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Class Program 

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    Our Floor Loom class program begins each September with our Fall classes. Students who register for our Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Fall Floor Loom class and choose to continue, will receive priority registration for additional Floor Loom classes within that year. This format allows a student to continue to build skills and confidence in weaving. However, because of this, space is limited for class registration for our Winter and Spring classes. If you are currently on our waitlist and a space becomes available, we will notify you.

     If you prefer, please add your name to be notified for upcoming classes. If you add your name, we will notify you in advance about the opening day/time of registration. All registration is through this website, we do not accept mailed in registrations or registration in advance.

SteP 1: Choose your Class
Offered in Hartford and Manchester

Beginner Floor Loom Weaving 

Are you interested in learning to weave on a floor loom or has it been so long since you have woven, you need to start at the beginning? If this sounds like you, our Beginner Floor Loom Class is the class for you.  

Description: Beginners will be introduced to the loom and all steps of weaving, including winding a warp, threading a loom, reading a draft, and weaving a variety of patterns. 
 

Intermediate Floor Loom

Have you recently completed a Beginner Floor Loom class? Then you will want to register for our Intermediate level class. 

 

Description: Students will further develop their technical weaving skills, while beginning to explore additional weave structures in a round robin format. Once weaving independently, bench time will be available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended.
Prerequisite: Completion of Beginner Floor Loom Class

Advanced Floor Loom

If you are a more experienced weaver and can dress a loom independently, then you should consider the advanced level class.

 

Description: Advanced students will receive individualized instruction based on their level and interest, and will be encouraged to explore the diversity of the craft. Bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended.
Prerequisite: Ability to dress your loom independently.

Step 2: Choose your Session
and location

Hartford

Note: All weaving classes are held on our lower level which is only accessible by stairs. 


Beginner Floor Loom with Sally
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $345 by check or credit, includes fiber

Dates: Thursday January 12, 2023- March 9, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Thursday

Note: this class and our Intermediate class meet together. All beginner students will be taught as a group.

Intermediate Floor Loom with Sally
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $330 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Thursday January 12, 2023- March 9, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Thursday

Bench time: Bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended during regular Weaving Center hours.

Note: this class and our Beginner class meet together. All Intermediate students will receive individualized instruction.

Advanced Floor Loom with Fran
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $330 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Monday January 9, 2023- March 6, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Monday

Bench time: Bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended during regular Weaving Center hours.

Manchester

Note: All weaving classes are held on the 2nd floor which is only accessible by stairs. 

 
Beginner Floor Loom with Sophia
Location: Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester

Fee: $345 by check or credit, includes fiber

Dates: Wednesday January 11, 2023-March 8, 2023

Time: 6-8:30pm each Wednesday

Note: this class and our Intermediate class meet together. All beginner students will be taught as a group.

Intermediate Floor Loom with Sophia
Location: Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester

Fee: $330 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Wednesday January 11, 2023-March 8, 2023

Time: 6-8:30pm each Wednesday

Bench time: Bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended during the Historical Society's hours 9:30-2:30 W-T-F and Saturday 12-3 plus Monday evening 6:00-8:30.

Note: All our Manchester classes meet on the same day and time. Intermediate and Advanced students will receive individualized instruction.

Advanced Floor Loom with Sophia
Location: Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester

Fee: $330 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Monday January 9, 2023- March 6, 2023

Time: 6:00-8:30pm each Monday

Bench time: Bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended during the Historical Society's hours 9:30-2:30 W-T-F and Saturday 12-3 plus Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30.

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 25

Time: 10:00-1:30 each day

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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.