This class is full and registration is closed. Look for Arlone's next class in our March 18-22, 2013 Folk School classes.
Build your own frame loom and learn to make rugs in this 3-day class taught by Arlone Folkers. You will go home with a rug in progress on the loom and all the information to finish this rug yourself and make many more.
Twining is an old-fashioned method of making beautiful, patterned rugs from scraps of old clothing. This skill used to be common place in the Ozarks, but it is hard to find folks who know how to make the looms or do the twining now.
In this three day class you will learn and do the whole process. You will make the loom from scratch, warp the frame loom and begin to twine your rug.
Students need to bring – sharp scissors; a cloth tape measure; several pieces of all cotton colored knit clothing (old t-shirts, skirts, turtle necks, etc) to recycle into weft for their rugs.
No woodworking or fiber experience is necessary, but some arm and hand strength is required.
Day one: build a simple 30” X 48” rug frame loom with a variety of hand tools.
Day two: Learn about fiber choices for rug warp and how to select and prepare ready-to-recycle natural fiber clothing for weft. Warp the frame loom with sustainably grown hemp twine and cut materials for weft.
Day three: Learn a simple rug construction technique and various finishes.
Class fee of $275, includes all wood and hardware for the frame loom, enough warp yarn for one rug and a handbook of instructions.
A non-refundable registration fee of $45 is due at that time.
The remaining $230 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Arlone accepts cash or check.
Class size is limited. Minimum 1 students, maximum 3.
Class begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet your instructor the first day in the Administration Building Lobby. You'll pick up your name tag there and your registration packet and go from there to your classroom. The class general wraps up at 4:00 each day