Introduction to Weaving! (2-day Session ~ Various Dates)
Come discover the captivating art of weaving - from threads to textiles!
This hands-on course is designed for absolute beginners and creative enthusiasts who want to delve into the world of textile arts. We will guide you through the fundamental techniques of weaving, providing you with a strong foundation to create your own woven masterpieces.
You will warp and weave your very own one-of-a-kind scarf!
What You Will Learn:
Understanding the Loom: Gain insight into a rigid-heddle table loom, the parts, and how they function. Learn the essential terminology associated with weaving.
Fibers: Using worsted weight yarn, explore the characteristics of fibers and how they influence the final woven product.
Basic Weaving Techniques: Learn how to dress a rigid-heddle loom, change yarn colors, create a straight selvage, weft tails.
Color and Design: Learn how to create visually appealing patterns and color combinations in your woven projects.
Project Planning: Develop skills in project planning, including choosing the right materials, calculating warp and weft, and creating a design plan for your weaving projects.
Hands-on Weaving: Practice your skills on a loom. Receive personalized guidance and tips from our experienced instructor as you work on your weaving project.
You are encouraged to experiment and explore your creativity. This is where the magic happens!
Who Should Attend:
Beginners: Individuals with little to no experience in weaving.
Creative Enthusiasts: Artists, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts interested in exploring the art of weaving.
Textile Lovers: Those passionate about textiles and interested in learning the techniques behind woven fabrics.
What to Bring:
Enthusiasm: Come with an open mind and a passion for creativity.
Notebook and Pen: For jotting down important points and sketching design ideas.
Worsted weight yarn: Bring treasures from your stash or purchase in the store. Around 500 to 600 yards should be sufficient - we will discuss this more in class. Weaving is a terrific way to use up all those yarn remnants that have been batting around. There will also be some shop remnants available for use.
- A rigid heddle loom and equipment: Or rent ours for a nominal fee of $15.
About the Loom and Related Equipment:
You are welcome to bring your own rigid-heddle loom, or use one of ours!
Sweet Pea Fiber will supply a Cricket rigid-heddle table loom and all the related equipment from the Schacht Spindle Company for a small rental fee of $15. You are welcome to take the loom home between the 1st and 2nd session by leaving a security deposit. Equipment necessary for the class includes:
- rigid heddle loom (we are using a 15" Cricket)
- 8 dent rigid heddle reed
- warping peg and clamp
- heddle hook
- 2 stick shuttles
By the end of this workshop, you will not only have a deeper understanding of the art of weaving but also take home your own beautifully crafted woven textile, showcasing your new found skills and creativity.
Join us for this exciting journey into the world of weaving, where threads transform into art!
Sweet Pea Fiber offers a 10% discount on all class-specific supplies and materials. You are not required to purchase your supplies from the shop.
Illness protocol: Please do not attend class if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID. Masks are welcome, yet not required.
Refund policy: Refunds or rescheduling are not possible for no-shows or cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice.