Beginning 4-Shaft Weaving with Karen Alpert


July 23 - 09:30 am


July 24 - 03:30 pm

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Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists


Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists LTD

12 Payne Street, Auchenflower, QLD 4066

Auchenflower, QLD, AU, 4066

Create your own fabric! Learn how to weave on a 4-shaft table loom.

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
  • Scissors
  • 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)
  • Raddle
  • 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.