Rigid Heddle Basics [multi session]

Learn how to weave a cowl or scarf on a rigid heddle loom in this day-long workshop.

Cost:

$155.00 per person

Per Session:

3h

About this experience

In this day-long class you will learn basic weaving taught by the Spider Sisters, Judy Donovan and Sara Robbins, local Mt. Airy residents and fiber artists. Did you ever wonder how cloth is made? Did you ever want to try your hand at weaving? If so, this is the perfect class for you!

Experience the joy of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. The rigid heddle is a small, lightweight loom with a single heddle that makes warping and weaving easy. It’s the perfect way to start your weaving journey.

Students will begin by learning the technique of warping a rigid heddle loom and will progress to the next step of weaving and completing a scarf or cowl. A choice fibers will be available in beautiful textures and colors. You will be able to create your own completely original work of fiber art.

Feel free to bring your won rigid heddle loom if you have one! It's not required (we will have looms for everyone to work with) but you're welcome to bring your own.

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This is a 3-SESSION workshop that meets on all of the following dates (apologies for the confusion - our event booking app is working on making this clearer in the future!). By signing up for this $155 workshop you are signing up for 7.5 hours of class over the following dates.

Friday - APRIL 24 // 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday - APRIL 25 // 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Sunday - APRIL 26 // 8:30AM - 11:30AM

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This is a beginner class and no skills are required. Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees). Students also get a one-time use 15% off discount card for use during and up to two weeks following the last class session!

All classes meet at our shop at 606 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 - in the heart of Mt. Airy Village. There is plenty of free on-street parking as well as High Point Cafe and Weaver's Way Co-op steps away for your food and beverage needs. Kiddos are always welcome to hang in the shop!

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a store credit refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a 50% store credit refund.

Your Host

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JUDY GELZINIS DONOVAN is an award-winning wearables, bead and fiber artist who has been creating art-to-wear garments, quilts and beadwork for exhibitions, runway and invitational shows for over 25 years. She is currently the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers' Programs Chair and Guild Librarian.

SARA ROBBINS grew up in the Midwest and wishes she had learned how to knit, quilt and crochet from her grandmother and godmother. Sara joined Ready to Hand, a Saori
studio in Philadelphia, studied the technique and was completely entranced. Sara has served on the Board of Directors for PGHW for four years, as newsletter editor, and is currently the Outreach Coordinator and Education Co-Chair.