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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

  • This course is a rescheduled session that had been canceled earlier in the pandemic. Priority registration was given to previously enrolled students; please join the waiting list to be notified of any openings.

Early Bird Discount

Register by March 18, 2021 to receive a $25 early bird discount

Please note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible.  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, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Thu, Apr 29th, 2021  –  Sun, May 2nd, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Day 1: 1-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $330.00
Materials fee: $35.00