Fiber Arts

Registration Begins Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

Learn several aspects of weaving and setting up a multiple harness loom from warp calculations to fully dressing it. Each student will have a loom to set up and work on. Classes range from Beginning Weaving; Advanced Beginning Weaving; to Individual Study; Beginning students will weave a small hand towel. Advanced Beginning Students will weave a small table runner. Individual Study projects depend on what the student wishes to learn and weave. There is a material fee of $20 or more depending on project chosen payable to the instructor. The ARCC has 15 looms available for students but each session is limited to 4 students.
Ages 18 and up.
Activity #212210
Dates: Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26
Session A: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session B: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: May 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4

In this class we will be advancing slightly beyond normal wet felting techniques to create a large, gorgeous hummingbird picture. Artist and author, Melony Rae, will introduce you to wet felting using various fibers, including wool and silk. Some minor needle felting will be utilized to finish. The ending project has a beautiful, watercolor-like look perfect to frame and brighten any room! Ages 14 and up.
Activity #212500
Dates: Wednesdays, June 7 – 14
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melony Malsom
Fee: $50.00 plus $40.00 supply fee payable to instructor
Preregister by: May 24
Min/Max: 4/10

Artist Melony Rae will teach basic fiber sculpting techniques. The class will create (1) Tomten or Gnome from various wools and silk, complete with glass eyes. The Tomten hold a special place in any home and Melony will brief the class on the history of Tomten in the Scandinavian culture.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #212007
Dates: Wednesdays, July 5 – 12
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melony Malsom
Fee: $50.00 plus $40.00 supply fee payable to instructor
Preregister by: June 28
Min/Max: 4/10

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
  • Online: WebTrac