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The following is a listing of classes we have held in the past. Contact IHEA to let them know that you are interested in future classes, would like to teach a class, or have a specific skill you'd like to learn!

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Click on the "Class Fee" Button to proceed. Half the class price is a Non-Refundable Deposit.  
A Partial Refund is given if a student cancels two or more weeks ahead of class date notice. 
 If the student cancels in less than two weeks, they will not get a refund.  
All Students need to sign a waiver.


DATE & TIMETITLEDESCRIPTIONCOSTADD TO CART
May 12 & 19, 2018
Saturdays
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Basic   
Blacksmithing
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Blacksmithing has a long and very interesting history from the early days of horseshoeing to being “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree” come and learn the basics that you can learn in a two-day class. No, you won’t be a blacksmith when the class is over but you will have ample opportunity to see if this hobby is for you without the financial investment of a blacksmith shop. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate with Parent/Guardian on site.  Class size limited to 10.
Cost $ 175 
Non Refundable Deposit $87.50

Limit 10 Student


CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 
CLASS FULL



June 2 & 9, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Beginning Leather Work
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Beginning Leather Work
The class will give you the knowledge of the history and techniques for leather working. You will have 3 projects, a rabbit pouch, a Scottish pouch, and a sail-mans needle pouch. These projects will teach the patterns and stitches that are required for leather working. All tools will be provided.
6 students       $60 each
 
Cost $ 60 
Limit 6 Student
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED


June 2 & 9, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Intermediate Blacksmithing
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
For those of you who have completed the basic blacksmith class, here is an opportunity to hone the skills and imagination in this two day class. You must have taken the Basic Blacksmithing class to qualify for this class. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate with Parent/Guardian on site.   Class size limited to 10.  Cost   $175
 
Cost $ 175 
Limit 10 Student
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED


June 2, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Introduction to Netmaking 
KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Description: Learn the basics of making hand-knotted netting. Students will complete a simple netted bag in class. The same techniques are used to make authentic Medieval or Renaissance hair nets and other period netted items like hunting and fishing nets. Course fee includes 14-page handout and tools/materials to complete the class project.
Class fee: $35
Class size limit: 8

Cost $ 35 
Limit 8 Student
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED
May 12 & 19, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Two Session Class
 Triangle Loom 
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Date:  2-session class on May 12 & 19
Learn a new technique for your triangle loom! Cut strand weaving is done on the bias with individually cut strands of yarn. It provides many different design options, since every strand can be a different color or even type of yarn. Upon completion of the class you have a finished project. Please specify if you are bringing your own loom. There are a 3-foot triangle looms available for up to 6 students. Students will need to provide the yarn for their project.
Class fee: $50
Class size limit: 12
Cost $ 50 
Limit 12 Student
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 

May 19, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
 Tablet Weaving Double Face
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Tablet (Card) Weaving Double Face is a relaxed, hands-on workshop for those who have taken the  basic tablet weaving class.  The loom rental and all supplies will be included in the class price. Class size limited 6. 

Cost $ 40 
Limit 6 Student


CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 



May 12 & 19, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Two Session Class
Beginning Weaving-Weave A Towel
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Explore the wonderful world of weaving. Start by learning how to read a pattern and set up your loom. You will measure your warp, thread the 4 harness floor loom and weave a basic towel using cotton for the warp and thread. Class fee includes floor loom and tool rental fee, and cotton warp and thread to complete a towel.
Class fee: $175
Class size limit: 3
Cost $ 175
Limit 3 Students
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 

May 19, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Chain Mail Jewelry
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
Whereas chain mail was used to make armor for several hundred years, clever artisans figured out how to make jewelry out of the steel rings.  This class will teach you how to make several of the ornamental ring mail patterns. You are required to have taken the Beginning Chain Mail class or know the basics of the chain mail process.  .     Cost of Class $30.00

Cost $ 30
Limit 6 Students
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 

May 12, 2018
Saturday
8 AM to
4:30 PM
Basic Chain Mail
    KC RenFest 
Booth 651
During the time that fighting men wore Chain mail it was the best protection against cuts and slashes. The most popular pattern was the English 4 in 1 pattern. Learn the basics of making chain mail, and you too could be next person to make armor for your self or friends. The mandrel for making rings is included in the price. Class size limited to 6.  $70
Cost $ 70
Limit 6 Students
CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSED 

2018 SPRING CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT KC RENFEST

2018 Spring Classes will be held on May 12 & 19, 2018
and June 2 & 9, 2018.
 
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