Beginning 4-Harness Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Open Studio


 Beginner Classes will resume in January 2021
after the move and according to state guidelines.

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 120+ page learning packet.

On completion, students may apply to join the studio on a space-available basis.

Tuition: $450.00 ($425.00) includes 30-hours of instruction, use of the studio to work on weaving

between classes*, learning packet, yarns for Twill sampler.

Second project yarns are additional.


No refund for missed classes. 

Limited to 4 students per session.

*There is a requirement that students spend a minimum of 3-4 hours of time in the studio between classes doing homework.



Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid heddle looms produce plain weave cloth on a fun and portable loom. Students begin by learning how to design a scarf, placemats, or a table runner. Lessons will focus on warping the loom and weaving. More advanced students can study how to create lace and surface textures on the rigid heddle loom. Looms are available for use in the studio only if you don't own your own equipment.

Students may come learn by appointment when the studio is open. Three 3-hour lessons are needed to weave a scarf; placemats require more lessons. 


Cost: $45.00 ($30.00) per 3-hour lesson plus materials


you may do Open Studio

Rigid Heddle Classes are also taught on

Wednesday Evenings through

Lexington Community Education.

See their online catalog for descriptions and pricing. 


Effective dates: TBD

 Twill Weavers - have completed the Beginning 4-Harness Class or the “To Wind A Warp” and “To Thread a Loom” workshops.

You can wind a warp and thread a loom asking for help when you need it. You will have the opportunity to use the studio for as many hours as desired during open studio hours. I will provide as much 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 either four-shaft or eight-shaft looms will be available. Please complete the When You Are Coming sheet one week in advance (whether you are weaving upstairs or downstairs). If not filled in, I reserve the right to ask you to leave. Please email me ( if you are not coming if you have signed up to come. Theory/lectures are at an additional cost.


Payment in advance for 1, 2, 3, or 4 months.

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.



4 Consecutive Months: $570.00 ($540.00) plus materials

3 Consecutive Months: $450.00 ($420.00) plus materials 

2 Consecutive Months: $305.00 ($290.00) plus materials 

1 Month: $160.00 ($150.00) plus materials;


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



Additional optional costs: Lectures - current weaver price shown on the

Theory/Lecture Series Registration Form

on the Lecture Series Web Page 

Webpage updated: 21 July 2020

Please note that pricing for classes/tuition the price is for a credit card;

the price in BOLD and in parentheses is for cash/check.


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.

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