Taking the Scary Out of Weaving

April 24, 2021

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April 2021

Taking the Scary out of Weaving

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$18 – $22

Want to try weaving, but find it intimidating? Are you stuck on a project or want to try new things, but don't know where to start? Sydney Sogol will talk about various ways to approach weaving and do live demos on small looms to show how you can take on this ancient craft with confidence. This workshop is appropriate for those who have never woven to advanced beginners to weavers with experience who are looking for alternative ways of approaching…

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May 2021

Plan Your Weavings Like a Pro

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$18 – $22
A notebook and two cards wrapped with sample weaving yarns

This short workshop will help take the mystery out of planning your next weaving project. Professional textile artist Kelly Wash will walk you through how she plans all her weaving projects, including information on shrinkage, working with different fibers and colors, and what to do if you think it's about to go horribly wrong!

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The Harvest: Garment Dyeing at TS Designs

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. Our last stop of "The Harvest" is TS Designs in Burlington, NC. TS Designs is an apparel company committed to a sustainable, 100% U.S.-based supply chain—and also one of the brands behind the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton Project. CEO Eric…

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Working with Breed Specific Yarns

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$22 – $32
Several skeins of wool yarn and swatches knitted from the yarn.

Curious about breed specific yarns? This class will cover broad categories of sheep breeds and their characteristics - from silky shine to next to skin softness. Participants will have a chance to swatch with 4-5 breed specific yarns from our Fibershed.

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