In this two-session course, students will learn basic weaving techniques using both stick and boat shuttles on pre-warped floor looms, and will take home seven small completed handwoven pieces.
In the first session students will be introduced to the different parts of a loom and how they work. The instructor will cover weaving language and how to read weaving drafts, and demonstrate how to wind a bobbin and stick shuttle, throw a shuttle, advance the warp, add more weft, fix a broken warp thread, maintain an even weaving beat, and keep neat selvedges.
In the second session students will use what they have learnt to weave and complete seven different samples.
Please note that this course will take place both in the Front Room as well as upstairs in Marjorie's Loft, where the floor looms live. Unfortunately, the school building does not have an elevator and, regretfully, we will be unable to accomodate anyone who cannot manage the stairs.
Open to ages 13 and older.
Appropriate for beginners. No prior experience is required.
All materials, tools, and equipment will be provided.
Clases takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia.
Ages 13 and older
All participants ages 13 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to register for and attend any Arbutus Folk School class. Please bring proof of vaccination, such as your card or a photo of it, to your first day of class, and be prepared to present it for verification. Masks are required for the duration of all classes until further notice. Please do not attend classes if you are feeling ill or have had contact with Covid-19. Please notify Arbutus staff in the event that you test positive for Covid so that your fellow students can be notified of possible exposure.
Instructor: Liz Frey
Max Class Size: 7
Minimum Class Size: 4
Capacity Remaining: 2
Dates: 9/10/2022 - 9/11/2022
Days: Su Sa
Times: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Front Classroom
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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