All About Weaving ~~

Beginning Weaving and Intermediate Weaving are also taught in 2 hour segments for 8 weeks. To qualify for Intermediate Weaving, a student must be able to warp a loom alone from back to front, understand and use proper textile terminology, read and follow patterns and meet with the instructor to discuss prior training.

No experience is necessary to take the beginning class. If it's been awhile since you took that freshman art class, you'll probably feel right at home in the Beginning Weaving class.

The object of the Beginning Weaving class is to systematically introduce students to the process and structures of weaving on a four-harness loom. We begin with the mother of all weaves, twills.

Looms are provided for student use during classes at two locations. Due to the size of the equipment and numbers of students, Mary regularly offers this class at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. The looms used there belong to Serendipity Farm and Studio, but times and dates are dependent upon scheduling by the Center.

The current group rate for individual students is $115 for 8 weeks. For sign-up discounts and scheduling, please contact the Center's website or call 757-923-0003. You can begin registering for this class over the phone now. The website should reflect information for the winter and spring terms after December 1, 2011.

Registration must be paid for at least one week before the first class session to qualify for the discount. Contact the Center for additional discount if you are a MEMBER of the Center, too!

Contact Mary directly if you have additional questions before class starts.

The object of the Intermediate Weaving class is to continue the expansion of one's knowledge and experience by creating a project using a choice of pattern structures, yarns and additional harnesses on floor looms.

This might include an independent study of Overshot, Summer and Winter, Crackle, Double Weave, etc. Students may bring their own looms or use those at the Center. If this class has fewer than 4 students, it might be held at Serendipity Farm's Studio.

Private lessons are available at Serendipity Farm & Studio, but at the regular $10 per hour rate. There are advantages to classes at both locations. Folks who live in North Carolina find Serendipity Farm saves them about 26 miles of driving time and fuel. Folks from the west, north and east of Suffolk will find the same savings by taking classes at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.

Group classes save money and allow you to see what others are doing, too.On the other hand, classes at Serendipity Farm are more private and move at your learning speed. (You also get to shop in the retail store while you're here, if you'd like! ) We will work to place you where it's most comfortable and affordable for your life style and schedule.