Classes

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 – 2:00 until 5:00 PM

Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16  . . . Get help improving your spinning skills or just come to spin and socialize. Every other Thursday from 2:00 until 5:00 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!

 


Creative Plying For Handspinners
Friday, November 3 – 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

plying yarn
Plying yarn with a spinning wheel

Learn how to make interesting 2 and 3 ply yarn by plying from bobbins on a lazy kate, plying from two ends of a center pull ball, “Navajo” plying from a single end and creatively plying handspun with commercial yarns to create innovative texture.
$50 includes commercial yarn for plying.

Register by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store.

 


Very Beginning Handweaving
Saturday, Nov. 4 & Sunday, Nov. 5 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days

Beginning weaver
Very beginning weaving class student

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.

$165.00 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.

 


Exploring the Many Ways to Weave Overshot
Friday, Nov. 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM both days

Overshot sampler
Student’s overshot sampler underway

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.

$165.00 includes all materials. Registration deadline November 1

Register by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store.

 


Weaver’s Warping Review
Friday, December 1 – 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM both days

Winding warps
Students winding warps for their looms

Has it been a long time since you wove? Do you find warping difficult or tedious? This workshop will review planning your project, calculating warp and weft needs, winding a warp, dressing a loom, reading pattern drafts, and repairs and tricks. Both front-to-back and back-to-front warping methods will be taught in a hands-on format.

$65.00 includes numerous take-away handouts

Register by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store.

 


Linen Weaving Retreat
Tues., Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5, 6 & 7 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM all days

Linen lace napkins
Linen napkins woven in huck lace pattern

Enjoy three days of uninterrupted weaving! Go home with an expanded knowledge of working with flax yarn and a brand new set of elegant linens: two hand towels and four napkins (or four towels or eight napkins – your choice) as well as a table runner. Set a beautiful new table this holiday or make someone a lovely gift. This class uses classic lace weave structures. Students will be provided warping materials and instructions in order to bring their pre-warped looms to class. Loom with minimum of 4 shafts required.

$250.00 includes all materials and lunch each day
Registration deadline November 25

Register by phone at 208-263-4600, in-person at Blue Flag or register and pay online at Blue Flag’s Square Online Store.

 


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

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.

$225.00 includes all materials and use of a loom and other equipment. Or, bring a friend – 2 people for $325.00. 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: $35 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.