Monday, November 2, 2009

Revised class times!


Fall Weaving Classes 2009

For all the floor loom classes listed below we will go through the ‘science’ and fun of calculating the amounts of yarn needed for the chosen weaving project – making a warp, how to set up the loom (even if you have never approached a creature like that before) choosing pattern or plain weave. Classes are small, up to 5 persons only so sign up soon if you are interested in participating in a particular course. Pre-registration is always necessary.

Bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee/juice and a snack will be provided to keep the creative energy up.


Scarf, make it stripy or bumpy, textured or flat, up to you, fun!

$175 - 20 hours of focused learning( + $20 materials fee, all yarns from instructor's treasure chest)

Oct. 2, Friday 3-9pm, Oct. 3 Saturday 9am-4pm, Oct. 4 Sunday, 9am-4pm


Tea towel, colours and twills

$175 - 20 hours of focused learning( + $20 materials fee, all yarns from instructor's treasure chest)

Oct. 16, Friday 3pm-9pm, Oct. 17, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Oct. 18, Sunday, 9am-4pm


Placemats m's and o's (2 spots still available)

$175 - 20 hours of focused learning( + $20 materials fee, all yarns from instructor's treasure chest)

Nov. 6, Friday 3pm-9pm, Nov. 7, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Nov. 8, Sunday, 9am-4pm


Small tablerunner, overshot (2 spots still available)

$175 - 20 hours of focused learning( + $20 materials fee, all yarns from instructor's treasure chest)

Nov. 20, Friday 3pm-9pm, Nov. 21, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Nov. 22, Sunday, 9am-4pm


Pay-as-you-go hours in November and December

On Thursday Nov. 26 and Fri. Nov 27 and on Sunday Dec. 6, Monday Dec. 7,

Wonderous Woolerie Studio will be open from 9.30 am until 8.30 pm. I will be offering a special deal. Looms will be warped and ready for weaving in the studio, teatowels, scarves, tablerunners – all in neutral colours which can be spiffed up with your choice of funky weft, colour or texture.

You pay $22 per hour for the first three hours you choose to weave during these days and $18 pr hour for each hour after this. Weaving ideally happens in 3-5 hour parcels at a time.

Material fees will be calculated when you are done the project(s) you set out to do. If you have a particular wish for one of the three mentioned projects please book in advance so your particular loom will be warped and ready for you when you come to the studio.

I will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance if you should need it. Beginners are welcome. Again, I have up to five looms on the go at one time, so bring a friend and make it a special fun day for two or three or four of you, get twisted and warped, enjoy life!

Tapestry weaving

Tapestry weaving happens on a small portable wooden frame in the following classes:

We will go over the very basics of understanding how to build up a tapestry woven piece so it doesn't come apart. There are many tricks and tools of the trade in this course but we will stick with a wooden frame built by the instructor and a good dinner fork and of course there will be piles of yarns, colours and textures to work with. Frames can be taken home between classes so selfstudy is possible and encouraged. Once an initial sample piece has been finished to provide understanding of some important techniques students are encouraged to try out designs and ideas of their own and intructor will be ready to provide guidance and support along the way.


Tapestry weaving class, daytime (class is full)

$125 - 12 hours of focused learning (+$30 materials fee, includes weaving frame to keep and yarns necessary for project)

Nov. 18, Wednesday 9am-12am , Nov. 25, Wednesday 9am-12am

Dec. 2, Wednesday 9am-12am, Dec. 9, Wednesday9am-12am


Tapestry weaving class, evening (still a few spaces available)

$125 - 12 hours of focused learning (+$30 materials fee, includes weaving frame to keep and yarns necessary for project)

Nov. 18, Wednesday 6pm-9pm, Nov. 25, Wednesday 6pm-9pm

Dec. 2, Wednesday 6pm-9pm, Dec. 9, Wednesday 6pm-9pm


Looking forward to seeing you in one of these classes, it is a lot of fun, challenging, and a very worth while way of learning about an ancient art and a new potential passion! Pia


Pia Skaarer Nielsen

Wonderous Woolerie, Port Williams, NS


skaarer@ns.sympatico.ca

http://www.wonderouswoolerie.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2hC-UgtmG4

Thanks to the Wolfville Farmers' Market for this opportunity to showcase my studio on YouTube!



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