adult
floor loom
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. Once weaving independently, bench time is available for students during the 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended.


 

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 begin planning their designs and building their skills in a more independent manner with support from our instructors. Bench time is 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: $340 by check or credit, includes fiber

Dates: Thursday September 15 - November 10, 2022

Time: 1-3:30pm each Thursday

Bench time: Once weaving independently, 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 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: $325 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Thursday September 15 - November 10, 2022

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: $325 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Monday September 12 - November 7, 2022

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: $340 by check or credit, includes fiber

Dates: Monday September 12 - November 7, 2022

Time: 6-8:30pm each Monday

Bench time: Once weaving independently, 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 1 evening a week (day/time TBD)

Note: All our Manchester classes meet on the same day and time. Beginner students will be taught as
a group,

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Intermediate and Advanced Floor Loom with Wendy
Location: Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester

Fee: $325 by check or credit, fiber is not included 

Dates: Monday September 12 - November 7, 2022

Time: 6-8:30pm 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 1 evening a week (day/time TBD)

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

Registration has closed

Virtual: Summer/Winter "Weave Along"

 

Introduction to Summer/Winter: "Weave Along" A 3 Part Virtual Class

Perfect for students who have a loom at home and would like a "deep dive" into this unique structure within a virtual class setting. Over the course of three sessions, we will focus on Four Shaft Summer and Winter as a two-tied unit weave with its unique ‘styles or fashions’. We’ll examine the threading units, tie ups and treadling sequences of this popular structure, explore profile drafts, and discuss S/W’s role as a block weave AND a unit weave. Prior to class, each participant will be sent a four shaft Summer and Winter draft to dress their loom. Once in class, students will have weaving breaks to enhance their understanding through hands-on weaving. Students will be encouraged to share their results, warts and all, with their fellow weavers. 

Prerequisites: This is a virtual class for ‘Beyond Beginner to Intermediate’ level students. In addition to computer/Zoom access, students must have access to a four shaft loom during class, be familiar with reading and understanding a weaving draft, be comfortable with dressing their own loom, and have on-loom weaving experience. 

 

Note: An Advanced Summer and Winter “Weave Along” Three-Session Class will be offered later this winter, focusing on eight shafts, with further emphasis on profile drafting and designing Summer and Winter cloth.)

 

Instructor: Jill Staubitz

Location: via Zoom

Fee: $225 including weaving drafts, payable by check or credit

Dates: Saturdays October 1, 8 and and 15

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.