Begins Thursday, January 9, 11am–3pm
This introductory class will cover the basics of
weaving on this simple, yet versatile loom. By the
end of the class you will be able to warp and weave
on the rigid heddle loom on your own. We’ll
cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom
and weave. In addition, we’ll explore how
to create a variety of fabrics and textures using
a pick up stick. If you’ve always wanted to
learn to weave but were afraid to try, this class
is for you. USE OF OUR LOOM PROVIDED.
Sunday, January 19, 9am–4pm
Want to weave a blanket 45 inches wide, but your
loom is only 25 inches? Would you like to weave
a vest and not sew a seam or weave your name or
draw a picture on the loom without using tapestry?
If "yes" is your answer, then come try
doubleweave. BEGINNING 4 SHAFT WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED.
USE OF A 4 SHAFT PORTABLE LOOM REQUIRED.
4 SHAFT BEGINNING BASICS
Begins Wednesday, January 22, 6–8:30pm 1st
Learn the basics of four shaft weaving in four short
You’ll warp the loom, figure yarn requirements
and read drafts. This class will give you a solid
foundation in four shaft weaving while showing you
the fun of weaving. Expect four or five hours of
homework each week. USE OF OUR LOOM PROVIDED.
FASCINATION WITH FOUR
Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25, 9am–4pm
In this round robin workshop you’ll study
a variety of 4 shaft weaving structures. You’ll
take home samples and ideas for your own projects.
BEGINNING 4 SHAFT WEAVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. USE
OF A PORTABLE LOOM REQUIRED.
CLASPED WARP AND FRINGE FINISHINGS
Tuesday, January 28 & February 4, 11am–3pm
Learn a whole new way of warping on the rigid heddle
loom that allows for color shifts in the warp! In
this class students will weave a clasped warp scarf
and learn more fringe finishing techniques to add
to their toolbox. BEGINNING RIGID HEDDLE SKILLS
REQUIRED. USE OF A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM REQUIRED.
8 SHAFT WEAVING
Begins Tuesday, February 4, 6–8:30pm
By studying a variety of weave structures, you will
learn how to make good use of those other 4 shafts.
USE OF AN 8 SHAFT LOOM REQUIRED. BEGINNING 4 SHAFT
WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED.
Saturday, February 8, 22 & March 7, 1–4pm
David Johnson, instructor
In this workshop students will warp and weave tapestries
using plain and soumak techniques. Class one will
cover warping and learning the soumak knot. In class
two we will explore plain weave and talk about designing
for tapestry by using a cartoon. The final class
will cover design elements and finishing techniques.
As part of the fee, students will keep their looms
to allow them to work at home. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
REFRESH AND RENEW
Sunday, February 9 & 16 1–3:30pm
From start to finish this class completes a project.
The planning, execution and finishing of a woven
piece are included. Sharpen your weaving skills
while remembering how much fun and satisfaction
come from a successful piece of weaving. BEGINNING
4 SHAFT WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. USE OF A 4 SHAFT
WARP FACED WEAVE & REP WEAVE
Tuesday, February 11 & 18, 11am–3pm
Learn how to make warp faced weave structures on
the rigid heddle loom and unlock a whole new world
of color play. Warp faced weaving is great for rugs,
placements, bags and straps. Students will learn
how to create bold patterns as well as how to use
a weaving sword and belt shuttle to achieve this
wonderful technique on the rigid heddle loom. BEGINNING
RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. USE OF A RIGID
HEDDLE LOOM REQUIRED.
TASTE OF 4 SHAFT WEAVING
Friday, February 28 & Saturday, February 29,
During this introductory four shaft weaving class,
you will warp the loom twice. You’ll weave
a sample and design and weave a finished piece to
take home. USE OF OUR LOOM AND MATERIALS PROVIDED.
1 Day $55
Sunday, February 23, 10am–4:30pm
Robin Wilton, instructor
Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving
without the investment of expensive equipment to
start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom
that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven
in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts,
straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. In this 6
hour workshop, you will be weaving by the end of
the day. You will learn to warp your loom and read
patterns so you can warp on your own. Finishing
techniques will also be covered. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
USE OF OUR LOOM PROVIDED.
DOUBLE WEAVE ON THE RIGID HEDDLE
4 Sessions $110
Begins Tuesday, February 25, 11am–3pm
Unlock the full potential of your rigid heddle loom
by adding a second heddle and learning the art of
double weave. This class will go over two techniques
for double heddle warping, direct warping (with
the peg) and indirect warping (on a warping board).
From there, students will learn how to create tubular
cloth as well as how to get cloth twice the width
of your loom!
RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. USE
OF A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WITH TWO HEDDLES REQUIRED.
BEYOND BEGINNING OR
PICK UP TECHNIQUES ON THE INKLE LOOM
1 Day $55
Sunday, March 15, 10am–4:30pm
Robin Wilton, instructor
After you have learned how to set up an inkle loom
and read a pattern, what’s the next step?
Pickup! In this class we will learn pick up techniques
so you can make wonderful designs on your inkle
bands. There are several styles of pick up. We will
learn one in this class with a simple set up. There
will be examples of some of the other styles and
patterns available in class if you want to try those
in class or on your own. If there is time, we will
talk about some other embellishment techniques.
BEGINNING INKLE WEAVING SKILLS REQUIRED. USE OF
AN INKLE LOOM REQUIRED.