Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Comprehensive Basic Weaving Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm daily

    $200.00

    Comprehensive Basic Weaving (4 & 8 Shafts) 

    Your confidence level will soar with all the new-found knowledge 

    gained in this workshop!

    Instructor: Susan Conover 

    Prerequisites: None 

    Max Enrollment: 4 

    Price: $525 (includes all instruction time, materials & use of equipment) 

    Date Offered:Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm; July 16-20, 2018 or October 8-12, 2018 or October 15-19, 2018

    Our basic weaving workshop meets from 8:30am to 4:30pm for five days. The weaving studio at Conover Workshops includes Schacht Pup and Baby Wolf jack looms as well as Glimakra counterbalance and countermarch looms.This is a hands-on workshop!

    If you desire a solid foundation course in floor loom weaving - this is the course for you. If you have been away from weaving for a bit and need to "refresh" your memory - this also is the course for you.

    Following are highlights of this comprehensive curriculum:

    • Anatomy of the loom: jack, counterbalance and countermarch
    • Use of the warping board & warping mill
    • Dressing the loom from back to front
    • Calculations of warp required for a twill sampler.
    • Reed considerations
    • Reading drafts
    • Tie-Ups for jack, 4-shaft counterbalance and 8-shaft countermarch looms
    • Shuttle considerations
    • Use of the temple
    • Finishing techniques for your handwovens
    • How to fix mistakes


    Students will have an opportunity to weave the following projects during our five days together:

    • Two plain weave napkins in 8/2 Egyptian cotton, measuring 18" wide on the loom, 4-shaft
    • 8-shaft cottolin warp towels with linen weft, measuring 18" wide on the loom
    • Twill sampler in 6/2 Tuna Wool from Sweden, measuring 14" on the loom, 4-shaft

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email sales@conoverworkshops.comwrite or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.