Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you're interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there's something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.

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Learn Weaving | Intro to Weaving | Karen LeBlanc

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - July 17 @ 9:00 pm

$255.00 – $319.00
A Honeybee Folk School participant weaves purple thread on a loom at a workshop.


Dates: Mondays to Thursdays
July, 8,9,10,11,15,16,17.

In this 7-session course, Karen will take you through all the steps of weaving on a floor loom – from measuring your warp threads to cutting your first handwoven project off the loom! She will guide you through the vocabulary of weaving and you will go home with your own handwoven scarf, a pair of tea towels or other project (please check with the instructor on appropriate projects). The creative choices will be up to you. A love of yarn is encouraged but no weaving experience is necessary!


Regular ticket price (March 22, 12pm – June 23, 11:30pm): $319

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $35 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Karen LeBlanc has practiced the art of weaving for over 40 years. After recently retiring from a senior project manager position with an Indigenous non-profit organization, Karen now gives back to the community through her artwork and time. Her pieces focus on several distinct streams: weaving traditional, functional, and practical pieces on four or eight-harness looms; innovative, contemporary tapestry pieces woven on tapestry looms; and stitched pieces made from repurposed tartan kilts or other fabrics. Karen has exhibited her work around the world, representing the craft of weaving internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally. More recently, she participated in residencies programs in Fredericton, Toronto, and Parrsboro.

Learn more about what we do at Honeybee Folk School and what courses we have coming up!


July 8 @ 6:00 pm
July 17 @ 9:00 pm
$255.00 – $319.00
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New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
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Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 Canada
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.