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.
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 (Monday – Saturday) October 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 and 28-Nov 2
Class Hours: All Day, 9-5:30 Half Day, 9-1 or 1:30-5:30
Cost per project: All Day $100; Half Day $50 plus materials cost
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 or you can come back and pick them up. We now offer free shipping.
If we finish your project(s) it can take up to four weeks to receive them. We try to send them out as soon as possible 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!
Warp Stripe Linen Towel or Napkin – If you’ve always wanted to try weaving with linen, these towels or napkins are a nice place to start. They will be woven with 16/1 linen to give a nice drape to your finished piece. These are machine wash and dryable.
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $22.00
Weft Stripe Cotton/Cottolin Towels or Napkins – These colorful towels or napkins are fun and easy to weave. Lots of color! (4 shaft, 4 or 2 treadles)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $13.50 Dishtownel and $10.00 Napkin
Tote Fabric/Pillow – These totes or pillows 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. This can be woven in a variety of fibers or rag strips. You can also choose to weave in plain weave. For an additional fee you may have custom leather handles sewn on your totes. There are a wide variety of materials to choose from so the cost can vary. (4 shaft, 6 or 2 treadles)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $25.00
Chenille Scarf – This soft, easy to weave, luxurious rayon chenille scarf is warped in a variety of color combinations. You can weave it in a stripe pattern or for more of a challenge as a plaid (plaid design may vary from time to time). Finishes at approximately 10” x 72”. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $35.00
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-painted wool. This is a great first project. (4 shafts, 2 treadles)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $35 – $100 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. Threaded and woven in an M’s & O’s pattern, also known as the “Poor Man’s Damask”, 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. (4 shafts, 4 treadles)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $7.50
Colorful Rep Weave Runner or Placemats – Weave this striking reversible color combination to make a runner or placemats. 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 materials fee: $0.60 per inch or $18.00 per placemat
Cotton Color Study Blanket – This color study blanket, which can be woven in plain weave or twill, will be threaded with a colorful gamp of bright cotton. You have the option of weaving either a plaid or striped blanket. This will finish out at approximately 33” X 71”. (4 shafts)
All Day/Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $65.00 with hem or $72.00 with fringe
Monksbelt Runner – Weave a 16” wide runner in the traditional Swedish block weave structure called monksbelt. This two shuttle weave, using a tabby and pattern treadle is a nice simple introduction to this type of weaving. It can be woven all in cotton or try linen to give it that extra touch. (4 shafts, 4 treadles)
All Day/Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $0.45 cotton
or $0.60 linen
Waffle Weave Bath Towels with Sustainable Cotton – The waffle weave threading makes a doubly absorbent, 32” x 48” bath towel, woven with beautiful 3/2 sustainable cotton. This cotton is grown and processed with 94% fewer pesticides and herbicides.(4 shafts) Depending on the weaver this may take less time. Ask us about this.
All Day – Estimated materials fee: $22.00 cream or $33.00 color
Waffle Weave Hand Towels with Sustainable Cotton – The waffle weave threading makes a doubly absorbent, 17” x 32” hand towel, woven with beautiful 3/2 sustainable cotton. This cotton is grown and processed with 94% fewer pesticides and herbicides. (4 shafts)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $12.00 cream or $16.00 color
Waffle Weave Washcloths with Sustainable Cotton – The waffle weave threading makes a doubly absorbent, 13” x 13” washcloth, woven with beautiful 3/2 sustainable cotton. This cotton is grown and processed with 94% fewer pesticides and herbicides. (4 shafts)
Half Day – Estimated materials fee: $4.00 cream or $6.00 color
Draw Loom Hand Towel or Sample Piece – Try your hand at weaving on a drawloom using up to 48 pattern shafts. Weave a towel choosing from a variety of 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 materials fee: $0.25/inch cotton weft and $0.50/inch linen weft
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.