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Basic Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

6 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.to Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00GC
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By Karen Thompson

The versatile and portable rigid heddle loom is a great entryway into weaving scarves, placemats, dishtowels, and more. Learn how to prepare (dress) the loom for weaving along with basic hand-control techniques including: flat tapestry, raised tapestry, open-lace work, pickup, plane weave, and several finishing techniques. Acquire a wide range of skills as the instructor provides step-by-step instructions, demonstrations, and feedback.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Tea Okropiridze.
  • 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This online program is presented on Zoom.