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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through July 6, 2024.

    Join us for Beginner Basket Weaving with Cynthia Mccreedy

    Three beginner basket looks

    Learn to make a simple round basket! We will make one or two small baskets using natural and dyed round reed.

    No weaving experience necessary. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. It includes the reed necessary for making one or two round baskets.


    What to bring:

    • $10 Supply Fee
    • 5 Gallon bucket
    • Old towel
    • Needle nose pliers*
    • Sturdy clippers for cutting reed*
    • Awl*

    *The instructor will bring a few pairs to share during the class, if you do not own any.

    Instructor Bio

    Cynthia McCreedy began her journey as a weaver in 1973 when she took a basket making class. She soon went from basket weaving to loom weaving, attending weaving and fiber arts classes at Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She still loves to learn new weaving techniques in both basket and loom weaving, as she continues on her lifelong weaving journey.

    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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    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 01 Aug 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 July 11, 2024.

    Join us for Frame Loom Tapestry with Reina Young

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






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

    There will be an additional supply fee of $60 for a frame loom, needles and yarn. The supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring your own yarn, you may. 

    What to Bring:

    • $60 Supply fee
    • Snack and beverage
    • Wear comfortable clothing

    Instructor Bio

    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.






    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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    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through July 14, 2024. 

    Join us for Modern Shibori Dyeing 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, Kilikina 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.  

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    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 21 Jul 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 July 14, 2024

    Join us for Felted Pictures with Gina Taylor.

    Come have fun with us as we create felted pictures with wool.  We will needle felt colored wool onto Artfelt, a paperlike material that provides a firm base to felt on and later dissolves away with hot water.  You will be free to explore your own designs.

    No experience required for this class. Participants will pay a $15 supply fee to the instructor on the day of class. The fee will include wool, felting needles and Artfelt paper.


    What to Bring:

    • $15 Supply fee
    • An old, clean hand towel
    • Small sharp scissors

    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 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
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    Register Online Now through July 17, 2024.

    Join us for Macramé Wall Hanging with Jessica Araszewski.

    Jessica Araszewski Wall Hanging project using white rope with a v-shaped design and fringe with wood beads.Join me for an intermediate macramé wall hanging class! In just one class learn to create your very own macramé wall hanging! 

    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.

    No experience required. There will be an additional supply fee of $25 paid to the instructor on the day of class. Supplies include colored macramé cord, beach wood, and snacks. All materials will be provided.



    What to Bring:

    • $25 supply fee
    • Paper and pencils for design drawing
    • Drink or snack (optional), we provide
    • Wear comfortable clothing.

    *Feel free to bring your own beach wood, but we do provide the wood if you do not have any.

    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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    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 0
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    Register Online Now through July20, 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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    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 4
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    Register Online Now through July 21, 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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    • 04 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 7
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    Register Online Now through July 28, 2024.

    Join us for Coil Bowl with Reina Young

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





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

    This class is open to any skill level.

    What to Bring:

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



    Instructor Bio

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


    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.  

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 07 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 5
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    Register Online Now through July 31, 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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    • 07 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 2
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    Register Online Now through August 4, 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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    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 10 Aug 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 August 1, 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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 5_2023.pdf

    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 4
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    Register Online Now through August 1, 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
    • 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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    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 2
    Register

    Register Online Now through August 4, 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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    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 8
    Register

    Register Online Now through August 1, 2023.

    Join us for Espadrilles, Express Your Sole with Suzi Ballenger

    We enjoyed last summer's espadrille class so much that we have invited Suzi to teach us again!

    "I remember being in high school and falling in love with the making and expressions possible with color, fabric and thread. Years later – June 1982 to be exact, I came across the front-page article 'Easy Espadrilles' in Decorating and Craft Ideas magazine. I made everyone I knew, including my child, a pair. They were certainly something only a homesteading hippy type would wear back then (and try to sell)." ~ Suzi Ballenger

    This class is an updated version of Suzi's first pair of shoes. Let your inner artist shine as you strut forward in your very own, one-of-a-kind pair of Espadrilles you have made yourself! Each pair will exemplify your intention and personal style. Basic machine sewing skills are needed and hand sewing is required.

    Photo of group from our August 2022 Espadrilles class at the DAC studio.

    There will be a $5.00 supply fee payable to instructor for pattern; extra pins, sewing needles and thimbles; and heavy thread/cord for hand sewing.


    What to bring:

    • $5.00 supply fee
    • 12” x 24” woven fabric
    • 12” x 24” fusible woven pelon and 5 yards 3/8” pre-folded bias tape  
    • OR  12” x 24” fabric for lining

    • 3” length of 1/4” or 3/8” elastic
    • Sewing thread for machine
    • Scissors
    • Needle nose pliers if you have a pair
    • Straight Pins (Ball head is best)
    • Heavy duty large eye sharp needle
    • Leather thimble
    • A sewing machine if you have one, we have 2 in our weaving studio.
    • A pair of Espadrille Soles ordered at least two weeks prior to class from Diegos.com. I used the Ballerina Sole. You will want these to fit snug, so follow the size chart on the Diegos website and measure your feet carefully according to their instructions. If you are in between sizes round down to the closest size. https://diegos.com/collections/soles-accessories

    Tools You Will Need:

    • Sewing Machine or access to one
    • Iron and Portable ironing board or access to one


    Instructor Bio

    Suzi Ballenger was born and raised in Indiana. She completed her BA at Keene State College in New Hampshire and her MFA in Artisanry-Fibers from UMass-Dartmouth. She has worked in New England as a weaver and teaching artist since 1996 and is known for thinking outside the box. Her work has been published in Handwoven Magazine, Surface Design Association, and The Textile Society of America. She has a curiosity for material that stimulates her woven language; believing the fullest expression of a fiber can be realized through observation, rhythm, and structure. When not in the studio, Suzi can be found outside in the garden, swimming in the ocean, or walking on local trails.

    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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 17 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Waimea Private Residence, Hawaiʻi Island - Registrants will receive address and information
    • 4
    Register

    Register Online Now through August 10, 2024.

    Join us for Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong in Waimea, HI.

    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. 

    This class is being held at a private residence in Waimea on the Big Island. The address will be sent to registrants before the class.

    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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    • 22 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
    Register

    Register Online Now through August 15, 2024.

    Join us for Beaded Wire Choker with Elaine Imoto

    Example of beaded wire choker with gold wire, green and white beads in a floral patternCreate a one-of-a-kind Beaded Wire Choker! In this class Elaine and her Teachers Assistant will teach you how to take jewelry wire and coil it to create a choker necklace embellished with beads and a watch face! Experience with basic wire wrapping is required. The instructor will bring a limited eclectic donation beads that are available for practice. It is recommended that you bring beads from home that you'd like to use.

    Supply fee is $5 cash and is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. It includes 18 gauge artistic wire for the necklace, 26 gauge artistic wire for sewing beads, access to loaner tool kits, limited supply of practice beads.

    Beaded wire choker example with broach attachedWhat to bring:

    • $5 supply fee
    • Beading tools: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, long nose pliers, and wire cutters*
    • Bring any beads you want to incorporate into the necklace
    • Snack and beverage

    *Instructor has a limited supply of student tool kits available for the day

    Beading/wire-work tools can be purchase from BEAD GALLERY on Queen Street.

    Instructor Bio

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

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


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

    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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 07 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 6
    Register

    Register Online Now through August 31, 2024.

    Join us for Lauhala Earrings with Pua Medina.

    In this class, you will learn to weave a pair of lauhala earrings, and time permitting, be able to start/complete a second pair to keep or gift to someone special! 

    Pua will talk about the use of lauhala and demonstrate how the leaves are prepared for weaving. You will learn to weave a basic pattern using materials prepared by Pua, and finish with a beautiful pair of earrings. 




    There will be a $25 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes all materials and tools needed to complete two pairs of earrings.

    What to Bring:

    • $25 supply fee
    • Water in your personal flask to stay hydrated
    • Glasses if you need them
    • Dress comfortably
    Instructor Bio:
    Pua Medina
     is a lifelong student of the traditional arts and crafts of Hawaiʻi. She began
     weaving lauhala over 30 years ago, and loves sharing her technique and joy with others.  


    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.  

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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

    Register Online Now through September 1, 2024.

    Join us for Intro to Painted Warps with Liz Jackson.

    Rainbow warp 5-2 cottonDo you love using colors in your weaving warps? In this class you will learn how to hand dye (paint) several cotton and Tencel warplets. We will use fiber-reactive Procion MX dyes. Open to all weavers of any experience level.

    There is a supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. The supply fee includes, dye, fixative,
    and yarn.






    What to bring: 

    • $30 supply fee for fibers payable to instructor
    • Latex or plastic gloves
    • Old newspapers to lay on dye tables
    • Wear old clothing that can get messy

    • Apron (optional)

    Instructor Bio

    Liz Jackson is experienced in backyard 70's tie-dye, plus dyeing of yarns for knitting projects. She now enjoys dyeing warps and skeins for weaving! She looks forward to sharing her tips with her class.


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

    Register Online Now through September 7, 2024.

    Join us for Rigid Heddle: Waffle Weave with Reina Young and Helen Rau

    In this class, you will warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom. Reina and Helen will teach you the waffle weave with the use of pick up sticks, which creates a delightful texture and pattern.

    The waffle weave is great for making absorbent dishtowels, placemats, or table runners!

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

    There will be an additional $20 supply fee for yarn and weaving tools (RH loom, 10 dent reed, and pick up sticks) that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies and materials will be provided; however, students may bring their own yarn* and rigid heddle loom. You will take the loom home between classes.

    *Upon checking with instructors to confirm the yarn is appropriate for class use. (8/2 unmercerized cotton—double yarn).

    What to Bring: 

    • $20 supply fee
    • Rigid Heddle Loom (if you own 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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 15
    Register

    Register Online Now through September 10 2024.

    Join us for Open studio Rigid Heddle Weaving with Helen Rau

    This is an open studio, where experienced Rigid Heddle weavers gather and share their rigid heddle weaving journey!

    There are some requirements to know before you register. To participate, you must own and bring your own Rigid Heddle loom and have taken the prerequisites Rigid Heddle I and II. You are responsible to bring all supplies and materials for your project. Helen Rau is the guide for this open studio, however, she is there to advise and answer questions in a group setting, no new techniques will be taught in this session.

    What to Bring: 

    • Your Rigid Heddle loom

    • A show and tell, and/or current project
    • A snack and/or drink

    Artist Bio:

    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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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

    Register Online Now through September 28, 2024.

    Join us for Rigid Heddle: Double Weave Twill Pattern with Reina Young and Helen Rau

    In this class, you will warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom. Reina and Helen will teach you how to weave a diamond twill pattern, which is a double weave. 

    You will marvel at the design you get with this weaving pattern!

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

    There will be an additional $20 supply fee for yarn and weaving tools (loom, and two ten dent reed) that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies and materials will be provided; however, students may bring their own yarn*, and rigid heddle loom. You will take the loom home between classes.

    *Upon checking with instructors to confirm the yarn is appropriate for class use. (8/2 unmercerized cotton).

    What to Bring: 

    • $20 supply fee
    • Rigid Heddle Loom (if you own 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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    __________________________________________________________

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    • 15 Oct 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 15
    Register

    Register Online Now through October 8 2024.

    Join us for Open studio Rigid Heddle Weaving with Helen Rau

    This is an open studio, where experienced Rigid Heddle weavers gather and share their rigid heddle weaving journey!

    There are some requirements to know before you register. To participate, you must own and bring your own Rigid Heddle loom and have taken the prerequisites Rigid Heddle I and II. You are responsible to bring all supplies and materials for your project. Helen Rau is the guide for this open studio, however, she is there to advise and answer questions in a group setting, no new techniques will be taught in this session.

    What to Bring: 

    • Your Rigid Heddle loom

    • A show and tell, and/or current project
    • A snack and/or drink

    Artist Bio:

    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. 

    MAP to HHH Classroom

    For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

    _________________________________________________________ 

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    • 23 Oct 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 October 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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    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 5_2023.pdf

    • 23 Oct 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 October 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

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 5_2023.pdf

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 26 Oct 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 5
    Register

    Register Online Now through October 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. 

    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

    __________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE_CANCELLATION POLICY 5_2023.pdf

Past Classes

07 Jul 2024 All Things Macramé with Jessica Araszewski
30 Jun 2024 Taste of Spinning with Gina Taylor
25 Jun 2024 Lauhala Bracelet with Pua Medina
20 Jun 2024 Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong
19 Jun 2024 Anni Albers Necklace with Joan Namkoong
19 Jun 2024 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
16 Jun 2024 Simple Beaded Cuff with Hook and Clasp with Elaine Imoto
04 Jun 2024 All Things Macramé with Jessica Araszewski
14 May 2024 Mixed Media Printing on Fabric with Liz Train
05 May 2024 Silk Painting Explorations: Creating Gift Bags with Ann Pervinkler
28 Apr 2024 Weave an Apron Basket with Lynn Martin Graton
20 Apr 2024 Rigid Heddle Weaving I with Reina Young and Helen Rau
14 Apr 2024 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
13 Apr 2024 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
24 Mar 2024 All Things Macramé with Jessica Araszewski
23 Mar 2024 Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau
22 Mar 2024 Boro-Inspired Patchwork with Wendy Arbeit
17 Mar 2024 Intro to Pysanky Egg Writing with Sara Ricer
13 Mar 2024 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
10 Mar 2024 Woven Wire Bangle Bracelet with Elaine Imoto
09 Mar 2024 Rigid Heddle III: Double Heddle Woven Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau
03 Mar 2024 Taste of Knitting with Gina Taylor
23 Feb 2024 Japanese Marudai Demonstration – Free – with Randy Spicocchi
23 Feb 2024 Beginner Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet - with Randy Spicocchi
23 Feb 2024 Kumihimo Bracelet - Simple 8 Cord Round with Randy Spicocchi
22 Feb 2024 Inkle Loom Band Weaving with Barbara Long
19 Feb 2024 Open Studio Rigid Heddle Weaving with Helen Rau
18 Feb 2024 Theo Moorman Inlay Technique with Linda Hee
17 Feb 2024 Rigid Heddle Weaving: Origami Market Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau
13 Feb 2024 Macramé Wall Hanging with Jessica Araszewski
11 Feb 2024 Eco Dye Scarf I with Gina Taylor
11 Feb 2024 Lauhala Anthurium with Pua Medina
10 Feb 2024 Denim Earrings with Wendy Arbeit
04 Feb 2024 Adventures in Botanical Colors with Ghislaine Chock
03 Feb 2024 Krokbragd Weaving with Ghislaine Chock
31 Jan 2024 Beginning Batik with Liz Train
28 Jan 2024 Taste of Spinning with Gina Taylor
25 Jan 2024 Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong
24 Jan 2024 Looping with Joan Namkoong
24 Jan 2024 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
21 Jan 2024 Market Basket with Elaine Imoto
20 Jan 2024 Taste of Knitting with Gina Taylor
19 Jan 2024 Sashiko Stitching with Wendy Arbeit
14 Jan 2024 Painting a Silk Sun Hat with Ann Pervinkler
13 Jan 2024 Taste of Weaving with Mari Macmillan & Helen Rau
06 Jan 2024 Rigid Heddle Weaving: Sakiori Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau
02 Dec 2023 Felted Pictures with Gina Taylor
02 Dec 2023 Frame Loom Tapestry with Reina Young
27 Nov 2023 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
26 Nov 2023 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
25 Nov 2023 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
19 Nov 2023 Macramé Wall Hanging with Jessica Araszewski
18 Nov 2023 Holiday Wreath with Suzanne Marinelli
12 Nov 2023 Eco Dye Scarf II with Gina Taylor
12 Nov 2023 Yuletide Ornaments: Pysanky Egg Writing with Sara Ricer
04 Nov 2023 Taste of Spinning with Gina Taylor
03 Nov 2023 Boro Inspired Layered Mending with Wendy Arbeit
28 Oct 2023 Rigid Heddle Weaving II with Reina Young
25 Oct 2023 Basic Weaving II with Joan Namkoong
24 Oct 2023 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
21 Oct 2023 Lauhala Earrings with Pua Medina
13 Oct 2023 Woven Shibori Prayer Flags with Ghislaine Chock
08 Oct 2023 Eco Dye Scarf I with Gina Taylor
04 Oct 2023 Simple Weaving of Interesting Yarns with Pat Steinhoff
03 Oct 2023 Creative Coiling with Liz Train
03 Oct 2023 Taste of Weaving with Joan Namkoong
01 Oct 2023 Hand Brooms Open Studio with Joan Namkoong
30 Sep 2023 Sashiko Stitching with Wendy Arbeit
08 Sep 2023 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
08 Sep 2023 Basic Weaving I with Joan Namkoong
07 Sep 2023 Hand Brooms with Joan Namkoong
07 Sep 2023 Dragon Boats with Joan Namkoong
01 Sep 2023 Kumihimo Bracelet - Ribbon Braid Round with Randy Spicocchi
01 Sep 2023 Kumihimo Bracelet - Simple 8 Cord Round with Randy Spicocchi
30 Aug 2023 Taste of Weaving with Joan Namkoong
29 Aug 2023 Taste of Weaving with Joan Namkoong
27 Aug 2023 Soap Making Naturally with Ghislaine Chock
26 Aug 2023 Open Studio Soap Making with Ghislaine Chock
21 Aug 2023 Espadrilles, Express Your Sole with Suzi Ballenger

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