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Weave 101 - Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

This class is a 3 day event: 3 Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm with a one-hour break for lunch.

Curious about all the steps of weaving? Want to try it out before purchasing a loom? Interested in learning more about how to figure out projects? This three-session class is for new and beginning weavers. Participants will learn the basics of the rigid heddle loom:

  • loom parts and terminology
  • how to warp the loom
  • basic weave structure sample
  • how to plan your own project
  • how to stop and start yarn (different colors or different yarn)
  • weave the project
  • and finish the piece
Your instructor will guide you in weaving a scarf or table runner for your first project.

The class takes 18 hours divided into multiple sessions.
- Maximum number of students: 4-6
- Experience: No experience required.
- Homework: None for the first class.

You will need 2 colors of high contrast solid or variegated worsted wight yarn. Yarn should be purchased after the first class after you have worked out your project and know the amounts of yarn necessary.

Materials provided: Ashford rigid heddle looms and accessories are available for use in store during the class.
Looms are also available for purchase.
Other materials needed: Bring a notebook, pencil/pen and any glasses needed for close work.
Standard knitting supplies: Yarn needle, scissors

Talk to the instructors ahead of time if you have your own rigid heddle loom you’d like to bring.

Suggested books:
Ideas for Weaving by Jane Patrick
Inventive Weaving on a little Loom by Syne Mitchell

Materials Included: The use of the loom as well as use of weaving tools and accessories during the class.
Instructor: Christine Halverson and Tara Grosbach

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


1702-H Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

Mon Closed 
Wed, Fri 11am - 6pm
Tue & Thurs 11am - 8pm
Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun Noon - 5pm