Playing with Plying (Weavers Guild of Minnesota)
Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16: 6pm-8pm
We'll explore a variety of plied yarn structures, including chain plying, cable yarns, boucle and crepe yarns, along with variations on two- and three-ply basics. Whether you're struggling to figure out chain plying or a two-ply pro looking to explore new structures, this class is sure to inspire!
Modern Tapestry Weaving for Teens (Textile Center)
Grades 6-12. Learn the basics of tapestry weaving to create a modern-looking wall hanging. Pick your favorite colors and textures to make a one-of-a-kind weaving. Materials provided. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Monday, March 6, 4:30-6pm (Hosmer Library)
Wednesday, April 19, 5-6:30pm (Franklin Library)
Art Yarn for Beginners (Weavers Guild of Minnesota)
Tuesdays, April 4,11, 25: 6pm-8pm
Think beyond basic yarn spinning and dive deep into the world of textured artistic yarns spun by hand. We'll cover some color theory, spinning for wild texture, and techniques for finishing a skein of art yarn.
Spinning Singles Yarn (Weavers Guild of Minnesota)
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 26: 6pm-8pm
Made from just one ply, singles yarns are an essential part of any spinner’s repertoire. Join us as we explore four different approaches to the art and science of spinning singles: low twist, felted, core-spun, and energized singles. Together we will learn how to create singles yarns that can be used for everything from soft and squishy handknits, structural woven scarves, and yes, even as warp.
Modern Tapestry Weaving for Adults (Textile Center)
Thursday, May 18, 6:00-7:30pm (St. Louis Park Library)
Learn the basics of tapestry weaving to create a modern-looking wall hanging. Pick your favorite colors and textures to make a one-of-a-kind weaving. Materials provided. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.