Hand Weaving (Beginner to Intermediate Level)

  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS, B1P 1C8 Canada

September 17 - November 5 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Diane Campbell
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
$106 plus HST (Members), $121.90 plus HST (Non-members)

Our series of eight classes is designed to introduce you to the necessary basic skills to weave on a floor loom and to reinforce those skills as you progress through the class. New weavers will work on a scarf as their first project. A second project will be decided in consultation with the instructors. Returning weavers are welcome to work on a project of their choice. After taking these classes you will have experience in winding a warp, dressing or threading the loom, reading weaving drafts and weaving a project. All projects will be created on floor looms and students are encouraged to work on their projects during non-class hours. This program is suitable for beginner level weavers as well as those with experience. New students should contact the instructor prior to class to discuss projects and yarn requirements. Returning students should bring yarn for the project of their choice. Students should also bring scissors, a measuring tape, a notebook and a pencil.

Diane Campbell has been weaving since 1990 when she began learning from mentor and friend Patricia McClelland. Diane has a great appreciate for fine craft and textiles in particular. She has tried her hand at hooked rugs, quilt making, felting and such but it is the call of the loom that continually draws her back to weaving. Diane enjoys creating a wide variety of handwovens – from house hold linens to tartan throws and rugs and overshot coverlets.

For more information on this program or to register, emailtammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.