Next Up Series - Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Study Group (Mondays - Jul to Dec 2022)

Join us for a series of discussions and idea-sharing on weaving on rigid heddle looms

Cost:

$70.00 per person

Duration:

2h

About this experience

The intention of this group is to encourage intentional and deliberate practice on the rigid heddle loom, but paced to accommodate our respective life schedules. Therefore we have planned for the study group to span over six months, working on three projects. Each project will take approximately 2 months from warp, weave and finish. You are welcomed to work on more projects, but that would not be our expectation. 


As this is a study group, the choice of weave structure, techniques and projects will be chosen by consensus amongst members of the group. To make this group as inclusive as possible, we will encourage the group to pick projects that do not require the purchase of additional tools and accessories beyond the yarns that are required for the project. We will certainly be here to suggest possible hacks or work-arounds for techniques that require additional tools (e.g. double-heddle weaving). 


This study group will meet on Monday mornings, between 10 am to 12 noon. 


The dates of the meetings are as follows:



  • 11 July – Opening Meeting, Virtual

  • 25 July – Project #1 Meeting, Virtual

  • 1 Aug – Project #1 Showcase, Physical

  • 5 Sep – Project #2 Meeting, Virtual

  • 3 Oct – Project #2 Showcase, Physical

  • 7 Nov – Project #3 Meeting, Virtual

  • 5 Dec - Project #3 Showcase, Physical

  • September – Project Exhibition


A membership fee of $70 will be charged for the study group. This fee will go towards refreshments at our physical meetings, as well as any administrative costs involved in hosting the meetings and exhibition. Participants are expected to purchase their own materials for the study group.


The intention of this group is to encourage intentional and deliberate practice on the rigid heddle loom, but paced to accommodate our respective life schedules. Hence participants will work on 3 projects with 2 months allocated to warp, weave and finish each project. Participants are free to work on more projects, but that would not be our expectation. 


This study group will meet on Monday mornings (11 and 25 July, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Nov and 5 Dec), between 10 am to 12 noon. 

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