Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving - Short Course

What to Bring

  • Notebook and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Ruler
  • Calculator

What to Wear

  • Casual and comfortable

Appropriate For

  • Anybody! No weaving experience required.

Introduction to 4 Shaft Weaving - Short Course

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 'Set-up Sunday': 30th July 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Followed by 6 Monday evenings 6pm - 9pm
  • July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4th.

What You Will Learn

  • How to weave your own cloth using a 4 shaft table loom and related tools
  • We follow the whole process through: From choosing yarns and winding a warp to dressing the loom, interpreting drafts, weaving a series of simple structures and employing decorative finishing techniques
  • You will produce a sampler using basic structures and then plan and weave a project of your choice

What You Get

  • Expert skills-based tuition in handloom weaving
  • A complete set of notes for class and future reference
  • Use of your own 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course
  • Yarn for your initial sampler


No weaving experience required! This comprehensive introductory course will guide you in the use of a 4 shaft table loom to weave your own cloth. Enjoy the satisfaction of taking yarn through to finished fabric .

Course cost includes yarn for your initial sampler and the use of a loom to take home between classes and for some weeks afterward.

Teacher: Ilka White

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