Learning to Weave

I learned to weave at Halcyon Yarn, in Bath, ME, almost 30 years ago.  I’ve since honed my skills at Våvstuga, Shelburn, MA; Marshfiled School of Weaving, Marshfield, VT; Säterglänten, Insjön, Sweden; and Yadkin Valley Fiber Center, Elkin, NC, where I started the Olds College Master Weaver program.  With each class, from instructor and other weavers alike, I’ve learned new techniques, tips and tricks to advance my craft.  Many thanks to everyone who’s shared their expertise and artistry with me!

I often demonstrate weaving at craft fairs. It’s a conversation starter. Kids are intrigued; their parents sometimes amazed at their interest.  Current and lapsed weavers study the cloth, the patterns and techniques more closely. Some ask if I offer weaving instruction. I respond with a question, what do you want to learn?  

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My interest in teaching is sharing what I’ve learned to help new weavers get a good start, with solid foundational skills and a basic understanding of how their loom works. If you are new to weaving, have a loom in good working order and basic accessories like a warping board, shuttles and bobbins, we’ll choose a project and get to work breaking down the weaving process into reasonable bites like winding the warp, setting up the loom, weaving, and finishing.

Has it been a while since you last setup your loom? For those with basic weaving experience, a functional loom, and a desire to get back into weaving, maybe a quick warping refresher is all you need. I’d be happy to help.

If you’re interested, please contact me. Tell me what kind of loom you have, what if any weaving experience you have, and what you want to learn.

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