Rigid Heddle
classes

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Rigid heddle looms are small, easy to store, and simple to set up. While the word "rigid" might suggest limited options, this loom style allows for versatile patterns and techniques.

This class option is wonderful for those interested in beginning to understand weaving, or advancing students who would like a more portable loom option.

We are an authorized Schacht loom dealer, so you can buy rigid heddle looms directly from the Weaving Center if you are interested.

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


Beginner Rigid Heddle: A 2 Part Class

Description:

This class is your introduction into rigid heddle weaving. In the first class,
students will  learn how to dress a loom, and will be weaving by the time class
ends. Between classes, looms can be taken home for a week of weaving practice
and exploration. 

      The second class begins with cutting off your sample and learning  finishing
techniques. Participants will dress their looms a second time, learn to hemstitch,
learn about appropriate yarns and sett, with tips and tricks included to get you
excited about this new weaving journey!

Note: Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for use. Please bring a scissors, tape measure and a tapestry needle. Further information on the specific yarns needed will be provided in an email from the instructor.

 

September Beginner Rigid Heddle

 

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $130 by check or credit
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.

 

Dates: Saturday September 10 and Saturday September 17 with Roberta and Lisa

 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm each day

October Beginner Rigid Heddle

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $130 by check or credit
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.

 

Dates: Saturday October 15 and Saturday October 22 with Roberta and Lisa

 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm each day

Continuing Rigid Heddle: Log Cabin Table Runner

Description:

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

In this 4-hour class we will learn all about Log Cabin structure and its design

possibilities on the rigid heddle loom. In addition, we’ll review hemstitching,

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.
Supplies to Bring: A Rigid Heddle loom, a 10-dent heddle, and 2 contrasting
colors 
of 3/2 cotton. Further details provided upon registration.

 

Instructor: Sally

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $85 by check or credit

 

Date: Saturday September 24 

 

Time: 9:00-1:00

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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.