Warped to Weave: Floor Loom Warping Refresher Online
Dressing a floor loom for weaving is a complex multi-step process, AND an essential part of weaving. This class is intended for people who have a floor loom and need a refresher in warping, or want to learn new tricks to ease the warping process. Students will learn to warp the loom from back to front. Students will plan their project and purchase materials ahead of time using a provided “Project Planning sheet.” In class, we will cover warping on a pegged warping board, beaming the warp onto the loom, threading heddles, sleying the reed, tying on or lashing on, tying up the treadles, and tensioning the warp to prepare for weaving. Students will watch the instructor demonstrate the steps in class, and then complete the step on their own floor loom by the next class. Classes will be recorded so students can refer to the demonstration videos again later. The instructor will be demonstrating on a jack loom, but students with other types of looms are welcome.
This course meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings for two weeks: October 27, 29 and November 3, and 5.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Students will purchase their own materials suitable for their weaving project (yarn in the appropriate fiber, size, colors, and quantity for your project).
All students will also need:
- a floor loom
- wapring board or reel
- reed appropriate to the sett of your project
- threading hook (optional)
- sleying hook
- strong scrap yarn, like 8/4 cotton or polyester
- lease sticks
- heavy brown paper (at least 60 weight) or warping sticks
- a laptop or tablet with reliable internet connection
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.