Weaving on the Knitter’s Loom – for beginners with Jo Skinner
The Silk Weaving Studio and Sanjo Silk present a live, in-person weaving class! 3 evenings: 6:30 – 9:00pm each evening Winter class is full. Contact us to be notified about the classes for the new year.
This course will take you from being a non-weaver to being a weaver! It will introduce you to 2 types of weaving on a super portable Knitter’s Loom, a type of rigid heddle loom.
Balanced, flat weaving – used for wearables, table linens, etc.
Textural work – suitable for decorative wall hangings and art
You’ll get a bag full of interesting yarns to use as weft in your work, as well as beautiful Sanjo Silk 50% Silk 50% Merino Wool 12/3 (#10-056 ) for your warps. You’ll become knowledgeable about the loom, the materials, and the basic technique of weaving; how to put the warp on, and take the finished work off; how to introduce texture to your work. You’ll learn what you need to know in order to proceed to weaving wearable pieces, table linens or tea towels. You’ll also learn techniques for creating a textural decorative piece. And you’ll know the differences in how to approach these 2 types of weaving. You will have the use of the loom for a full 3 weeks – the 2 weeks spanning your 3 classes, and for an additional week after the last class, giving you time to make 1 or 2 finished projects. Join the fun, be part of a real-live class, be inspired by the creativity of your classmates, and become a weaver!
The class will be held at the beautiful and inspiring Silk Weaving Studio (in the Sandbar courtyard on Granville Island) Maximum class size is 5 to allow for lots of personal attention. $225, includes most of the materials you’ll need, and the at-home use of the loom for 3 weeks
Sanjo Silk is delighted to have Jo Skinner back teaching weaving at the Silk Weaving Studio. Jo was a member of the SWS for 15 years, first as a weaver and then as a co-owner of Sanjo Silk Ltd. Jo wove her own innovative textiles and was part of the production for the SWS. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail are infectious.
Refund policy for all classes:
Eventbrite fees are non-refundable. Class fees are non-refundable unless class is cancelled. In the event of unforeseen instructor absence all efforts will be made to re-schedule missed classes. If for some reason you are unable to attend the course, you may send someone else in your place. Please contact us at sanjosilk at gmail dot com
PLEASE CONTACT US AT SILKWEAVEDIANA@GMAIL.COM TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT FUTURE CLASSES
We are a dealer for Ashford looms and accessories. We offer 10% discount on Ashford orders over $400. Please enquire.