Duluth Art Institute Fiber Classes

The Duluth Fiber and Handcrafter’s Guild partners with the Duluth Art Institute to offer fiber-related classes on a variety of topics.  These classes are open to the public.

Upcoming Classes

Oct
23
Wed
Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6th, 13th 6-9pm (5 sessions)

$100 DAI member $125 non-member

Additional $15 supply fee to be paid first day of class to instructor.

Learn about floor looms and weaving, including how to wind a warp and thread the loom Learn how to read a weaving draft and explore a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. There will be extra time for experimentation and project planning for those ready to tackle their first project on their own. Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley

https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3520802

Oct
24
Thu
Community Felt Rug Making: Design Classes
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day

Felt rug making is an art of storytelling. In this class we will begin Thursday evening by studying the felt rugs of Kyrgyzstan. What is the history of felt in the region? What do the designs mean? Where did they come from? How are the rugs made? With lots of ideas in hand we will then come together Friday morning and begin to craft our own story for the rug we are making for the Duluth Public Library. Once we have the narrative for the rug, we make templates and pre-felts and continue over the course of three days preparing all the materials and creating our design.

** You are welcome to sign up for one or all three days. Thursday evening is included when you register for any of the day classes.

Register here: https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3520816

Oct
30
Wed
Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6th, 13th 6-9pm (5 sessions)

$100 DAI member $125 non-member

Additional $15 supply fee to be paid first day of class to instructor.

Learn about floor looms and weaving, including how to wind a warp and thread the loom Learn how to read a weaving draft and explore a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. There will be extra time for experimentation and project planning for those ready to tackle their first project on their own. Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley

https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3520802

Nov
6
Wed
Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6th, 13th 6-9pm (5 sessions)

$100 DAI member $125 non-member

Additional $15 supply fee to be paid first day of class to instructor.

Learn about floor looms and weaving, including how to wind a warp and thread the loom Learn how to read a weaving draft and explore a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. There will be extra time for experimentation and project planning for those ready to tackle their first project on their own. Beginning Floor Loom Weaving with Erin Endsley

https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3520802

Nov
15
Fri
Community Felt Rug Making: Design Class @ Duluth Folk School
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This class is a continuation of the first 3 days in October and is when the design and hard work really begins to come together! We will be laying out the base layers, lightly felting them, and then adding our design on top of this base in preparation for the community felt making event the following day.

Register here: https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/event-3520816