Beginning Weaving and Beyond with Tom Jipson (8/10-8/14)

$500.00
Type: class

If you are staying in a shared room and would like to be with a friend, or would like linen service (sheets & towels) please call us at 603-827-3996 or Email us at classes@harrisville.com and include relevant info.

You can find more information about the Cheshire Mills Boarding House by clicking here.

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 classes@harrisville.com, and include your contact info and the class name and date.)

Mon 8/10/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 8/14/2020, 4:00 PM


Class Description: Tom Jipson has been teaching for us for over thirty-five years and is one of our most popular instructors. He developed this class to encourage people with different levels of experience to work and learn together. Many students come back year after year to learn new techniques and to take time to do something they love to do.  

This class is a combination of Learn to Weave, Advanced Beginning Weaving, and Intermediate Weaving. By integrating these different levels, we have found that everyone gets more out of the class. The Learn to Weave segment is a comprehensive introductory course that gives a solid foundation for continuing to weave. Students will gain a familiarity with the warping process (no weaving experience is necessary). In Advanced Beginning Weaving students will start with a color exploration project. Each student will then choose their own direction, with guidance in color or design in 4 or 8 harness weave structures. Intermediate Weavers are encouraged to come to class with an idea or area they would like to explore and their projects will be expanded to challenge their individual levels. During the class all students will have the opportunity to learn or review drafting, warping options, determining setts, fabric finishing, fabric theory and more. 

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Supplies/Advanced Preparation:

  • Notebook
  • Pens & pencils
  • Soft soled shoes or socks
  • Scissors
  • Digital Camera/Smartphone
  • Flashlight if staying after dark or at the boardinghouse

 

About the Instructor

Tom Jipson’s professional career has been as a handweaver of beautifully designed and impeccably constructed shawls, scarves, blankets and throws. He has also been a long-standing member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He is known for his uncanny ability to coalesce students of varying skill levels into a unified and mutually supportive group and has a reputation for a high level of individualized attention, and a warm, easy-going manner. 

 

Reviews of Beginning Weaving and Beyond with Tom Jipson

"Tom was able to teach, manage, spot problems, and give encouragement to ALL 15 students all the time for 5 days. I felt I had a private lesson!!"

"Tom is a talented teacher and weaver. Nothing rattled him. A good example of the weaving temperament."

"I loved it there! Very pleasant and comfortable. I enjoyed the freedom to stay as long as I liked. I got in at 7am and left at 10pm! It was the most enjoyable week I've had in decades!"

"I love Harrisville! Tom is relaxed, an expert and encouraging. A very educational, informative but not stressful or competitive classroom environment."

"Location is wonderful, teacher is great and the wine & cheese party was so much fun! The history and yarn tour was excellent. I was surprised how much fun it was!"

 

 

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. Final tuition payment is due 5 weeks before class starts. Remaining balances will be automatically deducted for students who have used credit cards. All others are responsible for forwarding their remaining balances. 
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
email: classes@harrisville.com
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms
.