Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Registration Deadline: Friday August 16 5:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Cathy
Time: Sunday Afternoons from 1pm to 4pm
Date: August 18 and August 25
Rigid Heddle Loom Beginner’s Woven Scarf Workshop
In this two-part beginner workshop, you’ll learn how to set up a Rigid Heddle Loom for weaving using the direct warp method and create your first scarf! We’ll cover tips for keeping your woven edges even and tricks to solve common problems. No prior experience is necessary.
Please note that standing, walking, bending over and reaching repetitively with both arms are necessary for this class. If you have any physical restrictions, please contact us so we can discuss accommodation options.
Student Supplies: Bring two skeins (approximately 400 yards total) of a smooth, plied (not singles) worsted or DK weight yarn, such as Cascade 220. If your yarn is in a hank, please wind it into a cake prior to class. One skein will be for your warp and one skein will be for your weft. Two different colors are suggested for ease of seeing the weft, but not required.
Loaner looms will be available for use during class or you’re welcome to bring your own size 16 inch or smaller loom* in good working order with an 8 or 7.5 dent heddle, along with a warping peg and sley hook. At registration, please indicate if you want to borrow or bring a loom.
Ashford SampleIt Rigid Heddle looms are available for sale at the shop if you’d like to purchase your own (assembly is required). Additionally, we are happy to special order any Ashford looms or products you desire.
*If you want to learn using your own large loom (24 inch or bigger), we suggest scheduling a private lesson due to space restraints of our classroom.
Enrollment: Class is limited to 4 people unless approved by the instructor. Enrollment must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class to ensure there is a space for you. You can sign up in the store, online, or by phone (817)731-5044.
If you need to cancel your class registration, you will be issued store credit for the class amount if you give us a week or more notice. If given less than a week and we can fill your spot in the knitting class, you will be issued store credit for the class amount.
If there are less than 4 students in a class, the class may be cancelled one day prior and store credit will be issued for the class fee.
Missed single classes cannot be made up or credited towards a future class.