Fiber Arts Workshops

At this time, our Fiber Arts workshops will be cancelled for the month of March and April.

We will let you know when the classes will resume their normal schedule.

Spinning for Beginners

Instructor: Kathy Lambert

Dates of Class:


March and April Classes have been cancelled
May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, November 28, December 26

No Class in October

Time of Class: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Class Fee (per session):

$75 Non Members
$60 Members

Materials Fee (pay to Instructor): $10
These sessions will focus on beginners and those who might want a refresher for their skills. Bring your own spindle or wheel if you like, or use one of ours in the new Zuest Family Spinners' Cottage at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. Plan on a fun day learning about fiber, and how to make yarn using a variety of methods, ending up with spinning on a wheel. Along the way plan to pick up bits of history and spinning lore, as well.

Your $10 materials fee will provide various types of fiber for you to spin, and maybe some to take home as well. If you have some fiber of your own that you would like to work with, bring it along!

Also, please bring a lunch or snacks as desired. We do have a microwave, but no refrigerator, at the moment. The new building is climate controlled, but you may want to wear layers. Other tools and items will be available for your spinning pleasure.

More information will be sent out to folks who sign up, but if you have any questions feel free to contact us at

Appalachian Egg Basket

Learn to weave an Appalachian Egg Basket also known as a Melon Basket.  Perfect for Easter. The skills necessary to weave a basic rib-style basket will be presented. Handle and rim will be joined using a 4-point lashing technique. All the materials needed to create this basket will be supplied for you in a variety of sizes. The class is open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Space is limited to ten, so sign up early!

Any additional info: Wear old clothes. Bring a lunch, towel and 3-5 gallon pail to soak materials.

Name of Class: Appalachian Egg Basket

Instructor: Carol Lang

Date of Class:
March Class has been cancelled

Saturday, March 28th

Time of Class: 10:00-3:30

Class Fee: members $75 includes materials          
non-members $90

Beginning Weaving

on a Rigid Heddle Loom     
Instructor: Elizabeth Michel and Marty Foltyn

Date of Class: April Class has been cancelled
April 18th

Time of Class: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Class Fee:  $115 for Non-Members; $100 for Members

Class Size: 8

This is an excellent class for students who have never woven. With a small class size and two teachers, beginning weavers will receive individual attention whenever needed. In just an hour, students will learn how to warp a small but well-designed rigid heddle loom.

After brief instruction in how to weave weft yams through warp, students will spend the rest of the day trying out their favorite colors and textures from the Loom Barn's ample yam supply. Marty and Elizabeth will illustrate basic techniques like horizontal and vertical stripes, dots, clasped weft, and tying fringes.

Each student will take home a colorful, finished piece of cloth.

Inkle Loom Weaving

Instructor: Randee Griffin

Date of Class:
April Class has been cancelled

April 18th

Time of Class: 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Class Fee: $75 members/$90 non-members

Class Size: 10

Created centuries ago (Shakespeare referred to it in his classic “loves labor’s lost) the Inkle (an old english word meaning ribbon or tape) loom was and is used to create narrow bands that are ideal to make belts, trims, straps, ribbons, key rings, bookmarks, lanyards or garment hem decorations. In class you will learn to make one or more of these projects. The varieties of color and pattern are only limited by your imagination. This is a great class to learn how to weave.