Course Descriptions

Please send checks to: Vermont Weaving School, 4 Signal Pine Rd, Putney, VT  05346 or register here

Beginning Weaving Retreat:  Feb 9-11, Mar 9-11, June 8-10

Cost: $285 plus materials (Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 9-3)

Participants will learn the basics of floor loom weaving and many skills necessary to create a finished piece of fabric, including project planning, setting up and the anatomy of the loom, fabric structures and finishing techniques.  Students will begin by making a twill sampler, and a scarf.  Students with more experience can start with placemats.  Although the class is designed for beginners, class size is small enough to accommodate students at all levels.

These are suitable for beginners and advanced beginners.  All equipment provided.
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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving, 2 day, expanded: Sat, Sun Mar 3-4, 2018

Price: $335 (including 15” Cricket loom), $320 (including 10” Cricket loom), $170 (bring your own loom and yarn). Materials are additional and can be paid for at class.

Please inquire about pricing if you would like to purchase a Schacht Flip loom instead of a Cricket.

We will cover everything from the one day Rigid Heddle Weaving Class but go into more depth with additional time spent on planning projects, using pick up sticks, and fun finishing techniques.

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Weaving Extravaganza! Friday May 18-Wed May 23 (Monday off, five days total), Cost: $435 plus materials

Come and improve your skill, speed, rhythm, and technique while weaving great projects. We will spend the first two days setting up the looms as a community of weavers and then have three days to weave, weave, weave. Projects TBA.

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Beyond the Rug: Exporations in Rags Mar 12-16 (Mon-Fri) Cost: $435 plus materials

Weaving with “rags” gives a wide range of opportunity to learn about color, texture, movement, and form. While making “good” fabric can have specific guidelines to follow, making a rug or wall hanging out of rags can be much more flexible and creative. In addition, while it can take many hours to make a small tapestry, rag rug weaving can be a relatively quick way to produce fabulous wall pieces.

In this class, we will go beyond the ordinary. We will start with the basics of how to make a great rag rug and use that as our foundation. We will explore various tapestry techniques and how to use them with rags. We will then explore creating wall pieces that are non-rectangular. We will use surface embellishments, create empty space and interesting shapes within a piece, and learn a variety of finishing techniques that can be used as edging, but also as accents within our work.

All equipment provided. Warping will be done in class.

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This class is for weavers who are looking to have some fun by pushing the boundaries of ordinary weaving.

Beginning and Beyond: Project Week

Monday April 2-Fri April 6, 2018  (open to beginners and experienced weavers) $435 plus materials

Is there a specific technique you’ve been wanting to explore?  Is there something about your technique that is holding you back?  This class is designed to give us time to settle in and take on a new weaving challenge.  Beginners will start with a sampler warp to get the basics and then move on to a project of your choosing (scarves or placemats are two of the possible options).  Weavers with experience will choose their own project. No experience necessary.

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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving: Monday Sept 25,  Sunday Jan 28 (10-5) (to be rescheduled)

Price: $250 (including 15” Cricket loom), $235 (including 10” Cricket loom), $85 (bring your own loom and yarn). Materials are additional and can be paid for at class.

Please inquire about pricing if you would like to purchase a Schacht Flip loom instead of a Cricket.

Rigid Heddle looms provide an easy and inexpensive way to break into weaving. They are very portable and easy to use.

In this class, we will “build” our cricket looms, set up our warps (the threads running up and down on the loom), weave a scarf, and learn finishing techniques. The cricket loom comes with everything you need, including yarn for your first project.

Please register four weeks before date of class to ensure your loom is here on time.
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