Dressing the Loom from Back to Front
A wonderful introduction or great refresher
Instructor: Susan Conover
Prerequisites: No experience necessary
Max Enrollment: 5
Price: $125 (includes all instruction time and handouts)
Date Offered:Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4:30pm; April 15 & 16, 2023 also September 16 & 17, 2023
This two-day hands-on seminar is a vital foundation course that should
be attended by any weaver who needs a refresher course. Dressing the
Loom teaches you the mechanics of properly dressing (warping) a loom
from back to front using the straight beam method. We will not
sectional beaming in this workshop. Susan Conover will demonstrate how
to measure your material on a warp board as well as a warp mill.
Students will have an opportunity to dress a Schacht Pup and/or Baby
Wolf jack loom; a Glimakra 4-shaft counterbalance loom and a Glimakra
8-shaft countermarch loom.The trapeze method of beaming will be
demonstrated too. Students will have ample opportunity to thread steel
and Texsolv heddles; sley reeds and tie-on to the cloth bar.
Here are some of the items you will learn:
- Loom actions: jack, counter balance and countermarch
- What type of material makes an acceptable warp?
- Warp board and warp mill techniques.
- Pre-sleying rather than using a raddle.
- Threading and reed hook techniques: steel and Texsolv heddles.
- Choosing the correct sett.
Sleying the reed efficiently.
- Avoiding tension problems of the warp (not the weaver).
Experienced weavers have stated this refresher in the basics has been excellent time spent.
Please note our cancellation policy: