Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level

 Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: January 26 – March 23, 2023 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Kari Fell
Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members)

Learn how to weave cloth on a floor loom! First time students will learn the principles of hand-weaving on a four-harness floor loom, topics will include introduction to the loom and its parts, reading pattern drafts, how to wind a warp, dress the loom and explore basic weave structures. Beginners will begin by weaving a scarf and students with some experience are welcome to work on projects that are commensurate with their abilities.  The instructor will be in touch with students in advance of the class to discuss projects. (No class on March 16)

Students should bring to class:  good sharp scissors, notebook, pencil, calculator or one on cell phone, and measuring tape.

Kari Fell attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary (now ACAD) from 1986-1990 where she majored in drawing and textiles. She really wanted to weave a tapestry like the ones being shown in the college’s gallery but was told she needed to take introductory floor loom weaving first. Day one and she was hooked! Kari eventually wove two large tapestries but these days she dyes yarn and weaves it into luxurious items for sale. She continues to draw, paint and weave and even combines the techniques in one piece. Kari works out of her home studio in Sydney, Nova Scotia and welcomes visitors.

Advance registration for members begins January 3.

General registration for non-members begins January 16.

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com