Course Descriptions

Please note: For any class 3 days or longer, receive a $25 coupon towards the cost of materials if you register two months or more before the start date. Please send checks to: Vermont Weaving School, 4 Signal Pine Rd, Putney, VT  05346 or register here

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving: April 2, 10am-5pm closed

Price: $240 (including 15” Cricket loom), $225 (including 10” Cricket loom), $85 (bring your own loom and yarn)

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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Beginning Weaving Retreat:  Apr 28-30 (waiting list only), June 2-4 (waiting list only), June 23-25 (1 space open), Sept 15-17 (waiting list only), Nov 3-5

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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Weaving Gift Extravaganza! Friday Nov 10-Wed Nov 15 (Monday off, five days total), Cost: $435 plus materials

Come with your gift list and improve your skill, speed, rhythm, and technique while weaving holiday gifts. 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. This class will be geared towards weaving smaller items, suitable for gifts. Projects will include naturally colored cotton dishtowels, cottolin eight shaft twill dishtowels, huck napkins, rep placemats and runners, tencel scarves, chenille scarves and/or shawls as well as a few more, chosen by participants.

Weaving Extravaganza! (otherwise known as…”Weaving Bootcamp”) closed
Monday March 20-Sat March 25 (waiting list only), Cost: $520, plus materials

This is a great class for improving technique and practicing the many aspects involved in weaving great cloth quickly and easily.  We will design projects and set up the looms as a group and then each student will get a chance to weave many different projects on different looms such as placemats, napkins, dishtowels, scarves, shawls and rugs.  You will leave with lots of great handwoven items plus inspiration for so much more!

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