Weave-Along: Make Placemats on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Fiber Arts

Weave-Along: Make Placemats on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Join fellow weavers and weave a pair of warp-faced placements on your rigid heddle loom


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 10/18/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wed, 10/18/2023


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Class, No Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio



In this weave-along for rigid heddle loom weavers, you will learn how to make placemats using thin, cotton yarn held double for the warp and bulky cotton yarn for the weft. You can also make substitutes for the bulky weft yarn by using clothes-line rope or cut-up T-shirts. The end result is a mostly warp-faced, thick, machine-washable placemat.


  • Skill Level: Advanced beginners (you must know how to warp a rigid heddle loom)
  • After getting your loom warped, you are welcome to stay for Weaving Wednesday and work on your placemats.


During this session participants will warp their looms and begin weaving. Depending on how long you stay, you will then finish at least one placemat and then can complete the set on your own.


  • Rigid heddle loom with at least 14” weaving width and with a 10-thread-per-inch heddle. A limited number of studio looms will be available for members to use.
  • Warp: A total of 825 yards of thin, smooth, colorful, cotton yarns (~15-20 wpi or fingering/sport wt). "Rug warp" yarn is preferred
  •  Weft: 120 yards of thick/bulky cotton yarn, cut up T-shirts, or clothes line rope, f (~ 3-5 wpi).
  • Prerequisites

    Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving or equivalent. Participants should be able to warp their looms with minimal assistance.

    Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • BARN Policies

    • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
    • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
    • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.
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