November 6 & 7, 2015: Let’s Start weaving

Registrations must be received by October 19, 2015.

Dates:                   Nov 6 and 7, 2015

Location:           5370 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach
(approximately 12 kms north of the town)

Cost:                    $ 250.00 Canadian
Course Length:   2 days, 4.5 hours per day
Registration:       email

Students will start with an introduction to weaving – weaving terminology, tools, and types of looms. The next step will be to learn about yarns and how to prepare a warp. Each student will prepare a cotton warp for sampling. Warps will then be prepared and put on the loom. Before starting the actual weaving an overview of correct weaving practices will be covered.
Once the looms are warped, students will create samples of the basic 4 shaft weaves. The sample will be finished in a knotted fringe on one end and hemstitched on the other end. This sample will be cut off and students will learn a quick way to cut and retie. Two double weave samples will then be created. Proper finishing techniques, a review, and discussion on next projects will be presented. If time permits students can try out a floor loom.
You get to take home
  1. Your beautiful samples
  2. Notes for future reference
  3. A booklet with the teaching handouts
Studio Supply List (these are available for your use in the studio)
4 shaft table loom
Yarn for your samples
Warping board
Shuttles and bobbins
Reed hooks
Bobbin winder
Access to books in the weaving library
Student Supply List
  1. Notebooks
  2. Pen
  3. Pencil
  4. Eraser
  5. Scissors
  6. Measuring tape
  7. Bag lunch (there is also a stove or a microwave for your use)