Fiber Arts

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 7 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.

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 #312210
Dates: Tuesdays or Thursdays, September 28 - November 18
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 23
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/15 (4 students per session)

Hands on class warping a “Union Rug Loom” with a section back beam warping system. If you have a loom at home with pegs on the back beam and have no idea how to warp it, or just want to learn a new warping method, this class is for you. Students will take turns in a round robin style warping the loom.
Activity #312240
Date: Saturday, September 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $30.00
Preregister by: September 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6

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 when ARCC classes are scheduled and on the following dates: October 11, November 25. 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: October 4 - December 20
Fee: $50.00

By the end of class, you will have a beautiful scarf to take home that you have inked and created by yourself. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #312305
Session A: Saturday, October 9 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session B: Saturday, October 9 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Barb Ripperger
Fee: $15.00 plus $25.00 Supply Fee (Payable to the instructor)
Preregister by: September 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

Learn how to ‘paint’ with felt, using different felting techniques. You will finish off your design by incorporating different embroidery techniques. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #312510
Dates: Saturdays, October 30 - November 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee: $52.00 plus $30.00 Supply Fee
Preregister by: October 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

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