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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.

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Rigid Heddle Weaving:  Color and Weave Exploration – $165.00LogCabin1

Instructor:  Stephanie
Equipment:  Students must have their own loom
Pre-requisites:  Yes, See below.

Day 1: TBD, 9am-12pm
Day 2: TBD, 9am-4pm
Day 3: TBD, 9am-12pm

Description:  Color and weave patterns are created through the use of colors in the warp and weft while keeping the structure of the woven fabric constant.  For this class, students will explore color as it relates to a plain weave fabric structure.  Class discussion will touch on other simple structures but will concentrate on plain weave.  Students will design and complete a color and weave project of their choosing. Pre-designed class project options will be available but students will be encouraged to design their own project with instructor guidance.  Finished projects can be scarves, table runners, shawls, towels, placemats, napkins, etc..

Students may use the Direct Warping method, or Indirect Warping methods.  Additional warping techniquesC&W_Drawdowns_1 and variations will be reviewed and discussed in class that may be helpful in color and weave projects.

Pre-requisites:  This class assumes that you have the ability to warp and dress your own loom without assistance and are reasonably comfortable doing so.  Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners before taking this class.  Prior completion of any one of our Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving classes (Direct, Indirect, or Complete) will also satisfy this requirement.

Full Description of Class Here.


Rigid Heddle Weaving:  Introduction to Pick-Up Sticks  –  $165.00

Pre-requisites: YES, see below
Instructor: Stephanie
Equipment: See below.

Day 1: TBD, 9am-12pm
Day 2: TBD, 9am-4pm
Day 3: TBD, 9am-12pm

This class will introduce students to pick up sticks and how to use them to create patterns with warp and weft floats.  Pick-up sticks can be used to create simple patterns for all over texture or to create complex designs that may travel or cover only part of the weaving surface.

Pre-requisites:  This class assumes that you have the ability to warp and dress your own loom without assistance and are reasonably comfortable doing so.  Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners before taking this class.  Prior completion of any one of our Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving classes (Direct, Indirect, or Complete) will also satisfy this requirement.

Recommended Equipment:

Rigid heddle loom with:

  • At least 10” weaving width.
  • 10 dent heddle (10 epi recommended, other heddle and yarn combinations are possible and will be discussed in the first day of class.).
  • At least 2 stick shuttles. 1 or 2 more might come in handy.
  • At least 1 pick-up stick about 12”-16” long (about 2”-6” longer than your project is wide). More than one might come in handy.   If you don’t have a pick-up stick, a spare shuttle works in a pinch.

Rigid Heddle Weaving:  Introduction to Pooled Warp – $165.00 20160604_111127

Pre-requisites: YES, see below
Instructor: Stephanie
Equipment: Students must have their own loom.
Materials: Not included

Day 1: Sun. March 25th, 9am-12pm
Day 2: Sun. April 8th, 9am-4pm
Day 3: Sun. April 15th, 9am-12pm

This class will introduce new weavers to the logistics of planning and preparing a pooled warp project on a rigid heddle loom. Many variegated be they commercial or hand dyed, have repeating color sequences that can be taken advantage of by a weaver. Learn which kind of yarns and dye processes lead to repeating color sequences, and which may not give the results you want. Learn how to determine if a given yarn will work the way you want and access its color sequences for project planning. Students will complete class by planning and actually measuring the warp for a pooled warp project of their choice. Students may use the Direct Warping method or Indirect Warping.
Prerequisites: Prior completion of Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or the ability to warp a loom independently. Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners taking this class.
Equipment: This class is intended for students with their own rigid heddle loom. Please read the full class description for information regarding types of looms and Materials (yarn) needed for this class.


 Direct Warping your Rigid Heddle Loom

$75.00 – 2.5 hour class, 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.