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These workshops are designed to be enjoyed by beginners and experienced weavers. Workshops can be tailor-made to fit your group. Contact me at to schedule a workshop in your area.


Teaching Fees

Teaching Fees

Full Day Workshop at Your School or Building

$300 per day

$200 per half day


Full day workshops are 6 hours, generally from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00.

Class size is limited to 20 people.

Additional charges may include materials fee, travel, trailer rental (Looms-To-Go), etc.


Private Lessons at the Cottage

Price Structure per student for classes at Hopewell Weaving


$75 for 1 day class

  • For example, warping a loom and weaving a small project
  • Other topics that can be taught in a day and a half

$125 for 2 day class

  • For example, warping a loom, weaving a small project and learning about weaves
  • Other topics that can be taught in two days


Jennie Hawkey

(309) 224-9258



Pulled Work and Cut Work Embroidery on Handwoven Cloth

Take handwoven cloth to the next level. Embroidery and hand weaving go hand in hand. Embellish your handwoven fabric using your own threads and imagination. Pulled work uses a fine linen or cotton thread to stitch beautiful designs into the fabric. Cut work or Hardanger embroidery involves cutting threads and stitching to make windows in the woven fabric.

This is a hand-on class where you will make samples of embroidery techniques. All materials and patterns will be provided and you will learn how to make the stitches, including cut work, during the class. Bring a sharp pair of scissors.


Handwoven Handbags

Get started weaving your own bags, purses and totes. There are so many exciting designs that you can use to weave your own bags. Need a strap? Inkle weaving or leather products make great additions. See examples of bags, including techniques and structure, and design your own handbag.

In this mini session, students will:

  • View examples of handwoven bags
  • Find out about trim, handles, and the structure of a handbag
  • Make a pattern for your own handbag to take home

It's In the Bag

Make a bag that you will love to reuse. Gather up your plastic shopping bags and weave your own attractive tote. These durable carryalls help the environment when you upcycle your sack stash!

This is a perfect workshop for both beginners and more advanced weavers. Shopping bags will be woven on floor or table looms and inkle looms can be used for making handles.


Rep Weave

Rep weave is a warp-faced weave that is easy to design as a block pattern.  Beginning and more advanced weavers will find this to be an interesting weave that can be simple or complex, depending on the design and variations used in the pattern. Students will choose a project to weave. Suggested projects include placemats, shopping bag, mug mats or a table runner.