Course Offerings and Registration

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

Please carefully read our registration policies and fill out the Registration Form before registering for a course. 

All courses are held in the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room.

The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room has several looms that  can be rented in house on a monthly basis.  Please contact us for more information.

September 2017

 Looom Controlled Lace Weaves

with Susan Morgan Leveille

September 16 – 18, 2017

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This three day workshop will have participants exploring loom-controlled lace weaves which will  include Huck, Atwater-Bronson Lace, M’s and O’s and Swedish Lace.   Students will receive warp instructions prior to the workshop so that they can arrive with a loom warped and ready to weave.  The weaving will be done in a “round-robin” format so that each student leaves the workshop with a variety of samples and handouts on the various weaves that have been introduced. Some structures will be studied through more than one sample. Weaving times are broken up with lectures so that attention can be given to basic technical understanding of the weave structures. Emphasis will be given to a variety of creative applications of the threadings, treadlings and color usage.

 

 

Block Printing on The Wilton Scarf

with Barbara Mellin and Leslie Fesperman

   20170204_095314In this introductory class Barbara will lead students through the fundamentals of linoleum block print making.  The block print history and simple design techniques will be discussed.   Leslie will lead you through her Wilton Scarf dyeing class .   By the end of the session participants will have a block print they can keep and use on many surfaces and a silk scarf printed with their design!

Saturday September 23, 2017  10:am – 5:00 pm
 Registration closes September 15th.
 Class cost includes use of tools and materials.
$100.00
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Master Weaving Level 1

September 25 – 29, 2017

Registration is closed.

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’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. Level 1 is taught by Olds College instructor and Master Weaver Jean Curry.  To register for the Master Weaving Program at the Yadkin Valley Fiber room, contact Leslie Fesperman at leslie@yadkinarts.org.

Completion of each level earns 3 Olds College credits.
Completion of Levels 1 – 4 earn Artisan Certification
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$875 USD;includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch and unlimited coffee/tea from the Third Branch Cafe are also provided.

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Master Weaving-Level 2

October 2 – 6,  2017

  Registration is closed.

November 2017

The Wilton Scarf

November 18, 2017   1 – 4 pm

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There is something fun and magical about taking a blank textile and adding color, creating a one of a kind piece.  The Wilton Scarf is the perfect accessory to any wardrobe.  You can change the season with a scarf and have a fresh new look!  This class is for all levels from the person who has never dyed anything to the one who wants a new accessory!   We will be using food safe dye and participants will receive a 14 x 72 inch silk scarf.

$35 .00

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Additional  silk scarves may be purchased for $6.50 each


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Instructor:  Leslie Fesperman

December 2017

Over & Under with Leslie Fesperman

December 8 – 10 , 2017

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

$195 USD; includes materials and continued learning tools

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Master Weaving Level 1

 April 22 – 26, 2018

Registration closes  March 9,2018

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’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.   To register for the Master Weaving Program at the Yadkin Valley Fiber room, contact Leslie Fesperman at leslie@yadkinarts.org.

Completion of each level earns 3 Olds College credits.
Completion of Levels 1 – 4 earn Artisan Certification
Levels 5 -6   earn the Master Weaver Certification.cropped-img_50163.jpg

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch and unlimited coffee/tea from the Third Branch Cafe are also provided.

A non refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your space.   Participants will be invoiced on or about March 9 for balance due.

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Master Spinning Level 1

 May 7 – 11, 2018  Registration closes April 2, 2018

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’s partnership with Olds College, this one-of-a-kind program has six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibers, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns. At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical projects, oral presentations and skill development.

Each level includes 5 consecutive days (30 hours) of a face-to-face workshop, followed by 100-150 hours of independent study on homework assignments. The face-to-face workshops take place annually, and the homework assignments are due a year after the workshop is completed. Level 1 students should be comfortable spinning on their own wheel and familiar with basic terminology.20160524_132628

$895 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch and unlimited coffee/tea from the Third Branch Cafe are also provided.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD is required to secure your seat in any Master Spinning course.   Space is limited  register early.

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Participants will be invoiced for balance which on or about April 2,2018.

Master Weaving Level 1

October 15 – 19, 2018

Registration closes September 10,2018

An extension of the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’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.  To register for the Master Weaving Program at the Yadkin Valley Fiber room, contact Leslie Fesperman at leslie@yadkinarts.org.

Completion of each level earns 3 Olds College credits.
Completion of Levels 1 – 4 earn Artisan Certification
Levels 5 -6   earn the Master Weaver Certification.cropped-img_50163.jpg

$875 USD; includes full course instruction and continued learning tools. Lunch and unlimited coffee/tea from the Third Branch Cafe are also provided.

A non refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your space.   Participants will be invoiced on or about September 10,2018  for balance due.

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Offerings Winter/Spring 2018

Robyn Spady  – Block Party Feb 23 and 24  Registration opens October 2017

Jason Collinwood April 27,28,29, 2018   Rug Weaving   Registration opens Jan 2018

Daryl Lancaster – Jumpstart Jacket May 18, 19, 20  Registration opens Jan.1 2018

Olds College Master Weaver Level 3 Oct. 22 – 26, 2018 – registration opens summer 2018

Olds College Master Weaver Level 2 April 15 – 19, 2018 – registration opens Jan 2018

For additional information regarding the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’s course offerings, please contact Fiber Program Coordinator Leslie Fesperman (leslie@yadkinarts.org). You can also reach out via the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room’s Contact page.