Woven Cloth-to-Clothing [multi session]

Learn how to create clothing from rigid heddle woven cloth.


$180.00 per person

Per Session:


About this experience

Now that you know how to warp a loom and weave a scarf it’s time to move to the next level to weave and sew an article of clothing. But how do you make that leap? Well, we are here to show you!

In the first session we will begin by discussing how to determine what fiber to use, epi (ends per inch), width and length of the cloth, based on the garment you are making for your particular size. In this class we will be working with a boxy fit Japanese pattern. You will choose your colors and warp your loom in this class. You will have 3 weeks in which to weave your cloth at home. You will return for the final 2 classes to learn to cut your cloth, serge your edges and fit and sew your top together.

Students must have their own loom that is at least 15” wide. If you would like to rent a loom from Wild Hand or purchase a loom in advance at the student discount rate that can be arranged by contacting the shop hi@wild-hand.com.


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 $180 workshop you are signing up for 7.5 hours of class over the following dates.

Sunday - OCTOBER 4 // 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Sunday - OCTOBER 24 // 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Sunday - OCTOBER 25 // 8:30AM - 11:30AM


This is a beyond beginner class and basic rigid heddle weaving skills are required. Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees) - students will have the opportunity to pick over 200g of fiber from the shop! Students will be able to select all of their fiber for the class - the class fee includes all fiber for a woven top but does not include the loom. 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.