Classes

    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
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    Register Online Now through October 10, 2022.

    Join us for Macramé Plant Hanger with Summer Escajeda & Jessica Araszewski.

    Come mac around with us! Learn basic macramé while creating an adjustable, 2-3 foot plant hanger. Try adding beads and using multicolored rope.  We’ll go over basic knots, draw our designs, and then make macramé. Use the pot we provide or bring one from home for a custom fit designed so you can easily remove the pot. Craft your very own one-of-a-kind plant hanger. 





    Macramé in its most basic form is a series of square knots and variations of hitches. Although evidence of this style of adornment dates back to Babylonian times, its current form was influenced and popularized by sailors in Victorian England who made vessel holders and hammocks. 




    There will be an additional supply fee of $25, for 100% cotton rope in natural and multicolored options, payable to the instructor on the day of class. All materials will be provided.

    This class is open to any skill level.

    What to Bring:

    • $25 supply fee
    • Snack and beverage
    • Paper and pencils for design drawing
    • Optional: Ceramic pot max 12" diameter (with or without plant)
    • Wear comfortable clothing

    Instructor Bio

    We are two friends that love to make art! We create useful household items and furniture with macramé and so can you.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    Macramé
    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 3
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    Register Online Now through October 12, 2022.

    Join us for Ikat Adventure with Ghislaine Chock.

    An ancient textile practice, ikat is simply a method of wrapping bundles of warp or weft threads with tape to resist the effects of the dye. Tie dyeing if you will, but in this Ikat Adventure you’ll be tying warp threads before the cloth is woven on a loom. The more you tie, the more elaborate and colorful your patterns will be when they emerge from different botanical dye pots. Then you’ll set up your loom for a plain weave silk and linen scarf and take home a spectacular creation. 



    Skills required: Winding a warp, dressing a loom and weaving plain weave.

    There will be an additional $40 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes: silk and linen yarns, plastic tape, tannins, mordants, and botanical dyes.

    What to Bring:

    • $40 Supply fee
    • Weaving supplies: shuttle, sley hook, threading hook, scissors.
    • Dyeing supplies: apron, dyeing gloves, two one-gallon buckets (Later in course)
    • 12 - One gallon storage, slider plastic bags
    • Tape measure
    • Notebook and pen

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE

    MAP Downtown Art Center -  Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    Instructor Bio

    Ghislaine is an award winning fiber artist who has been weaving and dyeing in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf




    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 10
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    Register Online Now through October 11, 2023.

    Join us for Weaving a Shawl or Scarves with Pat Steinhoff

    Weave a unique gift for someone on the mainland or wearable art for yourself. Try weaving with wool, mohair, or color changing knitting yarns. Weave something beautiful using commercially available yarns, simple weaves, and your imagination, in time for the holiday season. Already have a project on your loom at home? Weave on a floor loom in our studio and learn from your classmates' projects as well as your own. Open studio will be available (when the studio is open and no class is scheduled) to ensure that everyone can weave and finish their projects in time. 

    Please plan to attend the Tuesday October 4,  6:30 – 8 pm General Meeting as Pat will be giving a talk on various types of shawls, mobius wraps, scarves and discuss appropriate yarns. She will have samples there. She is also available for individual consultation as needed. Participants will select, order, and purchase the yarn for their own project (online or from a local knitting shop) in time to bring it to the first weaving session. HHH General Meeting

    All skill levels are welcome and help will be available for beginners. We will be warping the floor looms front to back in order to design the placement of stripes and accent yarns at the loom. More advanced weavers are welcome to warp back-to-front and do pattern weaves if they prefer. 

    There will be an additional supply fee of $10.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring

    • $10.00 supply fee
    • Yarn
    • Scissors 

    Instructor Bio

    Pat Steinhoff has been weaving for nearly fifty years. She uses simple weaves and interesting yarns to make one-of-a-kind wearable garments and other functional items. 

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 7
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    Register Online Now through October 12, 2022.

    Join us for Coil Bowl with Reina Young

    Design a pattern, stitch and weave a coil bowl that will be perfect for holding jewelry, keys and small items on your desk or countertop. Once you learn the basic stitches and techniques, you’ll be creating colorful bowls that will add an artisanal touch to your everyday things.





    There will be an additional supply fee of $25 payable to the instructor on the day of class. All supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring your own yarn, you may. 

    This class is open to any skill level.

    What to Bring:

    • $25 supply fee
    • Snack and beverage
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    Instructor Bio

    A multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi, Reina Young specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through October 22, 2022.

    Join us for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving with Reina Young & Helen Rau.

    This class introduces new weavers to the portable rigid heddle loom. Weavers have the option to create a scarf, tea towels, or placemats. We will go over different pattern techniques, play with color palettes, experiment with various fibers, and learn how to warp and dress the loom.

    You will take the loom home to weave after each of the first two classes so you can have several unique finished pieces at the end of the three week class. You will also have the option to purchase the loom at the end of class. 

    The rigid heddle loom is essentially a rectangular, wooden frame loom. However, it differs from the simple frame looms that are now readily available and often used for tapestry, as it has space for a heddle/reed, making it capable of producing sheds (gaps or spaces) to weave through. It is a 2 shaft loom, but has further reaching capabilities.

    This class is open to any skill level. There will be an additional supply fee of $25, to include yarn and weaving tools, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies and materials will be provided. 

    What to Bring: 

    • $25 supply fee
    • Notebook and pen

    Instructor Bios

    Reina Young is a multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi who specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

    Helen Rau has been weaving for 27 years.  She loves to weave kitchen towels, rag rugs and scarves. Warping is her favorite process of weaving. Helen also enjoys spinning cotton, and loves traveling and spending time in her kitchen!

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    • 02 Nov 2022
    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 2
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    Register Online Now through October 26, 2022.

    Join us for Mixed Media Fabric Art with Liz Train.

    In this class Liz will introduce a variety of techniques for creating interesting surface designs on textiles. Students will explore painting, printing, dyeing, stitching and collaging techniques to create unique fabric art-works. Emphasis will be placed on creativity and self-expression.



    There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes: one yard of fabric, paints, dyes, and glue.

    What to Bring:

    • $20 supply fee
    • Wear old clothes or bring an apron.
    • Shallow cardboard box (bottom from 4 six-packs of soda, or a similar box from Costco)

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    Instructor Bio

    Liz Train has an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Hawaiʻi where she taught fiber arts 1980-1987. She was a museum educator for the Contemporary Museum 1998-2005; and taught weaving and fiber arts 2006-2020 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. She also worked with the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum's Art Bento outreach program to elementary schools, and taught after-school classes at Noelani Elementary School.

    In addition to fiber art Liz enjoys working with ceramics, fused glass, printmaking and mixed media. Her work has been included in many juried and group exhibits, and is in the collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf



    • 03 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 10
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    Register Online Now through October 27, 2022.

    Join us for Paint a Tapestry Frame with Reina Young

    Paint your own frame loom. In most cases, when working on the loom, the tapestry gets taken off after it is finished. In this case, the tapestry remains and the loom acts as a frame for your fabric creation.

    After designing and painting the frame to your liking, we will construct the frame into a working loom. You will have the option to continue with the Frame Loom Tapestry class starting November 10, or weave your own tapestry at home. 

    Frame Loom Tapestry with Reina Young

    There will be an additional supply fee of $40 to include frame, paints and brushes, and payable to the instructor on the day of class. All supplies will be provided. This class is open to any skill level.

    What to Bring:

    • $40 supply fee
    • Pen and paper for notes
    • Snack and beverage if desired
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    Instructor Bio

    A multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi, Reina Young specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 11 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
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    Register Online Now through October 28, 2022.

    Join us for Sashiko with Wendy Arbeit.

    Learn about sashiko, traditional Japanese stitching, its history and various techniques. In this class students will hand sew two counted-stitch patterns and one animal design, and explore ways to combine and create a wall hanging. Seams will be sewn at home to provide ample time for stitching in class. 





    Sashiko refers to the humble running stitch once sewn in multiple rows to repair clothing. The stitching has evolved over the years to represent traditional patterns and designs. Today it is used to decorate clothing and other functional items, and to embellish modern wall hangings. Examples will be shared in class.

    There will be an additional $5 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class which includes red, blue, and counted-thread fabrics, thread, needles, and wooden bar for wall hanging.

    What to bring:

    • $5 Supply fee
    • Scissors




    Instructor Bio

    Wendy Arbeit received an MA in Art from Columbia University. She started making crafts from an early age and continued after her degree by learning the traditional arts of beading, back-strap weaving, basket making, and twining from Iroquois, Mexican, and Pacific island people. She learned sashiko and temari from Japanese books at a time when none were available in English and kumihimo at a Japan-sponsored program.

    She has written four traditional-craft related books, What Are Fronds For? a manual for plaiting coconut fronds; Baskets in Polynesia, a survey of central Polynesian baskets; Tapa in Tonga, an introduction to Tongan barkcloth; and finally the award-winning, Links to the Past: the Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, a compendium of 1000 objects made within 50 years of Western contact.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 5
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    Register Online Now through October 30, 2022.

    Join us for Beaded Wirework Jewelry with Elaine Imoto

    A beginner’s class on simple wire twisting to use for wearable art jewelry, dream catchers, wall hangings and more. Make an organic fantasy necklace and earrings with semiprecious stones, pearls, beads and Czech pressed glass leaves, gently twisted into a repeating branching vine pattern. Guaranteed beautiful and fun to make. Choose your necklace in class, wisteria or cherry blossom.




    Jewelry kits include necklace and earring wires, chain ends, clasp, rose quartz for cherry blossom, lapis lazuli chips for wisteria, pearls, Czech pressed glass leaves, accent beads, reusable 3 inch table ruler, and earring holder hand sewn by Elaine.

    There will be a $10 supply fee for jewelry kits payable to the instructor on the day of class. Beads are donated by artist Rene Iijima.

    What to bring:

    • $10 supply fee
    • Beading pliers: Individual round nose pliers and wire flush cutters are recommended and available to purchase at The Bead Gallery, Bead IT and Ben Franklin. Only 5 tool kits will be shared in class.
    • Any stray beads or buttons you would like to donate for future classes

    Instructor Bio

    Former secretary of the Bead Society of Hawaiʻi, Elaine Imoto loves beading as a journey for fun and fellowship.

    After three years leading Second Saturday bead gatherings at the Louis Pohl gallery, Elaine is now donating her beaded wire vine creations to the DAC gift shop, and teaching classes in how to make them. Her legacy artwork will be on display at DAC, August 31 - September 9, 2022, in conjunction with the launch of the book, Courage Poured Into My Heart. Prior works have been shown at Bibelot Gallery in Kaimuki,  Pohl Gallery on Bethel Street, and at the Cedar Street Galleries Xmas miniatures show since 2015.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Masks are mandatory for this class.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
    Register

    Register Online Now through November 3, 2022.

    Join us for Frame Loom Tapestry with Reina Young

    Create your own decorative tapestry or wall hanging on a simple frame loom. Learn basic weaving techniques and stitches, how to begin and end your tapestry and how to create shapes, patterns and textures for your own unique design. Frame loom tapestry is creative and perfect for all craft lovers.

    Participants may also choose to register for the Paint a Tapestry Frame class scheduled for November 3. 

    Paint a Tapestry Frame with Reina Young


    There will be an additional supply fee of $25 if you bring your painted loom to class, or $60 if you use an unpainted loom supplied by the instructor. Additional supplies include needles and yarn. Supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring your own yarn, you may. 

    This class is open to any skill level. Some knitting, stitching, or weaving experience helps.

    What to Bring:

    • Supply fee: $25 if using frame loom painted in November 3 class, or $60 if using unpainted loom provided by instructor 
    • Snack and beverage
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    Instructor Bio

    A multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi, Reina Young specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
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    Register Online Now through November 5, 2022.

    Join us for Temari with Wendy Arbeit.

    Temari are colorful, Japanese thread balls used for decoration. Originally crafted from scraps of rags as toys (hand-balls) for children, they have become an exquisite art-form and are quite beautiful when wrapped with threads in stunning geometric patterns. Temari make great gifts for special occasions.

    In this class for beginners, students will learn about the history of temari and how to make three basic designs suitable for holiday décor.



    You'll learn how to establish the background color, how to make four and eight-division grids, and how to make three designs. Wendy will bring some temari she made to astound you with their beauty.

    To make the most of class time, students will lay the backgrounds on two of the balls between classes.



    There will be a $14 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class for 3 felt balls, ribbon, embroidery thread, metallic thread, perle cotton thread and needles. Instructor will provide all materials.

    What to bring:

    • $14 supply fee
    • Scissors 

    Instructor Bio

    Wendy Arbeit received an MA in Art from Columbia University. She started making crafts from an early age and continued after her degree by learning the traditional arts of beading, back-strap weaving, basket making, and twining from Iroquois, Mexican, and Pacific island people. She learned sashiko and temari from Japanese books at a time when none were available in English and kumihimo at a Japan-sponsored program.

    She has written four traditional-craft related books, What Are Fronds For? a manual for plaiting coconut fronds; Baskets in Polynesia, a survey of central Polynesian baskets; Tapa in Tonga, an introduction to Tongan barkcloth; and finally the award-winning, Links to the Past: the Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, a compendium of 1000 objects made within 50 years of Western contact.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
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    Register Online Now through November 6, 2022.

    Join us for Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock.

    Ghislaine has been making her own soaps for over 15 years using the cold process method.

    This open studio has been created to facilitate returning students who wish to make another batch of soap at the DAC studio without having to provide their own oils and equipment.  The use of soap colorants, an additional component in soap making, will be presented. All supplies (oils and colorants) and equipment will be provided. Technical guidance from the instructor will be available to support your soap making production. The cleaning of used equipment will be expected.

    Participants must have taken a previous soap making class either with Ghislaine or with Steve from The Soap Box.   

    There will be an additional supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor on the day of class. The supply fee includes all oils, lye, and purified water

    What to Bring:

    • $30 supply fee
    • Your silicone soap mold
    • One bath towel
    • Apron
    • A pair of comfortable water proof gloves (disposable gloves ok)
    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through November 13, 2022.

    Join us for Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock.

    Ghislaine has been making her own soaps for over 15 years using the cold process method.

    This soap making class will be simple enough for you to want to make soap bars for yourself and your loved ones forever. In the saponification process of making soap, we will use quality oils from plants blended with an alkali (sodium hydroxide, which all soaps contain). No preservatives, no shelf extenders, no chemical detergents, no hardeners or synthetic lathering agents -- in other words, no harsh ingredients will be used.  Your homemade soaps will not only benefit your skin but also the environment.

    There will be an additional supply fee of $45 payable to the instructor on the day of class. The supply fee includes all oils and a silicone soap mold.

    What to Bring:

    • $45 supply fee
    • One bath towel
    • A pair of comfortable water proof gloves (disposable gloves ok)

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 02 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
    Register

    Register Online Now through November 25, 2022.

    Join us for Sashiko Ornaments with Wendy Arbeit.

    Learn how to illustrate a snowflake or a star using the simple running stitch that's the basis of Japanese sashiko.

    In this fun class we'll cut red and white felt into festive shapes - heart, star, bell - then stitch patterns onto them in the opposite color, and apply backs with optional fill. These ornaments will be wonderful to hang for the holidays or to give as gifts.



    There will be a $5 supply fee, for felt, thread, and needles, payable to the instructor on the day of class. Instructor will provide all materials, including a handout with designs to use as a guide for future projects.

    What to bring:

    • $5 supply fee
    • Fabric scissors 

    Instructor Bio

    Wendy Arbeit received an MA in Art from Columbia University. She started making crafts from an early age and continued after her degree by learning the traditional arts of beading, back-strap weaving, basket making, and twining from Iroquois, Mexican, and Pacific island people. She learned sashiko and temari from Japanese books at a time when none were available in English and kumihimo at a Japan-sponsored program.

    She has written four traditional-craft related books, What Are Fronds For? a manual for plaiting coconut fronds; Baskets in Polynesia, a survey of central Polynesian baskets; Tapa in Tonga, an introduction to Tongan barkcloth; and finally the award-winning, Links to the Past: the Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, a compendium of 1000 objects made within 50 years of Western contact.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 2
    Register

    Register Online Now through November 26, 2022.

    Join us for Taste of Spinning with Gina Taylor.

    A passionate hand-spinner, Gina will teach students the basics of spinning to create yarn. Participants will be able to try out two different methods by using both a drop spindle and a spinning wheel to produce their own unique yarn.

    While this class is geared toward the absolute beginner, all skill levels are welcome. Class size is limited to four students, and we invite anyone to join us.

    Drop spindles, and spinning wheels will be available for use. Fiber will be provided, and students will be able to take home the yarn they produce.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 04 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
    Register

    Register Online Now through November 27, 2022.

    Join us for Spirit Catchers with Wendy Arbeit.

    In this class students will construct two, good fortune Tibetan spirit catchers. Not to be fooled by visual complexity, they are easy to make. Taught by monks from Bhutan, our instructor will share historical and contemporary images of spirit catchers while introducing the many variations that even beginners can master.





    In Buddhist, Bon, and animist areas of China and beyond, Tibetan-thread spirit catchers were for centuries devised as temporary abodes of a particular deity as a way to encourage it to stay or go away. They can function to insure good fortune, or, when broken or discarded at a crossroad, as a way to cast off bad luck. Today the tradition is most widespread in Bhutan.




    There will be a $5 supply fee for armature sticks and yarn payable to the instructor on the day of class. Instructor will provide all materials.

    What to bring:

    • $5 supply fee
    • Scissors 
    • Hot-melt gun if you have

    Instructor Bio

    Wendy Arbeit received an MA in Art from Columbia University. She started making crafts from an early age and continued after her degree by learning the traditional arts of beading, back-strap weaving, basket making, and twining from Iroquois, Mexican, and Pacific island people. She learned sashiko and temari from Japanese books at a time when none were available in English and kumihimo at a Japan-sponsored program.

    She has written four traditional-craft related books, What Are Fronds For? a manual for plaiting coconut fronds; Baskets in Polynesia, a survey of central Polynesian baskets; Tapa in Tonga, an introduction to Tongan barkcloth; and finally the award-winning, Links to the Past: the Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, a compendium of 1000 objects made within 50 years of Western contact.

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf

    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 22 Dec 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
    Register

    Register Online Now through December 1, 2022.

    Join us for Tapestry in the Round with Reina Young

    In this class, instead of using the traditional frame loom, weʻll be warping an embroidery hoop to create a circle loom. Learn basic weaving techniques and experiment with weaving across the circle. Circle weavings can be very improvisational and you can often go in with no plan and let the colors guide you through the experience.


    There will be an additional supply fee of $35 to include embroidery hoop, tapestry needle and yarn, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies will be provided. This class is open to any skill level.

    What to Bring:

    • $35 supply fee
    • Pen and paper for notes
    • Snack and beverage if desired
    • Wear comfortable clothing


    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

    MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    Instructor Bio

    A multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi, Reina Young specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH COVID POLICY: Please note that individual instructors may require students to wear masks.

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 7_2022.pdf


Past Classes

29 Sep 2022 Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong
28 Sep 2022 Looping with Joan Namkoong
24 Sep 2022 Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau
20 Sep 2022 Lauhala Bracelet with Pua Medina
17 Sep 2022 Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau
14 Sep 2022 Coil Bowl with Reina Young
30 Aug 2022 Eco Dye Scarf II with Gina Taylor
23 Aug 2022 Eco Dye Scarf I with Gina Taylor
18 Aug 2022 Beginning Batik with Liz Train
18 Aug 2022 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong and Ann Sun
15 Aug 2022 Espadrilles, Express Your Sole with Suzi Ballenger
13 Aug 2022 Spinning II with Gina Taylor
13 Aug 2022 Tapestry with Reina Young
05 Aug 2022 Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong
17 Jul 2022 Chenille Rug with Linda Hee & Sidney Lynch
14 Jul 2022 Eco Dye Scarf with Gina Taylor
11 Jul 2022 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
10 Jul 2022 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
09 Jul 2022 Coil Bowl with Reina Young
03 Jul 2022 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
25 Jun 2022 Make it Fun! Fibers with Gina Taylor
24 Jun 2022 Coconut Frond Critters with Lynn Martin Graton
22 Jun 2022 Making a Market Basket with Lynn Martin Graton
07 Jun 2022 Weaving Your First Towel with Mari Macmillan
05 Jun 2022 Introduction to Needle Felting with Jenny Marion
20 May 2022 Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong
13 May 2022 Natural Dyeing with Ghislaine Chock
04 May 2022 Lauhala Bracelet with Pua Medina
30 Apr 2022 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
27 Apr 2022 Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong
25 Apr 2022 Tips for Weavers with Joan Namkoong
16 Apr 2022 Yarn Making I with Gina Taylor
10 Apr 2022 Wrapped Rocks with Shelly
07 Apr 2022 Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan
03 Apr 2022 Introduction to Weaving with Linda Hee
03 Apr 2022 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
02 Apr 2022 Lauhala Bracelet with Pua Medina
18 Mar 2022 Basic Weaving with Joan Namkoong
25 Feb 2022 Basic Weaving with Joan Namkoong
24 Feb 2022 Mixed Media Fabric Art with Liz Train
13 Feb 2022 Last Minute Pillbox Hat with Kristin Laitila
09 Feb 2022 Get Looped! with Joan Namkoong
06 Feb 2022 Wrapped Rocks with Linda Hee
29 Jan 2022 Taste of Spinning with Gina Taylor
26 Jan 2022 Weaving a Wearable Scarf with Pat Steinhoff
21 Jan 2022 Basic Weaving with Joan Namkoong
20 Jan 2022 Taste of Weaving with Joan Namkoong
16 Jan 2022 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
15 Jan 2022 Taste of Weaving with Mary Macmillan

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