Rigid Heddle Weaving

June 27 - June 28


Rigid Heddle Weaving

Weekend One (2-day): June 27 - 28, 2020. Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid heddle looms are small, portable and easy to use. They are a great option for people who are looking for a new and creative way to use up their yarn and fibre stash, but who do not have space for a large complicated floor loom. This workshop is suitable for students with all levels of weaving experience. Beginners will learn to set up the loom and explore weaving techniques that create a variety of “weft faced” patterns and textures. The instructor will discuss suitable fibres (wool, cotton, linen, silk, synthetics, etc) for different types of weaving. Students with some rigid heddle weaving experience may wish to discuss possible project ideas with the instructor in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of looms (including shuttles and pickup sticks) are available to borrow, but not enough for the entire class. If you don’t have one, please confirm with MISSA office that one is available before registering.


  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $26
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $340

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Dawn Livera is a textile and mixed media artist who has been weaving since the dark ages of the last century when she spent 9 years learning about weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Her teacher, Suzanne Gaston-Voute introduced the rigid heddle loom to North America.


Click here to read more about DAWN LIVERA

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