Teaching Schedule

Class schedule


Rigid Heddle Weaving at NMC

Are you curious about handweaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid Heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. Once set up, you'll learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. You'll also become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent from instructor on a first come first served basis.
Feb 7 and 14
1:00 - 4:00 pm
University Center Rm 214
$95
Contact NMC for more information
www.nmc.edu

Rigid Heddle Weaving II

Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding weft floats, warp floats, and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior tot the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms will be available for rent from the instructor; ask for contact info when you register. 
Feb 21 and 28
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
University Center Rm 214
$95
Contact NMC for more information
www.nmc.edu

Foundations of Tapestry
A good tapestry begins with a good foundation! Learn the building blocks of tapestry weaving starting with a good warp. Learn various methods of creating shapes and how to join them together by practicing slits, join, diagonals and vertical curves. By the end, you'll understand the fundamental skills of tapestry making - including how to design for tapestry and how to finish and display your completed piece of art. Bring a 10 inch minimum width tapestry loom, scissors and fork to each class. A limited number of looms are available to rent from the instructor. Please contact me at nmcray@mac.com to reserve your loom. 
4 Wednesdays
April 5-May 3
(no class April 19)
University Center Rm 05
$129
Contact NMC for more information
www.nmc.edu

Rigid Heddle Exploration - at Interlochen Center for the Arts


This extended, two day class,  is perfect for beginners as well as returning students. 
On the first day beginners will put on a long two color warp, and weave a table mat. 
On the second day beginning students will embellish their second mat with pick up patterns and textures. 

Returning, or intermediate students will be able to jump right in on the first day to explore their choice of textures and patterns, color and weave or two heddle weaving. The more advanced students are encouraged to contact the instructor ahead of time to discuss their own area of interest. 

Having students weaving together at a variety of skill levels will provide everyone with a rich learning opportunity. 

Supplies:
Rigid Heddle loom with one or more heddles
There are some looms available from Interlochen and from the instructor for rent at $15 for the two days. 

Scissors
2 Brown paper grocery bags 
measuring tape

Yarn:
Beginners - two hundred yards each of 2 different colors of worsted weight wool

Returning students - please consult the instructor

Nancy McRay

nmcray@mac.com
June 22 and 23
Contact Interlochen Adult Creative College for more information
www.interlochen.org

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