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.
September 19 and 28
5:30 - 8:30 pm
$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. 
October 4 and 11
5:30-8:30 p.m.
$95
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
nmcray@mac.com
October 27 and 28
Contact Interlochen Adult Creative College for more information
www.interlochen.org

Compound Weaves; Adding interest with Supplemental Wefts
Crooked Tree Center for the Arts
Petoskey MI
Learn the traditional rules of overshot and inlay through a combination of lecture, samples and lots of play time. After learning the rules of traditional overshot, students will proceed to break them to experiment with different weights, treadling combinations, supplemental weft pick up, and inlay. Together students will explore overshot principles as it relates to shibori, collapse weave and textural effects. Students should arrive with a pre-warped 4 or 8 shaft loom. The instructor will send a weaving draft ahead of time.

Level: Advanced Beginner. Students must be able to warp a loom on their own and read a basic weaving draft.
October 6 to 8
www.Crookedtree.org


Woven Wall Hanging

NEW CLASS

Learn to create the highly textured, woven wall hangings currently trending on internet idea boards in this one-day workshop! We will begin by building custom-sized frame looms, which you will be able to keep and reuse for future projects. Then, using thicker yarns, roving and other materials with great texture, we will learn basic tapestry techniques to create a unique weaving for your wall. Here’s your opportunity to explore the many possibilities of woven wall art with experienced teacher and fiber artist, Nancy McRay.
Friday November 10
Contact Interlochen Adult Creative College for more information
www.interlochen.org

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