Build a Warp-Weighted Loom Guild with David Gowman

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Date(s) - 31/01/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


6 sessions, Sundays 10-11.30amPST

Jan 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28, April 18

$90, materials not included

Having built exactly one loom so far, David with his years of woodworking expertise is ready to help walk you through the steps virtually to build your own loom using either wood you are harvesting raw, store bought commercial lumber, or a combination of both. The beauty of this loom is it takes up very little space- leaning against a wall or window when in use- and breaks down  to store as a pile of sticks between projects. The weighted loom to be  built is a single heddle for plain weaving, participants can add additional heddles for weaving twills.

Simple woodworking experience is required and access to a large drill bit and drill.  Pegs can be commercially purchased dowels or whittled by hand.

First session will go over dimensions and materials everyone in the group is working with and break down the inventory of sticks required to begin the project.

Sessions cover: “forest shopping” (what you’re looking for in tree growth), carving basics for hand fitting certain areas and making the cloth bar, 1 session on measuring, drilling and assembly. The final 2 sessions focus on weights, weaving swords and warping with Sharon Kallis and David so you are ready to weave!

The warp weighted loom dates from the Neolithic period with a geographic spread from Ancient Greece to Iceland. It is an ideal simple loom for small spaces and for use with hand spun or commercial threads.

If you would like to see  the loom David made Sharon, here is a short loom anatomy lesson on YouTube.


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