Learn to Use the Rigid Heddle Loom and Make a Scarf (Online)

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN Fiber Zoom Room, Class Code FI062621DJ
  • 15


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    Registration will close on Thursday, June 24th at 4:00pm.


**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**  

If you are looking for a new way to create interesting fabric with your yarn, this class will certainly interest you. While making a lovely scarf, you will learn about weaving terminology, setting up the loom, and how to insert weft yarn to make an interesting cloth. Weaving is a great way to use your yarns in a new way that is relaxing, enjoyable, fun and fast.

The class is divided into two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, (2 hour break), 2 pm - 4 pm

Homework: Prepare the space where you will be working. You will need a clear area that is 72” - 80” long. This space does not have to be on a tabletop, you can stretch over an open space, but need to attach the loom and clamps to a solid surface at either end. If it is possible for your area to be counter height, your back will thank you!  All your yarn and supplies should be close at hand

Supplies to have at home: Rigid heddle loom with at least 8“ weaving width, clamps, warping peg, 7.5 or 8 dent reed, sley/threading hook,  shuttle, scissors, tapestry needle, tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, measuring tape, post it notes, 300 yards smooth, strong, non-hairy, and at least 2 ply yarn that is preferably variegated colors.  Yarn should be wound into balls before class.

A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org


  • Registration will close Thursday, June 24th at 10:00am.
  • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
  • Skill Level:  Beginning
  • Ages 14+ are welcome

Instructor Bio:  

Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

Deborah is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book coming out in 2021 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.

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