Classes -  2017

(updated 5/13/17)

The following classes are held at my studio-
463 Grant St., Dunedin, FL

See pictures of the studio and work that's being created at

Beginner Weaving on a Floor Loom

Mondays 10-2  with extra studio time on Friday.

Next session begin June 5 through July 15, 2015

            Learn the 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 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.

Project Class on 4 or 8 Harnesses-

Mondays  10-2 with extra  studio time on Friday

Next session  begins on June 5 through  July 15, 2015
Weave a project  of your choosing  on a 4 or 8 harness loom . Clas includes a 1 hr private tutoring session on planning an ddrafting  your porject and guidance as you wind your warp, dress your loom amd weave your porject. Mondays and Fridays are open studio days for you to com in and weave at your own pace.
$165 plus materials.

Beyond Beginners
Fridays 10-4pm

6 sessions - Next session begin in October 2017. Please check my Facebook page for updates.

            This class explores one concept or structure in depth on  both 4 and 8 harnesses. We will begin by drafting and understanding a specific structure. Then the looms are set up with threading and treading options . Students  weave on all  looms and gain experience with  a variety of colors and materials as they weave their samples. Students should know how to set up their loom and read a draft as  a prerequisite for this course.

$165 + materials.

Refresher Course on your own loom : 4 sessions - $185 ( within Pinellas County) by appt.

Session 1   Project planning - at my studio, begin  to wind your warp and finish at home.

Session 2   Dressing the loom- at your house. I will get you started threading the loom. Finish at

your own pace .

Session 3   Tension the warp, tie-up and start weaving. At your house.

Session 4  Finishing and planning your next project- at my studio


Independent Studio- what you need , when you need it.

One on One Project Planning  $40 - one hour session by appt


*Studio card- $50/ 6hrs- use the equipment in the studio or extra time at the loom


Loom rental- $15 /week in studio


Private tutoring by appt.: $40/hr + $10/half hr.


To register , please send  an email (  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 credit cards.


My Workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

1143 Michigan  Blvd,   Dunedin, FL 34698

Register in person or online at under Classes or Workshops/ Fiber Arts or call  727 298-3322


Immersion Dyeing

Saturday , June 17  10-4pm

Level : beginner

Location: DFAC

Create 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.

No 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.


Create a Color Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes

Friday , Sat, Sun,    July  7,8,9, 2017      

Level: All levels

Location : DFAC


 In 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.

The dyed 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.



Painted Warps

Sept 23 & 24
Level: all levels
Location: DFAC

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. 

Weave A Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

October  18 & 19,  2017
Level: Beginner

Location : DFAC

In this two day workshop, learn to weave a  light 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 variety  of yarns and materials.

Each student will be provided with  their own loom and will learn how to design a scarf, thread the loom,  weave and finish their  project.

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.

 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 



Pam Pawl Handwoven Textiles | 463 Grant St., Dunedin, FL 34698  |  215 483-7157 |

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