Rigid Heddle Weaving Classes

What is A rigid Heddle Loom?

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

The Weaving Center offers beginner and techniques classes throughout the year. After taking the beginner class, we recommend exploring one or more of the techniques classes. Each techniques session explores a different pattern and topic, so there is always something new to learn!

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

Upcoming Classes

NOTE: We hope to offer this Class in April 2021 (COVID-19 Dependent)
Please check back after March 1.

Join us for a special 2-day rigid heddle weaving class. Instructor Sally Mullen will teach you each step of the rigid heddle weaving process, and help you build confidence to set up the loom and weave on your own at home. 


This class is open to brand new weavers, and anyone who is interested in refreshing or solidifying their rigid heddle weaving skills.

You can rent our loom for the class, including to take home the week between classes, for $25. After the class ends, there is a $50 deposit to rent the loom. The rental fee of $25 will go toward the purchase of the loom after the class ends. Let us know before the class if you'd be interested in purchasing your
class loom.


NOTE: We hope to offer this Class in April 2021 (COVID-19 Dependent)
Please check back after March 1.

April Vacation Youth Workshop: a Rigid Heddle Wall-Hanging workshop for children ages 10 and Up

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and Wednesday, April 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Textured, chunky wall-hangings are all the rage! Join instructor Sally Mullen for this 2-day workshop and create your own trendy wall-hanging on the Rigid Heddle Loom. Learn to dress this simple loom, try out a variety of tapestry techniques, and go home with a fabulous work of art for your wall. 


Space is very limited. If you don't get a spot right away, please sign your child up for the waitlist as sometimes spaces become available.


Please note: 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.

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Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

42 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 727-5727   | HA@weavingcenter.org

Hartford Artisans Weaving Center is a 501(c)3 organization

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