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!


Supplies needed: Please bring a scissors, tape measure and a tapestry needle and 2 colors of #4 weight yarn, approximately 300 yards each. Suggested #4 yarns are Lily Sugar n' Cream (cotton) or Paton's Worsted Wool. Both of these are readily available at Michael's, Joanne's and Walmart, as well as online retailers. Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for use.

NEW!! January Beginner Rigid Heddle

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $135 by check or credit
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.

Dates: Tuesday January 24 and Tuesday January 31 with Sally

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day

 

NEW!! February Beginner Rigid Heddle

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $135 by check or credit
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.

Dates: Saturday February 4 and Saturday February 11 with Roberta and Lisa

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm each day

 

NEW!! March Beginner Rigid Heddle

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $135 by check or credit
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.

Dates: Saturday March 4 and Saturday March 11 with Roberta and Lisa

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm each day

New! Continuing Rigid Heddle:

Lace Weave Techniques

Description:

Join instructor Sally Mullen in an exploration of lace-weaving techniques on your rigid heddle loom. Laces can create open, airy textures in your weaving, and are a lovely accent to scarves and table linens. Students will create a sampler and explore Spanish Lace, Brooks Bouquet, Leno and more in this three hour class.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to dress their own loom, and come prepared to weave on it. Instructions for warping will be provided prior to class.

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center,

42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $90 by check or credit
Dates: Saturday January 28 with Sally

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

New! 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.

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center,
42 Woodland Street Hartford

Fee: $90 by check or credit

Dates: Saturday February 25 with Sally

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

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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.