Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Michigan Fibre Studio
1503 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Are you curious about weaving and how it differs from knitting? In this fun introductory class, you will experience all the steps of weaving on a rigid heddle loom from start to finish. By the end of class you will have a good idea of what weaving is all about and go home with a finished project. We will be making a Faux Plaid Cowl or short scarf. Use of loom is included. Please let us know if you are bringing your own loom. Must be under 20” wide (total not weaving width).

This all day class starts at 10a. We will break around 12 – 12:30 after warping our looms. Feel free to bring a light lunch or snack for a quick break.

Spend the afternoon weaving. Learn how to remove your project from the loom and add fringe and buttons to complete your project. This project is all about playing with color and texture! Please note that no one has finished in the 6 hour class so if you don’t finish weaving, there will be other available times to finish.

Prerequisites: None

Skills taught: Warp, weave, fiber selection, tension, color theory, fixing mistakes and finish techniques. Finish with fringe and/or buttons.

Dates: Saturday, February 15 from 10a – 4p

Cost: $75.00

Materials included in price of class:
Use of 15″ Cricket Loom in class only (10% discount if purchased)
100 gr of worsted weight yarn (variegated works best for faux plaid)
Options: Classic Shades, Poems Worsted, or Poems Silk
1 – 2oz bundle of roving
1 folded tape measure
2 buttons

Please bring to class:
Darning needle – bent tip, wide eye for yarn
Embroidery scissors

Please come pick out your yarn prior to class day so that the yarn can be wound and ready to go. The instructor will email you before class and get a color selection ready for you to pick from if you are unable to come prior to class.

Class Size: Max 4

Instructor: Heather Havens

Please call or come into the studio to sign up and reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***Class Registration Policy***

Payment is due upon time of registration. Class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Refunds will be given as store credit only. Classes with fewer than four students may be canceled or rescheduled for insufficient registration. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for students 16 years of age or older. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.

Be sure to come to the studio early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class. Purchasing supplies from Michigan Fibre Studio supports your LYS and enables us to continue bringing in teachers for your continued fiber education.

Weather Policy – Michigan weather is unpredictable. We will make a determination 2 hours before class whether or not class will be held or cancelled. Determination is based on the weather in Eastown. If we cancel due to weather, you can either be refunded, transfer to a new session, or store credit. If you cancel due to weather and the class is still held, class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Refunds will be given as store credit only.

You are taking a space in the class that someone else could be using. Please be courteous of instructors time. Instructors are paid even if you do not show up.

*Consignment yarn not included in discount