Weaving

Basic weaving classes use a 4 harness table loom or 4 harness floor loom. Beginner classes are intensive classes that require work between sessions in order to complete the class during the required time. When considering registering for a class, please check to see what the requirements for that class are. 

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p-19159-louet_springWeaving on the Louet 12 Shaft Loom

The Louet 12-shaft loom is a treat to weave on but it is a little different.  A tutorial will be offered for 3 people to get acquainted.  We will discuss and choose a 12-shaft pattern and learn to warp and tie up this lovely loom.  A dummy warp will allow several people to tie on and try a variety of treadlings.

Students should be familiar with warping a floor loom and have weaving experience, contact registrar for details.

Dates:  On Demand for Members only.

Instructor: Kathy Buse

Max Students: 3

Fee:  Member $60

Kit Fee: Nominal, payable to instructor.


Weaving Skill Builder Series – Spring 2018

Beginner 1


In this six-session course, students will learn to weave on a 4-shaft loom. This course is an introduction to hand weaving and is also ideal for those looking to refresh their skills. We will cover weaving vocabulary, selecting materials, designing a project, and finishing a newly woven cloth. We will also explore inspiration for weavers. After creating a sampler, students will have guidance from the instructor in designing and weaving a unique scarf. Course fee covers materials for the sampler. Students will supply materials for their final project. Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Date: March 3, 10,17, 24 (2 week break) April 14, & 21

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (22 hours total)

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Max Students: 8

Fee:  Member $275  Non-Member $300

No classes for March 31st (Easter long weekend) or for April 7th – EWG general meeting and fibremart sale.

This class is now sold out. Thank you for your interest. If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please contact us at classes@edmontonweavers.org

 


Beginner 2


Beginner 2 weaving builds on the skills learned in Beginner 1 weaving. In this six-session course, students will weave a sampler, experimenting with different weave structures. After completing the sampler (which works nicely as a table runner!), students will design a project based on their favourite pattern. Potential project ideas are scarves, table runners, dishtowels, and place mats. Students will also gain confidence reading a draft, determining sett and choosing materials. Course fee covers materials for the sampler. Students will supply materials

 

Instructor:  Kim McCollum

This class will be scheduled in the spring of 2018


Woven Wall Hangings

In this two day workshop, participants will create a unique wall hanging using a variety fibres and  techniques. We will explore several ways to warp the loom, as well as many weaving techniques to create interesting texture. Techniques covered include bubbling, shape making, looped rya knotting,
pick up, floating weft techniques, crocheting into the warp and creating fringe. Participants are encouraged to experiment with colour and texture to personalize their wall hanging. The workshop will end with a discussion about finishing and hanging a finished piece. Looms will be available for
purchase, other materials included. Both new and experienced weavers are welcome. This class is also great for more experienced weavers looking to add textural details to their projects.

 

February 3rd and 4th, 2018 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Instructor Kim McCollum

Max Students: 10

Fee:  Member $125  Non-Member $150

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Weaving Rag Rugs

Participants will learn how to select and prepare warp and weft materials for six different rug samples.  They will learn finishing techniques including warp and weft protectors. Students are expected to warp floor looms in advance of the workshop with the supervision of the instructor.  The first two evenings are for warping the floor looms, the next three day sessions are for weaving the samples.  Students will be expected to weave on their own during the two weeks between the classes.
 
Prerequisite: Beginner Weaving. Must be able to warp a floor loom.
 
Dates: Feb 21 & 23 2018 –  7:00 pm  to 9:00 pm (Warping looms)
Feb 24 & 25 & Mar 11 2018 –  10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Weaving samples)
 

Instructor Diane Kozens 

Maximum Students 6

Fee: $255
 
 This class is now sold out. Thank you for your interest. If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please contact us at classes@edmontonweavers.org

 


Rigid Heddle Weaving

This three-day workshop will cover everything you need to know to start weaving beautiful handwoven fabrics on a rigid heddle loom. Participants will learn the basics of dressing the loom appropriately for a project. Several different weave structures will be explored while students create a unique sampler scarf. Participants will leave this class with a beautiful handwoven scarf and the skills needed to start making place mats, shawls, clothing and more! Bring your rigid heddle loom with you or borrow one from the guild with a damage deposit. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials. Details about required materials will be sent in an email 2 weeks prior to class start
date.

Instructor Kim McCollum

Dates to be announced

Max Students: 10

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