Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • None

Class Length

  • 2.5 Days
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


This is a beginner level class. We will warp the rigid heddle loom and learn some tips and tricks for creating a smooth weaving experience. You can weave off a short warp so that we can warp a second time to reinforce the steps. More advanced weavers can also try a few pick up techniques or hand manipulated lace techniques.


Registration Fee $450 for members, $525 for all others
Materials Fee $6

Materials Fee includes: Handouts

Students to Bring

  • Yarn. Any worsted weight or DK weight yarn, in several colors. We will use 600-800 yards during the class. Cotton is preferred but any non-fuzzy fiber can be used for a first time warping. Think about weaving a small table runner.
  • Empty paper towel or gift wrap tubes, if available
  • Paper grocery bags at least 2 or 3
  • Scissors, tape measure, and sewing needle appropriate for the size yarn you are weaving
  • About 1 foot square of rubber shelf liner, from the dollar store
  • Note taking materials
  • Rigid Heddle Loom, with clamps and peg for warping, and the shuttles that came with the loom.
  • Teacher will have several looms available for use. Students would able to purchase the loom after class if desired.
  • If students have their own loom they are able to put on a longer warp for the second warping to make a scarf and continue weaving at home. Yarn required for a scarf would be about 400 yards.


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