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 – 12:30 until 3:30 PM

Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1  . . . Get help improving your spinning skills or just come to spin and socialize. Every other Thursday from 12:30 until 4:00 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!

 


Countermarch Loom Workshop
Monday, October 22 – 1:00 until 3:30 PM

Countermarch loom

A countermarch loom

Make your countermarch loom work for you! Learn various tie-up methods, how to make shed adjustments, and use of small equipment helpers and tips that combine to make your weaving set-up easier. Learn how you can adjust your weaving techniques to make your weaving easier and improve your craftsmanship.

$25.00 includes many 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.

 


Very Beginning Handweaving
Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28 – 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.

$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.

 


Supplementary Warps and Turned Drafts
Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM both days

turnrd monk's belt

Turned Monk’s Belt scarf

Learn how to turn drafts to make a multi-shuttle weave into one that only uses a single shuttle or to reduce the number of shafts needed. Find out how to warp, tension and weave supplementary warps for tuned overshot and other structures. Combine and weave more than more than one structure in a single fabric. And, there’s more! This class is a “round robin” format in which students weave on each others’ looms and go home with many different samples and drafts for all of them.

Students will be provided warping materials and warping instructions in order to bring their four- or eight-shaft pre-warped looms to class.

$175.00 includes all materials.

 

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

 


Introduction to Doubleweave
Saturday November 10  – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Weaving two layers at once!

Spend a day learning the many possibilities and uses of doubleweave: weave two or more separate layers of cloth at the same time! Then, move the bottom layer to the top and the top to the bottom; join the layers on one side to create a double width cloth; join both sides and make a tube; use pick-up to create beautifully patterned, double-thick cloth – and more. Students with eight shaft looms will weave more than two layers and learn other multi-shaft techniques. Students will be provided warping instructions in order to bring their four- or eight-shaft pre-warped looms to class.

$85.00.

 

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

 


Pre-Holiday Weaving Retreat: Weaving Iridescence
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday December 5, 6 & 7, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM all three days

Sample of iridescent fabric

Enjoy three days of uninterrupted weaving! Gain an expanded knowledge of working with color to create fabrics that appear to change color as the light or angle of view changes. And, go home with a brand new set of colorful linens: a long, plain weave runner in 30 (!) colors as well as two iridescent hand towels or four napkins plus assorted samples. Set a colorful table this holiday or make someone a lovely gift. 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 Nov. 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.

 


 

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.