Weaving Classes

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I teach in-person weaving classes and workshops in the Richmond, Virginia area and online courses that you can take anywhere! I believe in learning the right way to weave FIRST and I encourage experimentation ALWAYS! Interested in having me teach a weaving class or workshop? Scroll down to my contact form and we can talk logistics!

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What Do You Want to Learn?

Online Weaving Classes

You Should Take An Online Class If:

You work better learning at your own pace. You want the ability to replay information over and over. You want access to an online community where you can share your weaving adventure with like-minded others. You want to weave from the comfort of your own home. You want access to course updates at no additional charge. All courses include downloadable pdf’s.

*Coming Soon!

Weft-Faced: Tapestry Techniques & Beyond

 

Learn traditional tapestry techniques including multiple joining techniques, color blending, shape construction, eccentric weft, pick-and-pick, soumak, rya, and inlay. Most techniques discussed will include multiple options to best suit your weaving style. We will also discuss techniques to create straight selvedges, options for image building, and the use of alternative materials.

Warping Series –

2 Selvedge Frame Weaving


Learn to set up a simple frame loom for a weaving with 2 finished sides. This method can be used on any frame and is perfect for on the go weaving. Planning your 2 selvedge weaving will also be discussed. We will go over how to finish off your remaining 2 sides with options for multiple warp edge techniques as well as weft end finishing.

 

Warping Series –

4 Selvedge Frame Weaving

 

Learn to set up a simple frame loom for a weaving with 4 finished sides. This method can be used on any frame and is perfect for on the go weaving. 4 Selvedge weaving is ideal for those who don’t want to deal with finishing off their warp ends and prefer a clean edge. Planning your 4 selvedge weaving and weft end finishing will be discussed. *Recommended to sign up for the FREE butterfly mini course prior to taking this class.

In-Person Weaving Classes

You Should Take An In-Person Class If:

You are the kind of student that learns better when surrounded by others that can help and inspire you. You prefer a fast-paced learning environment. You like to be able to ask questions as you go. You want to be able to see and feel the weaving samples and books. You live in the Richmond, VA area.

 

Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center

Loom Weaving *New*

9 Day Class – 2 Hours each day

Learn the magic of the floor loom! The warping process will broken down step by step in order to make it simple and stress free. Weaving basics will be discussed to help you understand the ins and outs of the weaving process with a focus on proper technique. Once you get the basics, experimentation is highly encouraged! Beginner weavers will create a unique woven scarf, table runner, or rag rug by the end of class. Returning students have the option of creating a project of their own design. All students will leave class with a finished project, plus the ability and confidence to weave going forward.

Next class dates:

 
Mondays: January 24 – March 21, 2021
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Teen Frame Weaving *New*

9 Day Class – 1 1/2 – 2 hours each day

Create unique wall hangings on a simple and portable frame loom! Starting out with weaving and loom basics, this class is perfect for new weavers. Learn how to set up your loom, keep your sides straight, correctly start and stop your yarn, and that is only the beginning! Develop the skills to weave tapestry such as (but not limited to) shape building, color blending, and eccentric weft. We will also go over textural techniques to make your tapestries pop! Learn to make fun and beautiful weavings with confidence and very little tools.

Next class dates:

Mondays: January 24 – March 21, 2021
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

 

Frame Weaving

*Perfect for Beginners*

4 Day Class – 3 hours each day

Learn to weave on a portable frame loom. We will introduce a range of warping techniques, with an emphasis on experimental weaving. We will also explore color striping, blending, basic shape construction, eccentric weft, and rya knots. You will construct your own frame loom, which you can keep for future projects!

Next class dates:

Saturdays: January 29 – February 19, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Embroidery Weaving

1 Day Workshop – 6 hours total

Explore the possibilities of the embroidery stitch in order to create shaped weavings. We will learn three weaving stitch variations to create a sampler and take what we have learned to design and finish an embroidery weaving on canvas.

Next class dates:

No current classes

Dances With Wool – Midlothian, VA

Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving

*NEW*

3 Day Class – 2 hours each day

Explore weaving with this beginner rigid heddle weaving class. Learn the basics of setting up your loom and how to keep your sides from pulling in. You will finish the class with a beautiful plain weave scarf that is ready to wear. Don’t let the term “plain weave” fool you though – there is nothing plain about it!

Next class dates:

Sundays: January 30 – February 6, 2021

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Frame Weaving 101

*Perfect for Beginners*

4 Day Class – 2 hours each day

Learn the basics of setting up a 2 selvedge frame loom that you get to keep for future projects. We will discuss basic tapestry techniques such as color blending, shape building, eccentric weft, and more! Students will leave with one finished weaving sampler.

Next class dates:

No current classes

 

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