Fiber & Textile Arts

Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 4. 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.

NEW! CROCHETING - GRANNY SQUARES TO START


In this crochet class, we’ll go over how to select different yarns, yarn weights and their different uses, which crocheting hooks to use. Cassandra with teach participants a basic chain stitch, and demonstrate single, double, and half-double crochet and the slip stitch! Learn how to work in rows, keep your crochet on track and troubleshoot rows gone wrong, and become comfortable reading patterns! With you your newly gained crocheting skills create a lovely granny square blanket you’ll be proud give away, or display. This class is perfect for a total newbie or as a refresher if it’s been a while since you had your hands on your hooks. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #112110
Dates: Saturdays, January 30 - February 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee:
$26.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

NEW! CROCHETING - ACCESSORIES


Learn basic crocheting techniques to create hats, scarves, and much more. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #112115
Dates: Saturdays, January 30 - February 6
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee: $26.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8



NEW! NEEDLE PUNCH EMBROIDERY

Learn the embroidery technique that’s taking the world by storm. Needle punch embroidery is easy on the hands and relaxing. Create shapes with beautiful, dense textures. Get punching!
Ages 11 and up.
Activity #112700
Dates: Mondays, February 1 - 22
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 27
Min/Max Enrollment:
4/8

INTRO TO NEEDLE FELTING


Learn the basic techniques of needle felting from the tools and materials used to the making of basic shapes. Once participants are familiar with the process, you’ll be able to make an adorable little woodland creature. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #112007
Dates: Tuesdays, February 9 - 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $15.00 plus $15.00 supply fee
Preregister by:
February 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/8

NEW! TIE-DYE FOR TWO


Two heads are better than one! Kids and one of their favorite adults will work together on creating brightly colored, unique tie-dyed creations. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while learning a new hobby. Ages 10 and up, with adult.
Activity #113435
Dates: Saturdays, February 13 - 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee:
$30.00 plus $15.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 10
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs


NEW! NEEDLE FELTING & BAGS

Learn techniques to needle felt, pre-felted wool into marvelous bags and pouches. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #112009
Date: Saturday, March 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee: $26.00 plus $15.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

NEW! NEEDLE PUNCHING - RUGS & WALL HANGERS


Swap the embroidery thread for fibrous yarn, and make your own shaggy needle punch rug or wall hanger! Conceptualize, design, and create unique home decor that’s all your own. The punching continues! Ages 11 and up.
Activity #112705
Dates: Mondays, March 8 - April 12
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

NEW! TIE DYE STUDIO


Absolute beginners will learn basic color theory and different types of dying methods, such as Ice Dying, to create vibrant, harmonious combinations of color and patterns. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #113432
Dates: Wednesdays, March 24 - 31
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee:
$26.00 plus $12.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 19
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8


LOOM WEAVING


The ARCC now offers a variety of classes to teach how to weave on harness looms. Choose the right class based on your weaving ability! Classes run concurrently, afternoon or evening sessions. Ages 18 and up.

FALL/WINTER EXTENDED WEAVING


For weaving students who were enrolled in 2020 Fall/Winter classes and need extra time to complete their projects, or for any student who wants a head start for the Winter/Spring weaving classes. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112225
Session A: Thursdays, January 14 – February 4 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session B: Thursdays, January 14 – February 4 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $65.00
Preregister by: January 11
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4

LOOM WEAVING


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 #112210
Session A: Tuesdays, February 9 – March 30 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, February 9 – March 30 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Session C: Thursdays, February 11 – April 1 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session D: Thursdays, February 11 – April 1 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: February 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/15

WINTER/SPRING EXTENDED WEAVING


For weaving students who were enrolled in 2021 Winter/Spring classes and need extra time to complete their projects. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112225
Session C: Thursdays, April 8 - 29 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session D: Thursdays, April 8 - 29 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $65.00
Preregister by: April 5
Min/Max Enrollment:
3/4

OPEN WEAVING STUDIO


The weaving studio will be open during off class times for your own personal project on one of the ARCC’s looms. Fees include use of a loom not being used for classes and any of the ARCC’s weaving equipment in the studio. The weaving studio will be closed to open studio participants during ARCC classes. Open weaving studio participants MUST schedule an appointment for an initial orientation prior to working in the studio. Participants will also have to provide their own supplies which may include yarn, scissors, and any other supplies necessary to complete their project. No instruction will be available during open studio time.
Dates: February 15 – April 29
Fee: $50.00

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989


How to Register:


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