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

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.

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Masters of Overshot: One Threading–Countless Weaves

With Laurie Duxbury         January 10–12, 2020

registration ends Dec.20

Connect with the past and design for the future using the versatile structure of overshot,
led by instructor Laurie Duxbury. Using one warp, students will begin with traditional
pattern treadling and advance to more varied structures, including honeycomb andDuxbury_Overshot Flame Treadling
boundweave. Learn how to keep track of pattern treadling without a draft, how to use
color to create depth, and how to adapt overshot designs for your own use.
Masters of Overshot is appropriate for any weaving skill level, provided that students can
warp their 4-shaft looms independently and arrive to class with their loom prepared.

Class, handouts optional weft materials and lunch are provided in the course fee $250.USD
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Inkle Loom Basics with Leslie Fesperman Jan 18,2020  – Registration opens Dec 1

Crimp and Create

with Dianne Totten Feb 21 – 23, 2020 – Registration opens Dec 1

Future Offerings in 2020

Intro to Shibori with Katherine Stein Jan 18,2020

Beginning Tapestry with Jacqueline Mehring March 14,2020

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

Needle Felting with Megan Neds  June 12 – 14,2020

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

It’s in the Warp – Rep Weave with Rosalie Nelson  Sept 16 – 18, 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

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!

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.