Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Division will offer a 5-week Beginning Weaving class beginning October 23 through November 20. The class will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

A maximum of seven students will have an individual loom for the duration of the class. The looms will be dressed with long warps, leaving plenty of room for experimentation with basic weave structures and various yarns. Each student will design and create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf. The class will be full of demonstrations, provide handouts and recommended reading materials, and lots of individual direction in design and technique. 

This is a fun and simple way to be introduced to the ancient craft of hand weaving. Scarves are a wonderful gift for yourself or others, just as the weather turns cooler.

Amy Putansu will lead the class. She is the Fiber instructor for HCC’s Professional Crafts program. Putansu obtained a degree in textile design with a focus in weaving from the Rhode Island School of Design. Before coming to HCC, she was gallery manager at Island Institute in Rockland. Before joining Island Institute, Putansu launched her own collection of hand-woven accessories and garments called Putansu Textiles. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and craft shows from Maine to Palm Beach. Her teaching career began in 2004 and she most recently taught at Penland School of Crafts.

No previous experience necessary. For more information on the Beginning Weaving class, please call 627-4672. To register for the class, call 627-4505.