Weaving Workshop Series: Rigid Heddle Loom

Guidance by Camila Moreno
Dates: Saturday June 10 & 17
Time: 4.00 – 7.00 PM
Materials included
Level: beginner/intermediate


Textile artist Camila Moreno developed this lovely course for beginners who want to learn the basics of weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom (table loom). In this course you learn the planning of your work, preparing and working on the loom and in the end, creating your own scarf as a result!
Students will learn:
> How to plan a project and make small samples.
> How to dress the loom (put the warp on and thread the loom)
> How to start a scarf with the hem stitching (is the same for the finishing)
> How to weave with cotton yarn, techniques to change colours, manage the tension, edges, etc
Materials and Tools are included
> Each student will have 4 cotton yarn in different colours, 1 needle for wool and one cotton bag to storage their personal materials.
> You will use an Ashford Heddle Loom 40 cm wide with a 30/10 reed.
> All students will have the option to buy the looms if they want at the end of the class.

About Camila
Textile artist Camila Moreno is originally from Chile and has been living in Amsterdam since late 2020. She’s a graphic designer by training, but has been dedicated to textile design since she founded @pampa_deco 6 years ago. This drove her to start exploring and studying hand weaving techniques in Santiago more than two years ago, where she discovered her love and passion for this craft. Fast forward to 2020, she moved with her family to Amsterdam and started a studies about antiques weaving techniques (mainly from Finland and Sweden) in the Ambachtelijke Weverij. This journey has shown Camila that hand weaving is a great passion and that she wants to share it with new generations to feel the same joy that she experiences and also to maintain its relevancy against modern weaving techniques. Camila teaches weaving courses/workshops at De Steek.


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