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.

November 2017

The Wilton Scarf

November 18, 2017   1 – 4 pm                                           Registration is closed

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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.

 

 

 

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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Block Party with Robyn Spady

Feb 23 – 24, 2018   space is limited – enroll early!

Registration deadline  Jan 23,2018

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 Do the terms “block design” and “profile draft” bewilder you?  Are you interested in developing new patterns and pushing your loom to new limits?  Whether you have a four-shaft loom and want to expand its potential or want to better understand what to with all those shafts, then this workshop is for you!  Through presentation, discussion, and weaving, you will develop a practical understanding of blocks, profile drafts, and how to use them to create new exciting drafts.  You will also examine the fundamental building blocks of many weave
structures and how they can be manipulated into new designs and
open up an unlimited number of new possibilities.  Minimum four-shaft  loom required.  (Note: This is not a round-robin workshop)Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)
all learning materials and lunch are included in class fee
Deposit $50
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Invoice for balance due will be sent on or around Jan 25 for $ $250

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.