Classes

    • 20 May 2022
    • 22 May 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 1
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    Register Online Now through May 13, 2022.

    Join us for Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong

    This class is designed for new weavers who want to understand how to set up a loom. Joan will explain how warp and weft interlace, and she will teach participants how to thread a straight draw and execute basic weaving structures like plain weave, basketweave and twill. Students will learn to determine the sett of a fiber, measure a warp and dress the loom to make it ready for weaving.


    By the end of class, weavers will have a cotton sampler or a runner to take home.

    There will be an additional $10 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to bring:

    • Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor
    • Small scissors
    • 6-inch ruler
    • Pencil for note taking
    • Optional: A skein or two of yarn for experimenting

    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.

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    Instructor Bio

    Joan Namkoong is a 30 year plus weaver who lives on the Big Island. She weaves and sells functional textiles like scarves, shawls, towels, rugs, runners and yardage for household use. Silk is her favorite thread followed by cotton. Plain weave is used most of the time on her 8- shaft Gilmore loom. She also uses a drawloom to weave complex images and patterns.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    By the end of class, weavers will have a cotton sampler or a runner to take home.

    There will be an additional $10 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to bring:

    • Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor
    • Small scissors
    • 6-inch ruler
    • Pencil for note taking
    • Optional: A skein or two of yarn for experimenting
    • 28 May 2022
    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
    Register

    Register Online Now through May 21, 2022.

    Join us for Yarn Making II with Gina Taylor.

    In this class designed for intermediate spinners, Gina takes students to the next steps in spinning. Students will learn about the properties of different fibers, how to prep them for easy spinning, and how to make yarn using different finishing techniques. 



                                                     

    Please bring your spinning wheel on the first day of class, and e-mail or text a picture of your wheel to Gina before class. 

    Students will be able to take home the yarn they produce.

    There will be a $10 supply fee, for a variety of spinning fibers to try, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to bring:

    • $10 supply fee
    • Your spinning wheel

    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: Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf

    • 05 Jun 2022
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 4
    Register

    Register Online Now through May 29, 2022.

    Join us for Introduction to Needle Felting with Jenny Marion

    Felt is defined as "a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together."  In needle felting, felt is formed by repeatedly stabbing a needle into a piece of wool in order to stiffen and mold it into the desired shape.  For the first session of this 2-part introductory needle-felting class, Jenny will teach students the basic techniques used to make an owl. In the second session students will learn how to felt over a simple wire armature to make a seahorse. 


    Since we will be working with sharp needles, participants must have adequate hand-eye coordination.  Students must have completed the June 5 class in order to attend the June 12 class.

    There will be an additional $12 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class which includes a felting mat and 3 needles that students can keep for future use.

    What to bring:

    • Supply fee: $12 payable to instructor
    • Sewing pins
    • Small craft pliers (if available)
    • Band-aids (just in case)

    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.

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    Instructor Bio

    Jenny Marion started needle felting in 2015 as a student of the late Wendy Kamai.  She makes needle felted creatures in her spare time and sells them in her Etsy shop.  Her favorite animals to make are Native Hawaiian birds and fantasy creatures from pop culture.  Some of her creations have been life-like enough to serve as surrogate parent birds for orphaned Hawaiian sea birds at rescue facilities.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf

    • 07 Jun 2022
    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
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    Register Online Now through May 31, 2022.

    Join us for Weaving Your First Towel with Mari Macmillan

    "Why would anyone want to weave a towel?  Here is my answer," says Mari, "A colorful hand towel in my kitchen (or bath) brings me joy even if it is just there to be beautiful at the end of a hard day." 

    Come weave a towel in your favorite colors. Learn how colors meet and interact, and how the rest of the world looks at you in disbelief and says, "You MADE that?  You REALLY MADE THAT? WOW"; and how your towel wipes out dirt and grime, and makes you happy.


    Gain confidence in basic weaving skills.  Warp will be about 20 inches wide and three yards long. You should be able to weave two towels and one small sampler. Wet-Finishing and hemming will be covered in the last class.

    By the end of class weavers will have one-of-a-kind handwoven towels to take home.

    Participants should be able to wind a warp, dress a floor loom (wind, thread, sley and tie on a warp) and weave plain weave.  

    There will be a supply fee of $20 for 8/2 cotton in colors, handouts, and color wheels, that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to bring: 

    • Supply fee $20
    • Notebook with sheet protectors for handouts
    • Paper and pen/pencil if you are a note-taker
    • Photographs or magazine pages with colors that make your heart sing
    • A kneeling pad to use on floor for loom tie up
    • Camera (cell phone) for pictures
    • Wear layers. The room can be hot or cold

    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.

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    Instructor Bio

    Mari Macmillan has been weaving for 30 years. Early on, someone told her about "Hi-Tech, Hi-Touch" and she balanced a highly technical medical career in pharmacy with the high touch need to make things completely by hand.  She likes to create functional items that show her love of color. Two of her non-functional pieces have been purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  Many towels have been purchased at the Hui booth at the Kalama Fair in December. Mari also paints.

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf

    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
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    Register Online Now through June 5, 2022.

    Join us for Wrapped Rocks with Shelly.

    Shelly will show students how to wrap river rocks with copper wire to make decorative paper weights. Wrapped rocks are useful for holding down napkins and other things when dining al fresco!




    Supplies provided for this class include river rocks, copper wire, glue, and Parafilm M, and a choice of some small beads and sequins for decoration. Participants may bring additional small items such as seashells to add to their creations.  

    Please note that the class requires basic manual dexterity and may be frustrating for those who have difficulty manipulating small objects.

    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: Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 2
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    Register Online Now through June 15, 2022.

    Join us for Making a Market Basket with Lynn Martin Graton.

    In this class, Lynn will show you how to make a sturdy basket that can be used for everything from carrying your weaving supplies, to shopping at your local farmers market, to trips to the library. The basket is made from strips of reed, which is processed from the rattan vine. The finished size is approximately 12" high x 12" wide by 10" across.



    The first day students will create the base and weave the body of the basket using a start and stop technique. On the second day, students will complete the body of the basket and finish the top with a lashed rim. The basket will be finished by inserting a wraparound handle of Shaker tape. Ways to "seal" the basket after taking it home will be discussed.  Students will receive some notes on making another basket and a list of suppliers where they can order reed and Shaker tape.   




    There will be an additional $50 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class which includes: rattan reed and shaker tape for handle.

    What to Bring:

    • $50 supply fee
    • Measuring tape
    • Sturdy clippers for cutting reed & scissors for cutting Shaker tape
    • Rectangular plastic tub for water approximately 16" x 12" x 7" deep (not a 5 gallon bucket though!)
    • Small spray bottle for water
    • An old towel

    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: Enter on Bethel Street, $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes

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    Instructor Bio

    Lynn J Martin Graton lives on Hawaiʻi Island and has a background in a variety of artistic mediums. She is currently working primarily in fiber arts – focusing on loom weaving, surface design, and a range of basketry traditions including traditional coconut frond weaving of the Pacific Islands Lynn has held a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions. Her artwork can be found in the permanent collections of the East-West Center and the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the arts.  An active photographer, Lynnʻs images have appeared in a number of exhibitions and publications including the covers of two Smithsonian Folklife Festival program books. 

    Lynn holds a M. A. Degree in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawai`i Manoa (UHM) with a focus on Pacific art history, received under scholarship from the East-West Center.  She holds a B.A. in Art (ceramics and sculpture) and secondary art education certification from the University of Guam.  Her career was spent as a folklorist and arts administrator working for the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (1983-1998), the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (1998-2014), and the historic Sanborn Mills Farm in central New Hampshire (2014-2019).  As a folklorist she curated exhibitions and concerts to honor tradition bearers, produced a number of audio recordings and publications, and oversaw major folklife festival programs including four in connection with the Smithsonian Institutionʻs Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her last five years at the NH arts council, was spent serving as Executive Director overseeing strategic planning, public art projects, and grants to major nonprofits. https://www.lynnmartingraton.com/

    For more information on class contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf


    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
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    Register Online Now through June 18, 2022.

    Join us for Coconut Frond Critters with Lynn Martin Graton.

    The tradition of fashioning ornaments and small critters out of coconut leaflets is found throughout the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia.  These ornaments are fanciful creations that make wonderful decorations for festive occasions and quick toys for children.  



    They are most attractive when freshly made and arranged in a bouquet suspended from the midrib of the leaflets. In this class students will learn three forms - a lightning bolt, a star, and a bird.  Each one is made using a single leaflet from a fresh coconut frond. 


    Depending upon the progress of the group, Lynn will demonstrate how to modify the body of the bird to become a crab!  Lynn will also explain ways to identify and cut coconut fronds to make more ornaments at home.

    Experience with origami is helpful for this class.

    There will be an additional $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring:

    • $15 supply fee
    • Scissors
    • Pocket knife with a downward rounded tip

    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: Enter on Bethel Street, $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    Instructor Bio

    Lynn J Martin Graton lives on Hawaiʻi Island and has a background in a variety of artistic mediums. She is currently working primarily in fiber arts – focusing on loom weaving, surface design, and a range of basketry traditions including traditional coconut frond weaving of the Pacific Islands Lynn has held a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions. Her artwork can be found in the permanent collections of the East-West Center and the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the arts.  An active photographer, Lynnʻs images have appeared in a number of exhibitions and publications including the covers of two Smithsonian Folklife Festival program books. 

    Lynn holds a M. A. Degree in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawai`i Manoa (UHM) with a focus on Pacific art history, received under scholarship from the East-West Center.  She holds a B.A. in Art (ceramics and sculpture) and secondary art education certification from the University of Guam.  Her career was spent as a folklorist and arts administrator working for the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (1983-1998), the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (1998-2014), and the historic Sanborn Mills Farm in central New Hampshire (2014-2019).  As a folklorist she curated exhibitions and concerts to honor tradition bearers, produced a number of audio recordings and publications, and oversaw major folklife festival programs including four in connection with the Smithsonian Institutionʻs Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her last five years at the NH arts council, was spent serving as Executive Director overseeing strategic planning, public art projects, and grants to major nonprofits. https://www.lynnmartingraton.com/


    For more information on classes contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf


    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 5
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    Register Online Now through June 18, 2022.

    Join us for Make it Fun! Fibers with Gina Taylor.

    Join Gina in this fun day of playing with fiber! We will create lovely coils on a blending board and hand carders, and jazzy art batts on a drum carder, while learning tips on how to spin your beautiful finished-fiber creations.




    There will be a $20 supply fee for a variety of spinning fibers and use of tools, payable to the instructor on the day of class. Students will be able to take home the fiber they create.

    What to bring:

    • $20 supply fee
    • Your imagination!

    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: Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY 3_26_22.pdf

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