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Beginner Rigid Heddle Weave a Scarf Workshop

In this weekend workshop you will create a unique scarf using a rigid heddle style loom! 

Date & Times: 

Friday, February 21st, 6:00-8:00PM
Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunday, February 23rd, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Alison Hurlburt 
After dabbling in knitting and doing a deep dive into embroidery, I found my home in weaving. In my first year as a weaver, I completed nearly 52 projects! I continue to explore new tools and techniques, but keep coming back to my trusty rigid heddle loom. I’ve used one to weave everything from scarves and table runners to altar cloths and a hijab. I love sharing my enthusiasm about fibre arts.​

About this Workshop: Want to dip your toe into the weaving world? Come weave a scarf on a simple, accessible rigid heddle loom. No prior weaving experience is required. You will leave this workshop with a smooshy, cozy scarf, as well as a basic understanding of weaving terms and how to weave plain weave. Rigid heddle looms are popular thanks to their ease of set-up and use, as well as their small size and portability. Come try one out!

For Saturday evening you will be able to take the loom home to continue your weaving. On Sunday you will be removing the weaving from the loom and wet finishing. 

Skill Level: Beginner & New Weavers Welcome 

We will be covering the following techniques:

  • Warping a rigid heddle loom
  • Sleying the reed
  • Weaving a scarf
  • Wet finishing & adding fringe 

Workshop Materials & Equipment: 

  • You can borrow one of our rigid heddle looms or you can bring your own rigid heddle loom!  
  • Warping supplies are included in the workshop.
  • Weft fiber must be purchased for your colour/texture and weight preference. 
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