Depreciation Lands Museum offers weaving classes on harness looms

Have you always wanted to learn the ago-old craft of weaving and create your own fabric art? If so, check out the classes being offered this month at the Depreciation Lands Museum located just off Route 8 in Allison Park. These hands-on classes are being presented by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild.

Introduction to Weaving on Harness Looms: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 3
In this intensive class, participants will experience all the steps needed from the beginning of the conceptual design and planning of a project, to the actual production of a piece of woven cloth on a multi-harness loom. The class will discuss and use both floor and table loom, as well as how to plan a project and measure the warp threads. Lunch will be provided, after which attendees will break into small groups, warp a table loom then weave a sample piece of cloth. Fee is $25 per person.

Exploring Weave Structures on Harness Looms: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 10
This intermediate-level class is for those who have some experience weaving on multi-harness looms. It will focus on the different types of weave structures and more complicated weaving drafts. Lunch will be provided. Fee is $40 per person.

All tools and materials are included in the classes. Pre-paid registration is required, as class sizes are limited. Discounts are available to members of the Depreciation Lands Museum and Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild.

The museum is offering other March classes in pioneer living, including open hearth cooking, spinning, bake over cooking, a tavern night and more.

The Depreciation Lands Museum is open for tours every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. May through October. It is located at 4743 S. Pioneer Road in Allison Park. To learn more, call (412) 486-0563, email or visit DLMuseum.org.

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