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 October thirteen floor looms will be available, pre-warped and ready to weave in varied and interesting projects, fibers, and colors. We will also have one rigid heddle loom for anyone who would like to weave that project.
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 email@example.com to reserve your spot.
This class is being offered October 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27, 29-31, Nov. 1-3
Class Hours: All Day, 9-6 Half Day, 9-1 or 2-6
Cost per project: All Day $100; Half Day $50, Rigid Heddle $10
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!
Rigid Heddle Loom: Natural Colored Washcloth – For those who would like to try the rigid heddle loom you can weave a natural colored cotton washcloth.
Half Day – Loom time: $10.00
Natural Colored Cotton Towels – Woven in 3/2 Sustainable Cotton, these towels can be woven in plain weave with cotton boucle for a striped towel, colored stripes or a plaid. For the more experienced weaver it can be woven in a herringbone pattern with stripes or a plaid. These towels with finish out at approximately 18” x 28”. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $12.00 – colored weft
$10.00 – boucle
Linen Fingertip Towels – Try weaving one of these half day, eight shaft fingertip towels taken from the book, How to Weave Linens by Edward Worst, published in 1926. We will change the tie-up of the treadles each week to create a different twill variation for this quick, one shuttle weave to create heirloom fingertip towels out of fine linen. For those of you who have a little more time, you can use the ladder hemstitching finishing technique to create a nice border on either side of your towel. We will be using a 28/2 unbleached linen in the weft and a half bleached 28/2 linen in the warp. (8 shaft, 8 treadles)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $15.00
Draw Loom: Damask Hand Towels – For those weavers who have never woven on a drawloom, try these damask towels designed by Swedish weaver Winnie Poulson. You will be weaving a six shaft satin using 10 pattern shafts. The chevron pattern is created by the use of the draw pulleys. You can weave in cotton, cottolin or linen in your choice of colors. This can be woven as a square in half a day or a towel all day. The towel will finish out at approximately 18” x 28”. (6 shafts, 6 treadles, 10 pattern shafts)
All Day/Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $25.00
Polka Dot Dishtowel – For the weaver who wants more of a challenge, this is weaving summer and winter with a twist. This eight shaft towel produces polka dots all over your towel. You can choose to weave with cotton, cottolin or linen in the color of your choice. This can be woven as a square in half a day or a towel all day. The towel will finish out at approximately 16” x 30”. This towel is adapted from a towel woven by Linda Adamson in Handwoven magazine’s Jan/Feb. 2015 issue. (8 shafts, 10 treadles)
All Day/Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $25.00
Waffle-weave Hand Towel – This tan, white and aquamarine towel of absorbent cottolin can be woven a number of ways. The striped warp can be woven as is or as an interesting plaid in plain weave. You may also weave this (stripe or plaid) towel in waffle weave if you wish. Weave one as a half day project or block in more time and weave a set. These towels will finish out at approximately 17” x 32”. (4 shafts, 5 treadles)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $18.0
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)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $35.00 – $100.00 depending on material
Rep Weave Runner or Placemats – Weave this striking geometric combination 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
Week 1 – Grey with green accent
Week 2 – Grey with teal accent
Week 3 – Grey with coral accent
Week 4 – Grey with blue accent
Week 5 – Grey with red accent
Chenille Throw – Weave a luxurious chenille throw in a rich red plaid. This all day project is one in plain weave with four colors; red, black, grey and white. The throw or lap blanket measures approximately 33” x 70” and is rayon chenille in the warp and weft. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
All Day Estimated cost of materials – $125.00
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)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $35.00
Week 1 – Navy, blue, tan and cream
Week 2 – Browns, teals and coral/red
Week 3 – Seafoam, tans, birch
Week 4 – Red, black, grey and cream
Week 5 – Peach, pink and lavender
Pillows/Tote Bag – Weave an attractive weft emphasis textured pillow or tote in cotton, cottolin, wool or linen with a cottolin warp. You may use our stripe pattern or design your own; choose from a wide array of colors; and weave in your choice of twill or plain weave. These pillows will finish at approximately 18”x18” and can be woven front piece only or front and back. It can also be sewn into a tote bag if you prefer with a woven length of 34”. The bag will finish out at approximately 20” x 15”. You can add some leather handles for a nice look. (4 shafts, 4 treadles)
All Day/Half Day Estimated cost of materials – $30.00 or more for the front and back depending on your choice of fibers.
Wool Scarf – For those who would like a wool scarf, weave one from our own Homestead fibers. You can choose one of the Homestead variegated hand-paints or from a selection of our own naturally raised warm, Homestead wool for your weft. If you prefer you can weave with any other yarn in the shop. These can be woven in plain weave or twill. Your scarf will finish out at approximately 15” x 80”. (4 shafts, 4 treadles)
Half Day Estimated cost of materials – Starts at $70.00
Rag Rug – Our loom for rag rugs is warped in six-shaft Rosepath to give you several design options, one being an interesting chevron pattern. 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. (6 shafts, 8 treadles)
All Day Estimated cost of materials – $0.30 an inch – you bring rags for weft
$1.50 an inch – warp and weft
Coming soon – Description for weaving some red and black buffalo check fabric
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.