Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Instructor: Jessica Baker
During this 2-day class, students will first learn what they might want to grow in their own gardens. And some plants used grow commonly around us and often are known as “weeds”. Students will then learn to harvest, dry and store herbs in a variety of ways. Then they will learn what to use them for as they make their own teas and tinctures to take home.

Herbal Medicine Cabinet
Class fee: $175 Materials: $40

Introduction to Hand Woven Cane

Instructor: Pamela M. Foster
In the July Caning class, students will learn the history, origin, and preservation of woven seats. They will learn how to prepare the materials to be used and what size cane to use. Then they will learn the six-step standard pattern which is the most widely used and the strongest. The chair seat itself will be the “loom” with holes drilled around the frame for the cane to be woven through. When the six steps are finished, binder cane and lacing will be applied to cover the holes and knotted to finish the bottom.

Ms. Foster can provide a cedar folding “fishing” chair for students to cane for a materials cost of $100. If students want to provide their own chair to cane, it must have fewer than 70 holes. Materials would then be $20. This is a two day class. Students will leave with a finished product.

Introduction to Hand Woven Cane
Class fee: $175 Materials: $20, provide your own chair

Class fee: $175 Materials: $100, chair provided

Beginning Weaving

Instructor: Anna Hayoz & Diane Myers
Students will use a 4shaft floor loom which they will set up. They will start by winding a warp and then set up the loom to weave a sampler. Students from the 2017 beginner class may want to return and make a twill towel this time. The material fee for the sampler is $15 and $25 for the towel. Students will learn plain and twill weaving and then finish their item off with hemstitching and edge trims.

Beginning Weaving
Sampler Class fee: $175 Materials: $15

Towel Class fee: $175 Materials: $25

Weaving a Nantucket Basket

Instructor: Dave & Candy Barnes
Students will first learn the history of Nantucket Basket making and the step by step techniques necessary to make their own basket. After attaching the wood base of the basket to the mold, then you will learn how to prepare the staves. Then you will start to insert the weavers and weave to the top of the mold. After trimming the staves, then the rims are attached. Last comes the lashing of the basket to finish off your new basket.

Weaving a Nantucket Basket
Class fee: $175 Materials: $20

Repair & Restoration of Old Windows

Instructor: Tim McGinn
This class will focus on the repair and restoration of traditional putty glazes window sashes, typically found in houses built prior to 1940. Beginning with an overview of the components of a typical double-hung window, the class will follow the “best practices” recommend by the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative and the Window Preservation Alliance.

Repair & Restoration of Old Windows
Class fee: $175 Materials: $0

Beginning Rug Hooking

Instructor: Caroline Twigg
In each two day class, students will first learn the history of Hooking. They will then move on to learning how to pull loops, the required supplies and tools, how to buy and store wool, color planning and how to design rugs. Basic dying will be taught and then blocking and finishing of their rugs.

Beginning Rug Hooking
Class fee: $175 Materials: $45

Windsor Milking Stool

Instructor: Jim Rendi
Students will learn how to use a drawknife and spokeshave as they shape the seat and legs by hand while making their own milking stool. Using hand tools in the traditional way with the same type of woods, tools and joinery techniques is the earmark of this class.

Windsor Milking Stool
SESSION THREE: JUNE 2-3, 2018
Class fee: $175 Materials: $20

Working with Metal Clays in Jewelry

Instructor: Monte Nikkel
During this 12 hour class the student will learn the properties of the different forms of metal clay: silver, copper, bronze and steel. They will learn about the tools used and their care. They will reconstitute the base metal powders and learn about their storage. Next will be the manipulation of the clay, molding it and adding texture. The items made will then be fired which also burns off the binding medium resulting in a solid metal piece. After firing, finishing techniques will be learned.

Working with Metal Clays in Jewelry
Class fee: $175 Materials: $30

Introduction to Lime Mortar

Instructor: Allen Cochran
Students in this class will learn the history, manufacturing methods and the correct uses of Lime. After learning how to turn calcium carbonates into lime, correct mixing methods, analyzing and matching mortar, then students will learn how to prepare failed mortar joints and install matched repointing in brick and stone.

Introduction to Lime Mortar
Class fee: $175 Materials: $0

Learn to Hand Spin Wool

Instructor: Susan Withnell
Students in this two day class will participate in the processes involved when starting with raw fleece and processed wool roving to create hand spun yarn. They will card wool to prepare it for spinning using hand cards and a drum carder. Then using a drop spindle, students will learn how yarn has been spun for thousands of years. Students will use spinning wheels to learn how to create yarn from washed and carded wool. Each student will leave with two skeins of hand spun yarn. An angora rabbit will be helping Ms Withnell with the class.

Learn to Hand Spin Wool
Class fee: $175 Materials: $30