Making Yarn with a Drop Spindle

Instructor: Esther Bauer

Date of Class: November 10th, 2018

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Class fee: $70

Material Fee: (Pay to Instructor) $5

Class Size: 6 - 10

Learning how to use Fiber to make yarn on a drop spindle. This will be the first class in our new Zuest Family Spinners Cottage at AGSEM. You will learn how to use fiber such as cotton and woo (sheep and alpaca) and turn it into yarn.
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Making Yarn with a Spinning Wheel

Instructor: Kathy Lambert

Class Date: November 10th, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Fee: $70
Materials Fee (Pay to Instructor): $10

Class Size: 6 - 10
*Suitable for 3rd Grade and above

Learn about fiber and how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel. You may bring your own wheel or use one of ours at AGSEM's new Zuest Family Spinner's Cottage. This will be the kick-off for what we hope will become regular spinning and fiber classes. In this class, we will lean fiber basics, how to prepare our own wool for spinning, and how to spin yarn. Starting with some basic and early methods, we will soon transition to using a spinning wheel. We will learn the parts of the wheel and how to take care of it. We will learn about drafting and adjusting the wheel to get the type of yarn that we want. We will practice, and share techniques, learn how to get yarn off the wheel, how to clean it, and how to care for your yarn and fiber.
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Inkle Loom Weaving

Instructor: Randee Griffin

Class Date: Saturday November 10th, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Fee: $75

Class Size: 8
*12 years and older or 10 years old with a guardian

Class Description: Created centuries ago the Inkle Loom was and is used to create narrow bands that are ideal to make belts, trims, straps, ribbons, key rings, bookmarks, lanyards, or garment hem decorations. In class you will learn to make one of these projects or more. The varieties of color and pattern are only limited by your imagination. This is a great class to learn how to weave.

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The Following Classes are Full

Beginning Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Instructor: Marty Foltyn & Elizabeth Michel

Date: Saturday November 10th ... 9 am to 3 pm

Class Fee: $100

Materials fee: none
This is an excellent class for students who have never woven. With a small class size and two teachers, beginning weavers will receive individual attention whenever needed. In just an hour, students will learn how to warp a small but well-designed rigid heddle loom. After brief instruction in how to weave weft yarns through warp, students will spend the rest of the day trying out their favorite colors and textures from the Loom Barn's ample yarn supply. Marty and Elizabeth will illustrate basic techniques like horizontal and vertical stripes, dots, clasped weft, and tying fringes. Each students will take home a colorful, finished piece of cloth.
Four Selvedge Wedge Weave Workshop

Instructor: Michael Rohde

Visit his website to see examples of his work!


Monday November 12th ... 12 pm to 4 pm

Tuesday November 13th ... 9 am to 4 pm

Wednesday November 14th ... 9 am to 4 pm

Come to our brand new workshop to learn about the Four Selvedge Weave taught by Michael Rohde, an internationally known weaver of rugs and tapestries. We will starts by making a badge or pin face.

Four Selvedge Weave is unique in that the whole warp is used, and there are not cut ends, hence no fringe or finishing! We will use a small frame to set up the loom for this technique. Then weave a small tapestry or geometric image, in normal or wedge weave.

Wedge Weave is a weaving technique, occasionally used by the Navajo in the 19th century. If desired, you may explore edge weave as your Four Selvedge piece. Unlike traditional weaving, done on a grid format, in wedge weave, we start with a traditionally warped loom, but weave on an angle, first starting with a small triangle, then building it further. Angled stripes, chevrons, and zig-zags are a few possible design elements. What is most intriguing about the techniques is the scalloped selvedges that result when taken off the loom.