Whether you love to weave or would like to try it for the first time, our “Weaving Extravaganza,” might be called the weaver’s candy store. During the month of June thirteen floor looms will be available, pre-warped and ready to weave in varied and interesting projects, fibers, and colors.
All you do is reserve date(s), time (a.m. or p.m. if it’s listed as “half day”), and project(s); and pay half down to reserve your spot(s). The balance and materials fee will be paid when you finish your project. You will then have a beautiful handwoven piece (or pieces) of your own making. Call (254) 300-2436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
This class is being offered June 3-8, 10-15, 17-22 and 24-29
Class Hours: All Day, 9-6 Half Day, 9-1 or 2-6
Cost per project: All Day $100; Half Day $50
There is sewing, knot tying or fringe twisting required to complete your project after it comes off the loom. You can choose to finish it at home or if you would rather, we have these services available. Ask us for our price sheet.
We take the projects off the looms at the end of the week. If you are here when we cut them off you can take them home. Otherwise, you can pick them up or we will mail them to you the following week. We now offer free shipping.
If we finish your project it can take up to four weeks to receive them. We try to send them out sooner but sometimes there is a high volume of sewing.
Projects that are underlined can be woven by anyone, even if you have never touched a loom!
Cotton/Linen Placemats – These are Yohannah’s wonderful placemats with a cream/white/tan warp. Fast and easy to weave, weave as many as you can in your time slot. These can be woven in any color or stay with your neutral warp colors. They can be finished as placemats, runners or hot pads.
All Day/Half Day
Estimated materials fee: Placemats – $8.00, runner – $0.40 per inch,
hot pad – $4.00.
Multi-colored Napkins/Dishtowel – Description coming soon.
Half Day (4 shaft, 4 or 2 treadles)
Estimated cost of materials: $12.00 Napkin and $18.00 Dishtowel
Linen Tote Fabric or Runner – Woven in linen, these totes are threaded in Rosepath so that decorative pattern rows can be added in the colors of your choice or just add stripes if you wish. You can also choose to weave in plain weave. For an additional fee you may have custom leather handles sewn on your totes.
Half Day (4 shaft, 6 or 2 treadles)
Estimated cost of materials – $25.00
Rag Rug – Our loom for rag rugs is warped in four-shaft Rosepath to give you several design options. This tie-up also makes it possible to weave in plain weave, which is easy to weave for any beginner. You may purchase our precut rags in a wide variety of colors or bring your own. If you use your own rags, call for directions on how to prepare them. (4 shafts, 6 treadles)
Estimated cost of materials – $0.30 an inch – you bring rags for weft $1.50 an inch – warp and weft
Bamboo Scarf – Bamboo is a natural fiber with silk-like qualities of sheen and suppleness. This beautiful scarf is woven warp emphasis with a finer weft creating a soft drape and a more pronounced color effect.
All Day/Half Day (depending on your skill level)
Estimated materials fee: $40.00.
Chenille Scarf – This soft, easy to weave, luxurious rayon chenille scarf is warped in a new color combo each week. You can weave it in a stripe pattern or for more of a challenge as a plaid (plaid design may vary from week to week). Finishes at approximately 10” x 72”. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
Estimated cost of materials – $35.00
Silk Scarf – Make your own handwoven silk scarf in a simple twill weave using tussah silk warp and mulberry silk weft. The neutral warp gives you the opportunity to choose from a number of shades in the mulberry weft to create a herringbone pattern. This is an easy weave for weavers of all levels.
Estimated materials fee: Coming soon
Textured Shawl (formerly Boucle Shawl) – This textured, cotton boucle shawl (80” x 20”) is woven on a natural colored warp of cotton, bamboo and textured rayon yarns. This weave is easy and the soft drape of the shawl is wonderful to wear! For your weft you may choose natural (off white) or from a variety of colors in bamboo and hand-paint wool. A great first project. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
Estimated cost of materials – $35.00 – $100.00 depending on materials
“Grown in the Field” Cotton Dish Towel in Natural Colored Cotton – These natural cotton colors are the actual colors produced by the cotton plants themselves. Warped in textured waffle weave, these muted earth tones of cream, green and brown make a beautiful, absorbent towel. The striped warp can be woven as is or as an interesting plaid in either plain weave or a waffle weave.
Estimated materials fee: $7.50
Rep Weave Runner or Placemats – Weave this striking reversible color combination which is reminiscent of a southwest dessert or a Montana sunset as a table runner (all day) or placemat (half day). The thickness of rep weave as well as its design possibilities make it fun to weave and perfect for the table. An adventurous beginner may like to try this two shuttle weave. (4 shafts, 4 treadles)
All Day/Half Day
Estimated cost of materials – $0.55 per inch
Color Study Chenille Throw – This plain weave version of the color study blanket will be threaded with a colorful gamp of rich rayon chenille. You have the option of weaving either a plaid or striped blanket. This will finish out at approximately 33” X 71” (Four shafts)
All Day/Half Day
Estimated cost of materials – $100.00
Draw Loom Hand Towel or Sample Piece – Try your hand at weaving on a 48 shaft drawloom. Weave a towel with your choice from several patterns, practice designs on a half day sample piece, or just have fun using 16/2 cotton or 16/1 linen wefts. (48 pattern shafts, 6 ground shafts)
All Day/ Half Day
Estimated cost of materials – $0.25 per inch for cotton weft, $0.50 per inch for linen weft.
Mock Damask Napkin/Towel or Bread Cloth – These generously sized napkins can also be used as a nice dish towel or a bread cloth. Woven in hemp, this is a 6 shaft block weave.
Estimated cost of materials: Coming soon
All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there’s a class that closed early that you’d like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.