Free online Charles Kleibacker class
I recently came across an article in 2002’s Threads Issue 99 that mentioned a free online class per Charles Kleibacker throught Kent State University. I contacted the university and learned that it is still available…and it is FREE.
I had a little trouble, at first, getting the site to operate properly and after contacting KSU, I learned that you must have Active X and Java running on your computer to acces the info.
The class is a 5 day course by Elizabeth A. Rhodes, PH. D. where students learn how to make a skirt. There are lots of info and diagrams/photos. At the completion of the course, students send a photo of someone wearing their skirt, along with paperwork that is downloaded from the web, and they will receive a signed certification by Kleibacker.
I plan on starting the class sometime within the next week or 2, but thought there might be others interested as well. I didn’t start subscribing to Threads until last yr. So I didn’t know this was available until very recently. Frankly, I was surprised that it was still available.
Here’s the link to the class, for anyone who is interested.
Kent state also has a wonderful site with info about their Museum, that is mostly dedicated to textiles. They have several links that include info on how to care for old textiles, and will helpfully answer any questions you have. This link will give you an inkling of what they have to offer.