Academic Certificate

Fiber Arts: Sheep to Shawl

Explore the realm of texture, color, and design

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Credits & Duration

  • 12 credits
  • 3 quarters


Start Term

  • Fall


  • Varies by course - see catalog

What You'll Learn

In this certificate, the art of weaving will be taught from shearing the sheep to the finished shawl.

Explore the realm of texture, color, and design, where the single yarn is transformed into a tapestry of possibility. Learn to weave patterns that speak to the soul, craft colors that embrace our emotions, and bring to life weavings that elevate the recipient of our woven art.

You will delve into the history of weaving, from the indigenous weave style of the Coast Salish to contemporary designs of modern times. The class explores types of wool that can be woven and discovers the unique qualities that each brings to the loom. 

Certificate Coursework

This certificate consists of 12 undergraduate credits. Courses may be taken in any sequence, although starting in fall is recommended.

Fiber Preparation and Spinning Yarn - Fall Quarter, 4 credits
Dyeing Yarn - Winter Quarter, 4 credits
Weaving on a Coast Salish Loom - Spring Quarter, 4 credits

Learn more about courses in the Academic Catalog