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Beginning Four Harness Loom Weaving

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Course Overview

If you're curious about weaving on a floor loom but not quite ready to make the investment or if you have a floor loom but haven't quite mastered it, this course provides an oppoortunity to experience a variety of equipment and techniques. Students will learn about weaving including a brief history, weave structures, how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp, and thread a loom. They will weave on both 4 harness floor looms and 4 harness table looms. Samples of different weave structures will be explored, woven, and incorporated into their binder. Students will take home samples along with several items for their own use such as placemats, towels, table runners, etc. Several different finishing techniques will be taught. The class will be taught be experienced weavers from the Northwoods Fiber Guild (based in Grand Marais) allowing for individual attention.

We would like to thank the Duluth Art Institute and the Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild for providing looms and equipment to make this event possible.


Thu, Feb 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 4 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $370.00
Materials fee: $30.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Binder with paper and graph paper
  • Scissors
  • pencils
  • color pencils

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course. Students are welcome to bring any weaving equipment they may have and would like to use or learn about.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Julie Arthur
Julie Arthur
Tofte, MN

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Marie Westerman
Marie Westerman
Grand Marais, MN

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Pat Lind Zankman
Pat Lind Zankman
Grand Marais, MN

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Beginning Four Harness Loom Weaving - 2/14/2019