The registration fee for this two day class is $43, due to the Ozark Folk Center when you register here. Class fee of $180 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Total class cost of this class is $223.
Taught by Rusti Barger
Take home your own handwoven scarf from this 2-day workshop where you will learn this fun and easy craft, or hone your skills and pick up a few new tricks! In this class we will learn quick and easy direct warping of the loom, and move on to cover basic weaving and various advanced techniques. On day 2, finish weaving your scarf and learn finishing techniques for your woven pieces. There will also be a demonstration of advanced weaving techniques to produce patterned fabrics on the rigid heddle loom. Registration is required two weeks prior to class.
All materials provided - Includes:
• Thread & yarn for project
• Written instructions
• List of continued learning resources
• Follow-up email support
• Bring your own loom, or one will be provided for you to use in class
• Direct Warping the rigid heddle loom
• Weaving on the rigid heddle loom
• Finishing techniques
• Demonstration of advanced techniques
Rusti Barger is a lifelong Arkansan and avid fiber artist. She began her fiber arts journey 12 years ago when she taught herself to crochet and knit in the tradition of her Irish great-grandmother. Desiring to further broaden her textile skills, she accepted an apprenticeship in the Spinning and Weaving Shop at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in 2013, where she learned spinning, weaving, and the propagation and use of natural dyestuffs. In 2015 she began teaching workshops in weaving, knitting, and crocheting and continues to teach these workshops around the state.
Rusti and her spinning wheels have participated twice in the Mountain View Folk Festival Parade in ensemble floats which have placed with top honors. She has been featured in international media for her unique and engaging style of craft interpretation. Rusti’s true passion are her children. She has spent her life teaching them practical, hands-on skills, and in the process she discovered within herself a love of teaching and a passion to impart skills to any and all who would learn.