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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

Course Overview

Textiles are integral in our lives, yet so often overlooked! Creating one’s own cloth empowers expression through color, texture, and design. In this course, we will explore these elements through weaving on a four-harness floor loom. Students will learn the principles of handweaving, including designing a project, preparing a warp, dressing a floor loom, and weaving their own cloth. After this 4-day course, students will gain an understanding of how woven cloth is created, how to read a pattern draft (the language of weaving), and basic weave structures. Each student will create a finished wool scarf or cotton table-runner, an expression of their own aesthetics.

Required Tools

  • Pencil
  • Calculator
  • Colored Pencils
  • Graph Paper

Session Information

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.

Dates

Cancelled
Thu, Jan 14th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 17th, 2021

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at info@northhouse.org.

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 1-5pm, Days 2&3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $365.00
Materials fee: $35.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Pencil
  • Calculator
  • Colored Pencils
  • Graph Paper

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.