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We are so happy you want to take a class with us! It is our hope that you
will enjoy the community aspect of our classes in an inviting and comfortable
space while building skills. Our talented and experienced teachers want you
to have fun and enjoy being a student again as you learn techniques that
can be applied to future projects. We’re here to support you every step
of the way!
Please read carefully before signing up for your class.
Class Registration: We recommend registering as soon as possible for a class in order to guarantee a spot. You can register and pay for classes here or in-store.
A minimum of three students is required to hold a class. If the class does not get a minimum number of students, we will refund your class payment. (Individual instructors may decide to proceed with fewer than three students, per their discretion.)
If you find you must cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled class, a store credit will be offered for a future class or products. There are no refunds or store credits for missed attendance. If you must miss a session of your class, we will help you convert your missed class to a private lesson. Please note that private lesson fees are separate from class fees and must be paid prior to the appointment.
All private lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled more than 24 hours before your scheduled time. If you cancel or reschedule within the 24 hour period, no refunds will be issued.
If a class is canceled by the instructor, a refund will be issued. If inclement weather or reasons beyond the shop's control affect a particular class session, the class will be rescheduled.
Supplies are not included in class prices unless specifically stated in the class description, but a 10% discount on supplies for the class will be offered if purchased through Dances With Wool.
- Jan 20, 2024 11:00 am
Learn how to paint with fiber and create your own unique rolags & batts for spinning!
Cost: $ 80.00
She has been teaching various weaving classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond since 2015 and taught Introduction to Textiles and Tapestry Weaving as an adjunct faculty member at VCU in the spring of 2019. Her favorite thing about teaching weaving is the passion that she sees in students when they discover just how amazing weaving can be.
Nicole is a full-time artist whose work is inspired by the correlation between how weavings are created, the formation of natural patterns, and the practice of storytelling. Her weaving style is rooted in traditional techniques with a strong focus on experimentation.
About 15 years ago, inspired by a fellow playgroup mom, she picked up her knitting needles again. Head over heels for fiber she taught herself how to crochet, and when the world shut down for Covid she learned how to weave.
Keyser is looking forward to sharing her passion for color and texture with both shoppers and with her weaving students.
Jeff has been creating things his whole life. From helping his family build their house when he was 12 to his current obsession, dyeing up bold, bright yarns, he is always working on something. In fact, his high school classmates saw his creative potential and predicted that he would be living in New York City and selling his own brand of T-Shirts. He much prefers living in Richmond and dyeing up yarn though.
For those that don’t know, Jeff is one of the dyers behind the Dances with Wool shop yarn, Rich Hill Yarn. His wife Abbie, Storied Fiber Art, was his inspiration for joining the yarn dyeing community. They remain happily married even though they have very different styles when it comes to color combinations.
An elementary teacher by trade, he enjoys helping others learn new things and has an uncanny amount of patience for all of his students. He cannot wait to show you how much fun it is to dye yarn.
Twenty years later, she refers to her knitting as a “lifestyle” and is never without multiple projects on the needles. Several years ago another kit introduced her to spinning yarn, which quickly built into another beloved hobby. Now entire sheep fleece follow her home from festivals, and she adores all aspects of the fiber world!
Barbara loves to knit and spin. After teaching herself to knit from a book in 2006, she took a class at a big box store only to be told by the instructor since she knit left handed, never to try knitting socks. That strengthened her resolve and a few weeks later returned to show the instructor her beautifully finished hand knit socks!
Lifelong learning has always stuck with her, and circular sock machines have intrigued her for years. She purchased one in 2019, and cranks sock tubes as a service to our customers here at Dances.
The pandemic hit right after she received the machine, so she taught herself to use it and jumped over the learning curve through online videos and zoom events. In 2022 she attended a weeklong class at the John C. Campbell Folk School to learn even more.
She loves wool socks and thinks everyone should have warm feet