Summer 2013 Classes at the Guild!

Looking for an opportunity to engage your creativity this summer?  The Guild is offering a number of classes this summer!  Email us for registration info:



Get started knitting a summerweight lace scarf from unspun silks.  There will be a variety of dyed hankies—silk prepared from stretched silkworm cocoons—for purchase (about $5 each).  Only one of these hankie packets is needed for each diaphanous, light-as-a-breeze scarf.  Participants should be familiar with basic lace knitting stitches (yo, k2tog, psso, ssk), but all knitting terms used in the handout will be reviewed.  Participants should bring very smooth circular or single-point needles (any size 4 through 7, 3.5-4.5 mm), a smooth linen or cotton dishtowel, and hand cream or lotion—and may bring any favorite lace pattern with repeats of 10 or fewer stitches.

Date: Thursday, July 11                Class size limit: 8

Time: 1:30 – 4:30                            Minimum age: 15

Instructor: Karen Agee                Fee: $7.50 Guild member, $15.00 non-member 

Registration due June 27



Monday:           Sort and wash fleece, dye fiber in Kool-Aid, learn to spin on a drop spindle

Tuesday:          Blend fibers and colors, card fiber, spin on drop spindle, wheel, or twisters

Wednesday:    Spin more yarn, choose a scarf design, and start warping the loom

Thursday:        Spin more weft yarn, finish warping loom, wind shuttles, and start weaving

Friday:            Finish weaving, remove scarf from loom, and choose finishing techniques

Date: Monday through Friday, July 15-19                         Class size limit: 5

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 each day                                                     Minimum age: 10

Instructors: Guild Members                                                    Fee: $100

Registration due July 1



Weaving is an amazing adventure!  Learn the basics in this beginning class.  Each student will learn how to warp a 4-shaft table loom and weave a twill sampler.  Class registration fee includes a materials fee for warp, weft, and handouts.

Dates:  Saturday, August 3, 9:00 – 4:00               Class size limit: 8

Sunday, August 4, 12:30 – 4:30                               Minimum age: 16

Instructor:  Cindy Harris                       Fee: $40 Guild member, $65 non-member

Registration due July 20



We will make a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, 4”x50” scarf using yarns provided by the instructor in a variety of colors and textures.  Please bring your own straight pins and sewing machine and bobbins; if you do not have a sewing machine, you can use the Guild’s.  Some additional fibers and yarns will be available for purchase. The class fee does not include a $15 materials fee, which should be paid to Karen DeVries at the time of class.

Date: Sunday, August 11                 Class size limit: 8

Time: 1:00 – 4:00                             Minimum age: 15

Instructor: Karen DeVries           Fee: $7.50 Guild member, $15.00 non-member 

Registration due July 27

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