Course Offerings and Registration

All course offerings at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center have limited availability to ensure a vibrant learning environment for all participants.

Please carefully read our registration policies before registering for a course. 

All courses are held in the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center

129 Church Street

Historic Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

with Leslie Fesperman

Thursday Octonber 17    10 am – 4 pm

The warp-faced weaving possible on an inkle loom is ideal for making belts and straps. Inkle looms are versatile, portable, easy to warp, and a snap to weave on.  This five hour  course will introduce students to the basics of  inkle loom set up and weaving.  Students will practice for several inches before starting a desired project of either a looped key fob or hat band. The focus of this course is to  understand the loom and to build a foundation for future exploration of patterns and other inkle loom weaving forms. 

All materials, use of equipment , and the class  $95.
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Purchase a Schact Inkle loom, belt shuttle and the course $160.00 Buy Now Button

Olds College Master Weaving Level 4 

October 28 – Nov 1, 2019  

Registration is closed.

This course is open to any studet who had successfully completed Olds College Level 3 Master Weaving Program  $875.00

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Learning to Weave  with Leslie Fesperman Nov. 8 – 10

Up-close-loomWith the intention of functioning as an ‘on ramp’ to the craft of weaving, this introductory course offers new students  the opportunity to begin their study.   Through weaving a rayon scarf, the beginning weaver  will have an  introduction to a four-harness loom while learning vital weaving skills including reading a draft, planning projects, preparing the loom, and how to weave.

$225 includes materials, use of equipment and lunch  on Saturday and Sunday.

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Painting on Silk Scarves

with Katherine Stein Saturday Nov 9, 2019  10 am – 5pm

Paint a silk scarf

Create your own hand painted silk scarf using Marabu Contour pens and silk paints in
this beginner-friendly course. Students will learn the basics of design and dye application during this day-long
offering. Appropriate for any skill level; beginners are welcome!
Course fee includes all materials, instruction, and lunch.    $115.00 USD

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How to Weave a Double Weave Jacket

with Leslie Fesperman

Sunday December 1  9:30 – 5:00 pm – 

Registration closes Nov.25

This day long workshop will go over the basics of double weave, discussing the fundamentals of double weave, how to: weave a tube, two layers, and double cloth, the three elements required to weave a no sew jacket on the four shaft loom.   Participants will weave samples of each before weaving a small sample jacket in class enabling them to weave a jacket on their own.  A sound knowledge of how to weave on a four shaft loom is required for this class.   All materials, use of  prewarped loom and lunch are included in this day long workshop.  $150.00
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with Laurie Duxbury Jan 10 – 12, 2020

Crimp and Create

with Dianne Totten Feb 21 – 23, 2020

Future Offerings in 2020

Olds College Master Weaving Level 3  April 20 – 24, 2020

Olds College Master Weaving Level 1 April 27 – May 1, 2020

Eco Printing on Silk with Maria Muscarella May 1 – 3, 2020

Jumpstart Jacket with Daryl Lancaster June 6 – 8, 2020

Olds College Master Weaving Level 2  August 3 – 7, 2020

Olds College Master Weaving Level 4 August 10 – 1, 2020

For additional information regarding the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center’s ‘s course offerings, please contact  Leslie Fesperman via the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center’s Contact page.