Beginners Rigid Heddle
Saturday July 28, 10-4pm
don’t have to invest a lot of
money in equipment to start
weaving. A rigid heddle loom is
a simple frame loom that allows you
to weave anything from wall
hangings to scarves. You will
learn how to wind a warp and
thread the loom to weave a table runner
or place mats using fabric and
yarns. Looms and yarns are
available at the studio.
Students should bring 1 ¼ yds of
fabric ( the weight of a sheet)
that will be cut into strips.
Mix and match, use recycled
clothing if you like. Both sides
of the fabric will show. $85
plus $10 materials fee. To
register please contact me
by Tues. July 24 to
reserve a loom.
This summer we are focusing on textile
design rather than technique by working in a
sketchbook with paper and various
materials. Perfect for those who have
had limited art or design classes, are
in a creative slump, afraid of moving
out of their color comfort zone, or want to
make time to come up with lots of new ideas
for future projects. Each session is a
lesson in itself. See below for weekly
details.Please bring a blank page
sketchbook to each class.
per session or mix and match 5 for
$100 June- 15 -
Suggestions on how to use a sketchbook
for recording and expanding upon new
ideas. No drawing required!!
June- 22 - The Design game- Where to start
when there are too many choices. Learn to
work within parameters.
June 29 - Precious Objects. Finding
inspiration in our environment
July 6 - Finding
focus- Using your sketchbook to dive deeply in
to a project
Design series - Color and Stripes
July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 2018
us for aseries
-loom sessions where students explore a different
stripe concept each week. Explore the color wheel.
and scale tocreate
rhythm, depth and contrastin exciting stripedpatterns.
beginner to experienced weavers, dyers and fiber
artists. Work is done with colored paper and yarns.
These concepts can woven at home or kept in a
week is a complete lesson.
Come to one or all. $25 per session or $20each witha
pre-paid studio card*.
Please text or email ifyou are
attend.Students are asked to bring
a sketchbook to
*Studio cards cost $100 for
Each punch is worth $10 .
Studio cards can be
used for classes or retail
Open studio -
Tuesdays and Fridays
10:30-5pm 18 hrs/ $185 includes
1hr private lesson, use of all studio
equipment and flexible schedule. For anyone
who has taken a beginner weaving class and can work
independently. Contact me to
schedule time and reserve a loom.
Materials are available for purchase or bring your
Weaving on A Floor Loom
1-4 with extra time during open studio
in Tuesdays 10-5
includes all materials and loom
basics of setting up and weaving on a 4 harness
loom. We begin by learning about types of looms and
appropriate yarns for weaving. Students
will explore color while weaving a sampler of the
basic weaves and their many
variations. This is a perfect course for
anyone who is a complete beginner or needs a
refresher on how to dress the loom and learn basic
drafting. Looms available or students may
bring their own.
Refresher 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
your own pace
Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving.
At your house.
4 Finishing and planning your next project- at
- What you need when you need it.
One on One Project
Planning $40 - one hour session by appt
Private tutoring at
my studio by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.
To register, please call
or send e-mail as early as possible as class size
is limited. A $50 deposit will reserve your loom.
My Workshops at the Dunedin Fine
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL
Summer and Fall I will be teaching the
following class at the Dunedin Fine Art
Center,They have a Fiber Arts room with proper
ventilation and sinks for dye classes and rooms with
large tables that make it easy for all students to
have enough space to work with rigid heddle looms.
in person or online at DFAC.org under Classes or
Workshops/ Fiber Arts or call 727 298-3322.
Please register earlyso there is time to order supplies.
members / $125 non members
your own colorful skeins of yarn for your knitting and
weaving projects. Morning will be devoted to picking a
color palette and preparing the dyes and skeins
followed by afternoon dyeing. Students will bring
their own skeins to dye. We will be using MX fiber
Reactive dyes that work on cellulosic fibers – cotton,
bamboo, linen, rayon, hemp and also silk. It will not
dye animal fiber or synthetics.
experience necessary. Please register early so there
is time to order supplies. There will be a $15
materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the
cost of dyes and chemicals. A supplies list will be
sent to all students.
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 two 5yd prepared warps(
20” maximum width) and skeins to dye. They must be
cellulosic fiber - cotton,rayon, tencel bamboo, etc
. -blends are fine. I 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 $10 materials fee
paid directly to the instructor.
This class is held at the
Dunedin Fine Art Center. Please register through
least 2 weeks in advance of workshop so there is
time to prepare and order materials . Feel free to
contact me for more information.
Weave a Scarf
In this two day workshop,
learn to weave alight weight but warm scarf on a rigid heddle
rigid heddle loom is a simple frame loom with a slot
and hole mechanismthrough which the warp yarns are threaded and
allow the yarns to be raised and lowered for
weaving. It is portable and can accommodate a
yarns and materials.
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 registration.
Feel free to contact me for
more information about any of the classes or
Feel free to contact
me for more information about any of the
classes or workshops