Schedule

Olds College Master Spinner Certificate Level 5

Start date: August 4, 2019

End date: August 8, 2019

Location: Monticello, IL

Teaching

Olds College Master Spinner Certificate Level 5

The Master Spinner Program consists of 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.

Level 5 focuses on spinning of cellulose and manmade fibres; spinning to measured specifications and for special purposes; and fibre reactive dyeing of cellulose fibres.

Weaving the Weekend Scarf

Start date: August 16, 2019

End date: August 18, 2019

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

Teaching

Weaving the Weekend Scarf

Do you want to weave? Experience the whole process from preparing a loom to weaving and finishing a fashionable scarf – all in one weekend! Choose colors to suit your own personal style, with beads optional. No experience is necessary, and beginners are invited to try their hands at this wonderful craft.

Weave Instrument Straps, Belts, and Leads

Start date: August 18, 2019

End date: August 24, 2019

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

Weave Instrument Straps, Belts, and Leads

Do you have a ukulele, banjo, or guitar that needs a strap? Learn the tablet-weaving technique for weaving long bands using simple tools, all the way through to finishing. Create a colorful and useful strap for your musical instrument – or your camera, a carry strap for your yoga mat, or a leash for your dog! You can make all sorts of useful items from woven bands. No weaving experience is necessary. If you play a string instrument, bring it for a good fit…and maybe evening jam sessions!

Co-instructors Angela Schneider and Pam Howard