Course Offerings and Registration

The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center is offering classes and dye labs on a limited basis during June, July and August of 2020.  We will frequently be updating the website and opening registrations as dates approach  to stay within recommended state guidelines.  Currently we are planning to open  fall courses for registration on August 5th. All levels of Olds College Master Weaving Program in September are currently open for enrollment.  Please see our list of upcoming offerings below those currently open for registration.

 

  All course offerings at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center have limited availability to ensure a vibrant learning environment for all participants and all particpants will have their own “creative space” to allow for physical distancing.

Please carefully read our registration policies at the bottom of this page before registering for a course. 

 

All courses are held in the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center

321 East Main Street

Historic Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Up and Down Beginning Rigid Heddle

Leslie Fesperman     10:30 – 2:30 pm

This 4-hour class will go over the basics of learning to weave on the rigid heddle loom.  You will learn weaving terms, how to calculate a warp and plan a project, how to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method, the proper way to wind a stick shuttle and basic finishing for scarves.

Participants will prepare their loom for weaving cotton dishcloths an20160911_164834-1d finish the project on their own.

Student should bring:  Rigid Heddle loom with a 7/5 or 8 dent reed, reed hook, warping peg if available, paper and pen for notes

Cost $95.00 

Class and Rigid Heddle loom –  15 inch loom – comes with 8 dent reed  $225.00   

 

Over & Under – A Weaver’s Beginning – Rag Rugs

with Leslie Fesperman

July 17,18 and 19   Registration is closed.

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With 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 rag rug , 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.

In an ever changing world we are all learning new etiquette when interacting with others. Currently the YVFC is requiring participants to wear a facial mask or covering when entering and exiting the building and not in their personal creative space, sign a waiver that they are asymptomatic and haven’t knowingly been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for the Covid 19 Virus within the last 2 weeks. If you do not wish to comply please wait and register for a class when this policy changes.

$250 includes materials, use of equipment  and lunch each day.  

 

Dye Lab open Dye Day – Indigo Dip 

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:30  -4:30

Our Supplier is out of Indigo! This dye lab will be scheduled at a later date

Bring your fibers and spend the day dying them in our lab! Each participant will have their own work station, indigo pot, use of drying racks and sinks. This is not a beginners class but one aimed for the experienced dyer .   Register early as space is limited to three participants and each participant will have their own sink and dye area.

In an ever changing world we are all learning new etiquette when interacting with others. Currently the YVFC is requiring participants to wear a facial mask or covering when entering and exiting the building and not in their personal creative space, sign a waiver that they are asymptomatic and haven’t knowingly been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for the Covid 19 Virus within the last 2 weeks. If you do not wish to comply please wait and register for a class when this policy changes.

 

Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving  TBA _

 

Olds College Master Weaving Level 1

 April  12 – 16,2021  Registration closes March 10

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center’s partnership with Olds College, this one-of-a-kind program has five progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies, and project assignments. Completion of each level earns 3 Olds College credits.

Completion of Levels 1 – 4 earn Artisan Certification

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Levels 5 Earns the Master Weaver Certification. Participants should be able to warp and dress their loom independently and have an understanding of basic weaving terminology.

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch is provided each day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat in any Master Weaving course. Registration closing date August 10,2020     Space is limited  register early.
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Olds College Master Weaving Level 2

April 19 – 23,2021 Registration closes March 17,2021

A continuation in the study of weaving offered through Olds College, this is the second level of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies, and project assignments.

 Please note that certification of Master Weaving-Level 1 is a prerequisite for this course.    

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch is provided each day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat in any Master Weaving course. Registration closing date August 15, 2020.     Space is limited register early.  Buy Now Button

Master Weaving-Level 3

April 26 – 30,2021  Registration Closes March 24

A continuation in the study of weaving offered through Olds College, this is the third level of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies, and project assignments.

 Please note that certification of Master Weaving-Level 2 is a prerequisite for this course.    

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch is provided each day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat in any Master Weaving course. Registration closing date August 25,2020     Space is limited  register early.       Buy Now Button

Olds College Master Weaving Level 4 

May 3-7,2021 Registraion Closes April 1

A continuation in the study of weaving offered through Olds College, this is the fourth level of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies, and project assignments.

 Please note that certification of Master Weaving-Level 3 is a prerequisite for this course.    

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch is provided each day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat in any Master Weaving course. Registration closing date August 20,2020     Space is limited  register early. Buy Now Button

 

Future Offerings in 2020

Dye Lab- Acid Fast Dyes August 22,202

Dye Lab – Fiber Reactive Dyes September 12, 2020

Dye Lab -Indigo Dip October 3, 2020

Rug Weaving Basics with Mary Zicafoose Oct 1 – 3, 2020

Next Level Rug Weaving with Mary Zicafoose Oct 4 – 6,2020

Precision Dyeing with Margaret Coe Oct 16-18,2020

Laptops and Looms with Margaret Coe Oct 19 -21,2020

Dye Lab – Acid Fast Dyes – November 14, 2020

Dye Lab – Fiber Reactive Dyes December 5,2020

Beginning Weaving on the Four Shaft, Rigid Heddle and Inkle looms will be offered on a Quarterly Basis in 2020 dates and more offerings will be posted soon!

Looking ahead to 2021!

January  23 – 25,2021 Dianne Totten

August 20 – 25,2021  Jennifer Moore

September 15 – 17,2021  Rosalie Nelson – It’s in the Warp Rep Weave

Registration Policies

Please read all policies before registering for any course offered at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center. By submitting payment for the course, the participant acknowledges and affirms their adherence to all of the Fiber Center’s registration policies and procedures. 

REGISTERING FOR A COURSE

All courses at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center have limited availability–the enrollment of each is limited, guaranteeing a stimulating learning environment for all. To ensure your place, and for us to confirm with the instructor we ask that you please register well before the registration deadline. Signing up early not only holds your seat in the course, but also helps determine the status of the class.

Within 3-5 business days of your registration, you will receive a welcome email. If you do not receive a confirmation of your registration within 1 business week, please contact  Leslie Fesperman via our contact page.

TRAVEL

As many of our instructors journey from afar, the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center has courses on the schedule nearly a year in advance. In an effort to ensure the viability of each course offering,  we may require a deposit or payment in full for classes.  Once the minimum number of participants is reached we confirm  the class and we ask that travel arrangements be made and invoices be paid in full.    (This is usually 30 days prior to the date of the course.)

As the date of your course approaches, you will receive detailed information regarding your course (including any preparatory instructions or required materials) transportation, lodging, and Yadkin Valley amenities.

PAYMENT

The payment required for registration varies depending on the course and is indicated at the bottom of each description.

CANCELLATIONS

If The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center cancels a workshop for any reason, all students receive a full refund.

Deposits are non-refundable unless the class is canceled by The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center.

Students who cancel 30 days prior to their course’s date are refunded the cost of the course minus the initial deposit and a $25 processing fee. Any registration cancellation made less than 30 days before workshop is non-refundable.

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.