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Thrumori (Saori-like) First Time Weavers Intro to Intuitive Weaving
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Thrumori (Saori-like) First Time Weavers Intro to Intuitive Weaving

Quick Start on Floor Loom Weaving

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Instructor: Tammy Deck

Students will work on pre-dressed floor looms and receive instruction on basic loom operation and support throughout the weaving process.  Each person will  be encouraged to weave from a place of exploration and  intuition, designing  their "Thrumori" at the loom.  "Thrumori" is Tammy's term for a textile woven by recycling "Thrums" (weaver's warp ends previously considered discards) New weavers  have free-choice from our eclectic fiber collection of colors and textures (including ooak hand-painted and metallic ends) all included in the class fee.    Basic class is 5 studio hours and the piece is removed from the loom for you unless you'd like additional sessions to weave a longer textile. You may decide near the end of your session.

 Possible use for your Thrumori textile include: art hanging, lumbar or decorative pillow front, quilt piecing, garment panel (cuffs, collar, lapel or waist banding), envelope purse or mini tote, table runner, art neck scarf, waist sash/belt

Additional weaving sessions (2 hour increments  for $15ea) are available day, evening or weekends scheduled with Tammy.  This Weaving project may be repeated as many times as you like and may be Scheduled with 3 other friends (phone Tammy at 630.963.9573) and BYOB if you like!  Instruction, materials and loom rental all included in the flat class fee.  

 

Rigid Heddle (CRICKET, SAMPLE IT) Loom Weaving for BeginnersCHICAGO SUBURBAN DUPAGE ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION CLASSES WORKSHOPS SUPPLIES IN CREATIVE ART FINE CRAFT ARTWORK ARTWEAR  AND FASHION
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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving for Beginners

Instructor: Tammy L. Deck  

You want to learn to weave... but want a more portable project...or you find the bigger looms a bit intimidating? This is "real" weaving on a "real" loom. You'll find scarves in our gallery woven on our rigid heddle looms (we defy you to discern the difference!). During this 2 session class, students will learn how to plan a scarf project, measure the warp threads, thread the rigid heddle, wind on and start weaving! Take the loom home for one week to weave your project... come back the next week and learn how to remove it from the loom and several finishing options.  Session 1 meets from 10 to 4 (w/break)  Session 2 meets 10 to 12:30

Project materials and use of a loom are included in our class fee.  Looms available at the studio for separate purchase as low as $150 (receive a $10 discount when you purchase a loom during class). This class may be repeated for 10% savings.

Own your own rigid heddle loom and wish to use it in class? Schedule a $10 assembly/functionality assessment prior to class.

 

 

Weaving Classes:  Beginner START HERE 4 shaft Weaving SkillsCHICAGO SUBURBAN DUPAGE ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION CLASSES WORKSHOPS SUPPLIES IN CREATIVE ART FINE CRAFT ARTWORK ARTWEAR  AND FASHION
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Weaving Classes:  Beginner START HERE 4 shaft Weaving Skills

Instructor: Tammy L. Deck

4-Shaft weaving for beginners. Students will learn the entire weaving process using our Design Center looms,** New weavers are introduced immediately to our textile designer wall of fiber and choose their own colors and textures in the first session. This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. New weavers will come away from class with one completed project of their own design, together with an inspiring sampler of different fiber types and weave structures such as: basket weave, rib weave and a variety of twills. Weaver's first project is a choice of either a neck scarf or a table runner. All materials and use of studio weaving looms include via the class fee. This first experience is based on 14 to 16 flexible studio hours.

The first session will meet on the day and time scheduled with your instructor. After the first session, flex your remaining hours as available with a minimum of one session of two hours per week. One vacation week allowed during your class if needed.

WESTMONT Studio time is available Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm 

Thursday Evenings  available scheduled with Tammy

BERWYN studio time may be scheduled 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 10am to 9pm


Own your own portable 4shaft/harness loom and wish to use it in class? Schedule a $10 assembly/functionality assessment prior to class. 

 

** Need weekends? We're Flexible...please phone Tammy to discuss 630.963.9573. Or consider a StayCation and take our "Fast Track"   available to meet your choice over two, three or four consecutive days **

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WEAVING CLASSES:  DYEING TO WEAVE (COLOR & WEAVE EFFECTS)

Instructor: Tammy L. Deck

Yes! This can be your second ever project! Create your own version of Tammy's beautiful hand-dyed chenille scarf. During this class you will measure your warp from luxurious rayon chenille, then go on to dye the yarn in your own custom colorway. After rinsed and dried go on to set-up the loom and weave at your own pace.  Your results will be a truly one-of-a-kind creation.

Must have prior 4-shaft weaving experience. If not, consider taking Weaving I now and this class at a later date.

Project materials and loom use are included in our class fee.  Looms available at the studio for purchase as low as $400.

Dates: schedule with Tammy to measure warp
and dye yarn
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Meets: Wed through Saturday by arrangement 

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Dates: schedule with Tammy to measure warp
and dye yarn **

Meets: Wed through Saturday by arrangement 

 

 

WEAVING CLASSES:  WEAVING TO SEW (BEGINNER SEWING SKILLS TAUGHT HERE)

Instructor: Tammy L. Deck

Yes! This can be your second ever project! Sample different warping methods (thread by thread and warping paddle with 5 threads), threading patterns (straight draft with rosepath), weaving patterns (tabby, 1/3 2/2 and reverse twills, rib weave, basket weave), plus some hand manipulation... all in one piece. Each student will select 5 colors of sturdy cotton thread and have at it...on your own schedule and pace after the first class! When the piece is finished and off the loom... meet with Tammy to teach you how to sew your fabric sampler into a finished item of your choosing. Possible finished items might be: Table runner, pillow shams, tote bag.... or for the intermediate sewer... a lined iPad bag (magnetic snap included). Linings, backings and straps purchased separately with Tammy's guidance. (Tammy recycled a silk shirt and belt to complete her bag for $3.)

Must have prior experience setting-up and weaving on a 4-shaft loom. If not, consider taking Weaving I now and this class at a later date.

Project materials and loom use are included in our class fee. Already have a portable 4-shaft loom? Bring it to class and we'll credit you $10 (must be full assembled and functional for the discount..we will evaluate/clean looms for $15). Looms available at the studio for purchase as low as $400.

Dates: schedule with Tammy (planning and warp measuring session) **

 

 

WEAVING CLASSES:  WEAVING II / INTERMEDIATE 4 SHAFT SKILLS

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Instructor: Tammy L. Deck

(May be repeated) For those people who took our Weaving I class or have taken a beginner level course elsewhere in the past... this class is for you. Using our Design Center looms,** you will become re-acquainted or more comfortable with all aspects of planning 4-shaft (harness) weaving projects on your own.

Schedule your project planning session with Tammy. (Saturdays also available) progress at your own pace independently with Tammy on-hand to guide you... some people come once a week for 4+ hours... others may come 2 times a week for 2+ hours each. If you are at a stage in your project where you don't need Tammy's full attention... feel free to come more often and stay longer during our normal studio hours of Wed-Sat, 11am to 6pm.

 

Date: Schedule with Tammy to get started now.
Meets: according to your availability

 

 

WARPING PADDLE STRATEGIES

Tired of measuring 1 or 2 strands at a time? Want to run 5... 10... even 15 at one time? Want to alternate different groups of threads for a multi strand stripe pattern.  Come in with your own paddle or use one of ours. Tammy will have several different projects planned that will demonstrate how the paddle may be used and save you warping time. This class meets for 1 90-minute session and is for people who already know basic warping board use.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 flexible options

 

DECIPHERING WEAVING DRAFTS AND CODES

Still having a hard time interpreting weaving instructions? Let's sit down once and for all and figure it out! Profile drafts, treadle as writ... we'll cover a variety of drafting codes to build your confidence. This class meets for 1 90-minute session.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 flexible options

 

WEAVING CLASSES:  DOUBLE WEAVE TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP (INTERMEDIATES)

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Learn how you can get double the width from your 4-shaft loom (more shafts mean more capabilities). During this 2 1/2~3 hour workshop, you will learn how to plan projects and weave actual samples that include weaving a tube, a fold, and double layer pick-up designs.

 

WEAVING CLASSES:  INDEPENDENT STUDY 

If you've taken a couple classes but you don't have the equipment yet, come in and use ours. Plan your project (includes a 1 hour session with Tammy) and come in during open studio hours: Wed 10 to 8:30; Thur~Sat 11 to 6.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 flexible options

**Looms may also be rented for use outside the studio: Table looms may be rented for $20 per week (2 week minimum/pro-rating). Baby Wolf (or similar) Looms may be rented for $30 per week (2 week minimum/no pro-rating). Please call for details.

 

GARMENT DESIGN - FABRIC DRAPING / PATTERN MAKING

During this 4 session series, students will learn how to drape their own fabrics on a provided dress form. This is especially useful for one-of-a-kind fabrics that have surface design work or a different drape than factory produced goods. Students will go on to draft a pattern and may proceed into cutting and construction of their original design. Various finishing methods will also be discussed and demonstrated. Very strong sewing skills and an understanding of garment construction is needed. Class size is limited to 4.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 flexible options

Bring 3 yardages to class. Min of 20" x 3 yard.
***For people with strong sewing skills

 

OFF LOOM WEAVING:  TRIAXLE WEAVING

Instructor: Ellen Grenier

Using ribbons, learn the basics for an off-loom three directional weaving technique. Each student will weave their own sample piece (approx 5" x 5") stabilized and ready for personal use. The resulting fabrics may be used for accent panels, mixed media assemblage work... or even jewelry designs. After class, students will find themselves inspired to go on to create a multitude of designs based alternate color placement. Students will receive a complete supply and instruction packet... please bring scissors and a package of fine silk pins to class.

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OFF LOOM WEAVING:  NEEDLE WEAVING SEAMLESS POUCHES

Instructor: Tammy L Deck

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During this 2 session class, students will create a charming amulet necklace using all those odds and end yarns you've got stashed (and some of ours). During class 1, students will create their color scheme and decide if they want to create a tapestry design, learn how to warp a cardboard loom and begin the needle weaving process which creates the seamless little bag. The majority of the weaving will be homework that night. Bring the woven pouch to Class 2, to learn how to line the purse, several strap options and go on to trim the piece with beads, buttons and charms. No previous weaving experience is needed. Basic hand sewing skills are suggested. Materials list provided upon registration. Samples are on display (or may be purchased) in our gallery.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 flexible options

 

WEAVING CLASSES:  INKLE LOOM WEAVING : BEGINNERS START HERE

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

 

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During this one session class, students will learn how to set up an inkle loom and start weaving belts, camera and other straps, trimmings, bookmarks and more. An inkle loom is an easy loom to set up and very portable if you travel. This loom is designed for weaving narrow projects such as the ones mentioned above. Bring your own loom (or rent from the studio for $5 per week), heddles (or a strong string to make heddles), scissors, and a shuttle. Yarn for your project is included in class fee. Looms are also available for purchase from the Design Center.

 

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WEAVING CLASSES: INKLE LOOM WEAVING W/PICK-UP PATTERNS

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

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Learn how to weave patterns and images into the narrow strips that may be used as straps, belts, trims, bookmarks and more using a simple pick-up technique. Loom preparation instructions will be provided upon registration so students can bring their loom to class already set-up and ready to weave. This technique may be done on an inkle loom or a table loom. Inkle looms may be rented from the design center for $5 a week or purchased starting at $75. Please consider taking our introduction to inkle weaving class prior to this one.

Date: phone me to schedule (630) 963-9573 

 

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REGISTRATION POLICY

  • A 50% deposit should accompany each mailed-in or phoned-in class registration to reserve your space. Balances are due and must be paid in full at least 5 days prior to the start of the class or workshop.
  • Classes with out-of-state or international instructors will have a balance due date 1 to 2 months in advance of the class.
  • On-line registrations will bill the full amount for each class unless otherwise indicated.
  • There is no fee to transfer your payment to a different class provided your request is made at least 10 days prior to the class date for your original registration.
  • All payments are forfeited if you withdraw from a class less than 10 days prior to the class date.
  • Cancellations are subject to a 7% cancellation fee if charge card was used.
  • **No** refunds, transfers or make-up for missed sessions.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment and will transfer or refund 100% of all money on deposit for that class.

Please understand that our classes are "artistic" in nature and we encourage our students to stretch their skill level, which sometimes results in projects that may require additional home time or studio time to complete. Studio session rates vary, please inquire. Please feel free to contact us with your questions before registering.

~~~~ If it is 24 hours (or less) before class time... phone us to verify space availability...
do not register on-line!
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TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL 60559
(630)963-9573


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Weaving Classes:  Fast Track To Weaving on 4 Shaft Looms START HERE

See description for Weaving I as we will be following the same format in a condensed manner.

This class meets 3 days in a row.

 

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CHICAGO SUBURBAN DUPAGE ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION CLASSES WORKSHOPS SUPPLIES IN CREATIVE ART FINE CRAFT ARTWORK ARTWEAR  AND FASHION
FIBER BEADS GLASS YARN SEWING FELT MAKING WEAVING LOOM DESIGNING MAKING INDIE MAKER AS SEEN ON YELP COURSEHORSE CHICAGO ILLINOIS ARTISAN CHICAGO