Monday, April 23, 2012

Classes on my mind

This is what I see on the side of our house and around many houses in our Hunter's Run neighborhood.  I love purple flox, I enjoy the dogwood and red bud as I take my morning walk through our neighborhood. The many signs of Spring.

Spring also conjures up thoughts of renewal and refreshing and reward.  It's also a good to learn something new.  The Warp and Weave class being offered on June 30 in my Poolesville MD home studio is a great way to learn a new skill.  We will spend the day learning about the parts of a loom, how they work together to place vertical threads (warp) on them and how you weave in the weft threads to create beautiful scarves, shawls, table runners, napkins.  The list of things you can weave is almost endless.

 This is my friend Jordan modeling a scarf I wove on my Cricket loom.
It took me about 20 minutes to warp the loom, 10 minutes to thread the loom, and 10 minutes to finish up the preparations to start weaving.  You can do these things just as quickly with a little practice.

Learn to Weave and make three samplers and a scarf in the classes on Saturday, July 14, 21 and 28.  This summer class session will take you much further in your weaving studies.  The class meets weekly from 10am to 3pm.  Class size is limited to 4 people which allows for individual attention.

Take both classes and get a 20% discount!  Try weaving in June, if you like it and want to learn more, sign up for July and save $25!

Scarves and weaving in general is a great stash buster!  If, like me, you have a collection of yarn you have purchased over the years, you can now use those yarns to make things for your home and scarves for gifts.  In just one weekend, you can complete a project like the scarf pictured here and wear it to work on Monday.
A happy customer!!

Want to learn to knit?  I am holding a one-day Knit-In on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am to 2pm.  Bring knitting needles and worsted weight yarn and learn to knit.  Or, bring along a project you tried to knit and were unable to complete.  Find a pattern you want to make and are unsure how, bring it along and we can work on figuring it out.  Registration required in advance.  Contact Claudia at

Interested in purchasing a loom, spinning wheel or other accessories?  I am a Schacht dealer and will be happy to help you choose the right loom or spinning wheel for your needs.

Feel free to contact me for private classes.  My email address is I am available during the week and certain weekends.

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