Monday, May 31, 2010

Room for one more...

There is room for one more student in my upcoming Don't treadle...go rigid heddle class which starts on June 5th, 10 am to 1 pm.  The class meets weekly for 3 hours for 4 weeks. 

Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom.  It's fun, easy and a great way to enjoy fiber.  No experience necessary, no loom required.  Interested?  Contact Claudia at

In addition, knitting and crocheting classes are available by request.  Classes are held weekly on a drop-in, as needed basis.  Learn the basics or brush up on your knitting/crocheting and expand and improve your skills.

Here are a few scarves I made on my rigid heddle loom.

I used several different yarns, all from my knitting stash for this first scarf.
I added a lace weave in part of this one.
This last picture is of a wool and mohair shawl I made on my rigid heddle loom.  It's soft and warm draped across my shoulders on cool evenings.  Perfect for this time of year.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Don't Treadle...Go Rigid Heddle: Don't treadle...Go Rigid Heddle debuts

Don't treadle...Go Rigid Heddle debuts

I have been teaching rigid heddle weaving and decided to step it up a notch and apply to teach at a conference.  So, there's one in 2011 in my backyard, or nearly so, in Gettysburg, PA.  It's only about an hour from home so I thought I'd give it a go.  Too bad I waited until March 2010 to consider applying.  Application deadline was February.  2010!!  That was a surprise.  I sent a letter, was told I could submit in case something didn't work out and bingo, I'm goin to the game.  I'm really excited about this and looking forward to it.

More details to follow as we get closer to July 2011.  If you are considering learning to weave, this is a great way to get started.  There is a fun vibe being at a regional conference.  Especially one that is centered on weaving.  Consider attending MAFA (Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association) July 2011.