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We currently offer classes in floor loom weaving and weaving on a portable rigid heddle loom, silk painting and knitting. Courses in sewing, spinning and basketry are in the planning phases. Contact us with class ideas and your availability.

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Weavers Design Study Group
Tuition $50.00

Intermediate
Christine Wilkinson
FW7206 (4-6pm) Any 5 Thursdays (LTB Studio) STARTING AGAIN ON SEPTEMBER 7

The Weavers Design Study Group meets weekly for 2 hours on Thursdays from 4-6pm in the Fiber Studio. The purpose of the group is to explore weave structures, textile designs and design planning. Group members bring their ideas, questions, and new discoveries to each week’s discussions with the aim of sharing ideas and getting group input on design or technical challenges. This new study group, suitable for intermediate level weavers, will start with explorations of woven textiles to determine the pattern, sett and fiber. Then we will move to practice with drawn-down, block design and other topics that arise from the group.
Required supplies: Notebook, graph paper, colored pencils, eraser. Registration is required. Study Group sessions are purchased in 5 session blocks. Attendance does not need to be weekly and the purchased sessions can be used any time that the Study Group is meeting.
Floor Loom Weaving
Tuition $270.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Christine Wilkinson
FW7302 Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 2017 (5-8pm) 6 Tuesdays (LTB Studio)

This class offers beginning weavers and advanced beginning weavers the opportunity to learn through direct experience the basic set-up of a multi-shaft floor loom while exploring a variety of weave structures. Every student selects an individual project and works at her/his own pace. With a wide range of projects being worked on during the class, weavers learn from and get inspired by others in the group. Beginning students start with a sampler that introduces the new weaver to the steps of setting up a warp and some basic weaving methods, such as plain weave, twill weave and overshot weave. After completing the first sampler, students choose projects that match their individual interests. Possible second projects include scarves, table runners, pillow covers, shawls and fabric for garments. Class includes an additional 9 hours of open studio time, allowing students to work on their piece outside of class. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 14th, Noon-5pm
WE HOPE YOU CAN ATTEND!!




SM7401 October 14, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Floor Loom Weaving
Tuition $270.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Christine Wilkinson
FW7401 Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 (5-8pm) 6 Tuesdays (LTB Studio)

This class offers beginning weavers and advanced beginning weavers the opportunity to learn through direct experience the basic set-up of a multi-shaft floor loom while exploring a variety of weave structures. Every student selects an individual project and works at her/his own pace. With a wide range of projects being worked on during the class, weavers learn from and get inspired by others in the group. Beginning students start with a sampler that introduces the new weaver to the steps of setting up a warp and some basic weaving methods, such as plain weave, twill weave and overshot weave. After completing the first sampler, students choose projects that match their individual interests. Possible second projects include scarves, table runners, pillow covers, shawls and fabric for garments. Class includes an additional 9 hours of open studio time, allowing students to work on their piece outside of class. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Weaving on the Go! Rigid Heddle
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
Beginner
Christine Wilkinson
FW7402 Oct 21 & 28, 10 2017 (10am-4pm) 2 Saturdays (LTB Studio)

This workshop is an introduction to the basics of weaving. Using a portable rigid heddle loom, you will learn how to set up the loom with the warp and how to make a plain weave piece in mixed textures or colors. The first project will be a scarf and you may be able to complete two scarves during the workshop. Students will learn about fibers best suited for weaving, different weaving structures, and the elements of designing their own unique creations. Students can bring their own rigid heddle loom, purchase one from the instructor ($145), or rent ($35) with option to buy at the end of the workshop. Beginners welcome. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $20.00 will be added to the tuition.
Needle Felting for Beginners
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
All Levels
Robin Sherwood-Armour

FA7402 October 28, 2017 (9am-12pm) Saturday (LTB Studio)

Get ready for the fall season and learn to needle felt your very own soft sculptured pumpkins. Needle felting is a a process which uses needles that are barbed to entangle wool fibers together. This process makes the wool dense, creating material called felt (great for building soft sculptures). In this class you will learn 3 different techniques and have enough fiber for 3 pumpkins. All levels are welcome. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Fiber Dyeing Basics
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Christine Wilkinson & Barbara Drillick

FA7401 Nov 4 2017 (10am-3pm) Saturday (LTB Studio)

This one-day workshop will provide the foundation of techniques for basic fiber dyeing using fiber-reactive dyes. The dyes used are available in a very wide range of colors, both bright and subdued. The process does not require heat or harsh chemicals to make the color bind with the fiber and is easily accomplished in a home studio or workshop. Each student will have the chance to explore color painting on silk scarves and immersion dyeing of cotton fabric that can be incorporated into sewing, quilting and other hand crafted projects. Silk and cotton fabrics are included in the materials fee. Please bring sturdy rubber gloves. All levels are welcome. Ages 18 and over, a materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Embroidery for Beginners
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
All Levels
Morgan Roberts

FA7404 November 5, 2017 (1-4pm) Sunday (LTB Studio)

Embroidery for Beginners is designed for those who have never picked up an embroidery needle to those looking to brush up on their stitching skills. Students will explore a multitude of embroidery materials and tools, learn how to set up an embroidery hoop, embroider the backstitch, french knots, and the satin stitch, as well as finishing techniques. A monogram embroidery project will be completed in class. Ages 14 and over, a materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
Embroidery for Beginners
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
All Levels
Morgan Roberts

FA7403 November 11, 2017 (9am-12pm) Saturday (LTB Studio)

Embroidery for Beginners is designed for those who have never picked up an embroidery needle to those looking to brush up on their stitching skills. Students will explore a multitude of embroidery materials and tools, learn how to set up an embroidery hoop, embroider the backstitch, french knots, and the satin stitch, as well as finishing techniques. A monogram embroidery project will be completed in class. Ages 14 and over, a materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
   
 
 
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