Dressing the Loom

Instructor: Becky Ashenden

Prerequisites: none

Max enrollment: 8

Course fee: $300 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch Mon–Tue)

Materials fee: $15+ (we weigh the woven projects and charge by the ounce)

Room & board: $120 (includes lodging Sun–Mon evenings, breakfast Mon–Tue, dinner Mon only)

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Days offered: Two-day session, Monday–Tuesday


Dates offered: last offered in 2010

Design and wind your own napkin warp to take home, in addition to experiencing all aspects of dressing our looms.  All stages of our loom dressing techniques will be covered, including winding a warp on a warping mill, pre-sleying the reed, winding onto the back beam with warp sticks, threading Texsolv heddles, tying up to the front tie-on bar, and tying up the treadles.  You'll learn about both countermarch and counterbalance tie-ups. You'll find this class useful either as a review or as your first class at Vävstuga.

becky demo for class loom dressing class