2022 Summer Program


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Class #6

Learn To Weave

Joan Sheridan

May 8 - May 14, 2022


instructor imageWeaving is a satisfying hobby that enables you to create the fabric of your dreams, or to create fabric that you never even knew was possible. The interlacement of yarn to create fabric is magical. This class walks you through the basics needed to be a good weaver who produces quality fabric. An emphasis is placed on ergonomics and methodology. You’ll learn to dress your own loom, practice on a sample and then weave one or two hand towels. Joan will contact students prior to class to answer questions and to select colors for each student.

Joan Sheridan is a knitter, weaver, spinner, fiber explorer and, since 2000, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion, Michigan. Trained as an educator and curriculum developer by the United States Army, Joan is a natural teacher. She volunteers in the textile conservation department at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where she combines her passion for textiles with her fascination with history. Joan has taught and presented at conferences, for guilds and shops, and on tour in Norway. She has had articles and patterns published in several magazines. Her more than 70 original knitting patterns can be found on Ravelry. She specializes in building solid foundations for knitters and weavers so they can take their skills and soar.

Joan will contact students prior to class to answer questions and to select colors.

Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $70 for weaving tool box, yarn and comprehensive handbook
Web: www.heritagespinning.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


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