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Tryout Weaving

Curious about weaving? Want to try it out without delving too deeply? Not sure if you’ll like it (even if it does use up stash?) Then this is your class!
If you come away interested then the next step is the Weaving 101 Workshop. See the class description for a series of other classes that are equivalent.

In this 3 hour class we’ll teach you about the rigid heddle loom and get you started on weaving. By the end of the class you will have a sample and a better understanding of the weaving process.
Ashford rigid heddle looms are available for use in store during the class. Looms are also available
for purchase.

When you sign up for the class you will pick two colors to work with that are high contrast. (See MATERIALS NEEDED below.) You will need a minimum of 150 yards for each color. Leave it at the shop and we’ll wind the yarn and then warp the loom that you’ll be weaving on. That way it will be all ready to go when you arrive in class!

Maximum number of students: 4 - 6
Minimum number: 3
Experience: None
Homework: YES - pick out yarn and bring it in at least 2 days before class so we can get the loom set up. See below for recommendations. If you bring your own loom you will need to bring it into the store at least 2 days before class so we can warp it.
Skill Level: Novice - No experience necessary
Prerequisites: None

If you don't bring your own loom, use of a rigid heddle loom and associated tools and accessories


  • Loom: You can choose to use your own loom. In order to do so you’ll need to talk to one of the instructors. Your loom needs to be completely assembled and fully functioning. Like the yarn, the loom needs to be in the store 2 days in advance, so we can warp it for you.
  • Bring a notebook, pencil/pen and any glasses needed for close work.
  • Standard knitting supplies: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure and locking stitch markers.
  • 2 colors of worsted weight wool yarn—between 150 and 200 yards each. You can use either a traditional wool or a superwash. We suggest Shepherd’s Wool, or Cascade 220. These need to be bought or brought in At least 2 days before the class so we can warp the loom. When you buy in the store please have it wound and stored for the class.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Skill Level: Novice - No experience necessary
Materials Included: The use of the loom and weaving tools and accessories during the class.
Requirements: Homework: YES - pick out yarn and bring it in at least 2 days before class so we can get the loom set up.
Instructor: Christine Halverson or Tara Grosbach

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Included Materials



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


1702-H Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

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