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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/05/17

End date: 02/05/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/25/17

End date: 02/25/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 04/02/17

End date: 04/02/17

Tuition: $85.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 01/29/17

End date: 01/29/17

Tuition: $45.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 02/26/17

End date: 02/26/17

Tuition: $45.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 04/01/17

End date: 04/01/17

Tuition: $45.00



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This class will introduce you to the basics of weaving including the general how-to, different weave structures, types of looms, and warping methods.  Different looms (frame loom, rigid heddle loom, harness loom, and rug loom) will be set up so you can try your hand at each.

Start date: 02/18/17

End date: 02/18/17

Tuition: $45.00



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This class will introduce you to the basics of weaving including the general how-to, different weave structures, types of looms, and warping methods.  Different looms (frame loom, rigid heddle loom, harness loom, and rug loom) will be set up so you can try your hand at each.

Start date: 03/07/17

End date: 03/07/17

Tuition: $45.00



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Yes, you can learn how to knit! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, plus basic pattern reading. We will also look at the history of knitting and appreciate its wide range of uses. You will have the chance to practice at home between sessions to get the most out of the class.

Start date: 02/12/17

End date: 02/19/17

Tuition: $45.00



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Yes, you can learn how to knit! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, plus basic pattern reading. We will also look at the history of knitting and appreciate its wide range of uses. You will have the chance to practice at home between sessions to get the most out of the class.

Start date: 03/09/17

End date: 03/16/17

Tuition: $45.00



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Got your knit/purl down and ready for the next step? In this class, you will knit in the round and learn the most common increases and decreases used to shape garments. We will also cover cover how to check your gauge and make garments that fit properly, and look at different patterns to see if they will work for you.

Start date: 03/23/17

End date: 04/06/17

Tuition: $79.00



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If you have taken Introduction to Weaving and want to deepen your skills, sign up for this class. In two sessions, you will learn to warp a harness loom using the front and back or back to front method, and then weave a small project. You can use one of the Guild's table looms or bring your own. Materials will be provided and are part of the class price.

Start date: 03/25/17

End date: 03/26/17

Tuition: $119.00



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