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 corporation.

Rigid Heddle Weaving Classes

Upcoming Classes


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.


Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 1, 2020

9 a.m. to noon


Come join instructor Sally Mullen for a creative, colorful session of weaving! 

You will design and create your own wall hanging on a rigid heddle loom. Learn basic tapestry techniques and weaving skills, while calling on your inner artist to choose colors and patterns. This is a fun and delightful style of creating! 

No weaving experience is necessary. The class is also suited for weavers looking to try out this playful approach on their looms. 

Class fee includes use of pre-warped rigid heddle loom and all materials.


Thursday, November 21; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What is rigid heddle?

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.

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