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Classes

    • 31 Jan 2024
    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 3
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    Register Online Now through January 28, 2024.

    Join us for Beginning Batik with Liz Train.

    With her lively, inventive approach to making art, Liz will show you how to make your imagination come to life with color and wax.





    Batik is an Indonesian word meaning writing with wax. Waxed areas create a resist design that dyes and paint cannot penetrate. Traditional batik techniques involve successive applications of wax and dye, submersing the fabric in a dye vat, one color at a time and layering the wax resist.

    In this class we use a more modern technique of painting diluted acrylic paints instead of vat dyes. This allows the artist to create a variety of colors next to each other without the colors mixing with the previous layer. Traditional Indonesian tools and brushes will be used to apply hot soy wax resist to the fabric. Resist and dyed areas can be layered to create complex designs and lovely textures. Students will be able to create several samples of finished artworks.

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

    What to bring:

    • $20 supply fee 
    • Wear old clothes or bring an apron. 
    • Students may wish to bring other fabrics after they have used the yard of white cotton polyester that will be included in the supply fee.


    Instructor Bio

    Liz Train has an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Hawaiʻi where she taught fiber arts from 1980-1987. She was a museum educator for the Contemporary Museum from 1998-2005; and taught weaving and fiber arts from 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 Art.

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

    This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

    We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

    MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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    CLASS YOUTUBE VIDEO: Beginning Batik

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 03 Feb 2024
    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through January 31, 2024.

    Join us for Krokbragd Weaving with Ghislaine Chock.

    Want to experience how to weave your own sturdy rug, made of linen and wool that will last a lifetime? Your finished rug will measure 24” by 45” plus fringes. With the flexible Scandinavian technique Krokbragd, using a minimum of 3 colors, each rug will be individually spectacular. Beware, rug weaving is addicting!

    Required Skill Level:

    This class is open to all skill levels. However, beginner students must be able to measure warp threads, and set up a 4-harness loom (front to back or back to front).

    On the first day of class, there is a $25 supply fee given to the instructor, which includes warp linen, a curved end needle. If you do not have a rug beater, you can purchase a rug beater for an additional $30. Ghislaine will go over beater options on the first day of class.

    There is an additional supply fee for weft used in the project. As each project is unique, the price will vary. The project requires 4 lbs. of wool weft yarn; new weft may be purchased as needed and costs $34 per lb. You may bring your own* or use Hui donated yarn to save on the cost of weft. Please plan accordingly, as the instructor only takes cash or checks for supply fee payments. 

    *Weft needs to be 2-ply or 3-ply wool yarn in 3 colors, approx. 4 lbs. total.

    What to Bring:
    • Day 1: $25 Supply Fee
    • Day 1: $30 New Rug Beater purchase (optional)
    • After Day 1: Weft supply fee**
    • Weaving tools: Supplies to facilitate setting a loom including: measuring your warp, scissors, tape measurement, note pad, calculator, sley tools, shuttles, and bobbins. (If you bring a curved end needle reduce the $25 supply fee by $5)
    • Beverage, snacks, and whatever makes you comfortable.

    **Weft supply fee will vary.

      Instructor Bio

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

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

      This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 17 Feb 2024
      • 25 Feb 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 2
      Registration is closed

      Register Online Now through February 14, 2024.

      Join us for Rigid Heddle: Origami Market Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

      In this workshop you will warp and weave your origami bag fabric on the rigid heddle loom that is 16" wide. After finishing on the loom, the fabric will be sewn into 3 simple folds. The next step is to create the handle for the bag and, voila! You have a finished handmade origami market bag made entirely by your hands!




      Weave fabric for the bag (body and contrast handle) Hemstitch both ends (start & finish)

      Homework: finish fabric and machine wash and dry fabric before start of Day 3 of class.

      Day 3 sew up the bag.

      All levels are welcome, but warping and weaving experience are helpful. 

      There will be an additional supply fee of $25, and includes Warp and Weft for the project. The supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. 


      What to Bring:

      • $25 Supply fee
      • Snack and beverage
      • Wear comfortable clothing


      Instructor Bios

      Reina Young is a multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi. She 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 since 1995. Her favorite process of weaving is warping, and she loves creating kitchen towels, rag rugs, and scarves. Initially working on a floor loom, she transitioned to Rigid Heddle to save on space. Helen lives part-time in Portland, Oregon, and her other passions are spinning cotton, 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.

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 22 Feb 2024
      • 07 Mar 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 0
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      Register Online Now through February 19, 2024.

      Join us for Inkle Loom Band Weaving with Barbara Long.

      Come play with color and yarn while learning to thread and weave on provided inkle loom. We will briefly discuss history and uses of band weaving and move on to color, design, threading  and weaving with colors of your choice from the studio and instructor's stash. Colors are the stars in inkle weaving. Looms may be taken home allowing students to make multiple projects during the class. Given time and interest, we will also cover pickup patterns and finishing options, including use of hardware. Students will leave with completed band(s), instructions for warping and weaving, and a resource list for exploring further.

      Dress comfortably, if you are easily chilled, bring a sweater as the room is air conditioned. All supplies are included in the price of the class.

      What to bring:

      • Drink (closed container) and a snack for break

      Instructor Bio:

      Barbara's interest in the magic of turning simple threads into fabric is life long. She especially enjoys small and simple tools, color, and seeing eyes light up in others as they discover the delight of creating objects fun and beautiful with thread. 


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 03 Mar 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 1
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      Register Online Now through February 29, 2024.

      Join us for Taste of Knitting with Gina Taylor.

      Taste of Knitting is a new addition to our "Taste of" series of classes that lets you explore a textile skill to see if you are interested in pursuing it further. In this workshop we look at knitting. I will show you examples of different traditions of knitting, a wide variety of needles and tools, and what they can be used for. Absolute beginners will learn to knit the basic stitches and those with a little experience can refresh their skill with new tips and techniques!

      There will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor for a kit of yarn and knitting needles US size 7. Students will be able to take the kit home.


      What to bring:

      • $10 supply fee
      • Bring a snack - we will take a short break during the class.
      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, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      • 09 Mar 2024
      • 30 Mar 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 3
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      Register Online Now through March 6, 2024.

      Join us for Rigid Heddle III: Double Heddle Woven Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

      In this class, you will warp and weave a two-layer fabric on the rigid heddle loom. We will be warping on two 10 dent reeds. Because of the nature of the double heddle, we will be able to weave a pocket as we weave our project. After finishing the weaving portion we will then crochet our cross body sling. After adding your woven strap, Voila! You have finished making an advanced woven bag all by your hands!

      Bag strap is Crochet fabric. Hemstitch both ends (start & finish). Day 3 sewing the sling bag together.


      Required Prerequisite: Rigid Heddle Weaving I & II, or similar intermediate experience.

      There will be an additional $20 supply fee for yarn and weaving tools that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Supply fee includes 2 1/2 yards of 8/4 cotton in two 10 dent reeds for warp, and two strands of 8/2 cotton or single strand 8/4 carpet warp for weft. All supplies and materials will be provided; however, students may bring their own yarn*, rigid heddle loom, and additional 10 dent.

      *Upon checking with instructors to confirm the yarn is appropriate for class use. 

      What to Bring: 

      • $20 supply fee
      • Rigid Heddle Loom (if you own one)
      • Additional 10 dent (if you own more than one)
      • Snack and Beverage
      • Wear comfortable clothing


      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 since 1995. Her favorite process of weaving is warping, and she loves creating kitchen towels, rag rugs, and scarves. Initially working on a floor loom, she transitioned to Rigid Heddle to save on space. Helen lives part-time in Portland, Oregon, and her other passions are spinning cotton, 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.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 10 Mar 2024
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 5
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      Register Online Now through March 7, 2024.

      Join us for Woven Wire Bangle Bracelet with Elaine Imoto

      It's hard to let some of your cherished treasures go, even when they break. How about rejuvenating them into a beautiful bangle? In this class Elaine and her Teachers Assistant will teach you how to take old watch faces, beads, crystals, and/or pearls and artfully wire them into a bangle bracelet!

      Supply fee is $10 and includes gold color wire for bangle bracelet, 20 black beads,* and beading/wire-work tools.


      What to bring:

      • $10 supply fee*
      • 20 beads/pearls/crystals to class**
      • Broken or unused watch face (optional)
      • Beading/wire-work tools (optional)
      • Snack and beverage



      *If you bring your own beads reduce the supply fee by $5.

      **If you do not have large beads, go to Ben Franklin Mapunapuna and choose 20 beads from "the scoop jar" which is sold by the scoop, or black beads will be available for purchase at the start of class.

      If you'd like to own the beading/wire-work tools purchase a set from BEAD GALLERY on Queen Street.

      Instructor Bio

      A long time Honolulu Museum of Art (HOMA) volunteer, Elaine Imoto learned to weave baskets with bale straps from Professor Gaye Chan of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Imoto took Chan’s reuse & recycle class in the December 2021 HOMA Artists of Hawaii Now program at which these weaving materials (the bales) were handed out. 


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

      This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 13 Mar 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 1
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      Register Online Now through March 10, 2024.

      Join us for Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong.

      Simple hand brooms using broom corn and tampico fiber are useful around the house, office and weaving loom for dusting off bits and pieces! Learn to tie a turkey wing broom and a hawk’s tail broom — a simple process that’s fun and quick. You’ll make at least 3 or 4 during our session.




      What to bring: 
      • $15 supply fee for fibers payable to instructor
      • Scissors or garden clippers and/or knife with razor blade edge
      • Dowel, pvc pipe, bamboo or other rounded stick, 15-18” long, about 2” in diameter.
      • Wear comfortable clothes, pair of socks 

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 13 Mar 2024
      • 1:00 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 March 10, 2024.

      Join us for Looping with Joan Namkoong


      Looping is an ancient fiber technique where one thread travels in and out and crosses itself to form a stitch that does not unravel. Looping can form bags and vessels, surround an object or become an art piece. It's a simple and relaxing technique with few rules, uses just a needle and thread and lots of your creativity!






      What to bring: 

      • $10 supply fee payable to instructor for waxed linen
      • Large eye tapestry needle, metal or plastic, approximately 2 inches long
      • Small scissors
      • Optional: bring a small bottle or object to loop over

      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.


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 14 Mar 2024
      • 16 Mar 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 5
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      Register Online Now through March 11, 2024.

      Join us for Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong

      Practice your loom setup skills and techniques while you learn about Color and Weave. Color and Weave is based on a straight draw threading (1-2-3-4), plain weave and twill treadlings — all of which you already know. This simple design concept can result in cloth with pattern: stripes, checks and pinwheels in one cloth, log cabin in the second cloth. You’ll learn to warp with 2 colors and 2 threads and how to use two shuttles. You’ll also learn some simple design concepts for handwoven cloth.

      Students may also work on their own projects with prior approval of the instructor. 

      By the end of class, weavers will have their one-of-a-kind project to take home. 

      Prerequisite: Basic Weaving I

      There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor on first day of class which includes all weaving supplies.

      What to bring:

      • $20 supply fee
      • Small scissors
      • Paper and pencil for notes

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 17 Mar 2024
      • 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 March 14, 2024.

      Join us for Intro to Pysanky Egg Writing with Sara Ricer

      Pysanky is a unique egg-decorating style which originated within Slavic cultures dating back to the pre-Christian era. Literally meaning "to write," the pysanky process (similar to batik fabric dyeing) involves drawing lines of wax to mask layers of color on eggs, which can result in intricate detailed designs and patterns.

      This class will be an introduction to pysanky, where participants will learn some basic techniques and create simple multi-color designs on the interesting canvas of an egg. No experience required.

      There will be a $20 supply fee, for kistka (hot-wax pen), beeswax, and dye, payable to the instructor on the day of class.

      What to bring:

      • $20 supply fee
      • Please bring some eggs/eggshells. (Chicken eggs from the grocery store are fine.) If your eggs have not been emptied, please make sure they are raw unboiled eggs.
      • Wear clothing appropriate for working with wax and dye.
      • Latex gloves if desired 

      Instructor Bio

      Sara Ricer - I think art should be accessible to everyone. My number one wish is that every person finds some way to create for the sake of creating. When creating, I like to give my pieces a little bit of whimsy and imagination, while still being functional. I like the idea that art can be carried around in your pocket. I like the idea that no space is too small for a little bit of imagination. 

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 19 Mar 2024
      • 02 Apr 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 5
      Register

      Register Online Now through March 16, 2024.

      Join us for Rigid Heddle Weaving with Reina Young and Helen Rau

      This class introduces new weavers to the portable rigid heddle loom. Weavers have the option to create a scarf, table runner, 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.

      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 Bio

      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.


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 22 Mar 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 7
      Register

      Register Online Now through March 19, 2024.

      Join us for Boro-Inspired Patchwork with Wendy Arbeit.

      Boro-Inspired Patchwork, Circle stitching with overlay fabricLearn a patching, mending, and art stitching technique first used centuries ago by the very poorest Japanese to extend the life of their "boro," or ragged hemp clothing. Today, the concept of "mottainai" – too good to waste – continues in Japan in new clothing that retains much of the irregular, ragged look of the originals, but with stitchery understated or absent. By contrast, in the U.S. the potential of the running stitch is emphasized while it enhances the applied patches. That’s the version you’ll learn.

      Boro-Inspired Patchwork with Ribbons of FabricYou’ll love this approach (sometimes called visible mending) to easily repair or enhance garments, or even create art as small as pendants, or as large as hangings –– armed just with fabric, needle, and thread. In this class you’ll find out how boro evolved, then be directed through a number of small projects, each designed to focus on a different aspect of the running stitch and its combinations, while considering its effects on the shapes and placements of the accompanying patches. The grand finale comes when you add backings to transform your newest accomplishments into unique coasters.

      This class is suitable for both beginners and continuing boro students who wish to build on their previous experience.

      $10 materials fee includes vintage Japanese fabric, sashiko thread, needle, needle threader, a cardboard coaster, many pages of sashiko and boro descriptions, and photos of old and new examples of the boro approach. Feel free to bring any items you’d like to mend or adorn to discuss.

      What to bring:

      • $10 supply fee
      • Scissors 
      • Garments/items to mend or adorn

      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.

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 23 Mar 2024
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 0
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      Register Online Now through March 20, 2024.

      Join us for Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau.

      Learn about weaving on portable as well as floor looms.  Spend an afternoon with Helen Rau and Mari Macmillan exploring rigid-heddle and floor looms to see which type better suits your needs.  In this class, you try both types, see the differences, and take home the samples you have woven. Looms are pre-warped and all supplies are furnished, you just sit down and weave. Three hours of fun! Four students per class.


      In this introduction to weaving, Mari will teach students to use a floor loom that is warped and set up to weave material approximately 10-12 inches wide. Emphasis will be on learning how to throw a shuttle and pack weft evenly, while keeping edges uniform. Looms and materials are provided and students will be able to take their piece home.

      There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructors at the beginning of class. The supply fee includes warp and weft (threads/yarn) for learning to weave and handouts with information about weaving. Each student will take home the two samples they create in class.

      What to Bring:

      • $10 Supply Fee
      • Drink and a snack (optional)
      • Wear comfortable clothing

      Instructor Bios:

      Helen Rau has been weaving since 1995. Her favorite process of weaving is warping, and she loves creating kitchen towels, rag rugs, and scarves. Initially working on a floor loom, she transitioned to Rigid Heddle to save on space. Helen lives part-time in Portland, Oregon, and her other passions are spinning cotton, and spending time in her kitchen!

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 24 Mar 2024
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 3
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      Register Online Now through March 21, 2024.

      Join us for All Things Macramé with Jessica Araszewski.

      Join me for a beginner macramé class, in one session you will create unique and decorative macramé decor.

      In this class we will go over a few basic knots that can be used for endless creations! Go with the classic off white or choose from our selection of colors. We will create a delightful wall hanging and a plant holder.

      No experience required. There will be an additional supply fee of $30 paid to the instructor on the day of class.

      Supplies include: Colored macramé cord, wood beads, and snacks. All materials are provided.



      What to Bring:

      • $30 supply fee
      • Drink or snack (optional), we provide
      • Wear comfortable clothing

      Instructor Bio

      Jessica loves making art and creating useful household items and furniture with macramé... and so will you!


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 13 Apr 2024
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 4
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 10, 2024.

      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.

      Skill Level: Beginner 

      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.

      This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 13 Apr 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 10, 2023.

      Join us for Wired Knotless Netting Vase with Suzanne Marinelli

      Image of Wired Knotless Netting Vase

      We will use wire to decorate the exterior of an 18" rectangular vase using a looping fiber technique known as 'knotless netting.' This vase is perfect for displaying those big beautiful bird-of-paradise or sturdy heliconia blossoms. Have fun creating an embellished looped wire vase, and enhance the decorative effect with a few beads! All materials will be supplied by the instructor.

      This class is appropriate for any skill level. All materials will be provided. There is a $15 supply fee paid to the instructor on the day of class. Please bring needle-nosed pliers if you have some, and dress comfortably. 

      Close up view of wire looping on vaseWhat to bring:

      • $15 supply fee 
      • Needle-nosed pliers (optional)

      Since the instructor is left-handed, we'll have a large mirror available for right-handed participants to follow along, if that is easier. (Suzanne learned to crochet from her right-handed friend this way, and found it very helpful!)

      Instructor Bio

      On the day Suzanne stopped smoking back in the 1970s, she desperately needed something to do with her hands that didn't involve holding a cigarette. So she took a long walk down a trail to a remote beach, nervously picking things up along the way and joining them to one another. By the time she reached the beach, she discovered that without noticing, she'd made her very first weaving. Thus it began...

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 14 Apr 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 3
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 11, 2024.

      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.

      Required Prerequisite: Soap Making Naturally class with Ghislaine Chock 

      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.

      This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 15 Apr 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 12, 2024.

      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.

      Required Prerequisite: Soap Making Naturally class with Ghislaine Chock 

      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.

      This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 20 Apr 2024
      • 04 May 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 17, 2024.

      Join us for Rigid Heddle Weaving with Reina Young and Helen Rau

      This class introduces new weavers to the portable rigid heddle loom. Weavers have the option to create a scarf, table runner, 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.

      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 Bio

      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.


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

      MAP to HHH Classroom

      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 28 Apr 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 25, 2024.

      Join us for Fun with Tie Dye with Kilikina.

      Modern Shibori - Radiant Heart Dishcloth ImageMake four distinctive dishcloths using Japanese shibori resist dying techniques. Although traditional shibori was done with indigo, modern shibori uses colors and other types of dye. The Japanese shibori techniques that students will experiment with are itajime (clamping and binding), makiage (stitching and binding), arashi (pole wrapping), and mokume (woodgrain stitch). Students will color the fabric in class. The dishcloths need to sit at least 24 hours in a ziplock bag for best results. Students will rinse, wash and dry out their finished tie dyed pieces at home.

      There will be an additional supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor on the day of class. The supply fee includes: Fiber reactive dyes (various colors), rubber bands, needle and thread, sinew (waxed string), plastic exam gloves, PVC pipes, and 4 flour sack dishcloths (24” x24”).

      What to Bring:

      • $30 supply fee
      • Rubber dishwashing gloves (1 pair)
      • Any type of bucket with a handle
      • Two old towels, rags or t-shirts which will be used to soak up dye
      • Small scissors
      • 4 quart or gallon Ziploc bags
      • One plastic bag (any type) 
      • Apron (optional)* 
      • Wear comfortable clothing**
      • Water and a personal snack (optional)

      *Water resistant apron might be available at Daiso Stores (call them first to check)

      **Wear any clothes that you wouldn't mind getting a tiny colored splash on, and old comfortable shoes. It’s best to leave jewelry such as rings and bracelets at home.

      About the Instructor:

      Art educator, and creator of apparel company, I Love Tie Dye Hawaii, Christine Ho is a passionate artist. She started experimenting with tie dye and Japanese shibori techniques in 2018 as a color theory lesson for her high school art students. She loves how making and wearing tie dye apparel makes people happy! 

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center  Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

      MAP to HHH Classroom

      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 28 Apr 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Waimea Private Residence, Hawaiʻi Island - Registrants will receive address and information
      • 4
      Register

      Register Online Now through April 21, 2024.

      Join us for Weave an Apron Basket with Lynn Martin Graton.

      This rectangular basket is sometimes referred to as an "Apron Basket" because you can neatly fold and store aprons and other small linens in it.  However, it is also a very versatile shape - perfect for carrying your weaving yarns and tools around and for carrying potluck goodies to a neighbor's house for a party. 

      At approximately 18" across x 9" wide x 12" high, the rattan reed basket features a sturdy wooden handle that is incorporated into the weave.  You will have the opportunity to wrap the upper portion of the wooden handle with decorative reed or leave it exposed.


      During this class, we will build up the sides of the basket in either a plain weave pattern (over one/under one) with decorative bands of color, or a twill weave pattern (over two/under two) using contrasting colors. The plain weave pattern is good for beginners. Students with some experience may choose  the twill pattern. While no prior experience is required to weave the plain weave pattern, familiarity with creating a 3-dimensional form is helpful for this class.


      Lynn will pre-measure spokes to allow everyone to finish their basket in one day. And since the number of spokes needed for each basket style is different, we will ask you to choose the basket you would like to make while registering for the class:

      1. Plain weave pattern basket for any skill level
      2. Twill weave pattern basket for those with experience
      The class will run from 9 am to 5 pm with a break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.

      There will be an additional $60 supply fee payable to the instructor on the day of class which includes: various sizes of rattan reed needed for spokes, weavers, rim and lashing, and a wooden handle. Various tools specific to reed basketry (clips & awls) will be available for your use.

      What to Bring:

      • $60 supply fee
      • Measuring tape
      • Sturdy clippers for cutting reed 
      • 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
      • Your lunch

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

      This class is open to adults from age 18. We require a minimum of four participants. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if the class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.


      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 contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • Measuring tape
      • Sturdy clippers for cutting reed 
      • 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
      • 05 May 2024
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 5
      Register

      Register Online Now through May 2, 2024.

      Join us for Silk Painting Explorations: Creating Gift Bags with Ann Pervinkler

      Create three beautiful silk gift bags while learning basic silk painting techniques of stretching the silk into a frame and painting the silk using wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and layered lines. Our color palettes will be Rainbow Shower Tree and Waimanalo Blues. We will sew the silk into a bags using a very simple and speedy technique!

      The supply fee of $20 includes the silk handkerchiefs, silk paint and rayon ribbon. The supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All painting and sewing supplies are provided. This is a beginner level class, no painting or sewing experience is required.

      Painting a Silk Bag - wet on wet process


      What to bring:
      • $20 Supply fee
      • Small Scissors
      • Snack and beverage
      • Wear or bring a paint shirt or apron



      Pictured, wet on wet

      Instructor Bio

      Fiber artist for over 50 years, a life long journey in theatre costume design, silk painting, clothing design, weaving and wall art. Painted silk pillows and scarves and clothing canbe viewed on my Etsy shop: AnnsSilksOfHawaii


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

      This class is open to adults. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 08 May 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 8
      Register

      Register Online Now through May 5, 2024.

      Join us for Looping with Joan Namkoong


      Looping is an ancient fiber technique where one thread travels in and out and crosses itself to form a stitch that does not unravel. Looping can form bags and vessels, surround an object or become an art piece. It's a simple and relaxing technique with few rules, uses just a needle and thread and lots of your creativity!






      What to bring: 

      • $10 supply fee payable to instructor for waxed linen
      • Large eye tapestry needle, metal or plastic, approximately 2 inches long
      • Small scissors
      • Optional: bring a small bottle or object to loop over

      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.


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 09 May 2024
      • 11 May 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 4
      Register

      Register Online Now through May 6, 2024.

      Join us for Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong

      New weavers will learn the basics of floor loom weaving: how it works, how to set it up and how warp and weft interlace to create cloth. Basic weaving structures — plain weave, twill, basketweave, how to use different fibers, determining the sett of cloth and how hand woven cloth is made from start to finish are all in this 3 day class. (Instructor work in photo)



      By the end of class, weavers will have a cotton sampler or a runner to take home. (Student work in photo )

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

      What to bring:

      • $15 supply fee payable to instructor
      • Small scissors
      • Optional: A skein of yarn for experimenting

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

      MAP to HHH Classroom

      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 18 May 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 4
      Register

      Register Online Now through May 15, 2024.

      Join us for Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau.

      Learn about weaving on portable as well as floor looms.  Spend an afternoon with Helen Rau and Mari Macmillan exploring rigid-heddle and floor looms to see which type better suits your needs.  In this class, you try both types, see the differences, and take home the samples you have woven. Looms are pre-warped and all supplies are furnished, you just sit down and weave. Three hours of fun! Four students per class.


      In this introduction to weaving, Mari will teach students to use a floor loom that is warped and set up to weave material approximately 10-12 inches wide. Emphasis will be on learning how to throw a shuttle and pack weft evenly, while keeping edges uniform. Looms and materials are provided and students will be able to take their piece home.

      There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructors at the beginning of class. The supply fee includes warp and weft (threads/yarn) for learning to weave and handouts with information about weaving. Each student will take home the two samples they create in class.

      What to Bring:

      • $10 Supply Fee
      • Drink and a snack (optional)
      • Wear comfortable clothing


      Instructor Bios:

      Helen Rau has been weaving since 1995. Her favorite process of weaving is warping, and she loves creating kitchen towels, rag rugs, and scarves. Initially working on a floor loom, she transitioned to Rigid Heddle to save on space. Helen lives part-time in Portland, Oregon, and her other passions are spinning cotton, and spending time in her kitchen!

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card.  

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      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 19 Jun 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through June 16, 2024.

      Join us for Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong.

      Simple hand brooms using broom corn and tampico fiber are useful around the house, office and weaving loom for dusting off bits and pieces! Learn to tie a turkey wing broom and a hawk’s tail broom — a simple process that’s fun and quick. You’ll make at least 3 or 4 during our session.




      What to bring: 
      • $15 supply fee for fibers payable to instructor
      • Scissors or garden clippers and/or knife with razor blade edge
      • Dowel, pvc pipe, bamboo or other rounded stick, 15-18” long, about 2” in diameter.
      • Wear comfortable clothes, pair of socks 

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

      MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

      MAP to HHH Classroom

      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 19 Jun 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 8
      Register

      Register Online Now through June 16, 2024.

      Join us for Looping with Joan Namkoong


      Looping is an ancient fiber technique where one thread travels in and out and crosses itself to form a stitch that does not unravel. Looping can form bags and vessels, surround an object or become an art piece. It's a simple and relaxing technique with few rules, uses just a needle and thread and lots of your creativity!






      What to bring: 

      • $10 supply fee payable to instructor for waxed linen
      • Large eye tapestry needle, metal or plastic, approximately 2 inches long
      • Small scissors
      • Optional: bring a small bottle or object to loop over

      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.


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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

      MAP Downtown Art Center Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

      MAP to HHH Classroom

      For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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      • 20 Jun 2024
      • 22 Jun 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
      • 6
      Register

      Register Online Now through June 17, 2024.

      Join us for Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong

      Practice your loom setup skills and techniques while you learn about Color and Weave. Color and Weave is based on a straight draw threading (1-2-3-4), plain weave and twill treadlings — all of which you already know. This simple design concept can result in cloth with pattern: stripes, checks and pinwheels in one cloth, log cabin in the second cloth. You’ll learn to warp with 2 colors and 2 threads and how to use two shuttles. You’ll also learn some simple design concepts for handwoven cloth.

      Students may also work on their own projects with prior approval of the instructor. 

      By the end of class, weavers will have their one-of-a-kind project to take home. 

      Prerequisite: Basic Weaving I

      There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor on first day of class which includes all weaving supplies.

      What to bring:

      • $20 supply fee
      • Small scissors
      • Paper and pencil for notes

      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.

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

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.