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Intro to Weaving (Rigid Heddle)



Learn how to weave a simple scarf in this introductory weaving workshop. You will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. In the first class, you will learn how to warp your loom, be introduced to the terminology, and begin to weave the scarf. The second class will be devoted to taking the scarf off the loom and discussing washing and blocking your finished piece. Students who rent their looms from 3 Kittens may keep the loom for up to two weeks following the class in order to make another project or two.

Please note - If you are planning on bringing your own loom to class, you must have an 8-dent heddle as part of your loom. Email 3kittens@3kittensneedlearts.com to find out more about what a heddle is and how to measure it well before the class start date. We will do our best to help you find the appropriate heddle. 

Skills taught in this class:

  • Introduction to the parts of a rigid heddle loom and what they do
  • How to warp a rigid heddle loom
  • How to do plain weave
  • The importance of your weaving tension and how to determine it
  • How to finish your woven scarf

Required Materials:
  • Instructions - provided by the instructor
  • Yarn (purchased separately at 3 Kittens) - 1 skein Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yards) and 1 skein of Berroco Vintage (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 217 yards)
  • Loom - 3 Kittens will have 6 looms for students to rent for $20
    • Students may keep the rental loom for up to two weeks after class
    • If a student decides to purchase a loom, s/he may apply the $20 rental fee towards the purchase of the loom

Meets 2x

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are also not refundable. 3 Kittens will only cancel a class if no students have signed up; however, we may need to reschedule due to weather or illness.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Skill Level 1: Beginner
Requirements: Only your interest in weaving!
Instructor: Connie Latendresse
Instructor Bio: Connie LaTendresse?s love of all things fiber goes back to learning to knit from her favorite aunt in third grade. Since then she has increased her fiber interests to include sewing, spinning and weaving. She loves to weave on most any kind of loom, but especially love the versatility of the rigid heddle loom. Connie teaches a variety of rigid heddle techniques in classes at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.
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