K-12 Education Outreach

k-12

Summer Arts Camp for Kids

Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild

Summer 2017

Where Do Our Clothes Come From?: Students will learn about different fibers, dyeing with non-toxic dyes, spinning, braiding, felting and weaving. Many of the fibers we will be using are grown here in the Brazos Valley. Students will have finished projects to take home each day.

Class size is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 5. All supplies and equipment are included in the class price. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Students may bring their own snacks.

$175 per week, For students entering Grades 3-12
Hours: 9-12

Individual Instruction: $15/hour

For those students interested in learning more about spinning, weaving, felting, braiding, dyeing and other fiber arts, individual classes are available.

All ages 8 years-adult
Times to be arranged.

For more information and to see other classes 2-3 hours long, visit the Brazos Spinners and Weavers website: WeaveBrazos.org or call us at 979-822-5684.

This new area of our website is to begin connecting K-12 educators with guild members across the state to tap into knowledge and resources for teaching our youngsters about weaving, spinning and dying. Stay tuned to see what develops.

For more information, contact:
Christine Miller at
chris.keithmiller@gmail.com

or go to ExploreFiber.com to find out more
about a new fiber arts curriculum initiative!

A new weaving program has been started at Williams High School in Plano, Texas. Thanks to many donations of cash, equipment and materials, Christine Miller was able to raise the money to buy 10 rigid heddle looms. Her students began with making scarves on their looms. Between Feb. and May of 2013, all 10 looms were woven off, and over half of those looms warped again and woven off! Our program at Williams High School is going to expand to table looms and a couple of floor looms in the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers as well as students are expressing their interest in learning how to weave! This is SOOOO exciting! If you have news of fibers blooming in a school in your part of the state, please send me information and photos of your success. Let’s all work on teaching the younger generation about the joys of weaving, spinning and dyeing so our passion will stay alive in the 21st century!

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