Experience the versatility of our own band loom with innovative design features
Instructors: Becky Ashenden & Eva GaultneyAug 28 – Sep 1 (concurrent with Bandfest)
Explore the versatility of this old style loom with our design innovations to make a variety of stunning plain weave and patterned bands. Learn two beaming methods and five weaving techniques.
This band loom (see it in action!) uses an inkle style shedding system. This means that every other warp end is in a fixed position, and alternate warp can move either above or below the stationary ends. The ability to spread the warp threads facilitates pick-up patterns. The class will begin with plain weave on Monday, allowing students the time to gain comfort manipulating the shed with their hands. Each student will dress their loom throughout the week with several short warps to get plenty of practice with dressing the loom and with simple several different techniques and structures.
Structures & styles
- Plain weave
- Simple pattern pick-up
- Plain weave with treadle device
- Mora style pick-up
- Classic pattern pick-up
Theory & hands-on
- Analyzing plain weave bands
- Analyzing patterned bands
- Three warping methods
- Two beaming methods
- Threading with comfort and ease
- Three pick-up structures
- Storing your project for later
Vävstuga Bandloom$950.00 Select options
Max enrollment: 4
Course fee: $950 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch Mon–Fri, dinner Thu)
Materials fee: $40
Days offered: Five-day session, Monday–Friday
Schedule: Instruction time 9:00–noon and 1:30–4:00. Exceptions: on the last day, instruction ends at noon, and checkout must be completed by 3:00. Once a session begins, the Barn studio is available at all hours.