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Woven Wardrobe: Linen / Overall / Dress

Woven Wardrobe: Linen / Overall / Dress

Woven Wardrobe Series

Linen / Overall/Dress

July 8-26, 2024

Sliding Scale: $1750-$2250 (see below for details)

 

Hardwearing and versatile, linen has been woven around the world for millennia. Flax was grown and processed commercially in Oregon until the mid-1900s, and momentum is now building for a revival of the linen industry in North America. In this class we will weave and sew a versatile linen overgarment for warm weather wear, or as a fall layer.

 

During this class we will:

 

- weave medium-weight linen plain weave or twill

- explore the impact of weave structure on a finished garment

- create a custom dress or overalls pattern, including playing with design details like collars, waistbands, pockets, straps, and more

 

In an effort to create continuity between these in-person intensives, there will be opportunities to meet remotely as a group to support each other in our ongoing study, share our work and insights, and ask and answer questions. 

 

As we weave and sew our garments, we also weave ourselves together. These are not the only clothes we’ll ever need - threads will wear thin, our bodies will change. By putting our time and attention into connection and relationship, we’re not only building the skills to clothe ourselves into the future, but also forging a community to support us in doing that, company for the task ahead.

 

And— the place where we do this matters. During our month together, we’ll experience the changing of the seasons and participate in the ongoing tasks of sustaining rural life in the mountains of northern Vermont. During the class, students are encouraged to stay in the group farmhouse and prepare meals, play music, and share stories together.

  • Pricing

    Each three-week session is offered at $2000, with a sliding scale of $1750-$2250. Anything you pay above $2000 will go towards participants requesting scholarship funding. The $2000 base price reflects a rate of $20/classroom hour for 100 official classroom hours. (In practice, many of our activities spill over into evenings and weekends, as students feel inspired!) This pays our teachers and assistants a living wage, and covers the operating and maintenance costs of our studio and equipment. If you’d like help thinking about how to use the sliding scale, this article and this graphic by Alexis J. Cunningham are helpful resources.

     

     

    When you add this class to your basket, it will appear at the highest price tier. To adjust the price to your chosen level, use one of these coupon codes at checkout:

    • To pay $1750, enter code 1750 at checkout
    • To pay $1850, enter code 1850 at checkout
    • To pay $1950, enter code 1950 at checkout
    • To pay $2050, enter code 2050 at checkout
    • To pay $2150, enter code 2150 at checkout
    • To pay $2250, no code is needed.

     

    Students interested in taking all four courses may sign up for the entire program (year-long four-class series) at a 15 percent discount - base price $6800, sliding scale $5950-$7650.

     

    Materials fee will be calculated at the end of the class, based on what was used in your project.

     

    Payment plans and limited need-based scholarships are available -  funding priority will be given to applicants from underserved communities. Please reach out for more details about either of these options by January 15th, 2024.

     

    On-site housing in the student farmhouse adjacent to the weaving studio is available for $500/three-week session. We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to connect and build community with one another outside of the classroom!

     

    Maximum enrollment 5 students.

$2,250.00Price
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