Full Day Hands-on immersive Classes.  All equipment, tools and materials are provided. Just bring your lunch!   Each Class runs from 9am to 4pm.  $40 per class.

Class sizes are limitedThe classes are appropriate for Adults and Teens, 14 years and older.

  Location:  Butler County Extension Office, 101 Motorpool Way, Building #10, Lower level, Butler, PA 16001.   There is plenty of parking.  Building is handicap accessible.

Introduction to Weaving

Saturday March 4, 2023

This is your chance to find out what weaving is all about!  You will plan your project, warp a loom and weave a Mug Rug (coaster) which is yours to keep!   No previous experience required.

The small but mighty table looms are used for this class.

Exploring Weave Structures – Intermediate Class

Saturday March 25, 2023

You will learn to read a weaving pattern draft, understand a variety of weave structures, then weave samples of each, using floor looms and table looms.  You will then take home your wonderful samples. 

This year we will explore 8 harness twill variations and 4 harness overshot weaving

Previous weaving experience and a basic understanding of weaving drafts is required. Our introduction course is enough.

This class utilizes larger floor looms as well as table looms!

Learn to Spin with a Wheel

Saturday April 29, 2023

Explore the magic of turning a fluff of sheep wool into beautiful yarn, which is yours to keep.

Wheels provided or bring your own wheel. No previous experience is required.

Groups of two students are paired with a mentor that will guide them through the instructor’s lessons.

Card Weaving

Saturday May 20, 2023

For centuries, weavers have woven intricately patterned ribbons and tapes for decorative and practical use. In this class you will learn how to weave these wonderful tapes on tape looms. By manipulating weaving cards, you will create the desired pattern. No previous experience is required.

The cards you use and the tape you weave will be yours to keep.