Textiles - Weaving

In this introduction to the 4-shaft loom, students will learn basic weaving techniques using floor and table looms. Most materials are included in the class fee, although personal favorite fibers or cloth strips may be included in a project. Students will discuss the relationship of both warp and weft textures along with color selection. They will learn to warp and operate the loom and to explore several finishing techniques for their project. Selected loom-controlled patterns will allow for the creation of a sampler, scarf, placemat, or a small rag rug. Students will weave and create at their own pace, so more than one item may be possible. Looms are available for students' independent use anytime the building is open.

"Ojos de Dios" Mexican "Dreamcatcher" - Half Day Workshop


Welcome to the "Ojo de Dios" Mexican dreamcatcher workshop! In this half-day workshop on Saturday, June 10th, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and meaningful dreamcatchers.

We will start by creating a central structure using bamboo sticks, and then we will weave a tapestry around it using colorful yarns. We will focus on creating a square, an octagon, and a star shape, and we will combine these shapes and colors to create a unique and beautiful dreamcatcher.

Knitting Native Colombian Mochilas


Welcome to the "Knitting Native Colombian Mochilas" 5-week craft course! In this course, we will explore the beautiful and intricate art of knitting traditional Cogui Colombian mochilas. We will cover the basics of knitting a basic design, as well as the unique techniques and cultural significance behind this beautiful and functional piece of art. As this is a long craft, the course will provide you with all the steps in a mini mochila knitting, which will enable you to learn the process and scale it later.

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Kyndall Bennett at bennettjk@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email  bennettjk@appstate.edu.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056 ods.appstate.edu

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

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