Dye Your Own Warps for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Fiber Arts

Dye Your Own Warps for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Learn simple dyeing and warping techniques to achieve different color-based looks in your woven fabrics.

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 10/1/2023 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  2. Wed, 10/4/2023 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sun, 10/1/2023 - Wed, 10/4/2023


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio



Different color-based looks in woven fabrics can range from quasi-ikat color shifts to colorful blocks of your favorite colors. Or you can dye both skeins together and use the second for your weft. 


  • Session 1: Space-dye two skeins of yarn using acid dyes (either commercial or food-grade). (3 hours)
  • Session 2: Warp your loom with one of the skeins and start to explore different woven looks. (2 hours to warp, then weave on your own)
  • Wear old clothes in case you get dye on them 
  • A $45 materials fee is included in the price of class


Dyed skeins of yarn for rigid heddle warps.


The materials fee covers dyes, applicators, and two skeins of undyed yarn.

Bring the following supplies to class:
  • Gloves, apron 
  • (Optional) A heat-resistant glass baking dish that can be used in the microwave, if you have one
  • (Optional) Additional yarn, wool blend, you can dye if time permits. Additional skeins will be available for purchase, as well


Be able to warp a rigid heddle loom.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome
  • Level: Advanced beginner

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Terry Winer

Terry is a long-time knitter, spinner, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together to work on their fiber projects. Terry teaches many of the Introduction to Rigid Heddle classes at BARN.

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