Joanne Hall 

leads two very special workshops
at Homestead Fiber Crafts

Swedish Art Weaves on the Rigid Heddle

March 1 – 2, 2019


Tapestry Weaving on the Floor Loom
Feb 25 – 28, 2019

Swedish Art Weaves on the Rigid Heddle – 2 day class 

The weavers of Skane in southern Sweden have always been known for their beautiful art weaves. Internationally known weaving instructor Joanne Hall will be teaching a two-day Art Weave workshop here at Fiber Crafts featuring Halvkrabba, Krabba, Rolaken Tapestry, Dukagang and Monks Belt. We will be weaving on pre-warped rigid heddle looms using heddle rods and tapestry techniques. Learn the history of these colorful weaves while incorporating their designs into cloth that can be made into a small purse, wall hanging or whatever you desire.

You will need to bring your loom warped and ready to weave. We will send you the materials and threading instructions. It is a simple pattern to thread.

Our classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prerequisite: Some rigid heddle weaving experience

Tapestry Weaving on the Floor Loom – 4 day class

Tapestry is a very old weaving technique which allows complete freedom in creating form. We use our floor looms for tapestry rather than the traditional frame looms for comfort and faster weaving. The floor loom also gives us better tension, even packing and the ability to put on much longer warps.

In this  four-day class we will spend the first two days learning the different techniques, horizontal and vertical stripes, squares, rectangles, circles, diagonal shapes, curves, letters and how to follow a cartoon.

We will then spend the next two days weaving a piece that can be made into a tote bag or used as a table runner or wall hanging. Or if you prefer, one long sample.

Our looms will be pre-warped with 8/3 linen and the weft will be a worsted wool in a variety of colors.

The cost for this class is $500.00 The materials fee  will be figured at the class.

Our classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

No tapestry weaving experience is necessary, but some floor loom experience is necessary


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Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild

On going weaving, spinning, and felting classes taught by guild members. Find more at Classes

  • Card Weaving
  • Inkle Weaving
  • Beginning Loom Weaving
  • Tapestry
  • Spinning
  • Felting
  • Summer Arts Camp for Kids – For students entering Grades 3-12

Individual Instruction Available:

For those students interested in learning more about spinning, weaving, felting, braiding, dyeing and other fiber arts, individual classes are available. Check the website for details.

All ages 8 years-adult
Times to be arranged.

For more information and to see other classes 2-3 hours long, visit the Brazos Spinners and Weavers website: or call us at 979-822-5684.

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  • Current members of CHT
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  • Current weavers and other fiber art practitioners.
  • Fiber arts includes: Basket making, Crocheting, Dyeing, Felting, Garment making using handmade fabrics, Knitting, Kumihimo, Lacemaking, Spinning, Tapestry, and Weaving.
  • Teachers of art and fiber related programs.
  • Historians focusing on the craft of weaving for research and teaching.
  • Learning new skills
  • Improving existing skills
  • Developing a program to teach fiber related classes. Funding a workshop attended by multiple people.

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