All course offerings at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center have limited availability to ensure a vibrant learning environment for all participants.
Please carefully read our registration policies before registering for a course.
All courses are held in the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
129 Church Street
Historic Elkin,North Carolina 28621
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Beginning Weaving with Leslie Fesperman
With the intention of functioning as an ‘on ramp’ to the craft of weaving, this introductory course offers new students of the craft the opportunity to begin their study. Through weaving a rayon scarf, this course offers the beginning weaver an introduction to a four-harness loom. Students will learn vital weaving skills including reading a draft, planning projects, preparing the loom, and weaving.
$225.00 USD; includes lunch, materials and continued learning tools
How to Weave a Double Weave Jacket
with Leslie Fesperman –
Saturday January 12 9:30 – 5:00 pm – registration Deadline January 9
This day long workshop will go over the basics of double weave, discussing the fundamentals of double weave, how to: weave a tube, two layers, and double cloth, the three elements required to weave a no sew jacket on the four shaft loom. Participants will weave samples of each before weaving a small sample jacket in class enabling them to weave a jacket on their own. A sound knowledge of how to weave on a four shaft loom is required for this class. Participants will arrive with the looms warped and ready to weave. All materials, use of prewarped loom and lunch are included in this day long workshop. $150.00
Baby it’s Cold Outside!
Summer and Winter with Laurie Duxbury Jan 18, 19, 20 – 2019
please register by December 15th
Summer and Winter is a classic weave structure that was historically used to produce warm coverlets. Today’s fibers and colors allow us to adapt it to contemporary uses. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of Summer and Winter, explore fun variations on the basics, and learn to use the structure in designing and planning original works. Students will weave on their own looms, which they will have warped before the class. Enjoy a weekend weaving with friends old and new while you learn this timeless technique.
This class is for anyone who can warp a loom independently.
Workshop handouts and lunch on Saturday and Sunday are included in the workshop fee.
Workshop starts at 1 pm on Friday and runs all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Total cost of workshop is $295 an invoice will be sent out mid December for balance due by Jan 1.
Circular Sock Knitting Crank In – Saturday February 9, 2019 10 – 4 pm
Reservations requested so we have plenty of chairs and tables!
Up and Down on The Rigid Heddle Loom
with Leslie Fesperman
Saturday – February 16, 2019 12:30 – 5 pm
This 4-hour class will go over the basics of learning to weave on the rigid heddle loom. You will learn weaving terms, how to calculate a warp and plan a project, how to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method, the proper way to wind a stick shuttle and basic finishing for scarves.
Participants will prepare their loom for weaving cotton dishcloths and finish the project on their own.
Student should bring: Rigid Heddle loom with a 7/5 or 8 dent reed, reed hook, warping peg if available, paper and pen for notes
Instructor : Leslie Fesperman
Class and Rigid Heddle loom – 15 inch loom – comes with 8 dent reed $225.00
Try It Out! with Leslie Fesperman
Saturday February 23, 2019 10 – 4
If you’ve ever wondered if weaving is for you, spend the day trying your hand at weaving on a rigid heddle and floor loom. This day is designed to explore two different types of looms and weaving to help you decide if you would like to learn “how” to weave in the future and which type of loom you would like to learn more about. Participants will learn the basics of throwing a shuttle on both looms and will weave and finish two dishcloths. The experience of weaving on the rigid heddle loom and the four shaft loom will help you decide the direction of where you would like to start on your weaving journey.
Our mission is to foster creativity in the fiber arts. If you would like to help foster a friend or family members learning in the fiber world please consider giving the gift of “Creativity Cash.” Your gift can be used towards any offering at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center within one year of purchase.
More information on “Creativity Cash”