Workshop: “Weave your way to an Alpaca Scarf”


Have you ever wanted to try weaving? Have you hesitated because of the initial cost and daunting prospect of setting up a loom? This workshop is designed to provide a satisfying weaving experience for participants, as well as answering those beginner questions and more.

The workshop will be led by textile artist Ruth Konrad who was given her first sheep in the early 1980’s and taught herself to spin, and from there to knit and weave. Ruth takes special joy in teaching others to weave and to enter the creative world of fiber arts.

Students will work on looms pre-warped with supersoft alpaca yarn, to weave a luxurious alpaca scarf during class. Ruth will demonstrate how to warp a rigid heddle loom if you should ever decide to purchase one. While taking breaks, participants may want to try out a portable floor loom that will be available. Everything you learn in this class on a table loom will be of use should you decide to continue weaving, even on a floor loom. Come and learn to weave in a comfortable, relaxed small group workshop.

Workshop fee is $55 ($50 member) plus a $15 materials fee. Pre-registration required.