In this class you will learn how to weave from start to finish. We will measure out the warp, put it on the loom, and learn some basic patterns. Day one: weave plain weave, twill, basket weave, and some finger manipulated patterns (Leno, Brooks bouquet, Danish medallions). Day two: re-warp the loom and explore colour and weave; learn to read weaving patterns.
This is a two-day workshop; 9:30am – 3:30pm each day.
Bring your own table loom, or weave on one of ours. Cotton weaving thread supplied.
You should bring:
- Measuring tape
- Tapestry needle (to handle 4-ply yarn)
- Notebook or pad to take notes on
- Lunch each day
If you bring your own loom you will also need:
- 10 or 12 dent reed (10 is preferred)
- Lease sticks
- Warping board
- Two boat shuttles and several bobbins or pirns
This is an introductory workshop; no previous knowledge is assumed. If you want to use one of our looms, be sure to specify “May I use a loom, please?” at checkout.