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thumb Amanda_Ross_3People looking to weave their way into a new hobby should consider taking an evening weaving class at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft.

The workshop, “Yarn to Cloth: A Weaving Primer,” will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday from Feb. 21 through April 17, except for March 6 for spring break.

Amanda Ross, Craft Center fibers artist-in-residence, will teach the class. She has bachelor’s degrees in visual communications, fibers and art history.

The class is for beginners, and students will gain a basic understanding of weaving using a floor loom. Each student will make a high-quality scarf and gain a deeper appreciation of the art of handweaving.

The eight-week course costs $300, or $150 for TTU students, faculty and staff.

The Craft Center will offer a full range of workshops from May through early August in blacksmithing, clay, glass, fibers, metal and woodworking. Participants can take a weekend, one-week or intensive workshop. Classes are offered for all skill levels.

Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old. Advance reservations are required.

For more information about workshops, call the Craft Center at 931.372.3051, email"> or visit

The Appalachian Center for Craft overlooks Center Hill Lake near Smithville and is conveniently located approximately 6 miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Take Hwy 56 South and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge over Center Hill Lake.