(SOLD OUT) The Farms: Beginning Weaving II

Skill Level: Beginner

Continue your journey into the world of weaving at Beginning Weaving II from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7 in the Greenhouse Auditorium.

This 2-day intensive class with instructor Sharon Bowles 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).

$235/person. Register here. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email owarren@illinois.edu.

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

About the Instructor

Sharon Bowles 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.

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.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete winter class schedule here.


Apr 06 - 07 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 06 - 07 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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