Fiber Arts

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 6 at 8:00 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.

A continuation of the summers in-depth study of twill weave structure. Class will include lecture and hands on weaving. Each student will continue to work on their sampler of various twills and some overshot. *Prerequisite: Participants must have been enrolled in the Summer 2022 initial exploring twills class. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #312230
Dates: Tuesdays, September 13 – November 1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $40.00
Preregister by: September 8
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

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. *Note: 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 #312210
Session A/B: Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1
Session C/D: Thursdays, September 15 - November 3
Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $130.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: September 8
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/15 (4 students per session)

Fiber artist and author, Melony Rae teaches an introductory class in wet felting. You will be taught wet felting basics to create two beautiful autumn leaves to add to your fall décor.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #312500
Dates: Wednesdays, September 21 - 28
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Melony Rae
Fee: $35.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (payable to instructor)
Preregister by: September 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 4 /10

Beginner’s needle felting. Bring the crisp colors of autumn to your home with this fun, beginner’s class in needle felting. You will create one Jack-O-Lantern with a silly face (or scary face, whichever you choose). Learn techniques in fiber art as Melony Rae teaches you how to sculpt with wool, silk, and other beautiful fibers. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #312007
Dates: Wednesdays, October 5 – 19
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Melony Rae
Fee: $50.00 plus $30.00 supply fee (payable to the instructor)
Preregister by: September 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4 /10

Come learn or relearn how to do the basics of crochet! We will be making a simple scarf to learn the most basic stitches, or new stitches if you are at the intermediate level. (A break is scheduled from 12:00–1:00 p.m. for lunch on your own, please plan accordingly). *Please state if you are left handed when registering, so proper accommodation can be made.
Ages 12 and up.
Activity #312110
Dates: Saturdays, December 10 - 17
Time: 10:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee: $52.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: December 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

Quilt Guilds
The Aberdeen Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the ARCC. The Candlelight Quilt Guild meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Aberdeen Modern Quilt Guild meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to anyone interested in quilting. Local quilters meet to share old and new techniques in cutting, piecing, color selections, and quilting by hand or machine. Demonstrations held monthly.

  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