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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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Floor Loom Weaving
Floor Loom Weaving
Tuition $270.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Christine Wilkinson
FW8102 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 2018 (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
Weaving on the Go! Rigid Heddle
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
Beginner
Christine Wilkinson
FW8103 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (1-4pm) 4 Tuesdays (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.
Floor Loom Weaving
Floor Loom Weaving
Tuition $270.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Christine Wilkinson
FW8105 Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (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
Weaving on the Go! Rigid Heddle
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
Beginner
Christine Wilkinson
FW8106 Mar 3 & 10, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) 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.
Door and Notepad Adirondack Baskets
Door and Notepad Adirondack Baskets
Tuition $140.00

Materials Fee: $40.00
Beginner
Linda Scherz
FB8201 Apr 17, 2018 (9am-4:30pm) Tuesday (LTB Studio)

Come for a fun day of weaving! Students can weave both of these useful baskets. The Notepad Basket was designed to hold a notepad on your wall. The Door Basket was designed as a medium size wall basket that can sit on your counter or hang. It's a great size to fill with greenery to hang on your door or for use for a mail basket. Both baskets were designed with a basic natural weave and accent area. Students can select from a wide range of options for the accents. There will be a variety of dyed reed, seagrass and wood strips. Linda will also have the supplies for embellishing the wood strip. Ages 18 and over, a materials fee of $40.00 will be added to the tuition.
Junior Adirondack Pack Basket
Junior Adirondack Pack Basket
Tuition $140.00

Materials Fee: $45.00/$55.00
All Levels
Linda Scherz
FB8202 Apr 18, 2018 (9am-4:30pm) Wednesday (LTB Studio)

Junior is a small decorative version of a traditional Adirondack Pack basket. This is a great size for a wastebasket or mail basket. Multiple techniques used including plain weave, continuous weave, scarfing weaver, and taper the weaver. Linda will guide you with shaping as you weave to form the belly in the front while maintaining a straight back and sides. Complete with a hardwood handle, fit the rim to the basket, and lash in place. Linda will have webbing or leather harnesses premade to apply to your basket. Students may purchase spray stain for their baskets. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $45 (web harness) or $55 (leather harness) will be added to the tuition.
Adirondack Pack Basket - Sightseer
Adirondack Pack Basket - Sightseer
Tuition $280.00

Materials Fee: $90.00/$130.00
All Levels
Linda Scherz
Adirondack Pack Basket - Sightseer
FB8203 May 10 & 11, 2018 (9am-4:30pm) Thursday & Friday (LTB Studio)

The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about everything the guides, hunters, and trappers took with them into the woods. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. The medium pack is a great size for teens or adult men and women.
The first day students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides. Linda will be guiding students as they concentrate on shape, creating a belly while learning to continuous weave. The main weaving will be done the first day. The baskets sit and dry overnight. The second day, students pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hardwood handle, and complete the rim and skids. Lastly, add an adjustable webbing or leather harness for carrying. Linda will guide you and teach you many tips and techniques. Students will be using a drawknife and other sharp tools. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $90 (cotton harness) or $130 (leather harness) will be added to the tuition.
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 19th, Noon-5pm
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 19th, Noon-5pm
Come join us!




SM8201 May 19, 2018 (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.
   
 
 
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