Weave a Tote Bag on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Join us for a virtual, two session class with nationally known weaving instructor Deborah Jarchow!

This class is great for the absolute beginner as well as the advanced beginner looking to learn some new skills. This class will be held on-line.

Woven Tote Bag

The first session of the class will be held on Saturday May 8 starting at 9AM, the second session on Saturday May 29, also at 9AM.

In addition to all the great instruction, attendees of the class will receive a coupon code good for 20% off all non-sale items in the shop! That will help you buy the supplies as well as the other great projects you've had your eye on.

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Class Level: Beginner or advanced beginner

Description: Build your skills as you weave this good-looking and useful market tote. If you’re just learning weaving basics on your rigid heddle loom or want to strengthen your basic skills, join us for a fun and productive class! During the first session, we will warp the loom and begin weaving. After class, you’ll finish weaving, then you will re-warp the loom (which will reinforce the process for you) and weave a second length of cloth. In the second session, we will hand stitch the bag together and discuss any questions you have about the process.

Homework: None

Supplies to bring: Rigid heddle loom with at least 10” weaveing width and 10 dpi reed, measuring tape, 12” x 3” piece of light colored cardboard or manila file folder, about 10-15 yards of waste yarn (worsted weight acrylic works best), tapestry needle, scissors, straight pins, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, shuttle, sewing needle* and sewing thread to match your yarn, 600 yards dk/sock weight yarn (can be 300 yards each of 2 different colors). Access to a sewing machine (not during class but over the break between classes) is helpful but not absolutely necessary.

For yarn, Deborah suggests GGH Merino Melange, or GGH Volante


If you own a Cricket Loom, it does not come stock with the 10 Dent Heddle! Click here To purchase a Cricket loom or a heddle for either the 15" or 10" Cricket!


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Please Read Our Cancellation Policies . 

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made. 

Cancellations more than 14 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 14 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.