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Events at Creative Arts

  1. Beginning Handwrought

    August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Beginning Handwrought This course covers the fundamental processes, techniques and tools for heating and forging ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Topics include fire control, use of hammers, tools and traditional techniques for metal shapes. Upon completion, students should be able to heat and use a variety of metals to create tools and shape basic metal projects….

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  2. Embroidery, Needlework & Mending

    August 11

    Embroidery, Needlework & Mending Thread and needle are the starting point for this class. No experience required. We will cover basic embroidery stitches, styles and types of needlework and how to select appropriate needles, thread and material. All of these building blocks can be used for decorative work or for mending your household textiles. You…

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  3. Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle

    August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle Over, under then under, over. The simplest weave structure is easy on a rigid heddle loom. Preparing the loom to weave is quick and the loom does all the “over and undering” for you. We will play with color and texture and introduce some finger manipulated techniques and the option of…

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Creative Arts News

Important July Class Update!

This update is due to precautions taken by the NC state Governor Cooper. Please begin wearing a mask in and outside of all buildings on HCC campus starting at 5pm on June 26th, 2020. Masks will not be provided by the school, please bring your own and follow the links below to learn how to…

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Featured Success Story

Deanna Lynch Textiles

  • Professional Crafts Fiber

Class of 2014

History and Tradition My grandfather introduced me to weaving when I was 9 years old. Although I did not receive formal training for weaving until after he passed, I still feel a deep connection to him when I am at my loom. The connection to my grandfather makes me feel like I am a part of the rich history of textiles. It is an ancient craft built on necessity and…

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