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Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Workshop – Two Sessions

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$90.00

Join our Beginning Weaving Sessions A and B.  The first session is 4 hours long and the second session takes about an hour and is scheduled with your instructor.  In session B you will remove the project from the loom and learn a finishing technique.

In this workshop you will create a beautiful gradient or color blocked scarf  or a pretty dish towel using provided weaving looms ( you may bring your own instructor approved loom if you have one).  Choose from a selection of beautiful yarn colors at the beginning of your first class. During this 4 hour session, we’ll learn how to setup (warp) and weave on the loom.  We anticipate that you will also need approximately 2-5 hours more to complete your outside of class time. Please bring your own refreshments, we will have a 15 minute break during the workshop.

Choose one of four options:

  1. Take the loom home: Have a one-week no cost rental with signed credit card authorization form. Return the loom at session B and no charge will be made to your card.
  2. Schedule studio time: Studio time is $10 per hour, plus a loom rental at $15 per week (no deposit). Your first week is free, followed by a weekly rate of $15.
  3. Rent the loom by the month:  Security deposit of $150 and $65 per month for a more relaxed weaving pace or to weave additional projects.
  4. Bring your own instructor approved loom.  Please call for details.
In this workshop, you’ll explore the art of weaving, gaining insights into the basics of weaving, weaving terminology, and various loom types. Our primary focus will be on the specifics of the rigid heddle loom.

The session covers:

  • Warping the loom for even tension.
  • Threading the heddle with correct order and techniques.
  • Tying on and weaving the header to secure warp threads.
  • Basic weaving techniques like plain weave, beating the weft into place, and changing sheds.

You’ll also learn about tension and beat, ensuring uniformity for a well-finished piece. Tips and troubleshooting guidance will be provided throughout the class.

The package includes instruction, use of the loom and weaving tools during the session, and yarn for one scarf or dish towel.

Beginning Weaving Class B: (Schedule your Session B appointment with your instructor):

Finishing Techniques:  In this short but fun workshop you will be introduced to a variety of finishing techniques such as braided or twisted fringes, hems, and a few more!  Once your weaving is complete, you’ll learn how to remove it from the loom and proceed with your chosen finishing technique.  We will learn about washing or blocking the fabric to set the weave and adding optional embellishments.

All Instruction and supplies  are included.

Details

Date:
June 3
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$90.00
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Venue

Mi Craft House
516 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843 United States
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Phone
(517) 551-4297
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Beginning Weaving - Rigid Heddle Loom
$ 90.00
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