Introduction to the Warp Weighted Loom workshop - Friday 3rd June & Saturday 4th June 2022 10am - 4pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 6 & IT IS A TWO DAY COURSE*
The warp weighted loom has a history dating back to the Neolithic period (8,000-3,00 BCE). It’s so named for the weights used to tension the warp on the loom. The weights, themselves, can be found in several different shapes in the archaeological record and are illustrated on ceramics dating back to the Bronze Period (3,000- 1,300 BCE). This ancient loom is still in use in parts of Scandinavia and in Iceland.
For this workshop, participants will be working on a small portable warp weighted loom. You will be paired up with a partner and will learn how to create the warp band, attach the warp to the loom and weight it, create the heddles on the heddle bar and then have the chance to weave a small project that you will take home.
All equipment will be provided, including a miniature warp weighted loom, weights and yarns. If you’d like, please bring a journal for taking notes. The workshop will be scheduled for 2 separate days with the first day for creating the warp band and getting attached to the loom. Day 2 will be setting up the loom for weaving and then weaving.
Tutor for this course is lecturer of Archaeology at Humboldt State University and PhD candidate University of Exeter University, Barbara Klessig.
Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself.
Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches. Please bring your own drinking vessel for hygiene reasons.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel & face mask*
Attendees must be over 16.
Please read our Covid19 / CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION before attending.