Classes - Fall  2018

(updated 9/5/18)

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



Beginner Weaving on A Floor Loom
Fridays   Sept 21- Oct 26

1-4pm with extra weaving time on Tues and Friday mornings

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.


Independent Project Planning – floor loom or rigid heddle

Fridays 9am-12

1 hr session by appt. $40


Profile Drafting*

Tuesday Sept 18,25


$60  10% off with studio card

Profile Drafting is a convenient way to visualize many weave structures that are built on the concept of blocks. I.e.; log cabin, shadow weave, double weave, turned twill, repp, bronson lace, and more. You will learn to draw and code a profile draft and  quickly create your own designs

for future use.


Drafting and Design-  Opposites on 4 and 8 harnesses

Tues Sept.18-  Oct. 23

10:30- 3pm with extra time on Fridays

$185 plus materials

This session we will explore end and end threading, alternating colors and the effects that are produced both structurally and graphically. We will begin with designing profile drafts. Then each student will pick a structure to set up on the loom. Structures include: log cabin, shadow weave, double cloth, repp, turned taquette. The class will decide if they want to do individual projects or sample all warps in round -robin fashion.

*Profile drafting classis included for those taking this 6-week session. 


Terrific Towels continues this fall when there is an available loom. 

By appt on Tuesdays and Fridays: 12:30- 4:30 (4 hr sessions –enough time to finish a project in one sitting.)

Check my Facebook page, Pam Pawl Handwoven Textiles, for when a new warp is ready.


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.  Once a month, a loom in the studio will be set up with a cotton or linen warp 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 , pillow  or napkins of your own.


 $1.50 per inch with a 36” max length per item. (aprox. $35-$45 for a full length towel).  Includes all materials.

 10% off with studio card.


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

Advanced beginners welcome.


New discount policy: Students currently enrolled in a class or those with a studio card receive a 10% discount on yarn, books and equipment.


Studio cards are available for $100 and are in $10 increments .  Studio cardholders also receive a 10% discount on selected workshops.


Refresher course on your own loom
4 sessions -  $200(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


Private tutoring  at my studio by appt.: $50/hr + $10/half hr. after that.

Loom evaluation-  For those who have purchased a used loom or have brought one out of storage.  I will check  your loom for any missing parts or broken parts and provide guidance in how to bring your loom back to good condition.
$50 within 10 miles of Dunedin, (+ mileage outside of local area.)


To register, please call or send e-mail as early as possible as class size is limited. A $50 deposit will reserve your loom.

 Contact: or 215 483-7157


My Workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

This Fall I will be teaching the following class through the Dunedin Fine Art Center:

They have a Fiber Arts room with proper ventilation and sinks for dye classes and rooms with large tables.
The Rigid Heddle classes are held at my studio in Dunedin.


Painted Warps

Sat and Sunday Sept 15,16, 10-4

Location: DFAC

$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 is 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.


Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Monday, Wed Nov 11,13 10-4

Location: At my studio

$149 member/  $179 non-member.

In this two-day workshop, learn to weave a lightweight 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. The instructor provides warp yarns and looms. A complete supplies list will be sent upon registration.


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.





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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