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Virtual: 8 Shaft Summer and Winter "Weave Along"


8 Shaft Summer and Winter “Weave Along" A 3 Part Virtual Class

This class is designed for students who have woven Summer and Winter and are familiar with its unique two-tied threading, treadling, tie ups and weaving ‘Styles’. We’ll review the basics to ensure that everyone is comfortable and ready to weave. We’ll examine profile drafting and translate profiles into thread-by-thread Summer and Winter drafts. Participants will be encouraged to design their own Summer and Winter drafts using profile drafting. We’ll go even deeper into multi-shaft polychrome Summer and Winter and what can be woven with several colors and multiple shuttles. Prior to class, I will provide each participant with a weaving draft. Participants must be ready to weave in all three sessions.


Prerequisites: This class is designed for the highly motivated, independent weaver who has a fascination with Summer and Winter and is looking for guidance in understanding profile drafting in relation to this structure. It is ideal for weavers wishing to design their own Summer and Winter creations, as well as for weavers who seek interpreting profile drafts from Strickler and other sources. Recommended for Intermediate to Advanced level students. In addition to computer/Zoom access, students must have an available eight shaft loom, are able to read and understand a weaving draft, and have on-loom weaving experience in Summer and Winter.

Instructor: Jill Staubitz

Location: via Zoom

Fee: $230 including weaving drafts, payable by check or credit

Dates: Saturdays February 11, 18 and and 25

Time: 10:00-1:30 each day

Continuing Rigid Heddle: Log Cabin Table Runner


Create this stunning log cabin table runner on your rigid heddle loom!

In this class, you will learn all about Log Cabin structure and its
possibilities on the rigid heddle loom. In addition, we’ll review
learn how to correct errors in our weaving, and discuss
wet finishing 
instructions. Students will design their project, warp their
looms, hemstitch
the ends and begin weaving their runners. The
remainder of the weaving
and completion of your runner will take place
on your own at home.

Prerequisites: For students who have taken an introductory course,
and are capable of warping their own rigid heddle loom.

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center,
42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $90 by check or credit

Dates: Tuesday April 4 with Sally

Time: 10:00am-1:30pm

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Additional Registration Information as of July 2022


  • Please review our current COVID updates found on our home page. Everyone will need to follow our COVID protocols, which includes wearing masks and vaccinations.

  • Checks must be received 14 days before the class begins to secure your spot.

  • Tuition will be refunded only if the class is canceled by the Weaving Center, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled. 

  • The Weaving Center reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Should we do so you will receive a full refund.

  • No-shows forfeit any refund.

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