Weaving Classes, Other Workshops & Upcoming Events
The studio at Blue Flag is a relaxed space offering a variety of classes and events. Whether you are a brand-new weaver, a one more experienced or someone interested in other textile techniques, there’s a class for you! Be inspired, have fun, and gain the confidence you need to tackle any project.
Can’t find exactly the weaving class you need? Private instruction is also available.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Register for classes by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag Handweaving Studio or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store
FREE Informal Handspinning
Every other Thursday – 12:30 until 3:30 PM
May 17, May 31, June 14 . . . Get help improving your spinning skills or just come to spin and socialize. Every other Thursday from 12:30 until 3:30 PM, both experienced and new spinners are invited to take part in FREE open spinning. No need to sign up in advance – Just bring your wheel or spindle and join us!
CANCELLED: Weave a Business
Sat. May 12 – 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed to provide handweavers and other textile artisans with information and business skills needed to take their into the marketplace. The class will cover the following topics with lecture, discussion, hands-on exercises and extensive handouts: defining the market for your work; how to set prices; what to know about various places and ways to sell; packaging, labeling, literature and display; labeling textiles to meet legal requirements.
Exploring the many Ways to Weave Overshot
Sat. and Sun. May 19 and 20 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days
Overshot is a favorite of handweavers because very complex designs are created on only four shafts. Learn basic block theory, explore different treadling variations for traditional and not-so-traditional results, and learn how to create a name draft in overshot. This two-day class is designed for advanced beginner or intermediate level weavers.
Students will be provided warping materials and warping instructions in order to bring their pre-warped looms to class.
$175.00 includes all materials. Registration deadline May 5
Registration for this class has closed.
Very Beginning Handweaving
Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days
In this class, designed for brand new weavers, you will weave your first project start to finish while learning how to use a four-harness loom. The completion of a beautiful and useful wool scarf provides a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Class is limited to 4 students. Absolutely no prior weaving experience needed.
$175.00 includes all materials and use of a loom and other equipment
Register by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store.
Arrange a Weaving Class To Fit Your Schedule
One-on-one Beginning Four-Shaft Weaving
Approximately 10 hours of individualized instruction designed for brand new weavers, plus 10 additional hours of use of the Blue Flag studio and equipment. This class covers the same topics as the Very Beginning Weaving class but at your own pace and on a schedule that meets your needs.
$235.00 includes all materials and use of a loom and other equipment. Or, bring a friend – 2 people for $375.00. No online registration for one-on-one weaving. Register by phone at 208-263-4600 or in-person at Blue Flag Handweaving Studio.
Private Weaving Instruction: All Levels
Private weaving instruction is available to help you work out a problem or start from the beginning! Please keep in mind that weaving can not be learned in an hour or even in a day; you need to have some time to devote in order to master the technicalities of the craft. You will receive a lot of personal attention in classes at Blue Flag because class sizes are very small. However, if you want help with a specific topic, or can’t find a class on the schedule that suits your needs and interests, private instruction may be for you!
Cost: $40 per hour. No online registration for private weaving instruction. Register by phone at 208-263-4600 or in-person at Blue Flag Handweaving Studio.
For more information about any class listed here, or to inquire about other classes contact Kristie by phone at 208-263-4600 or send her an email.
Please do note that class fees are payable before the start of class and are nonrefundable.