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: September 22 – November 17, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Diane Campbell
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 September 29)

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

Diane Campbell has been weaving since 1990 when she began learning from mentor and friend Patricia McClelland. She has a great appreciation for fine craft and textiles in particular. She has tried her hand at hooked rugs, quilt making, felting and more but it is the call of the loom that continually draws her back to weaving. Diane enjoys creating a wide variety of handwovens – from household linens to tartan throws, rugs and overshot coverlets.

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 12.

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