We believe one of the secrets to staying young is to never stop learning. Why not expand your horizons and take a class?
We have a regularly changing selection of classes. Some are listed below, but be sure to give us a call to ask about last minute additions.
Knitting & Crocheting Classes
WALK-IN Knitting Clinic
Having a problem with your knitting projects? Need some help deciphering a pattern? Want to change the shape or size of a garment? Let the "Knitting Doctor" cure what ails you.
The clinic is open every Tuesday evening, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
Visits are $18 (or 6 classes for $90). All skill levels are welcome.
Beginner Knitting on Saturdays
Get Set to Crochet
Elaine Banville will be teaching an open (come when you can) crochet class on Tuesday mornings starting October 9. She'll start with the basics and then build skills. Classes are from 10:30-noon, and each class is $18 or buy a class "card" and get six classes for the price of five.
A Woven Journey!
Registration is now open for the beginner weaving class we call “A Woven Journey”! The next session begins September 15, 2014. If you have never tried weaving or need a complete refresher course, this ever-popular, tried and true outing is for you.
This class is filling up! Only a couple of spots left.
Travel to the fascinating land of weaving! Learn its language, discuss project planning and weaving drafts (directions for constructing woven fabrics), measure fibers on a warping board, dress a loom (ready it for weaving), and WEAVE! Two gamps* will be woven, one plain weave and one twill weave. Discover color interaction, investigate pattern structures, and interact with texture.
No experience necessary.
Monday evenings, 6-8:30pm, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27
Six student maximum and two instructors, Betsy Martin and Margaret B. Russell.
Class cost - $290. Along with instruction, everything you need is included in the class cost - use of a 4 shaft Schacht table loom, weaving equipment/tools, fibers, and a folder filled with weaving information (yarns for this class are certified 100% organic Merino wool spun at a historic mill in Springvale, Maine!).
Registration requires payment in full. If you are unable to attend “A Woven Journey” after registering, payment will be refunded only if another student can fill your spot. Otherwise payment is nonrefundable, unless Antrim Handweaving cancels the session.
Classes are held at ANTRIM HANDWEAVING Studio & Study, 10 Orchard Street, Byfield, MA.
For more information or to reserve your place in front of a loom, please contact Betsy at A Loom with a View, 978-463-9276, firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret at Antrim Handweaving, Studio & Study, 978-465-8457, email@example.com
COME JOIN US AND EXPLORE HANDWEAVING!
*Gamp – “Charles Dickens’ character Sairey Gamp (in Martin Chuzzlewit) was notable for carrying a large, multi-colored umbrella. From her name developed both an English slang word for a large, baggy umbrella and – among American handweavers – a term signifying a multi-colored and/or multi-patterned woven sampler.”Samplers You Can Use" by Penelope B. Drooker