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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

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Course Overview

Textiles are integral to 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-shaft 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 course, students will gain an understanding of how woven cloth is created, how to read a pattern draft (the language of weaving), and use basic weave structures. Each student will create a finished wool scarf, an expression of their own aesthetics. For the February 1, 2024 class, a materials fee of $40 will be collected by the instructor in class. For the August 22, 2024 class, the materials fee will be collected at the time of registration. 

Required Tools

  • Pencil
  • Calculator (smart phone works well!)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Flexible tape measure
  • Sharp pair of scissors


Thu, Feb 1st, 2024  –  Sun, Feb 4th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $360.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Christine Novotny
Christine Novotny
Grand Marais, MN

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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving