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
- No prior knowledge needed. Class will walk students from introduction to achievement.
- 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.
Margaret Stump is the author of three books on pin loom weaving-- Pin Loom Weaving, Pin Loom Weaving to Go, and Fabulous Beasts; Pin Loom Woven Animals. She has been weaving on the pin loom for over 40 years, starting with hangings and Amish style blankets, then designing patterns for blankets, clothing, toys, purses and home goods. Margaret focuses much of her weaving on making things to share, saying, “Some people see craft as art, I see craft as blessing, a way that we can use our skills to bring blessings and joy into the world.” Margaret's website, PinLoomWeaving.com, is a meeting place for weavers, dedicated to sharing information and expertise on pin looms and the joy of pin loom weaving.