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Learn the art of weaving in Boston and explore various techniques such as tapestry weaving, loom weaving, and hand weaving to create stunning fabric pieces and textiles.

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Weaving, Embroidery & Loom Making

The Makery @ 2 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA

A unique building and weaving experience. This three-part program will take you through the process of assembling and utilizing a tabletop loom. Learn how to build and set up your loom, design your own patterns, and create a beautiful and artistic weaving. What we will do Assemble and finish the loom in the woodshop as well as learn about the design and making process to produce the components. Learn the process of warping the loom Learn weaving...

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$240

3 sessions

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Woven Weaving Wonders

Milton Art Center @ 334 Edge Hill Rd, Milton, MA

Weaving everything that can be woven! You’ll make sit-upons, decorative art wall hangings, potholders, place mats and more! Once you get started, you’ll never want to stop!

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$190

4 sessions

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Tapestry Weaving with Looms

The Makery @ 2 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA

Learn how to string a tapestry loom and get started with some weaving at our weekly fiber skill-building class. 1-hour long mini fiber workshops get you started on projects. Come for the class, then stay for Open Fiber Studio and enjoy  independent studio time and extra help!

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Advanced Rigid Heddle

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

You've taken an introductory rigid heddle loom class--now what? There's a world of possibilities! This monthly class will cover topics both general and specific as students practice techniques such as warping with two colors, working with color and weave texture, finger manipulation techniques including loops, medallions, hemstitch, and lace, using pick-up sticks for weft float and warp float techniques such as lace, inlays, cut weft, honeycomb,...

$160

4 sessions

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Weaving Twills

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

This class is for weavers who have discovered and /or upgraded to an eight-shaft loom. As twills are the foundation for many multi-shaft weave structures, we will weave a gamp (sampler) that includes straight twills, point twills, broken twills, undulating twills, corkscrew twills, fancy twills, and others. We will discuss the structure of each of these basic weaves, do drawdowns, and learn how to alter the appearance of a cloth by changing the tie-up...

$100

3 sessions

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Ergonomics At Your Spinning Wheel

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

Time seems suspended when you're at your spinning wheel. Hours melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. Spinning shouldn't hurt! In this class, spinners will learn what ergonomic risk factors are and where they exist when spinning at a wheel. Most importantly, you'll learn what to do to minimize them and early warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for seating, balancing your spinning work, and, of course,...

Weaving Memory

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Create personal, abstract tapestries on a primitive loom. We will employ a freeform Peruvian scaffold technique inspired by the nomadic herdspeople of the Andes. Bring personal items, assorted fibers and materials to class. Investigate how to process and incorporate your items into the weave.  In class, study the work of Sheila Hicks and other artists. Then, share your own stories. Leave with a well-established project about identity, memory...

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Weaving With Finger Controlled Techniques

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

Weaving With Finger Controlled Techniques on the Rigid Heddle Loom There are many ways to explore weaving on your rigid heddle loom that allow the weaver to create texture and pattern. This class will focus on creating a detailed sampler using different finger controlled techniques such as Leno, Brook's Bouquet, Medallion, and Spanish Lace. These techniques are great for adding finishing touches to all sorts of hand woven items. You can use your...

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Flip Loom Weaving section2

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

In this introductory class we will explore the fundamentals of how to set up and use a Rigid Heddle Flip Loom. We will learn the basics of the plain weave structure by creating a scarf of either one color or multi colors depending on your yarn choice. The Rigid Heddle Flip Loom can accommodate a warp that is 6 yards in length, and up to 30” in width, which makes it an ideal introductory loom for learning many different weaving techniques. Materials...

Adjusting Published Patterns and Moving Beyond

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

Adjusting Published Patterns and Moving Beyond: Designing For Weaving Published patterns can be a great way to get ideas, inspiration, and information for woven projects. They can be an important tool for when you are starting out and predictability is important. In this Beginner to Advanced Beginner class, we will use the published pattern as a jumping off point to learn more about designing in weaving. We will talk about all the information we...

Weaving with Pick Up Stick Techniques:Rigid Heddle Loom

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

A pick-up stick is a great tool for rigid heddle weavers. It allows the weaver to create texture and pattern in their cloth thus expanding the design possibilities. Waffle weave and honeycomb are two weave structures created by pick up stick patterning that are accessible to weavers using a rigid heddle loom. This class will focus on creating a detailed sampler using a pick up stick to create variations of warp and weft float patterns. You can use...

Weaving on a Knitters, Flip, or Cricket Loom

The Fiber Loft @ 9 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard, MA

Have a yarn stash with many odds and ends? Use this simple, rigid-heddle loom to make lovely scarves, placemats, table runners, pillows, etc. Bring some of your favorite yarns to class. Additional yarns will be available. The class will include tips and tricks from our weaving professionals.

Weaving With Coned Yarns on a Rigid Heddle Loom

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

If you've taken the WEBS Introduction to Rigid Heddle Flip Loom weaving, or you know how to weave and warp a rigid heddle loom but can't find a challenging project, this class is for you! Weaving With Coned Yarns will open up new crafting possibilities for you, and you'll be able to knit several projects with one cone. Students will make a scarf out of tencel while learning different tips and techniques for warping, tieing on, winding your shuttle,...

Using Your Handspun Yarn

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

You've spun miles and miles of fiber and have beautiful yarn. Now what? Using Your Handspun Yarn will help students gain the knowledge of measuring and substituting their handspun yarn to use in any pattern. After plying handspun and measuring wraps per inch, weight, and yardage, spinners and knitters will learn to compensate for shrinkage and for changes in their yarns from washing and processing. Students will make several swatches to wash, measure,...

Know Your Wheel

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

Want to buy a spinning wheel but uncertain which one to choose? Already own an awesome wheel that you'd like to know better? This workshop will explore different types of spinning wheels and how to get the most of your equipment. From different tensioning styles to maintenance and body ergonomics, we will cover the options and try out different wheels during class. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a learn-to-spin class.

Next Step Rigid Heddle Weaving

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

We will learn new and different techniques for the rigid heddle loom including how to hemstitch, finger manipulation of your weaving to make warp and weft floats, Danish medallions, how to create texture, and how to include beading in your woven fabric. Students should have previous knowledge of rigid heddle weaving, and bring their loom already threaded for class. Prerequisite: Introduction to Rigid Heddle Flip Loom Weaving or equivalent Materials...

Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

You can create beautiful bands to use as yoga straps, camera bands, dog leashes, or edging for fabric on an inkle loom. There's no end to the creativity to be found in inkle loom weaving, and this introductory class will help students explore all the steps necessary to create these wonderful woven pieces. Students will have the opportunity to develop a design and choose colors, and then warp up the loom. Class discussion includes how to begin and...

Give Fleece a Chance

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

Learn how to process a raw fleece by hand so that you can turn it into the yarn you love. Students will begin with the most basic steps: selecting a fleece, sorting, washing; and then move on to fiber prep and spinning. You'll make sample cards of a few different fleece types to see how the magic happens. 

Next Steps in Spindle Spinning

WEBS - America's Yarn Store @ 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA

This intermediate-level class is for spinners comfortable with spinning a continuous yarn who want to take their craft to the next level. Covering different drafting techniques and matching them to your project, fiber theory, use of color and yarn design, plying on the spindle, and an awesome technique for chain-plying as you spin will all be practiced in class. Prerequisite: Introduction to Spinning on a Drop Spindle or equivalent Materials...

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