The Farms: Weaving Lace

Experience Level: Must have completed Weaving I and II

Join other experienced weavers at Weaving Lace from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in the Greenhouse Auditorium. This one-day session is designed for students who completed Beginning Weaving I and II who have their own looms*. Participants should come with their looms threaded from the pattern sent by the instructor for Huck Lace, Atwater Bronson Lace or Swedish Lace with a variety of fibers they have on hand.

At this class, instructor Sharon Bowles will help participants make a sampler of a variety of treadlings that will be woven into various patterns.

$120/person. Register here by May 4. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Olivia Bunting at

*Special arrangements may be made with the instructor to rent or use a loom and purchase fiber so the loom can be ready to weave on.

About the instructor

Sharon Bowles has been weaving for 33 years and has taught beginning weaving for almost 32 years. She was taught to weave in a one-on-one class and wove two 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 four 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, outdoor education, science, storytelling, and wellnessAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer course schedule here.


May 11 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 11 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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