Weave a Shoulder Bag on the Rigid Heddle Loom

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Yearn to learn to weave? Rigid heddle weaving is easy when you learn from a pro, in person! With this one project you'll gain your foundation in weaving lingo, the basics of warping the loom, and feel confident in starting your next project solo. 

Melanie Smith, published author of articles in Ashford's Spin and Interweaves' Spin Off Magazines and accomplished weaver, will show you how to warp and weave an over-the-shoulder bag on a Rigid heddle loom. You'll also learn to add texture and artistic add-ons to your weaving, as well as how to finish your work. 

FEE: $60 includes all instruction during your two class sessions. Please see "Students Supply" section below for detail on what to bring. $15 rental looms available.

CLASS TIMESun. May 28, 9am-12pm: weave as long as you like in the classroom at the Belle Center. Mon. May 29, 10-12: finish and remove your bag from the loom. This is a two session class with time to weave in between. 

SKILL LEVEL: No prior experience weaving necessary. Students who are self taught or have not been involved in a weaving class but have already woven will benefit greatly from working with a weaving instructor on methods and tension.


  • At least 300 yards of worsted weight yarn in any color, some wool content or natural fiber preferred for a high-quality bag.
  • A working Rigid Heddle Loom, at least 10" in width, with a 10 dent (dpi) reed or larger (8 or 5) for worsted weight yarn. Need to rent a Loom? No problem! Please purchase your loom rental fro $15 at the pull-down tab, and we'll have your rental waiting for you at the time of class. Your $15 fee is good toward the purchase of your Rigid Heddle Loom at Puffy Mondaes Maker Space. Rental Looms will be either Ashford or Kromski brand, at least 10" weaving width.
  • Weaving Shuttle (stick shuttle, boat, any shuttle approprate for worsted weight yarn and your loom width. Rental looms include a shuttle.
  • Scissors and note taking materials if desired.

LOCATION: The Belle Events Center, 120 13th Ave.NampaID 83651, 1/2 Block from FiberTrain Festival. Enjoy 13 local restaurants, a coffee house, and tea bar within 2 blocks, and free parking. 

CLASS SPACE LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS: Preregister here by adding "Weave a Shoulder Bag" to your cart before its full!

Class fees can not be refunded or transferred after May 8, 2017. 10% of your class fee is non-refundable after purchase, and will be retained by FiberTrain Festival to cover processing fees.

Classes booked on a first-come-first-serve basis. Transfers and refunds will be approved on an individual basis by contacting FiberTrain Festival staff at Please allow 48 hours to receive a response to your contact. Class fees that qualify for a refund after approval will be refunded on or before June 15, 2017, and may take up to 14 days to be viewable on your bank statement. 

Due to limited space at FiberTrain Festival, fees paid toward classes, registrations, and services, are exclusive to FiberTrain Festival and may not be refunded or transferred as credit toward purchases or registrations at other events sponsored by Puffy Mondaes Maker Space. Fees paid are not transferrable to following FiberTrain Festivals registrations, goods, or purchases of any kind. 


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