Sam Riggs, 11, shows his first weaving after a
day at the studio.
What to expect at a "day-weaving" rug class:
We start with picking the style (fabric or shag) of rug you want to
make, then picking the colors you want to use. Then I show you how to
“plan” a rug and we pull the pieces and lay out the design. Next is
putting the material on shuttles and a short “how-to” on weaving with
the material you’ve chosen.
Once you get the hang of the weaving process, I leave you alone to work,
checking on you every 10 minutes or so and advancing the warp when you
When you’ve finished the rug, I show you how to put in the header
thread, add some scrap fabric to hold your rug in place, and I cut the
rug off the loom and tie the knots for you.