Needle Felted Foxes with Jennifer McCarthy (4/25)
Day of Brioche with Ann Weaver (5/15)

Spin to Weave with Pat Bullen (5/4-5/8)

Type: class

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Reservations are from the night before the first day of class thru the night after the last class. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out is 11am. You will receive Email confirmation of your reservation within 48hrs. Click for Boarding House Map

(If this class is sold out and you want to be added to our waiting list; Email us at, and include your contact info and the class name and date.)

Mon 5/4/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 5/8/2020, 4:00 PM 

Scarves are a perfect beginning spinning/weaving project. We will learn to spin for 2 days.  Whatever yarn you create will be incorporated into a woven scarf. Whether your yarns are a couple of yards of bumpy/chunky or many yards of perfect lace weight, they will work beautifully in your one-of-a-kind woven scarf.  Scarves will be woven with Highland or Shetland yarns of your choosing combined with your homespun yarn.  This class is perfect for beginner spinners and weavers and great for those with handspun yarn they don’t know what to do with.  Students are encouraged to bring spindles, spinning wheels and handspun yarns to class.  Fiber for spinning will be provided and you are also encouraged to bring your own prepared fiber for spinning if you choose.

We will focus on spinning the first 2 days taking some time out on the 2nd day to wind warps. Day 3 will focus on getting the looms dressed and ready to weave.  Many should be weaving by end of day.  For those with quite a bit of yarn, they will learn how to work it into their warp.  Those with little yarn will just incorporate it into their weft.  

Skill Level: Open to all levels. Beginners will learn the basics and more advanced students will increase their skills.  Some experience with weaving on a floor loom will be very useful. 

Supplies/Advanced Preparation:

  • Spinning Wheel in good working order and equipment or Drop Spindle. We will have a few wheels available for rent, please reserve in advance. 
  • Any handspun yarn you would like to incorporate
  • Notebook
  • Pens & pencils
  • Soft soled shoes or socks
  • Scissors
  • Digital Camera/Smartphone
  • Flashlight if staying after dark or at the boardinghouse 

About the Instructor

At age 5 Pat's grandmother, a seamstress, bought Pat her first loom – a potholder loom.  At seven she added a rigid heddle loom to her collection, along with some knitting needles. That was the beginning of her love of fiber. Twenty years later she learned to spin and started collecting fleeces, spinning wheels, and drop spindles to add to her  loom collection. In 2004, Pat took over the weaving program at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus Ohio with 13 looms and expanded it to over 40 floor looms. Pat enjoys exploring all the fiber arts, discovering how each aspect can enhance the other, and developing classes to share her experience. Pat is definitely a color/texture person with HEAVY emphasis on color!  For Pat, being at Harrisville with over 60 colors of yarn at her fingertips is way better than being a kid in a candy shop.

Pat and Larry moved to Madison Wisconsin in 2018 with their dog Aggie, 7 cats, numerous looms, wheels, spindles, and a whole lot more than three bags and a closet full of fiber.

Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms