148 Mill District Road, Allegan MI. 49010 Phone: (269) 903-6883
Baker Allegan Studios
Sow Spun Silk Fiber Arts Studio
Closed: Mon and Tue Open:Wed - Sat 10 AM to 6 PM, Sun Noon to 5 PM
& Old Mill Yarn
Please take note of our payment and Cancellation Policy:
Our class sizes are very limited and your place in one is reserved by your payment on a first come basis. Your place in class is not held until we receive your payment. We reserve the right to cancel a class for low registration or reasons beyond our control. If a class is cancelled, we will inform you of the cancellation within 7 days of the class and we will refund your payment in full. While we love sharing our craft and we appreciate everyone who wants to learn to weave, please understand that there is a significant amount of time and materials invested in the preparation of the looms for these classes. We understand that sometimes circumstances beyond your control may arise and can prevent you from attending our class, however your cancellation does not reduce our time and materials invested, therefore we must charge a $20 fee for cancellation. Students, who cancel prior to 14 days of the date of the class, will receive a refund minus the $20 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations and class fees will be forfeited if students cancel 14 days or less from the date of the class unless we can fill your place with another student. If we can find a replacement for you, we will then issue a refund minus the $20 cancellation fee. We reserve the right to deviate from this policy at our discretion on an individual basis. This is not to say that we would change the refund policy for anyone who was already involved in the policy, we stand by those guarantees, but we reserve the right to make exceptions.
Joy of Weaving Date: To Be Announced Time: 6 Hour Class. Can be done in one day or two days with 3 Hrs each day. 4 to 6 Students Required. Two consecutive evenings, three hours each, all materials included.Subjects covered in class:
* The anatomy of the loom
* Types of Looms
* Weaving terminology
* Winding Shuttles
* Draft Reading
This is an introductory class into the art of weaving, where an interested person may experience the fun and creativity of this ancient and often taken for granted Art. Students will enjoy two fun and exciting evenings of weaving on our 4 to 8 shaft studio looms. They will learn the basic functions and parts of the looms and the advantages and dis-advantages of the several different styles of looms. Warping will NOT be taught in this class. A brief discussion of Draft Reading will be included to gain an understanding of pattern set-up. Each student will take home their project. We accept Cash or Check but we do not take Credit Cards on Classes. Price: $60.00
Loom Warping-Mini class Date: Call to Schedule. Time: 9:30 AM Until Complete.
We will schedule a small class to learn the warping of one loom either plain beam or sectional beam. This is a one day class that runs from 9:30am until completed. Usually this class runs until 5 or 6 pm. The only differences from our standard warping class are: Fee is reduced to $60each, You bring your own lunch, We only learn one type of warping, choose either plain beam or sectional beam, We will run this class with as little as 2 students.
Private & Semi-private weaving class Call for a time that works into your schedule. Private & Semi-private weaving class can be scheduled for $15 per hour during our regular open hours Note: Your place in this class is not held until we receive your payment by cash or check. We do not accept Credit Card payments for classes.
Loom Warping; Date: To Be Announced. Time: 1 Full Day 9:30 AM Till Done. 1 day long class, Lunch provided. Some of the subjects covered in the class:
* Planning the project
* Equipment needed
* The Sett
* Yarn Calculations
* The Warping Board
* Sectional Beam
* Threading the Heddles
* Winding on the Warp
* Tricks for correcting errors
Students will learn the process of Dressing and Warping the loom "Front to Back". The class will be taught on our studio looms. Two styles of looms will be covered, the "Plain Beam" and the "Sectional Beam".
Note: Your place in this class is not held until we receive your payment by cash or check.
We do not accept Credit Card payments for classes.Price: $80.00