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: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 
     Session 2: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 29, April 5, 12
     Session 3: April 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31
     Session 4: June 7, 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26
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 of various weave structures or a scarf. Intermediates can stretch their skills and try something new, such as lace, doubleweave, summer and winter or shadow weave. Limit six students.Nancy weaving 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENING WEAVING PROJECT CLASS
Mondays, 6pm-9pm
     Session 1: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2017
     Session 2: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, May 7
     Session 3: May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25 (This class may be dedicated to a Special Topic which will be announced soon)
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 of various weave structures or a scarf. Intermediates can stretch their skills and try something new, such as lace, doubleweave, summer and winter or shadow weave. Limit: 6 students

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SPINNING BEYOND THE BASICS: ART YARN
**CANCELLED** will be rescheduled at a later date. 
4 sessions, 3 hours each
6:00 – 9:00pm
$135 members / $150 non-members
Materials fee $20 (payable directly to instructor)
Instructor: Judy Gelzinis Donovan  
Please contact instructor to register.

REGISTRATION FORM(print or email to Judy)

Now that you are comfortable spinning traditional singles and plied yarns, you may want to learn a few new tricks and dip your fingers into the “art yarn” pool. This is the course for you.

This is a hands-on course, that might involve some homework (such as spinning some singles yarns in advance). Each session will cover different techniques of “non-traditional” spinning and will permit students time to practice. Techniques include: Spiral yarns; Core Spun yarns; Novelty yarns, Crepe yarns; Boucle’ yarns and Cabled yarns.

This is not a novice/beginner class. Students should be comfortable spinning both singles and basic plied yarns on a spinning wheel. No hand spindles will be used in this course.

Fibers for spinning will be provided as part of the course fee. Students should bring a spinning wheel to each session. Guild wheels available for use at Guild only.


 3D WET FELTING WITH FLAT RESIST

12 hours: 2, 6 hour sessions

Saturday Feb. 24th and Sunday Feb 25th.

10am to 4pm

$135 for members , $150 for non-members

Instructor: Maryann Laverty maryannlaverty@comcast.net

(please contact instructor to register)

 

REGISTRATION FORM (print or email to Maryann)

 

This two-day workshop will offer the opportunity to build on your knowledge and experience of the wet felting process.

In this workshop, by using a flat resist, you will learn to create a felted handbag with straps.

This workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Some felting experience is required.

**materials list will be provided upon registration

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TOO PRECIOUS TO CUT?: Sewing Garments with handwoven & other precious fabric
 Tuesdays: April 10, 17, 24, May 8
6 – 9pm
Members $135 / Non-Members $150
Instructor:  
Judy Gelzinis Donovan 267-408-2305
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….


NEXT STEPS IN WEAVING

Saturday, April 21st
10am to 3pm
$65 for members, $90 for non-members
Class limited to 12 people
Instructor: Helena Valentine 

Please send checks and REGISTRATION FORM  to Sara Robbins
6911 Heyward St., Phila, PA 19119
Checks should be made out to PGHW and registration forms should be filled out in entirety.

 Now you know how to weave. You love it and are hooked. But what do you do next? Want to move beyond following a “recipe”? 

If so, this workshop is for you. We will explore project planning, selecting appropriate yarns, choosing structure, estimating warp length, correct sett and planning width. We will also cover reading and constructing drafts.


NEW: MAKE A TOTE IN A DAY
Instructor; Marygene McDermott
Saturday, June 2 nd 10am to 5pm (7 hours)
$85 members, $110 non-members
Class limited to 8 participants.
Contact instructor, Marygene McDermott, with questions regarding the class:

REGISTRATION FORM
Please send checks and registration form to Sara Robbins
6911 Heyward St., Phila, PA 19119.
Checks should be made out to PGHW and registration forms should be filled out in entirety.
DESCRIPTION: Would you like to have a tote-bag in your favorite colors? Your favorite fabric? With the
perfect length handles? And the perfect size?
In this class you will make a tote-bag, fully lined, with four to eight pockets. Instructions will be given for
a bag approximately 15” x 17” x 3”.
Participants will need a sewing machine in good working order and that they are familiar with.
Routine sewing supplies and equipment are needed as well. A detailed list of materials and supplies will
be sent before the class.
While this class is suitable for novice sewers, students must know the basics of machine sewing.

Tote bag by Marygene McDermott:
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NEW: EXPLORING ACID DYING ON PROTEIN FIBERS

Instructor: Brook Cook

Saturday, June 23rd

10am to 4pm (6 hours)

Members $75/Non-members $100

$15 materials fee payable directly to the instructor

Contact instructor, Brook Cook,  with questions regarding the class

Limited to 8 participants.

REGISTRATION FORM

Please send checks and registration form to Sara Robbins

6911 Heyward St., Phila, PA 19119.

Checks should be made out to PGHW and registration forms should be filled out in entirety.

DESCRIPTION: We will be exploring hand painting and vat dyeing on wool, alpaca, silk, nylon and other protein fibers and yarns. We’ll be discussing techniques to plan for the kind of project result you are looking for, and then mixing colors and to achieve the desired results! We’ll also discuss what to do when things do not go as planned. Dyeing is messy fun, please wear clothes that can become stained! Supply list upon registration.

Yarn dyed by Brook Cook:
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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


CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS COMING:

Simple Clothing from Handwoven Fabric with Marygene McDermott

Double Weave with Helena Valentine

CHAIR CANING AND RUSH SEATING with Nick Thaete

Nuno Felted Scarf with Maryann Laverty May 19 and 20.

Stay tuned to the Gazette for details.