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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Table Loom

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Table Loom

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Scholarship tickets are available to anyone as funds allow. Call or email us to request one! Read more at the bottom of this page.

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*Our next rigid heddle weaving class is an intensive! This is a longer class than usual where students get to plan their projects before they start and can make something more complex than our usual beginner scarf project. Larger scarves with plaid patterns, napkins, dishcloths, table runner, and placemat projects are all options.

This has been our favorite class to teach for so many years. Table loom weaving is intuitive, playful, and so fast. Where knitting or crocheting a scarf could take up to 20 hours, you can weave one with the same yarn in only 3!

In the class we will warp the looms, start weaving, and hemstitch one end of the scarf. The scarf will take an additional 1.5–3 hours at home to finish. A one-week loom rental is included in the class.

INSTRUCTOR 
Cleo (they/she)

PROJECT
6.5" x 60" scarf with fringe in one or two colors.

PATTERN
pattern and weaving instruction sheet are provided in the class.

SKILL LEVEL
Absolute Beginner

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to warp a loom using the direct warping method, weaving in plain weave, weaving with multiple colors in the weft, and hemstitching.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
None! You don't need any weaving experience to take this class. Must be 10 years or older.

REQUIRED YARN - available for purchase at the shop
260 yards total of DK or worsted weight yarn. You can use one or two colors of the same yarn, or two different yarns. If you want to use two different yarns you will need 140 yards of strong (won't easily break when pulled) animal fiber yarn for the warp (fringe color), and 120 yards of any strength animal fiber yarn for the weft (main scarf color). Most plant fiber and acrylic yarns are not recommended for this first project as they are less stretchy and forgiving.

REQUIRED TOOLS  - available for purchase at the shop
A 10–20" rigid heddle table loom with a 5 or 8 dent reed, 1–2 shuttles, 3 clamps, warping peg, threading hook, 2 rubber bands, warp paper, scissors, and a darning needle.

Each student can rent one of our classroom looms, or purchase their own to use in class. Students renting looms will have one week to complete their weaving project at home before returning the loom to the shop.

If you already have your own loom you would like to use in the class, please email me a photo of it at hello@cleosyarnshop.com so I can make sure it will work for the class.

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Devany Du
ADDICTED TO WEAVING

The class is beyond my expectation! I knew I would love weaving before I came to the class (I have been obsessed with those videos), but I didn't know I would enjoy this session THIS much. Cleo is so nice and patient in answering all my questions, and the puppy is absolutely adorable. No YouTube tutorial would be nearly close to how good this session is. Thank you so much!

Class Policies

Wait Lists

If a class is full we are happy to add you to the wait list in case someone cancels. Send an email with the name of the class (and the date, if there is more than one date for the class) to hello@cleosyarnshop.com to be added.

Cancellations

We are happy to offer you a refund or store credit for any class sign up as long as you give us notice at least 48 hours before the start time of the class.

Most no show and late cancellation ticket costs will added to our Scholarship Fund. You can read more about that below.

Many of our classes have a minimum number of sign ups required to run. If a class doesn't get the required number of sign ups to run and we decide to cancel or post-pone the class we will notify those who did sign up via email between 24–48 hours before the class's start time and offer them a seat in the next class, a refund, or store credit.

Photography

When you attend a class at our shop you agree to be recorded and photographed during the class. If you would like to request that your face, hands, or body not be in any photos or videos that we share on social media please send an email requesting so any time prior to the start time of the class to hello@cleosyarnshop.com. You may still be recorded or photographed during the class but we will respect your request that the videos or images of you not be shared online.

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund is contributed to by the shop and our community to help those who need it attend our classes and events. You can read about why we started the fund here.

When signing up for a class or event, anyone is welcome to purchase a Scholarship Fund ticket at a discount as funds allow. When a Scholarship Fund ticket is purchased, the amount discounted is taken from the Scholarship Fund to pay the shop, the shop's staff, and the teacher or host of the class or event the full regular ticket price.

If you are considering requesting a Scholarship Fund ticket but aren't sure whether it's for you or not, it probably is! The folks who have contributed to the Scholarship Fund wanted to contribute and want the funds to be used! And the lovely people putting on this class or event are still getting paid the full amount to do it. Please only pay full price if you feel you have enough to do so.

That said, we also ask that you be mindful of the amount and frequency of requests you make from the fund. Making sure funds are available to as many people as possible is a collaborative effort, so we'll check in with you and you check in with us!

If you'd like to use the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by calling the shop (929-529-7542), emailing us (hello@cleosyarnshop.com), or coming into the shop and requesting a Scholarship Ticket. We will ask you how much you are able to pay, and the funds available will cover the rest.