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




with Daryl Lancaster April 5 – 7, 2019

Dust off your sewing machine and jumpstart your sewing skills.  Make this simple unlined jacket, custom fit, guaranteed to look great and teach you the basics of garment construction.  Great for handweavers, felters and surface designers, this jacket looks good in all fabrics and compliments every figure. Find  a class Prospectus here.

Please note: For those who have made a jacket in one of Daryl’s classes and wish to move on to a more challenging silhouette she has created a tunic or overshirt pattern. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Registration is now closed.


– an endorsed CW event  April 12 – 14, 2019


Jason Collingwood

Plain weave  (an introduction to rug weaving) April 26 – 28, 2019

registration closes March 25, 201

An ideal course for those wishing to try out rug weaving for the first time, though with enough ‘tricks’ to also suit the more experienced weaver.
pw4Students will learn how to make a strong serviceable rug (plain weave being an excellent structure for rugs). Initially weaving stripes and spots using two colours, learning how to overcome the selvage problems inherent in each different design.   Clasped wefts, crossed wefts and compensated inlay will be covered, all these new techniques giving the weaver more freedom with design.

Class will include instruction on how to set up ones loom correctly for rug weaving. Twining at the beginning and end of the rug, darning in of the loose ends, use of the temple and many other invaluable tips for successful rug weaving.
we conclude with a look at rug finishes, a few of the many finishes will be demonstrated. Students will come with a prewarped loom.    Course fee includes handouts, lunch everyday, and weft materials.  $375

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Master Weaving Level 1

                 April 29 – May 3, 2019    Registration closes March 23, 2019

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center’s ’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 Level 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.IMG_2032

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools and lunch each day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat.  Registration closing date March 23,2019.     Space is limited  register early.   (participants will be invoiced for balance which is due no later than March 25,2019)
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Over and Under

Beginning Weaving with Leslie Fesperman

May 24- 26, 2019

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 be   introduced to the four-harness loom while learning vital weaving skills including reading a draft, planning projects, preparing the loom, and weaving.

$225.00 USD; includes lunch, materials and continued learning tools

Friday 12 – 4, Saturday 9-5,  Sunday 9 – 5
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Creativity Cash

Our mission is to foster creativity in the fiber arts.   If you would like to help foster a friend or family members learning in the fiber world please consider giving the gift of “Creativity Cash.”  Your gift can be used towards any offering at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center within one year of purchase.

More information on “Creativity Cash”

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Future Offerings in 2019

Circular Sock Knitting Crank In – June 8

Master Spinning Level 1 -Olds College – July 29 – August 2, 2019

Master Weaving Olds College Level 2 August 5 – 9,2019

Master Weaving Olds College level 1 August 12-16,2019

Jennifer Moore Mathemagical Design August 23 – 25, 2019

Connie Lippart   Weaving with Children Saturday 1/2 day Aug.31, 2019

Connie Lippart Wedge Weaving September 2 – 4,2019 

Deb Essen –  Color and Weave – September 6 and 7

Deb Essen – Supplemental Warps  – September 8 and 9

Master Spinning Level 2 – Olds College – September 23 – 29, 2019

 Circular Sock Knitting Crank In September 14

Circular Sock Knitting Crank In November 2,2019

Lavernne Waddington  Nov  11 -12, 2019

Olds College Master Weaving Levels 4  October 28 – Nov 1, 2019

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

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