Fibers at Access Arts include various types of weaving, papermaking, and other fiber-related arts. Classes are available for children, adults and special needs students. One-day workshops are held on a variety of topics. All weaving classes require instructor's permission.
Learn the art of weaving on a variety of table and floor looms; from the simple rigid heddle and inkle to more complex 4-harness looms. The course covers beginning through advanced levels of weaving.
Children experience weaving on an assortment of pre-warped table and floor looms. Projects explore a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.
Open Session Rag Weaving
An informal rather than structured class, though an expert instructor is on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot as necessary. Students will find looms for rag weaving are all warped and ready to make placemats and table runners, and can practice weaving skills at the same time. Sign up for a minimum of two sessions.
In addition to regular classes, we host one-day workshops. Past
fibers topics have included Felting, Spinning, Basket Making, Dyeing, Book Making, and others.
This course is an opportunity for students to design and create 3-dimensional art pieces, utilizing fiber materials. Fundamental techniques such as knotless knitting, cord wrapping, crochet and macrame are discussed. Basic materials are provided, but students are encouraged to incorporate a variety of fibers and found objects as their ideas develop.
An introductory course in how paper is made. Students learn the basics of processing fibers to make pulp and pull sheets of paper. As these skills are developed, students go on to explore various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional uses for paper.