The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Up and Down on the Rigid Heddle Loom - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Leslie Fesperman

Class Fee: $135.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 6

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


Rigid Heddle looms are simple looms, but can be very versatile.  Portable, easy to warp, available in multiple widths and reed sizes, they are a great way to be introduced to the awesome world of weaving AND to make a dent in your yarn stash.

This workshop will go over the basics of learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom.  You will learn weaving terms, how to calculate a warp and plan a project, how to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method, the proper way to wind a stick shuttle, and basic finishing for scarves.

Participants will prepare their loom for weaving a scarf and finish the project on their own.  

Level of experience: beginner

Leslie can be reached with questions by emailing

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room in Yadkinville, NC.  


Materials Information

There is no material fee associated with this class.  

Materials Provided by Instructor:  none

Materials Provided by Student:  Rigid Heddle loom with a 7/5 or 8 dent reed, reed hook, warping peg if available, paper and pen for notes. Smooth worsted weight yarn (#4) of your choice.
Homework: no

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