Kelly Wove It

Handwoven fiber art with a modern twist

© 2019 by Kelly Walsh

Classes & Teaching

Beginning Sewing With Handwovens - 
Zip it up!

When: Saturday February 29, 2020 9am - 5pm

Where: Triangle Fiber Arts Center (TFAC)
              3717 Murphy School Rd., Durham, NC 27705


Registration deadline:  February 3, 2020
 
In this one-day class students will learn some basic tips and tricks for sewing with handwoven fabric! They will construct a zippered pouch perfect for use as a pencil carrier or make up bag out of their very own handwoven fabric. Students will learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine, how to measure fabric and apply interfacing, how to insert a lining and install a zipper. No previous sewing experience is necessary, but students must bring their own sewing machine and zipper foot.

Registration opens on December 16th through the Triangle Weavers Guild

Beginning Weaving - Weekend Scarf

When: 3 days: Saturday April 25, Sunday, April 26, & Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9am – 5pm

Where: Triangle Fiber Arts Center (TFAC)
              3717 Murphy School Rd., Durham, NC 27705

Registration deadline:  May 10, 2020
 
During 24 class hours spread over three weekend days, students will learn how to weave their very own scarf out of rayon bouclé yarn. They will learn how to plan a weaving project, and read a simple weaving draft. After designing their own scarf and measuring the yarn for it, students will be taught how to warp a loom using the "front to back" method. After weaving their scarf, they will learn a variety of finishing techniques including hemstitching, knotting and twisting fringe.  No previous experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. 
 
Materials provided by teacher/TFAC:  Four harness loom and accessories (shuttles, bobbins, sley and reed hooks, etc.) and yarn for scarf ($25 materials fee paid to instructor)

Registration will open at noon on Feb. 24 through the Triangle Weavers Guild

Garment Sewing With Handwovens-
Wiksten Shift

When: Dates TBA - sign up for my newsletter to get alerts!

Where: Triangle Fiber Arts Center (TFAC)

 

In this 2.5 day class students will learn how to sew a simple shirt or dress from the Wiksten Shift pattern. Students will learn how to measure their own bodies and select the correct pattern size. They will learn how to read pattern markings, how to identify fabric grain, and cut pattern pieces out of their fabric. We will cover some tips and tricks of sewing with handwovens and learn several methods of protecting seams. Students will also learn how to make their own bias tape binding! At the end of the class, students should be able to wear and show off their very own handwoven and hand sewn garment. Some previous sewing experience is recommended for this class, you must be able to provide your own sewing machine and be familiar with its use. Required materials: Several yards of handwoven fabric at least 40"wide (more specific measurements will depend on your approximate size and which version of the pattern you choose to sew), matching thread, and 1yd of commercial cotton fabric OR a package of double fold bias tape, and a copy of the Wiksten Shift pattern - This can be purchased in digital form* online, at several local sewing shops, or from the instructor. The instructor will also have a "store" of materials you can purchase including a selection of commercial fabric scraps, bias tape, etc.

Private Instruction & Craft Parties

Private Instruction

Would you like some private weaving instruction? I can help you remember how to warp your loom or guide you in project design. I love watching people discover their own creativity, and I'm open to helping you however you need it.

$15/hr

Private Craft Parties

Do you want to throw a fantastic party with unique activities? Your guests will have fun trying something new and take home an awesome memento they made themselves! Just tell me what your vision is and we can work together to come up with a perfect group activity.