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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: $ 440.00* 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. 



Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm from January 18 - March  21, 2024 (10 weeks)

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




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 – 

  • Lecture: Fringes and Fulling Cotton

    Overhand knots


    Knot series

2.  Design Scarf or Placemats (2nd project)


Class 6 – 

  • Lecture: To Wind A Warp – take notes on process
  • Wind warp for  second project


Class 7 – 

  • Lecture: To Thread a loom

2.  Thread loom for Project


Class 8 – 

    1. Complete threading loom

2. Begin Weaving 


Class 9 – class ends

  • 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. 


Beginning Weaving - WINTER

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