. Limit: 6 students


NUNO FELTING – BASICS AND BEYOND: The Fusion of Wool Fibers & Silk Fabric
Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17
10 am – 4:30 pm
Members $140 / Non-Members $155
Materials fee: $10 payable directly to instructor.
Instructor:  Maryann Laverty 610-668-2433 (Please contact instructor to register.)

In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques for making a nuno felted scarf or shawl.  On Saturday there will be a short introduction and history of nuno, demonstration and sampling. Design possibilities will also be discussed.  On Sunday, students will lay out and felt their scarf or shawl.  There will be a 45 min. lunch break.

Limited to 6 students. Supply list will be provided upon registration.  Please feel free to contact Maryann with any questions regarding supplies and suppliers.


MARBLED WEARABLES WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 26
10 am – 1 pm
Members $40 / Non-member $55
Instructor: Danielle Townsend   267-815-1414 (Please contact instructor to register)

Join us on July 26th from 10am-1pm to expand your fabric marbling practice.

Traditional marbling is only concerned with decorating books. In this workshop you will take home marbled designs you can wear! Learn about the history, the science and the traditional patterns of the marbling art form. Then experiment and create your own! Check out this video of our previous marbling workshops and put yourself here!


 SIMPLE CLOTHING FROM HANDWOVEN FABRIC

Wednesday Evenings: August 2,16, and 23
7 – 9pm
Members $75 / Non-Members $90
Materials fee: $10 payable directly to instructor.
Instructor: Mary McDermott 215-517-5666 (Please contact instructor to register.)

Cutting into your precious handwoven fabric can be really scary.  We will go through the process to turn your lovely cloth into a lovely and comfortable garment.

To cut or not – to sew or not – to line or not.

Bring a sample of the type of handwoven fabric you would like to see as a garment. It should be at least 18 x 18″. We will discuss shape, style, and pattern choices as well as cutting sewing, and finishing details.

Please note: This is not a weaving class. Proficiency in creating  quality handwoven fabric is necessary.


TOO PRECIOUS TO CUT?: Sewing Garments with handwoven & other precious fabric
 Fridays: September 8,15,22
10 am – 1 pm
Members $105 / Non-Members $120
Instructor:  Judy Gelzinis Donovan
Please contact instructor to register

Are you tired of weaving rectangles or amassing but not using your stash of precious fabric? This workshop will teach you how to incorporate your handwoven or there treasured fabrics into a piece of wearable art. A choice of easy to sew commercial patterns appropriate for handwovens or pieced together bits of treasured fabric will be suggested. More Info….


CAST PAPER VESSELS
Saturday, September 30th
10am – 3pm
Instructor: Winnie Radolan 215-715-6388  
Please contact the instructor to register.
Members $65 / Non-members $80
Materials Fee: $15, payable to the instructor

Create beautiful and unique cast paper vessels from handmade paper pulp. For our first vessel, we will case into a clear plastic container to establish the shape of your bowl.   It will measure approximately 6″ x 6″ x 5″.  Bring a collection of small personal treasures to incorporate and personalize your creation. (Inclusions might be printed collage materials, fibers and threads, raffia, stamps, old maps, or decorative think papers.) You may also bring a slightly bowl (nothing over 9″ x 9″ clear plastic ware that you might find at a party goods store) for a second vessel.  It should have high sides for embellishment (we cast onto the inside of the plastic.)

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EMBROIDERING NATURE
2 DAYS: Saturday & Sunday: October 28-29
10am – 4pm
Members $132 / Non-Members $147
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Instructor: Meg Kennedy, 610-896-8327(Please contact instructor to register.)

Combining leaves, twigs, bark, flat stones, feathers, shells—and oh so many other things—with thread, paper, and stitches, we will construct wall hangings that celebrate the natural world. No experience is required; the stitches are fairly simple and the more complicated ones are optional for those who are familiar with embroidery. You can choose to create a piece for a shadow box frame or for hanging from a dowel or branch. Designing with natural objects provides a delightful wabi-sabi experience that is playful and frees your creative instincts.



RIGID HEDDLE LOOM, PIN Loom & ZOOM Loom Classes:
I offer classes with flexible hours at my home studio, where you can also rent looms to use. Maryanne McDevitt please contact me directly at Mctiggs@verizon.net or 215-646-3009