SPRINGERVILLE — Learn the fundamentals of weaving or bring your projects and get help from experienced weaver Carol Farnsworth during a Weaving Practicum at Northland Pioneer College’s Springerville/Eagar Center, 940 E. Maricopa in Springerville, Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
The Practicum (reference HCT 099x), is designed for beginners or those wanting to learn a new weaving technique. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on activity you’ll be able to plan and execute a chosen project. There is a $30 fee for the noncredit practicum. Students should bring their own supplies and loom, or a loom can be rented for an additional $15.
“The Practicum is an informal class with many opportunities to learn from other students as well,” notes Farnsworth.
Weaving students of all levels can bring their problems and projects to her Weaving Open Studio and receive help other weavers on Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m., February 19 to March 5 (reference HCT 099x). There is a $30 fee for the studio class which is designed for students with previous weaving experience.
Farnsworth first learned to weave over 40 years ago in Finland as part of an exchange program. She has learned to raise her own fiber animals, shear them and process the fiber into yarn, dye it and then weave. “The entire process is an endlessly fascinating study,” commented Farnsworth. “The connection between modern textiles and pre-historic textiles adds depth to my studies.” She is always interested in new weaving techniques and available fibers and is eager to share this new information with students, something she has been doing for over 20 years.
Weaving Practicum & Open StudioYou can now register and pay for noncredit classes online. Need help registering? NPC campus offices have computers available to use for registering for classes. Sign up at least four days before the class starts to ensure it is not canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
NPC’s Community and Corporate Learning Division provides personal interest and specialized corporate training throughout NPC's service area. For more information about noncredit, personal interest classes, contact Katharine Olsen, community learning specialist, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or email. For corporate training, contact Royce Kincanon, corporate learning coordinator, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6239, or email.
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