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Registration for our Fall classes is open!

Beginning in September of 2023, we will be expanding our Hartford Floor Loom classes with the addition of advanced level learning opportunities. If you are an experienced weaver interested in a deeper study of fiber and structure, please consider our class "A Weaver's Study" with Fran Curran. Additionally, we are offering a December lecture series with Jill Staubitz with classes to learn about designing with Huck Lace patterns, blending a draft as well as understanding Block weaves and profile drafting. 
Please note
: Capacity is limited for "A Weaver's Study" and there is no priority registration for the next session. For details on these classes, please read the full descriptions below.

 

Our Floor Loom class program begins each September with our Fall classes. Students who register for our Beginner, Beyond Beginner or Intermediate/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.

Hartford

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

 

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.  

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. 
 

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

Fee: $355 by check or credit, includes fiber

Dates: Thursday September 14, 2023-November 9, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Thursday

Registration is Closed
Intermediate/Advanced Floor Loom Weaving 

This individualized project-based class will provide the student with project planning based on their skills and interests. Instructional support is provided for warp winding, loom preparation and weaving. 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

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

Fee: $345 by check or credit, does not include fiber

Dates: Tuesday September 12, 2023-November 7, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Tuesday

Registration is Closed
Advanced Floor Loom: A Weaver's Study with Fran Curran

This class is for students who have a deep interest in a focused study of fiber and structure. The objective of this class is to take an in-depth look at all aspects of designing and producing woven cloth. The class format will include lectures, discussion and hands-on weaving. Students will study fiber, the effective use of color, a variety of structure and ways to improve technical skills.

   The Fall session topic will be "Weaving with Linen." Students will learn all about linen fiber and how to design with the Huck Lace structure. They will design and weave a set of 4 napkins and placemats. On Monday August 28, the session will kick-off with a lecture on designing with Huck Lace. The session continues September 11-November 6. Bench time will be available for students starting September 11 for 9 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after class has ended. 
Prerequisite: Independent Weaver who has completed a variety of handwoven projects.

   

Please note: Capacity is limited to 10 students. Students registering for this class do not receive priority registration for the Winter Session.

A Weaver's Study with Fran Curran: Linen
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $450 by check or credit, includes all fiber for the set of 4 napkins and placemats

Dates: Monday August 28 and Monday September 11, 2023-November 6, 2023

Time: 1-3:30pm each Monday

Registration is Closed
Lecture: Designing Huck Lace Patterns for Four and Eight Shafts

Learn the basic rules for Huck Texture and Huck Lace It's easy to design Huck Texture and Huck Lace! After all, it is simply alternating those plain weave tabby picks, adding, or subtracting along the way, to make those beautiful horizontal and vertical floats. Whether you are interested in designing with 4 shafts or 8 shafts, I will show you how easy it is to design Huck Lace! You’ll leave this session with a reference to add to your library and a template for creating Huck Lace patterns all your own.
Prerequisites: Intermediate to Advanced Weaver. Must be able to read a draft, and weave on a Jack Style or "rising shed" style loom or a table loom. Class is taught using eight shaft concepts, but curious four-shafters are welcome.

Designing Huck Lace Patterns for Four and Eight Shafts with Jill Staubitz
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $75 by check or credit, includes PDF file for reference

Dates: Tuesday December 5, 2023

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Lecture: Blending a Draft is Fun and Easy!

Join the renewed trend for blending a draft. I’ll show you how two similar structures can appear on one cloth at the same time with my easy step-by-step method. We’ll redo the threading, tie ups and treadling so that two structures, such as Bronson Lace and Point Twill, will appear on one cloth. We will do this step-by-step together. You’ll leave this session with this fun addition to you weaving bag of tricks, and a template to practice blending on your own.
Prerequisites: Intermediate to Advanced Weaver with loom at home. Must be able to read a draft, and weave on a Jack Style or "rising shed" style loom or a table loom. Class is taught using eight shaft concepts, but curious four-shafters are welcome.

Blending a Draft is Fun and Easy with Jill Staubitz
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $75 by check or credit, includes PDF file for reference

Dates: Tuesday December 12, 2023

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Lecture: Understanding Block Weaves and Profile Drafting

How many times have you asked, “I understand how to weave it, but how did you come up with those tie ups?” Somehow the concept of block weaves and profile drafting mystifies weavers of all levels of weaving experience. Yet, by understanding the basic principles, a weaver can take a draft and substitute the structure of their choice to weave it in, (provided their loom has the number of shafts needed.) Understanding block weaves and profile drafting allows weavers to be in charge what they are weaving. This course will help you take that jump past Beyond Beginner and into creating your own designs!
Prerequisites: Intermediate to Advanced Weaver with loom at home. Must be able to read a draft, and weave on a Jack Style or "rising shed" style loom or a table loom. Class is taught using eight shaft concepts, but curious four-shafters are welcome.

Understanding Block Weaves and Profile Drafting with Jill Staubitz
Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $75 by check or credit, includes PDF file for reference

Dates: Tuesday December 19, 2023

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Additional Registration Information as of July 62023

  • Check payment is due within 2 weeks of your registration to secure your spot.

  • Refunds and Class Cancellations: 

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

    • Registered Students: Please notify the Weaving Center as soon as possible if there is a need to cancel your registration. 
      - If there is a waiting list and the spot can be filled, a 3% processing fee will be deducted from the total refund.
      - If a spot cannot be filled, no refund will be offered.

    • No-shows forfeit any refund.

  • Please review our current COVID updates at https://www.weavingcenter.org/covidupdate

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