Learn to wind a warp with a raddle cross, transfer the warp to the loom with the crosses secure, load the raddle, beam the warp, thread your heddles, sley the reed and finally tie on with minimal loom waste.
This class is all about the process of warping.
During the class, you use short, narrow warps with a minimum of warp ends so that you can focus on the process of warping your loom. At the end of the class, you will be more comfortable with getting a warp on your loom, and if you choose to weave in between the class sessions, you will have a pile of mug rugs (coasters) ready to give away as gifts or to use at your next party.
We will provide all the yarns that you need to get 2 warps onto your loom, and the yarn to weave those warps if you choose to do so ($35 value). These materials are included in the fee for the class.
This is a virtual class and will be held via Zoom. The class will be recorded, and you will have access to the videos for 2 weeks.
You will be working on your own equipment at your home. You will need to have:
- A shaft loom (this class is not designed for rigid heddle looms) with at least 4.5″ weaving width
- Raddle: commercially made or home-made
- Warping board or reel
- 10-dent reed
- Boat shuttle and bobbins for fine weft and a Rag, Ski or Stick Shuttle for heavy weft
- Threading and Sley hook
We currently have 3 Classes scheduled:
- Class February: February 15, 17, and 21, 2023
- Class April: April 12, 14, and 18, 2023
- Class May/June: May 31, June 3, and 6, 2023
For each Class, there are 3 days scheduled. The times for each day are as follows:
- Day 1: 3:00 — 6:00 pm Mountain Time
- Day 2: 10:00 — 4:30 pm Mountain Time (This will be broken into segments so you will have time to complete the class assignments during the day)
- Day 3: 5:00 pm Mountain Time
For the yarns that we will be providing, we have 4 colorways for you to choose from:
- Prairie (Neutrals)
- Mountain (Purples)
- Caldera (Reds)
- Ocean (Blue Greens)
If you are unable to attend the class, we will refund $50 up to 30 days before the class. After the 30-day mark, there will be no refunds.
Michele Belson is an original Lunatic. She is a weaver, stitcher, business owner, teacher and has been playing with bits of string and cloth for more than half a century. She especially loves helping weavers get warped to weave with a minimal amount of stress.