Join us as we welcome Deborah Jarchow for a wonderful weekend of exploring the possibilities of Rigid Heddle Weaving! We’ll be in a wonderful spot in Cambria’s West Village, a short drive or a lovely 20 minute walk from the shop. This weekend is designed for either complete beginners as well as those that have a rigid heddle loom but want to expand their skills.
If you don’t have a loom, we’ll rent one to you for the weekend! If (when!) you fall in love with this fun craft, we’ll apply the cost of your rental to the purchase of the loom.
We’ll be supplying you with the yarn you need to participate in the class. If you’re renting a loom, you’ll also have all the supplies you need. If you’re bringing your loom, be sure to bring everything listed but you’ll still get yarn!
Rigid Heddle Immersion Weekend
Class Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner
Class Description: In this course you will be able to jump right into rigid-heddle weaving if you haven’t tried it, or bump up your current skills if you’re already a weaver.
During the 3 days, you’ll learn how to easily warp the loom using the direct-warping method. Then explore warp- and weft-faced weave structures and color-and-weave patterns, and learn to use pick-up sticks to create patterns that are woven into your cloth. Learn tips to keep your selvedges straight and practice different ways to finish the ends.
If you haven’t tried rigid-heddle weaving, this class will start you on the right path so you can go home with weaving confidence. If you are already a rigid- heddle weaver, don’t miss this chance to refine and review techniques, round out your rigid-heddle skills, and develop your confidence.
Supplies to bring: Rigid heddle loom with at least 8” wide weaving width and 7.5 or 8 dent reed, Warping peg, threading and sley hooks, clamps, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 1 tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 shuttles, 2 pick up sticks, tapestry needle, sewing needle, scissors, tape measure, 30 yards of waste yarn (worsted weight acrylic works nicely)
We’ll supply the yarn you’ll use in the class, but if you want to bring your own:
Yarn – 400 yards each of 2 solid contrasting colors, or 200 yards each of 4 solid different colors of yarn. All yarn should be worsted weight, strong, smooth, not hairy and at least 2 ply (no singles).
If you don’t have a loom, you can rent one from us! If you fall in love with weaving by the end of the weekend, we’ll apply the cost of the rental to your purchase.
Loom Rental: If you don’t have a loom and want to try this out, we will rent a loom to you starting on Saturday the 15th. You’ll be able to keep it for up to a week! At that time you can either return it OR you can apply the rental cost to the purchase of the loom! If you want to rent a loom, please let us know well in advance. The rental cost is only $25.
The class will start at 9AM on Saturday, September 15 and conclude Sunday September 16 at 5PM. We will also have a demonstration of Trendsetter yarn and weaving on Friday afternoon. The Friday afternoon event is free and not required, but we think you’ll enjoy it!
Please note, the room where we will be holding the weekend workshop is up a short flight of stairs, no ramp.
Cost: $450 – Early Bird Pricing is $395 if paid by August 31. So sign up today!
Please Read Our Cancellation Policies
Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.
Cancellations more than 30 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.
Cancellations less than 30 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.
In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.