Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2022 Conference two months before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this workshop was not taught in 2022.

Pin Loom Weaving A to Z

Skill Level

All levels

Required Skills:

  • No prior knowledge needed. Class will walk students from introduction to achievement.

Class Length

  • 2.5 Days
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


This is an opportunity to build a new skill in a weekend. We will be working on three main projects, Gardenia, Lacy Phone Bag and Spirit Horse. Each teaches a different aspect of pin loom weaving. We will start by learning to weave on the pin loom and create the first project-- a woven gardenia with leaves. Then we will build skills with joining and incorporating woven patterns while making a lacy phone bag. And finally, we will weave and construct a Spirit Horse, each adding their choice of embellishments.

Each student will receive a complete set of printed directions with illustrations for all the class projects as well as a number of bonus projects. These include a shawl pattern and a scarf pattern that students can choose to start in class and finish at home.


Registration Fee $290 for FTWG members and $320 for all others.
Materials Fee $20

Materials Fee includes: weaving kit with supplemental weaving tools, all yarn for in-class projects and samples and a complete instruction book, which includes detailed instructions on multiple pin loom joins, 12 weaving patterns, and all primary and supplemental pin loom projects.

Students to Bring

  • A 4" pin loom that comes with a 6" weaving needle (e.g. Zoom Loom, Weave-it, Weavette, Hazel Rose)
  • Available looms include the Schacht Zoom Loom, or a vintage pin loom (Weave-It Looms are available on Ebay) or through Hazel Rose Looms, the 4” Multi-Loom, or a hand crafted pin loom from a maker on Etsy. The loom needs to have the traditional three-pin pattern that can be seen on the Schacht Zoom Loom. I will be happy to work with students on any questions about looms.
  • If you wish to bring your own yarn for samples, you are welcome to do so, but there will be a variety of yarns available for sample weaving as well as all the yarn needed for the in-class projects.
  • Optional yarn for scarf or shawl – A pin loom scarf will need 208 yards of cotton fingering weight yarn. A shawl will need 360 yards of cotton fingering weight yarn.


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