The White River Craft Center Weaving Studio has been in operation since 2002 and during this time many students have learned to weave. A weekly group of local weavers meet every Friday. The 'Friday Weavers' group has built our weaving studio and developed fiber arts programming from the early days of the WRCC. Throughout the years, yarn, looms and weaving equipment have been generously donated to the studio. The studio currently has five table looms of varying weaving widths, four 4-shaft floor looms and three 8-shaft floor looms of varying weaving widths. We also have a 4-shaft floor loom with a 12 foot wide weaving width.
Classes in beginning weaving, frame loom weaving, inkle loom weaving, warping review, color, selvedges, drafting, and an intermediate block weave class are offered through out the year. If you are interested in weaving on a loom in the studio or would like to take a class, please see below and visit our upcoming classes on our calendar. For additional inquiries or questions, please contact Jess Wilkinson, Program Director, email@example.com
Introduction to Weaving:
Two new workshop structures!
The White River Craft Center has all the equipment and materials you will need to learn how to weave. Learn with experienced instructor, Susan Rockwell who has been teaching weaving for more than 30 years.
1) Two-Weekend Intensive
In 36 hours you will learn everything you need to know to weave your own projects such as scarves, household linens, clothing, or art for your wall! The 36 hours will fly by as you learn something that will give you a lifetime of challenges and fulfillment.
This class will introduce students to weaving on a table loom. Between the two weekend sessions, students take their loom home and weave a ‘sampler’ of many different weave structures. Students plan a project to complete during the last weekend and take home a loom to finish the piece. The class meets for a final time (determined by the students) for a few hours to bring back the loom and show their projects to the other students.
The cost of the Two Weekend Workshop is $350 which includes the loom and all equipment and supplies. To inquire or register for the next class please contact Jess@whiterivercraftcenter.org.
2) Friday Intro to Weaving
For those looking for greater flexibility, we are offering a new Introduction to Weaving class structure! As an alternative to our two weekend intensive, Intro to weaving class is now available as six consecutive Friday sessions during our Friday open weaving studios.
In these Friday sessions, you will learn everything you need to know to weave your own exciting projects. Just like the two weekend intensive, students will learn on a table loom which they can take home at specific intervals to continue weaving their projects. Students plan a project of their own from beginning to end and by taking the loom home, will finish their project. The final Friday session will be a show and tell of your sampler and project. The sessions will total 36 hours and will cover the same material as with the two weekend intensive class.
The cost of ‘Friday Intro to Weaving’ is $350 loom and all equipment and supplies are included. Students must commit to six Friday classes to be arranged with Weaving Instructor, Susan Rockwell. Payment installments are also available, details to be discussed when registering.
To inquire or register for ‘Friday Intro to Weaving’ please contact Jess@whiterivercraftcenter.org.
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Vermont Weavers Guild
The White River Craft Center is also home to the Vermont Weavers Guild. September through May, the VWG holds their meetings the 2nd Saturday each month. All are invited to join and learn more! Vermont Weavers Guild can be found Here: http://vtweaversguild.org