Brocade Pillow Class – Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving: August 11, 2024


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oin Dorothy for a wonderful class on how to weave using a Rigid Heddle Loom. Whether you've previously used a loom or never even touched a skein of yarn before, you'll love this class and the beautiful pillow cover that you create! Dorothy will take you from beginning steps to full-speed-ahead weaving in this one-session workshop.

Learn how to prepare this simple loom for weaving, then learn basic and advanced techniques, including plain weave, brocade, twining, and soumak. Lastly, we will cover the methods for constructing your unique and personal pillow cover.

Dorothy will provides yarns for dressing the loom; you will need to provide worsted-weight wool yarns in colors of your choice to match your décor.

Looms are available on loan for the duration of the class and for participants to take home to complete the project. Looms will be available to purchase after the class.

Date and Time: Sunday, August 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dorothy Tuthill

Investment $175, instructor fee and use of loom

Materials Provided: Rigid Heddle loom 15" wide, 8 dent reed,

Materials Needed: several shuttles, broad pick up stick, Weft background color 320 total worsted weight yarn and 150 yards total of one or several colors for pattern colors

Cowgirl Yarn Notes:

  • If you are bringing your own loom, please let us know.
  • If you'd like, you can bring a sack lunch with you. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use, or you can plan to order take-out from one of Laramie's awesome, downtown restaurants.
  • The class is limited to 4 students.
  • Parking: Students can park in the First Interstate Bank Parking lot in after hours times.
  • Please read our Class Terms and Conditions and provide a phone number and email when checking out, so we can contact you if needed should a last-minute issue arises.
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