All Classes are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are concerned the safety of our staff and our students, who are also our friends. Stay home, Stay safe. We will come back when we can do it safely.
Navajo and Tapestry classes are full with a wait list. There are some openings in the Beginning Tapestry 3 day workshops and the Spinning Workshops. Classes Canceled at this time.
Navajo style weaving and Tapestry. Tuesday and Thursday. 10am-3pm. $170 plus materials. Class fee is for one day a week. Students can come twice a week if they wish to use the second day as studio time. Tapestry and Navajo style weaving class is full with a wait list.
Audrey Moore and Kevynne Layne teach Navajo style weaving and Terry Olson teaches Tapestry. Each student works on his/her individual project at his/her own speed, learning new techniques, learning how to use the tools and materials required, and how to choose and make designs. Please note that Terry Olson will only be teaching on Tuesdays. Thursday may be used as studio time.
New Workshops in Tapestry!
To get you started learning tapestry, we designed a 3-day, small, semi-private workshop for beginners.
May 23-25, 2020 Janet Dorow instructs. Probably canceled.
3-day, small, semi-private tapestry workshops for beginners. $270. A $70 deposit is required to hold your space.
This fee includes 3 days of instruction, a 12″x 18″ copper pipe loom to keep, warp, and use of tools. Weft is available for purchase in class and in shoppe, as are bobbins and extra warp.
Spinning Workshops, Saturday, Canceled.
Each day costs $40 plus $5 materials fee. 10am to 3pm. A $20 deposit is required with your registration. Dianne Langtry is the instructor. Dianne teaches beginners how to spin and teaches spinners how to improve their technique. Bring your own wheel or borrow one of ours. Email terry@DamascusFiberArtsSchool.com for more info or to register.
Beginning Ravenstail Twining, 4-day workshop. None this term.
10am to 3pm. $200 plus $50 materials. Free loom plans or you can order a loom for $95. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a place in class.
John Beard’s 4-day workshop for beginning students. Students will weave a two-sided, 3-inch square Medicine bag by using 4 or 5 of the basic twining techniques used in Ravenstail weaving. This workshop includes some history and culture about this style of weaving.
Students will need to borrow, make, or purchase a 3-foot-wide, table-top Ravenstail loom. Free plans are available. Looms can be ordered directly from Mike Langtry for $95 at email@example.com or at 503 758 9884.
Acid Dye Basics, Monday, Canceled.
Class is $50, plus $5 for dyestuff/handout, plus $3 each for one-ounce skeins of wool. Class begins at 9am and usually ends around 4pm. Limit four (4) maximum students. (If you want to bring your own wool yarn, you must discuss with instructor PRIOR to day of class.)
In this one-day workshop with Sandy Kennard, learn how to use Acid Dyes for beautiful and colorful results with your wool yarn. You will get hands-on experience mixing different primaries to achieve specific and unique colors of yarn.
Participants will learn to use ProChemical Washfast Acid Dyes. This class of dye is known for good light-fastness, wash-fastness, ease of use, and rich colors. We will cover the process from beginning to end: wool preparation, mixing dyes, and developing your own color “recipes”.
Natural Dye Workshop, Canceled. Class is $100 plus material fee. Hours about 9am to 4pm.
Colors from nature are not just shades of brown, beige and gray! Come learn about getting all the colors of the rainbow from plants, lichens, mushrooms and even insects! We will discuss items you might acquire locally, as well as the exotic dyestuffs that were traded on the Silk Road. Students will leave with an understanding of modern safety procedures, hands-on experience with dyeing fibers in several colors, having also learned about the difference methods for dyeing animal and vegetable fivers, common mistakes to avoid, and resources on the best places to purchase dye materials.
To Register contact Terry Olson at Terry@DamascusFiberArtsSchool.com. Your answer will come soon, so if you don’t see a reply, please check your spam file.