Beginning weavers will learn the entire process of dressing a loom using the front-to-back method while creating a cotton, woven sampler on a 4-shaft loom. This workshop will provide each participant with a roadmap of how to weave on a multi-shaft loom, and arm them with the steps necessary to start, weave, and finish a weaving project on their own.

Instructor: Chris Acton

Length: 3 Days

Materials Fee:  $50, includes planning pages, graph paper, project notes etc., yarn for the project, and lease sticks.

Skill Level: Beginner

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • 4-shaft (or more) table or floor loom with a minimum width of 12”
  • A reed that fits your loom (12-dent is preferred, but not mandatory)
  • Shuttle (boat shuttle is recommended, but a stick shuttle will work, too)
  • Bobbins for the shuttle
  • Roll of craft paper in a 12-24” width
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins, safety pins, & a large-eyed needle
  • Fabric measuring tape
  • Pen/pencil & notebook