Registration begin June 15th
Thursday October 17
Skill Level: Beginner
Location: Cumberland County Museum- 150 Church St.
Interested in learning to weave? Create your own scarves, fabric, rugs, throws and more. In this class you'll experience the basics of weaving, color interaction, reading a draft, identifying parts of the loom, warp and weft, identifying appropriate materials, preparing the loom, tools and plan, warping the loom, wet finishing/fulling, steam pressing and more. Go home with your own handwoven cowl or scarf! Materials provided include hand dyed and natural, locally grown yarn. Rigid heddle looms are available for use during the class, or bring you own! No experience necessary.
All materials are provided including loom rental
Instructor Bio: Rachel Dalton is a lifelong fiber artist working in multiple mediums. Following graduation from Algonquin College with an Advanced Diploma in Museum Studies, Rachel worked as Director and Collections Manager in museums and has sold her historical costumes internationally to historical institutions and associations. With an interest in historical reproduction and fiber uses, Rachel focused on historical manufacturing methods and applications. She is a self-taught weaver, spinner, dyer and knitter. She runs and owns Brigadoon Fiber Farm, an Alpaca farm producing some of the finest alpaca fiber in New Brunswick, where she breeds high quality alpaca and sheep. Rachel is passionate about sharing her craft through teaching workshops and supplying heirloom quality wearable textiles, fiber art kits, weaving supplies, hand painted yarns, roving and alpaca products which are now being sold in studios and shops across Canada and through her business on site at Brigadoon Fiber Farm. She strives to provide a product that is ethically sourced, ecofriendly and from “sheep to shawl”. Rachel has recently expanded her studio to include a production AVL loom and currently working towards her Master Weaver's through Old's College.
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