Looms for Sale and Loan

I am a dealer for the Schacht Loom company to sell Cricket rigid heddle looms and Schacht Inkle Looms. New 15″ Cricket loom sells for $240.00. The Inkle loom sells for $115.00. Rigid heddle looms and inkle looms can be borrowed for $25.00 per week, or $50.00 per month.

 

  • Schacht 15″ Cricket loom, with stand, $395.00.
  • Loom sold separately, $240.00.
  • Stand sold separately, $163.00.
  • 15″ Schacht pick-up sticks, $16.00.
  • Extra 15″, 12 dent reeds, $47.00.

2023 Weaving Workshops and Classes on Demand

Weaving classes are set up to accommodate the weaver’s time constraints. The following is a list of the classes  offered in the past.

Classes can be set up for 1 to 3 individuals at one time.

  • Beginning Weaving – Learn to set up and weave on a 4 shaft floor loom. 3 day class.
  • Drafting and Design I – Learn to read and design weaving drafts for a 4 shaft loom. 1 or 2 day class.
  • Drafting and Design II – Develop your drafting skills for more than 4 shafts, (up to 16 shafts). 1 or 2 day class.
  • Rug Weaving – Work with “up-cycled” fabrics to create a double sided rug. 3 day class.
  • Inkle Band Weaving – Learn to set up an Inkle loom and to weave a narrow warp faced band. 1 day class.
  • Band Weaving II – Using an Inkle loom or Scandinavian style rigid heddle, learn to weave intricate patterns on a narrow band. 1 day class.
  • Rigid Heddle Weaving– Plan a weaving project, set-up the rigid heddle loom, and weave off the project. 1 to 2 day class.

Contact Gretchen if you are interested in joining us for a weaving session, romeytanzer@comcast.net

Weaving Studio Payment Plan, 2022

Weaving Classes:

  • Three-day class, $225.00.
  • Two-day class, $175.00.
  • One-day class, $100.00.
    • Classes include use of looms, and materials.
    • Studio hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open Studio Fees:

  • $25.00 for a 2 hour consult, (independent of a studio weaving day).
  • $100.00 per month.  Payable at the beginning of the month. To “qualify” for the monthly fee, a weaver must have taken a two or three day class previously at the weaving studio.
    • Open studio includes use of looms and tools. Yarns used from the weaving studio will be weighed when the project is cut off the loom to calculate the amount of yarn used.  Yarn can also be provided by the weaver.
    • Studio is open by appointment 10 a.m. to 4. p.m.  Monday through Saturday.

Materials and Labor:

  • Cost of materials when not taking a class is based on the weight of the yarn used. Weavers are encouraged to provide their own yarns when working on a large project. Price of yarn is based on the current replacement cost of the fiber.
  • House calls, Home loom set-up, Off-site weaving consultation; $25.00 per hour.
  • Sewing and hemming woven edges, (at the weaving studio); $12.50 per hour.

Loom Loan:

  • 15″ and 16″ Rigid heddle looms are available to borrow by the week and month.  $25.00 per week, $50.00 per month.
  • Inkle loom can be borrowed by the week or month. $25.00 per week, $50.00 per month.

Beginning Weaving, 2022

For new weavers and those who seek a refresher class.


Participants will design a project (scarf, wall hanging, or table runner), select yarns, wind a warp, “dress” a 4 shaft floor loom, and weave the project.  Weavers will learn the vocabulary of weaving and develop a better understanding of the process.  The 3 day workshop ($225.00) includes use of the studio’s equipment, yarn, and space.  The days run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a break at mid-day for a snack or lunch). contact Gretchen to schedule a weaving lesson at, romeytanzer@comcast.net, or call (508)221-3992.