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Allerton Park & Retreat Center

Beginning Weaving II

with Sharon Bowles


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Beginning Weaving II

Led by: Sharon Bowles

Saturday-Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2024

9:00am-5:00pm both days (lunch break included)


Registration Deadline: April 3, 2024

Skill level: Beginner

Registration fee: $235


Course Description:

This 2-day intensive class will be a continuation of Beginning Weaving 1, but instead of teacher selection with everyone doing the same article, students will pick their own project, measure the warp, beam the warp, thread the heddles to their selected pattern, thread the reed, wind the bobbins and weave the project (table runner or mat, scarf, towel or other full size project).


For overnight lodging accommodations, call the Allerton Mansion front desk at 217-333-3287.


About the Instructor:

Sharon has been weaving for 33 years and teaching beginning weaving for almost 32 years. She was taught to weave in a one-on-one class and wove 2 table runners in 12 approximately 2-hour lessons, and she teaches the same method when she teaches Sharon has experience in weaving with silk, lace weaving, 8 shaft pattern weaving, parallel weaving, block weaves, and Shaker reproduction towels. She has taught many workshops and classes to weavers’ guilds in Florida, Ohio, and Champaign-Urbana. She earned her Journeyman certification from the Weavers Guild of Boston in 2021 and a master’s certification in April of 2022. Most recently, Sharon taught Beginning Weaving I at The Farms, and a 2-day workshop in 4 shaft patterns for the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild.

Payment plan available: $118 deposit plus 1 payment of $117.00, paid every four weeks.
  • Apr 6 - 7th, 2024
    from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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