Beginning Loom Weaving
Instructor: Liz Moncrief
Required Skills: None, beginners welcome
Students will have adequate time in this two-day class to weave a lovely, designer scarf and to learn finishing techniques including embellishments that they can apply afterwards.
This is the same class that I offer through Skagit Valley College. I supply a 4-shaft Table Loom to each student to use through the two days. The loom will come ‘dressed’ with a warp (the lengthwise threads) ready to begin weaving. This class will allow the student to learn about the basics of hand weaving, an introduction to yarns and their characteristics, the use of tools and accessories, and resources available to pursue their interest beyond the classroom.
Because weaving looms can be expensive (ranging from $300 - $5000 on average), those interested in weaving are rarely able to investigate the possibilities on their own. This course provides students a hands-on opportunity with no equipment investment, and the resources to continue if they care to.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class:
Come prepared to do a lot of standing and wear comfortable shoes. You might want to bring a stool which would allow you to sit higher than a typical chair. You might also bring a camera to record your progress.
Supplies Provided by Instructor:
Fully dressed 4-shaft table loom for each student, designer yarns already warped and ready to weave, shuttles, books, manuals, introduction to pattern drafting and designing, computer design tools to explore the craft.
Day: Saturday AND Sunday All Day
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 with 1-hour lunch
$183 (includes $8 materials fee)