Fabric ° Tapestry ° Rugs
Toronto District School Board
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What will I learn?
First, you need to decide what kind of weaving you want to try. There are two major techniques to learn about: fabric weaving and tapestry/rug weaving.
You will be assigned a 'table loom' upon which you'll experiment with different kinds of weaves and materials, make placemats, napkins, and scarves. Just learning how to set up the loom itself requires the guidance and assistance of a more experienced weaver. You will also learn about various fibers that you can weave with. Looms and materials can be bought from the instructor if you decide you would like to pursue weaving more seriously.
Material /equipment fee: $25. for first time registrants; $5.00 for those who continue to register for weaving classes.
Tapestry and Rug Weaving
Learn the various weaving and colour blending techniques, derived from the Gobelin technique, how to work from a design, how to create your own design, and how to construct your own simple frame loom. The course will be tailored to the level of each student, from beginner to advanced.The instructor will also have looms available for sale.
Material/equipment fee: $25.00 for beginner + a fully refundable $50.00 deposit on a frame loom. $5.00 facility fee for repeat registrants.
You can register anytime before or during the session.
Cost: Prices vary from session to session. Please check the TDSB website link on this page to get current prices. There is a discount on the course fee for senior citizens 60 and over in Metro (M postal codes).
Equipment is provided to use in the class, but you also have the option of purchasing equipment from the instructor, providing your own equipment or, with appropriate deposit, borrowing equipment. For specific information about the course contact the instructor, Line Dufour. To register call 416 338 4111 or online at www.learn4life.caWhere?
Toronto District School Board (Etobicoke)
Mimico Adult Centre
255 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
Between Queensway & Lakeshore
10:00am - 1:00pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm
10:00am - 1:30pm
1:00pm - 4:30pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions are 9 weeks. Each class is 3 hours.
October - December
January - March
April - June
How to get there?
Coming from the east end (Don Valley etc...) Gardiner to Lakeshore exit. Continue west until you get to Royal York. Go north on Royal York a few short blocks. The building will be on the east (right) side.
Coming south on 427, take the Dundas Street exit. Continue South and take the Evans exit. Turn left on to Evans at first lights you come to. Continue to the end of Evans, which is at Royal York Road. Turn right (south) on Royal York and continue to 255 on east side. Parking lot at Mimico and Evans. Valu mart across the street from the school.
On the TTC? Take the subway to Royal York. Bus south to Royal York. Enquire to be sure the bus goes south of Queensway on Royal York. Ask driver to let you off at Mimico.
At home instruction
Can't get out to take weaving classes? The instructor will come to you!
$35 an hour in the Toronto and surrounding area. Arrangements to make equipment available can be discussed. Contact Line Dufour for more information.