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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.

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 

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: March 14 – May 9, 2022
6 p.m – 8 p.m.
 

Teen Frame Weaving 

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: March 14 – May 9, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

 

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

*NEW* 

4 Day Class – 3 hours each day

Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom! We’ll warp a rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method. This method is unique to rigid heddles and fast to set-up so you can start weaving in no time. You can expect demonstrations on maintaining straight selvedges, dealing with weft tails, changing colors, and more. Students will finish the class with a plain weave scarf, but don’t let the term plain weave fool you! Plain weave can create many unique and fun patterns just with the use of color. Rigid heddle looms are an accessible introduction to weaving; looms are much smaller than traditional floor looms, are portable and much more affordable.

 

Next class dates:

Thursdays: August 4 – August 25, 2022
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 CLASS FULL

 

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: May 7 – June 4, 2022
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Dances With Wool – Midlothian, VA

Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving

 

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: April 24 – May 8, 2022

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Sundays: May 29 – June 5, June 19, 2022

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Rigid Heddle Weaving With Pick-up Patterns

 

3 Day Class – 2 hours each day

Are you ready to move beyond plain weave? Further your rigid heddle weaving skills by creating a scarf using a pick-up pattern! Pick-up sticks allow you to easily extend the capabilities of your rigid heddle loom without adding a second heddle. Weaving time outside of class is required.

Next class dates:

No current classes

 

 

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