Classes

I offer many classes on the road and at the shop. Please visit heritagespinning.com for our shop calendar and class listings.

A one day class is considered 6 classroom hours, a half day class 3 classroom hours. A list of lectures/presentations is also included below. For information on scheduling and pricing, please click on the CONTACT tab. A brief bio is included below. Classes taught outside the shop include:

Weaving:

Beginning Weaving ( 3 to 5 days)

Beginning Inkle Weaving (1 to 5 days)

Krokbragd on the Inkle (1 day)

Basic Inkle Pick Up (1 to 3 days)

Krokbragd on a Multi-Shaft Loom (1 to 5 days)

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle (1 to 5 days)

Knitting:

Knitting Book Camp Weekend (two days with pre-homework)

Field of Sheep Hat (1 day)

My First Lace (1 day)

Modular Design Your Own Cabled Hat (1 to 2 days)

Norwegian Mittens (1 to 2 days)

Beaded Pulse Warmers (1/2 or 1 day)

Introduction to Fair Isle (1 day)

Spinning:

Beginning Spinning (1 or 2 days)

Spinning for a Project (2 to 3 days)

Lectures/presentations:

Textiles & Towels of America

Fibers and Yarn

Brief bio:

Joan Sheridan is a weaver, knitter, spinner, fiber explorer and, since 2000, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving (heritagespinning.com). Trained as an educator and curriculum developer by the US Army, she is a natural teacher. She attended the College for Creative Studies for two years (photo major) and graduated with a BA in English from Wayne State University. Joan volunteers weekly in the textile conservation department at the Henry Ford Museum and loves to combine her passion for textiles with her fascination with history. She has taught and presented at conferences, guilds and shops, and on tour in Norway.