Classes

Our HWG education programme is continuing to the end of this year. Take advantage of our expert Tutors and get more from your work. If you wish to enrol in a class, please contact Alison Francis in the office (handweavers@xtra.co.nz or phone 638 7138 and leave a message).

Alternatively you may also fill out our online form, or print and fill out the PDF form below and send it to us.

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Learn to Warp your 4 shaft Loom

Date                Sunday  30 September 2018

Time               10.00 am to 4.00pm

Venue             Textile Art Centre, 25 Poronui St, Mt Eden – The home of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Tutor               Alison Francis (Ph 480 1060 if you have any questions)

Cost                $95 includes materials

Equipment Needed

A 4 shaft loom, if you have one, or you may borrow one of ours .

Warping board, if you have one, or you may borrow one of ours

Warp sticks or corrugated cardboard, reed hook, heddle threader,(if you have your own loom)

Some scrap yarn.

Paper, pencil, measuring tape, scissors.

Your lunch.  We will supply tea and coffee.

What you will weave?

I recommend that you all weave a scarf for this project as it has an amount of warp threads that is able to be coped with.  Please go to the Ashford website (www.ashford.co.nz) and check out the colour chart for the Tekapo 3 ply yarn.  Email me (aligavfrancis@gmail.com) with the colours you would like.  You will need 2 balls of yarn. If I don’t hear from you I’ll choose.

How to Enrol

Pay $95 into the Handweavers and Spinners Bank Account 12 3011 0808690 00 with “Loom Warping” and Your surname in the reference sections .

Fill out the class registration form at the end of the classes page on the website

(If you cannot pay directly into the account, please email us and tell us that you are posting a cheque to Handweavers and Spinners Guild, PO Box 67099 Mt Eden)

All classes are held at The Textile Arts Centre (the former women’s Bowling Club building), 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden

Taster Classes 2018

Beginner Tapestry Weaving

Tutors: Carla Millard and Wendy van der Wal

Date: Sunday 22 July

Time 10am – 4pm

Cost: $80

A $64 tapestry loom provided for your use with an option to buy.

Materials will be provided but please bring a kitchen fork, scissors and any yarn you might already have and wish to use. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Beginner 4 Shaft Weaving

Tutor: Alison Francis

Date: Saturday 18 August

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $45.

Work on the Guild’s new Looms or bring your own.

All materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Bring scissors and a tape measure. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Beginner Felting

Tutor: Christine Roxburgh

Date: 5th August

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $45

All felting materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Bring an apron (waterproof if possible) and 2 pieces of bubble wrap (approx. 70 x 50 cm each), 2 old towels, and a plastic bag to take wet felt home in. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Beginner Spinning (Spinning Wheel)

Tutor: Kurt Payne

Date: Sunday 24th June

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $45

Bring your own wheel or use a new Guild one.

All materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving  ***FULL CLASS***

Tutor: Kurt Payne

Date: Sunday 8th July

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $45

Bring your own loom or use a Guild one.

All materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Bring scissors and a tape measure. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Learn to Knit

Tutor: Kurt Payne

Date: 9th July

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $45

All materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Bring scissors and a tape measure. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving  (Second class)

Tutor: Kurt Payne

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $45

Bring your own loom or use a Guild one.

All materials will be provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Bring scissors and a tape measure. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

How to Enrol

Pay [fee] into the Handweavers and Spinners Bank Account 12 3011 0808690 00 with “[Class]” and Your surname in the reference sections .

Fill out the class registration form at the end of the classes page on the website

(If you cannot pay directly into the account, please email us and tell us that you are posting a cheque to Handweavers and Spinners Guild, PO Box 67099 Mt Eden)

 

 

Class Photos / Feedback

Loom ready for the Tapestry Taster class 2018

 

Felting – Photos from the class

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4 Shaft Weaving – Photos from the class

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Beginner Tapestry Weaving – Photos from the class

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 Feedback – ‘Exploring 4 Shaft Weaving’

“Thank you very much for conducting the weaving course that I attended yesterday.

When I purchased my loom off Trade Me, it was not what I expected. I had used a small rigid heddle at school and was expecting that – not a very large, very heavy four shaft loom.

Thank goodness you were able to give me a few lessons and get me going.

But I had lost my confidence and was having a love hate relationship with the loom.

Thank you for guiding me through the warping up process on the lovely 8 shaft looms that the Guild has purchased. They are so light compared with my loom, and much easier to thread.   The racket stays open to make it easier to wind on.  With my loom I need to hold open the rackets and as my arms are not long enough to hold one open and wind on, swear words occur.

I have enclosed two photos of the work that I achieved. I enjoyed the challenge of working on all eight shafts. I hope that everyone admires the loom and the work we did when it is displayed at the Woolfest.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and meeting the other lovely ladies.”

Kind Regards,

Sue Ellen

 

 

 

Class Registration Form

Payment Methods:

Direct Credit to Guild Bank Account (preferred) – 12-3011-0808690-00. Please put your surname and Class name in the reference Fields

Cheque – Please put class name of back of Cheque and post to Handweavers Guild PO Box 67099, Mt Eden Auckland 1349

Please Note that your enrolment will be confirmed once payment is made.