Join us for this weekend retreat with master weaver Liz Gipson, as she shares her lifetime of experience and the wonders of weaving with you! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to warp, weave and follow patterns - all in one amazing weekend. This workshop is limited to 10 participants only.
Workshop fee for entire weekend: $250
You will need your own loom for this workshop weekend. We have 15" Cricket looms available for purchase at the shop ($195). The loom comes with an 8 dent. You will also need a pick up stick ($12.95) and a 10 dent ($42) for your entire weekend of weaving. Please be in touch to reserve your supplies!
Saturday, October 27, 10 am - 5 pm (with 1 hour break mid day for lunch)
Learn to warp, weave, and finish a project all in this fantastic one-day workshop!
Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You will walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes!
Lunch not provided.
No experience required.
(You are making a Little Table Runner)
Sunday, October 28, 10 am - 5 pm (with 1 hour break mid day for lunch)
- Yarn: One Skein Berroco Pima 100 to warp and 1 skein of Berroco Remix for weft. (Project requires 65 yards for warp and 45 yards for weft). We recommend high contrast colors.
- Tools: rigid-heddle loom with at least an 8" weaving width, 8-dent rigid heddle, 2 stick shuttles, tapestry needle, small embroidery
Ready to branch out from solid colored warps? Learn a few fundamental techniques for combining colors in warp and weft using the direct warping method. Student will learn a variations of the direct warping method, be introduced to the magic of color-and-weave, and learn how to manage multiple shuttles.
Lunch not provided.
Rigid-heddle Loom with a 10'' weaving width, 8-dent rigid-heddle, 2 shuttles, warping peg, clamps, threading hook, measuring tape, scissors.
Yarn: 2 skeins of worsted or light worsted yarn that is smooth and strong enough for warp in two different contrasting colors. Students will need about 200 yards of a base color and 100 yards of a contrasting color. (To test strength for warping, take a 20'' length of yarn and hold it by either end and try to pull it apart. If it breaks or drifts, it isn't a good choice for warp)