Classes -  Summer  2018

(updated 8/11/18)

The following classes are held at my NEW studio-
1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin, FL

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



Terrific Towels ( or napkins or pillows)

Tuesdays and Fridays: August 14- Sept  14

4 hr sessions –enough time to finish a project in one sitting.

Tuesdays  12-4

Fridays  9-1 , 1-5


Special Saturday- Aug 25  10-2pm


Tired of the summer heat? Here’s an opportunity to be with other weavers, try new structures and  techniques and  to create a useful  item without  committing a lot of time or tying up your loom.

 The looms are set up with cotton or linen warps in  a variety of colors and weaves all inspired by Handwoven  and  VAV magazine towel projects.
Warp widths range from 18-21” in the reed- finished widths 14” -19”.

Choose your  weft colors  and/ or change the treadlings to create a towel , napkins or pillow  of your own. 

Structures include:

8 harness  Twill Blocks 

8 harness  Summer and Winter Polka dots

4 harness  Turned Taquette  mission style blocks

4 harness  Huck Lace  plaid

4 harness  Herringbone Twill and Basket stripe ( linen)


 $1.25 per inch with a 36” max length per item. (aprox. $35-$45 for a full length towel).  Includes all materials.

 *Studio card holders receive 10% off the total  price.


Sign up for a time slot so a loom is ready for you.


Prerequisite:  Can read a draft and know how  to weave on a floor loom.

Advanced beginners welcome.

Call or email to reserve a space


 Beginners Rigid Heddle Workshop
Saturday July 28, 10-4pm

You 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 light
weight 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.

Friday Design Series
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.

10-12:30pm  $25 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

Friday Design series - Color and Stripes

Fridays 10-12:30
July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 2018


Join us for a  series of  off -loom sessions where students explore a different stripe concept each week. Explore the color wheel. Then use  color and scale to  create rhythm, depth and contrast  in exciting striped  patterns.


Appropriate for 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 sketchbook  for future reference.


Each week is a complete lesson. Come to one or all. $25 per session or $20  each with  a pre-paid studio card*.


Please text or email if  you are planning to

attend.Students are asked to bring a sketchbook to

these sessions.


 *Studio cards cost $100 for 10 punches.

 Each punch is worth $10 . Studio cards can be

 used for classes or retail purchases.

Beginner Weaving on A Floor Loom- ongoing 

Fridays  1-4 with  extra time during open studio in  Tuesdays  10-5

18/hrs /$215 includes all materials and loom

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 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.

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 

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 Art Center
1143 Michigan  Blvd,   Dunedin, FL 34698

This 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.


Register in person or online at under Classes or Workshops/ Fiber Arts or call  727 298-3322. Please register early  so there is time to order supplies.


Painted Warps

Sat and Sunday  Sept  15,16,    10-4


$149 member/  $179 non-member.


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 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  at 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 on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Monday , Wed  Nov 11,13  10-4

At my studio


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.









Feel free to contact me  for more information about any of the classes or workshops 


Pam Pawl Handwoven Textiles | 1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698  |  215 483-7157 |

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