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

  • 5 days total - 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th
  • Sunday, November 19th
  • Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd

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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