Weaving Lessons:

I am offering weaving lessons for students in the Boise, Idaho, area.  Lessons are held at my studio with my loom.  So if you don't have a loom yet, this is the perfect way to try weaving and see if you like it before investing in a loom. 

Once you learn the basics of weaving, where you go from there is up to you. There is an amazing variety of weave structures and yarns to explore.  Just a few of the possibilities can be found here on my website.  I'm a "structure/pattern weaver."  I love creating designs in what I weave using plain yarn.  Some weavers I know are "color/texture" weavers who love using simple patterns with bright fun yarns.  Which type of a weaver would you be?

Classes can be individual lessons or for small groups.  So grab a friend and learn a new craft together.  Contact me to schedule your weaving lesson.

Beginning Weaving

Beginning Weaving class will cover the basics a new weaver needs to get started. Information covered includes weaving equipment, warping a loom, how to read a weaving pattern, fixing errors, and more.

During class students will wind a warp, dress a loom, and weave a sample of basic weave structures.  This takes 12-15 hours of instruction time.  The time can be broken down into 2 to 4 hour sessions.

Recommended book for students to purchase before starting class:
     "Learning to Weave", by Deborah Chandler

$175 per student for individual lessons

More Weaving Classes:

For weavers who know how to warp their loom, but are in need of a bit of extra instruction in some areas, the following classes are available.  Each class will last about 2 hours.  They are more of a lecture/class room type setting with some hands on work.

If you don't see what you are looking for listed below, let me know and I will see if I can come up with a class to fit your specific needs.

Reading Weaving Drafts

An in-depth look at weaving drafts and how to understand them. 

$30 per student for individual lessons - $25 per student for 2-4 students

Weaving Software

A look at three of the computer programs available for weavers: Fiber Works, WeaveIt, Pixeloom.  Some of the different features of each program will be discussed to help students pick the program best suited for their needs. 

$30 per student for individual lessons - $25 per student for 2-4 students

Lace Weaves

Explore the differences between Huck Lace and Swedish Lace.

$30 per student for individual lessons - $25 per student for 2-4 students

Profile Drafts

Learn the secrets of Profile Drafts and how you can translate a design into different weave structures.

$30 per student for individual lessons - $25 per student for 2-4 students

Bead Leno

Explore the possibilities of Bead Leno and learn how to set up your loom to weave this interesting fabric. 

$30 per student for individual lessons - $25 per student for 2-4 students

Bobbin Lace Classes

I am offering Beginning Bobbin Lace classes. There are many types of bobbin lace and the classes will be for Torchon Lace. Torchon is the easiest form of bobbin lace. It is geometric and a great place to start.

Classes will be seven sessions, about two hours each. During these sessions you will build on the basic two stitches used to make Torchon Lace. I have researched places to buy the basic supplies and you can buy every thing you need for less than $100 to get started.  I do not recommend the bobbin lace kits, the pillows are "ok" but there are better options available. Please contact me for more information and to schedule your first lesson.

$160 per student for individual lessons - $120 per student for 2-4 students