Weaving Bands on a Rigid Heddle Loom

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
MN 55731

Saturday, August 24, 20199:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuition: $40 Materials: $10

Do you own a rigid heddle loom and wonder what else you can weave on it? Learn how to weave bands that can used for straps or decorative trim. Students will learn how to warp the loom for a band, weave a plain pattern, learn how to weave pick-up and how to remove your band. If time permits, students may be able to design their own pattern, warp the loom, and start weaving it. Please bring any weaving tools that your have along with your own rigid heddle loom or use one the school’s looms. The school looms will be available for rent if need to finish your weaving at home.

This is not a beginner class, so the Learn to Weave class or comparable experience is a prerequisite. If you have experience weaving, contact the instructor for consent to take the class.

About the instructor: Diane Thomson enjoys many of the fiber arts and learned to weave in high school. She rediscovered weaving in 1985 when she purchased her first loom. She spent most of her weaving time on rag rugs until the 90’s, when she focused on spinning and knitting, which she has since taught at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and at the Ely Folk School. She currently is offering knitting classes at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.

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