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Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom: October 2 and 3

Instructor: Ali Hurlburt


Saturday Oct 2: 10am-3:30pm

Sunday Oct 3: 1pm-5pm

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!

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!
  • All materials are provided for this workshop. You will have a selection of colours and natural fibers to work with. 

About the Instructor:

Ali Hurlburt is a handweaver and weaving instructor who only feels truly relaxed when sitting at a loom. At Gather she is the expert in rigid heddle looms: small, simple looms with lots of potential. She also writes content for the Gather blog, troubleshooting series, and online learning. She sells her weaving under the name Booj Wovens, as well as exploring sacred weaving and inter-faith textile projects. She is passionate about welcoming new weavers to the craft and about bringing weaving into community spaces.


Beginner & New Weavers Welcome 

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PLEASE NOTE: It is important to us to keep you all safe! Participants may be required to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop according to government guidelines. Please do not come to your workshop if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell. In order to provide high quality workshops, our Workshop Policies remain the same even though last minute cancellations may be more likely due to the health crisis. We are not able to refund workshops. We are able to provide a store credit for workshops cancelled with 72 hrs notice. We are not able to provide a refund or store credit for cancellations with less than 72 hrs notice, even for participants who are feeling unwell. Thank you for your understanding.


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