Beginner Weaving Classes
Beginning Level Classes – No Experience Necessary. Looms Provided.
Intermediate Level Classes – Next step after beginner classes. Must own a loom to use in classes.
Advanced Level Classes – Confidence in weaving and loom set-up on your own is required. Must own a loom to use in classes.
- Monday, November 12 10:30am-3:00pm
- Tuesday, November 13 10:30am-2:00pm
- Friday, November 16 10:30-1:00 pm
Instructor: Stephanie Hill
Designed to give students a quick taste of rigid heddle weaving. Students will learn direct warping, the fastest way to go from an empty loom to a loom that is ready to weave. At the end of class students will have a woven scarf and the knowledge to weave on a rigid heddle loom straight out of the box.
In this class you will complete 1 project, to help you learn:
- Basic weaving terminology
- How to direct warp a rigid heddle loom
- How to secure the ends of your weaving
- How to estimate yarn quantities for weaving projects
- Differences in rigid heddle looms made by various manufacturers
Direct Warping your Rigid Heddle Loom
$40.00 per hour – 2.5 hours recommended, 1 meeting
by private appointment with Stephanie
Direct warping is a quick and easy way of dressing your loom that is well suited the simple warps typical of rigid heddle projects. If it is your first time direct warping, or it’s been a while and you need a helping hand, this class will get you set up and ready to weave on your rigid heddle loom. If you already know how to dress your loom using a warping board, this is another method you can add to your arsenal.
This class will cover:
estimating the size of your project (a scarf or similar)
calculating yardage requirements for warp and weft (using balanced plain weave)
direct warping your loom
This class is for weavers who already own a rigid heddle loom and have some basic weaving experience or have completed our beginning weaving class. This class is not intended for first time weavers. Please ask about our rigid heddle weaving classes or private lessons if you are a first time weaver.