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Event Series Event Series: Learn to Weave on a 4 shaft loom.
Feb 15

Learn to Weave on a 4 shaft loom – Winter

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melissa Terrels will guide you as you create a weaving sampler of various weave structures from start to finish under her guidance as an experienced instructor on a 4 harness, 6 treadle floor loom.

Beginners will make a sampler using cotton yarn belonging to the guild.

In this 6 session 3 week class, students will be taught:

  • How to calculate and wind a warp
  • How to put the warp on the loom (dress the loom)
  • What the many different parts of a floor loom are and the weaving terminology that goes with it
  • What kind of yarn is good for warp and weft
  • All the different weaving tools needed (and desired!) to weave
  • How to weave many structures and designs, learning about consistent beat and color interaction of warp and weft
  • How to read basic weaving drafts
  • Tips, tricks and troubleshooting
  • And finishing techniques

This is a deep dive into beginning weaving and will a solid foundation to go out into the world and weave on your own! Of course, a membership in the guild will also help with that.

Class dates are weekly (3 weeks, 2 times/week):

February 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29  6:30 – 9:00 pm. The class is long enough that students who miss a session will have ample time to make any lessons up.

$350 Member fee

$395 Non-member fee


February 15
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Guild House
3705 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127 United States
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