Class description: a rigid heddle loom is portable and the ‘shed’ (the interchanging of warp threads) is changed by moving the ‘heddle’ up or down. The heddle has slots and holes. Students may pick from a variety of yarns or bring your own. A simple scarf or hand towel can be woven. Students will go through measuring for their warp, warping the rigid heddle loom, and then weaving the weft and finally, taking it off the loom.
Date and Time: call Julie Wilson 828-779-0397
Materials: varied prices for yarn
Number of hours: 4-6 hours, studio weaving time is no extra charge
Julie and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, NC. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm , has grown to raise Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora Goats, Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle. They have a cottage on the farm, called ‘The Shepherd’s Croft’ available for folks to experience ‘real’ farm life. Julie has been spinning since 1990 and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education. She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF since 1996, has taught at NYSW from 2010-2016, teaching beginning spinning at Carolina FiberFest and Blue Ridge Fiber Festival since 2019 Julie will drop everything and meet anyone anywhere to teach them to spin! Julie is a Lendrum Spinning Wheel dealer.