Spring Term is from April 2, 2013 through June 6, 2013.
Housed in a two-room schoolhouse over a century old, the
Damascus Fiber Arts School offers continuing classes in the art and craft of
handwoven tapestry. Students weave on
Navajo style looms, using traditional wooden tools and on various frame and
pipe looms. Owner Audrey
Moore has taught Navajo weaving in this building for
over thirty years. Terry Olson has been weaving here for nearly twenty years.
Audrey Moore and Terry
Olson teach Navajo Weaving and Tapestry on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All skill levels. Personal instruction.
Terry Olson and John Beard are each scheduled to teach workshops and seminars at the Regional weaving conference put on by the Association of Northwest Weaving Guilds (ANWG) in Bellingham, WA, in June 2013. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com/
Claudia Standley, popular local knitting instructor, helps students with any knitting project on Wednesday afternoons. Claudia knits wonderful sweaters, socks, mittens and more- some offered for sale in the school shop, along with her handwoven kitchen towels.
Joane Duncan teaches two spinning workshops each term. She is highly experienced spinning with many different fibers. She can help teach you to spin or help with your spinning issues. One class usually focuses on beginning to intermediate skills. In the other you might learn to ply or spin designer yarns.
Ravenstail twining weaver John Beard meets monthly
with students working on their own projects. He will not be teaching a spring term class this year. Many people
have seen John demonstrate Ravenstail at local events, including OFFF and the Oregon State Fair.
Coming down from the mountain, Shelly Tarbet offers two baskets each term. Shelly researches unusual, often Native American style baskets, makes each one, and then offers the class. This year she will give classes during the day on Wednesday, with extended hours from 9am to 4pm.
The School Gallery for April features many of the recently completed tapestries of the members of our school.