Mixed Media on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom (Instructions will be sent)
  • Able to weave consistent cloth

Class Length

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


Step beyond traditional weaving into the magic of mixed media hand woven art. Using simple plain weave, we will create a series of three weavings. In each artwork, we will integrate paper images with yarn to create our three unique, individualized art pieces. Students will learn to manipulate images to create "shadow portraits" and abstractions from recognizable images.


Registration Fee $425 Members; $500 Non-members
Materials Fee $25

Materials Fee includes: Instructor's 3/2 warp yarn, weft yarns, novelty yarns, images on paper, mixed media weaving materials, sewing thread, dowels.

Students to Bring

  • Rigid Heddle Loom
  • 12" shuttles
  • Rolls of brown paper from the Dollar Store
  • 3/2 Warp Cotton
  • Assorted weft yarns, novelty yarns, ribbons, trims
  • Paper images to cut and weave. Possibilities include: full page magazine photos, old photos reprinted at 8" x 10" on stiff matte paper to be cut, wallpaper, gift wrap, colorful shopping bags, maps, ads, reprints of artwork
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Scissors for paper and yarn
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Straight pins
  • Notebook

Instructor Bio

Pamela Palma was born a fiber artist. She began designing as she learned to knit and sew at age 5; she added textile skills to her repertoire, leading to a degree in Fiber Design (Weaving) 37+ years ago. She teaches textiles at schools, universities, museums, galleries, cultural institutions, community organizations, and art studios. Her personal style encompasses nontraditional/mixed media fiber art and traditional hand wovens with a contemporary twist. Her award-winning fiber designs are exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and are available on her website. A long-time resident of Miami Beach, Pamela recently left the tropics for the mountains of North Carolina.


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