Special Cloth from Simple Looms

Start date: May 20, 2018

End date: May 26, 2018

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

Multicolored Rigid Heddle woven scarf

Create your own unique cloth with the simple and versatile rigid heddle loom. Portable and inexpensive, these looms are a great way to get started weaving – and a nice addition for experienced weavers. Learn to set up and weave on the rigid heddle, starting with plain weave and progressing to more complex patterns, including pick-up and hand-manipulated lace. Try scarves, placemats, or cloth to sew into a tote bag. All levels welcome.

Message in a Pattern

Date: July 7, 2018

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Location: HGA Convergence, Reno, NV

Create original patterns by encoding words or phrases into woven textiles. Name drafting allows you to embed meaning into your cloth and create signature designs which can be interpreted in many different structures.  In this seminar, we’ll turn language into a number sequence, profile draft, and finally a weaving draft.