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Introduction To Weaving

May 30, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Amy Putansu  ·  putansutextiles.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn to set up a floor loom and weave a set of samples in simple structures like plain weave and twill, in a variety of colored cotton threads.


  • Plan a woven project
  • Back-to-front warping method
  • Basic weaving structures


  • Various types of cotton and thread
  • Floor looms


  • Weave a set of samples
  • How to set up a loom
  • Weave a fabric of your own design

Artist Bio

Amy Putansu teaches weaving in the Professional Crafts Program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been weaving in various capacities ever since. Putansu’s ondulé wall pieces can be found at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Arrowmont Connections

Workshop Description

The goal of this workshop is for students to plan a woven project, dress a loom, and weave a fabric of their own design. During class you will learn the back-to-front warping method and weave a variety of basic structures that include plain weave, twills, and basket weave in the colors of your choice. Participants will also weave a set of sample fabrics to wet finish and compile into a swatch book. An emphasis will be placed on preparing materials and setting up the loom, which is the most labor-intensive part of the process. Students will discover weaving lingo and tour necessary equipment for weaving. This class is for beginners and for those who want to graduate from ridged heddle weaving to the four-shaft floor loom. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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