A summertime take on our popular rigid heddle weaving class, this 2 part workshop will teach you the basics of warping a Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom. This, the second part of the class will cover weaving the rug, finishing the piece, and cutting it off the loom. Each student will go home with a unique rug made from recycled materials!
Loom and warp thread will be provided with the workshop. We will also have a stash of leftover tshirts from our clothing swap earlier this year in case you want to use those rather than bringing something from home. Students are welcome to bring old shirts, tshirs, jeans, fabric, or sheets from home and will be taught how to cut them up and wind them into balls of yarn. During the week between the class participants may need to do a little more rag cutting at home to be ready for the second week. Class also includes a handout that covers the basics of warping your loom and weaving. Looms are available for sale after the class.
If additional time it needed for weaving it can be scheduled during the weeks after the class during regular business hours at the mill.