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.
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
Over and Under
Learning to Weave with Leslie Fesperman Nov. 8 – 10
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 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.
Painting on Silk Scarves
with Katherine Stein Saturday Nov 9, 2019 10 am – 5pm
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
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
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.