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OPEN STUDIO

Students  will have the opportunity to use the studio

for as many hours as desired during open studio hours. 

I will provide assistance as I am available. You can

use the library, the computer to design your next

project, pick my brain, weave, or just visit with your weaving buddies - as you desire. Individualized

instruction geared to your interests and level (beginner through intermediate) on any of the looms will be available. There will be no need to sign up for any particular time - just show up when it is convenient for you. You will pay for up to four (4) months in advance.

At the end of the month(s), if the project is not completed, then you will have the option of purchasing additional lesson time by the month(s) at the number of month(s) fee; or removing the unfinished project from the loom and purchasing the materials. Theory/lectures are at an additional cost.  

COST

4 Consecutive Months  September - December    $540.00 plus materials

 

3 Consecutive Months  September – November    $420.00 plus materials 

                                      October – December        $420.00 plus materials

 

2 Consecutive Months  September - October        $290.00 plus materials 

                                      October – November        $290.00 plus materials

                                      November – December    $290.00 plus materials

 

1 Month                         $150.00 plus materials 

 

Months run from the 1st to the 30th/31st (not by the week).

Weave a Scarf on a Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom

Rigid heddle looms produce plain weave cloth on a fun and portable loom.  Students will weave a cotton or bamboo scarf in either three 3-hour lessons or a weaving weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Students will learn to warp the loom using the direct warping method.  The students will take the loom home to weave the scarf. Students will take the scarf off the loom, sewing or twisting fringe and learning how to wash the scarf. Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for students use. These looms are small and light weight enough to be carried in a canvas tote bag. 

Beginning 4-Harness Weaving

Beginning 4-Harness Syllabus

This is a good foundation course for the beginning student to learn how to warp the loom, understand basic weaving theory and techniques learn to read a pattern and beginning pattern drafting. During the course the students will weave a twill sampler and either a scarf or set of four placemats. Knowledge from this course will enable students to continue their study of weaving. Students should bring a 3-ring 2-inch binder for the 170+ page learning packet. 

Tuition: $ 405.00 includes 27-hours of instruction, use of the studio to work on weaving between classes (this is a requirement that students spend a minimum of 3-4 hours of  time in the studio between classes doing homework or use a table loom that can be taken home between classes to do homework), learning packet, yarns for Twill sampler. Second project yarns are additional.

No refund for missed classes.

Limited to 4 students per session.

 

NOTE: the Studio has a no shoe and no bare feet policy – please bring slippers or socks to wear in class

There will be two sessions of the class offered on Thursday  evenings from 6 – 9 pm and Friday mornings from 10:00 am – 1: 00 pm. If you need to miss a class you are welcome to come to the other session to make up a missed class. You may bring your dinner/lunch to eat at the studio. 

 

Session 1: Thursdays 6 – 9 pm from January 26 – March 30; no class March 9

Session 2: Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm from January 27 – March 31; no class March 10

maximum of 4 students will be in each session due to space in the studio with other students working.

 

If taking a week day class does not fit your schedule you may sign up for OPEN STUDIO and learn on your own schedule and at your own pace, either during the week or on the weekend. Lectures will be an additional charge.

Class 1 – 

1. Introduction

2. Lecture on parts of the loom and terms

3. Wind warp for twill sampler

 

Class 2 – 

1. Lecture: Planning and designing a project

           a. Warp calculations

           b. Weft calculations

2. Begin threading loom

           Reed

           Heddles

 

HOMEWORK: finish threading heddles

                       

Class 3 – 

1.  Complete threading loom

2   Begin weaving

          Watch draw-in (max. 1”)

          Watch ppi

 

HOMEWORK: weave patterns 1 through 9

                       

Class 4 – 

1.  Check weaving

2.   Lecture: Pattern drafting and Drawdowns

         discuss computer programs

         part of draft

         3 types of looms  - why it is important

3.  Complete weaving sampler and play with

     remainder of the warp

Class 5 – 

  1. Lecture: Fringes and Fulling Cotton

    1. Overhand knots

    2. Twisted

    3. Knot series

2.  Design Scarf or Placemats (2nd project)

 

Class 6 – 

  1. Lecture: To Wind A Warp – take notes on process

  2. Wind warp for  second project

 

Class 7 – 

  1. Lecture: To Thread a loom

2.  Thread loom for Project

 

Class 8 – 

    1. Complete threading loom

2. Begin Weaving 

 

Class 9 – class ends

  1. Weave project

 

If you have not completed project by the end of the class you may sign up for Open Studio for the next month to complete. 

COST

CLASS REFUND POLICY
Effective October 10, 2022

Class and Workshop Registration:

Payment for a class/workshop is due in full at the time of registration.

Waitlist:  Waitlists will be maintained, once the class limit is filled. Withdrawals can happen which will open up spaces.

Open Studio: Registration is not eligible for a refund.

Withdrawal Policy

There are times when, after signing up for classes and workshops, students wish to withdraw. Withdrawals are permitted, and refunds are given according to the calendar and the start of the class.

 

4 weeks before the class/workshop starts              80% refund of the registration fees paid (with a $10

                                                                                minimum to cover processing fees)

1-4 weeks before the class/workshop starts           50% refund of the registration fee (with a $10

                                                                                minimum to cover processing fees). 

7 days before the class/workshop starts                 No refund is available.

 

If there is a waitlist for the class/workshop and the space can be filled, students are eligible for a refund

minus 10% of the registration fee to cover processing costs.

 

If A Place to Weave cancels a class/workshop, students will receive a full refund.

If your schedule and the weaving studio's are not compatible The Weavers' Guild of Boston 
has a 
list of weaving teachers in the area.
Go to: www.weaversguildofboston.org

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Webpage updated: 3 September  2023

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