Beginner Weaving on a
Floor Loom ( Updated 2/2017)
with extra studio time on Friday.
call for next available session.
the basics of setting up and weaving on a 4 harness
loom. We begin by learning about types of looms and
appropriate yarnsfor weaving. Students design two warps – the
first to explore textures, stripes and basic weaves.
Using this information , the second warp is a simple
project where students will review the warping
process and learn how to finish their woven fabric.
Looms available or students may bring their own.
Fee: $185 plus materials.
sessions beginning Friday Feb 24 March 3, 10,
17, skip 24, 31, April 7
This class explores one concept or structure in
depth . The Winter session concentrates onCrackle
4 and 8 harness. We will begin by understanding the
structure and then design 2-3 gamps
where several people will desing different
threading on one loom, share
threading and set up and weave several samples
on each loom ( students may also work at home on
their own loom if they like)
Location : Pam Pawl Handwoven
Textiles- 463 Grant St. Dundedin
Fee:$165- full day using studio
looms + materials
$125- ½ day – lecture and discussions, using
your own loom .
Course on your own loom : 4
sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County) by appt.
1 Project planning - at my studio,
begin to wind your warp and finish at home.
2 Dressing the loom- at your house. I
will get you started threading the loom. Finish at
Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving.
At your house.
4 Finishing and planning your next project-
at my studio
Studio- what you need , when you need it.
One on One
Project Planning $40 - one hour session by
card- $50/ 6hrs- use the equipment in the studio
or extra time at the loom
rental- $15 /week in studio
tutoring by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.
register , please send an email (
firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 215
483-7157. A $25 deposit will hold your
place. Full payment is
due at the
first class. I accept cash, checks and
in person or online at
DFAC.org under Classes or
Workshops/ Fiber Arts or
call 727 298-3322
Introduction to Rigid Heddle
and ThursApril 4 & 6
will be weaving with yarn and fabric strips to
create a thick but flexible
fabric that can be used as a table runner, wall
hanging, tablet cover, eyeglass
case, coasters, etc. Each student will be
provided with their own loom and will
learn how to design a project, thread the loom,
weave and finish their project.
yarns and looms are provided by the instructor.
Students are asked to bring at
least 1 yard of light weight fabric that will be
cut into strips and any other
yarns that they may want to incorporate into
their weaving. Students may bring
their own loom if they wish.
materials fee will be paid directly to the
&7 or Sept 23 & 24
Level: all levels
Explore the idea of color movement
by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive
dyes. Students will learn how to make stock
solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set
the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without
tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how
to paint coordinating weft yarns.
Students will bring a 12" x 3yd
prepared warp and skeins to dye. They must be
cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel bamboo,
etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more
specific warping information several weeks before
class so there is time to purchase yarns and make
the warps. Please register early.
There is a $15 materials fee paid
directly to the instructor.
Create a Color
Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes
, Sat, Sun,July7,8,9, 2017 1
this class, students will create a dye swatch book
of over 60 colors (
with recipes) using only 3 primary color stock
solutions. We will be using MX
Fiber Reactive Dyes which dye cellulose and silk
fibers. This is a cold water
process and is used on both yarn and fabric. We
will cover the proper procedure
for preparing a dye stock solution and mixing dyes
according to formula with an
emphasis on safe studio practice.
sample skeins will be divided so every
participant receives a sample for
their swatch book . This swatch book is a
valuable future reference when dyeing
yarns, fibers and cloth.
In this two day workshop, learn to
weave alight weight but warm scarf on a rigid
heddle loom. A
rigid heddle loom is a simple frame loom with
a slot and hole mechanism through
which the warp yarns are threaded and allow
the yarns to be raised and lowered for
weaving. It is portable and can accommodate a
varietyof yarns and materials.
Each student will be provided withtheir
own loom and will learn how to design a scarf,
thread the loom, weave and finish theirproject.
Students are asked to bring one skein
of sport or worsted weight yarn. Warp yarns
and looms are provided by the instructor. A
complete supplies list will be sent upon
A $5 materials fee will be
collected by the instructor
Feel free to contact
me for more information about any of the
classes or workshops