(101) Weaving 101: Weave A Twills Scarf

2023_Session_Images - Martin_weaving_101 xWhat is the difference between a harness and a shaft? How do you read a draft? Can you put a warp on by yourself? The answer to these questions and others will be some of the topics covered in this exciting workshop even if you have never woven before. You can show off your new language and skills with a beautiful twill sample scarf when you get home. This class includes getting to know a loom, how to prepare/dress a loom, understanding the terminology and weaving a twill sample scarf on your own loom. There will also be lots of tips and tricks shared. The materials used will be 5/2 cotton from a Lunatic Fringe spectrum of your choice–so many colors.

This workshop allow freedom for each student to explore what potential a loom has. And we just have fun in the process.

This workshop is one I have held many times in my studio with new students. The smiles always make my heart sing as students put on that finished scarf at the end of the final day. Weaving is a new language too so many.


Patricia Martin

Class Length:

Two and a half-day Workshop

Class Day/Time:

Friday - Sunday All Day

Maximum Class Size:


Materials fee:

$20 covers comprehensive notebook, small tools, misc yarn, making tape, paper for winding on, a couple of warping boards, bobbin winders, shuttles, projector and laptop lecture. Lots of laughter.

Student Supplies:

  • Yarn set from Lunatic Fringe Yarns
  • 4 shaft loom
  • Warping device which can include a warping board, warping reel or pegs, raddle (directions for DIY given)
  • Reed
  • Lease sticks
  • Shuttle
  • Threading/sled hook
  • Bobbins (2 or more)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Permanent pen
  • Masking tape
  • Tape measure
  • If easy to bring, a light source such as an OttLite and 6 ft extension cord.
  • Basket or bin to hold small equipment.
  • Optional: cushion for extra height on chair