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Weft-Faced Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Course Overview

For those who are intrigued with the rhythm and repetition of weaving but not ready to commit to the complexities of the floor loom, the rigid heddle loom offers an accessible place to start learning the warp from the weft and other weaving intricacies. Using North House rigid heddle looms, students will learn how to choose colors, to set up the loom, and to weave a textile that will become an heirloom. This course will focus on weft-faced patterns that appear as decoration in many cultures and can result in traditional or contemporary woolen textile pieces that may be used as a wall hanging or table runner. No previous weaving experience is necessary.

This course is part of Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday, a new feature in 2020. On February 14, we’ll host a day of speakers, demonstrations, open studios and community gatherings free for all enrolled students. This popular model, borrowed from our Wood Week and Basket Week, allows students and instructors alike the opportunity to meet one another, expand their interests and enjoy our cozy campus learning atmosphere. Come early or stay late; you won’t want to miss Fiber Friday! Full schedule available in early 2020.

Dates

Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $255.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($45 and up)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • note taking supplies

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.