WGGB Weaving School*

Winter/Spring 2017 Classes

*Online registration is now open! (click 'Register' and then 'Adult' and then "370 Weaving" at the bottom of the following pages).


Weft-Faced Rug Techniques

This class will focus on exploring Swedish Weft-faced Rug Weaving techniques by creating a sampler of patterns in Boundweave, primarily using the Krokbragd method and a 3-shaft point twill threading.

Students will learn rug weaving and finishing techniques through creating a sample piece large enough to make into a tote bag. The tote bag will be completed in the last class meeting. No sewing machine required - tote bag will be hand stitched.

Rug wool will be provided. Students will use our Schacht Wolf Pup looms with an additional $75 deposit.

Dates/Hours:
Sat & Sun, Feb 4 & 5 - 10am-4pm
Sun, Feb 26 - 10am-4pm

Maximum class size: 10
Location: Hillcrest Elementary School
Cost: $175*
Skill level: Step-Up
Instructor: Pat Capogrossi

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Beginning Weaving

This class is designed for adult beginners with no previous weaving experience. The instruction focus is on teaching a simple, efficient method for warping and weaving with a 4-shaft floor loom. Several projects will be completed using a variety of fibers. This allows students to become confident about planning simple projects, choosing yarns, warping the loom and finishing their cloth. Students will use our "Wolf Pup" floor loom and all materials are included. Projects will be started in class and completed at home. Students should expect to spend two to four hours of weaving at home per project.

Dates/Hours: Sat & Sun, Mar 18 & 19 - 10am-4pm
Sun, Mar 26, Apr 2, 9 - 10am-4pm
Sun, Apr 23 - 10am-1pm

Maximum class size: 8
Location: Hillcrest Elementary School
Cost: $250*
Skill level: Novice
Instructor: Mary Pflueger

* In addition to the course fee, a $75.00 security deposit for the loom and equipment will be collected at the first class and returned at the end upon receipt of all lent items.

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Exploring Overshot

Overshot is a versatile weave structure that can be traditional or contemporary. Woven with 2 shuttles, there is a pattern weft and a tabby weft.

Students will discover the versatility of Overshot through experimentation with a variety of wefts and treadlings. A finished project will also be planned and woven.

Bring your own loom or rent a Wolf Pup with an additional $75 deposit.

Dates/Hours:
Sun, May 13, Sat & Sun, May 20 & 21 - 10am-4pm
Sun, June 4 – 10am-1pm

Maximum class size: 8
Location: Hillcrest Elementary School
Cost: $200*
Skill level: Step-Up
Instructor: Nancy Charamella

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Skill Level Requirements:

Novice – No previous weaving experience

Step-Up – Completed a Beginning Weaving class and understands concepts of reading a draft, warping and weaving. Classes designed to extend skills of beginning weavers.

Step-Out – Completed a Beginning Weaving class and is able to independently plan a project, warp a loom and weave. Classes designed to expand knowledge of weave structures and techniques.


All classes are held at Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, Md.  The classes are sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore in cooperation with the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council and the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information, please email wggbweavingschool@wggb.org


Payment & Cancellation Policy

* In addition to the course fee, a $75.00 security deposit for the loom and equipment will be collected at the first class and returned at the end upon receipt of all lent items.

Payment in full is required at time of registration.

Half the cost of the class is a non-refundable deposit.

If a student cancels their registration two weeks or more before the class begins, one-half the cost of the class will be forfeited. Anything paid above that amount will be refunded in full.

If a student cancels less than two weeks before the class begins, there will be no refund.

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified eight days before the class is due to begin and any payments will be refunded in full.

If advertised dates of classes change due to availability of space through Catonsville Parks and Rec, registration fees will be refunded in full.



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