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 4:30 PM

Handspinnesr at Blue Flag

Handspinners at Blue Flag

April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18  . . . 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!

 


Inlay Using the Theo Moorman Technique
Sat. April 22 – 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

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Theo Moorman technqiue

Inlaid pattern using the Theo Moorman technique

Theo Moorman’s inlay technique allows you to create an isolated, tapestry-like image of any shape or size anywhere on the surface of handwoven fabric providing great design freedom. Learn placement of design elements, weaving with a cartoon, incorporating threading variations and creating transparencies with designs that seem to float in space.

Students will be provided warping instructions in order to bring pre-warped looms to class. Looms may also be rented and pre-warped at Blue Flag prior to the course.
$105.00 includes some supplies.
Optional loom rental $35.00.

 


Very Beginning Handweaving Class
Sat. April 29 & Sun. April 30 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days

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Beginning weaver

A very beginning weaving 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. We’ll explore the many patterns possible with the simplest twill threading. The completion of a wool scarf provides a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
$165.00 includes all materials and use of a loom and other equipment.

 


Very Beginning Handweaving Class
Sat. June 17 & Sun. June 18 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days

beginning weaver

Very Beginning Weaving 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. We’ll explore the many patterns possible with the simplest twill threading. The completion of a wool scarf provides a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
$165.00 includes all materials and use of a loom and other equipment.

 


Boundweave Figures on 4, 6 or 8 Shafts
Fri. June 23 – 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM

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Boundweave figures

Weave a boundweave garden!

Weave bunnies and vegetables and flowers and more – oh my! Boundweave is an exciting weft-faced structure that allows for amazing pattern and color combinations. Learn how to design images for 4-, 6-or 8-shaft rosepath and watch them come to life as you weave a runner or wall hanging. Students will be provided warping instructions in order to bring their pre-warped looms to class. Loom with minimum of 4 shafts required.
$105.00 includes warp and some weft materials.

 


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.