Weaving with Carol Kapheim
With the expansion of the Kapheim Studio Building, I can announce the beginning of our textile school made possible through a gift from William and Elsie DeWeese.
"The purpose of the school is to introduce a variety of equipment and textile skills from beginner to intermediate. Classes will be announced on a regular schedule throughout the year. Teaching about textiles is so important, I frequently can customize classes to your personal schedule."
What's it all about?
Hand weaving has always been part of our American story throughout our history.
In the 1930’s there was a revival of interests in handlooms in our country. This enthusiasm continues to the present. In these classes you will learn to dress and use a loom. After the basic class you may go on to weave fabric for clothing, rugs, household items, and family heirlooms.
You will look at cloth in a whole new way.
SIGN UP FOR LESSONS
*Classes are assigned by first-come-first-serve basis. Submissions are not finalized until contacted by Carol Kapheim.
*There is a material list for most classes. Be sure to pick it up before you attend class.
*PRIVATE LESSONS can be arranged around your work schedule or you may change a day in your selected class.
Contact Carol! (847) 373 - 2011
Rags to Riches
In this class there will be a discussion of rag preparation and patterns. you must provide your own rags and cutting tools. Bring in old sheets, blue jeans, t-shirts, socks, table cloths, unused sewing fabric, whatever you have. Rag balls will be prepared for weaving. One 5 hour session.
This is a class that will introduce the art of weaving pictures. You will learn how to warp the loom. Tapestry tools will be introduced, fibers will be discussed. You will make one or two samplers depending on our progress. There will also be instructions in finishing and removing work from a loom.