Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

Fiber Arts

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

Learn the basics of rag weaving on a frame loom.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 7/9/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. Wed, 7/10/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Thur, 7/11/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tue, 7/9/2024 - Thur, 7/11/2024


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Rag weaving is a very sturdy, washable weaving that results in a balanced weave, using fabric strips for both the warp and weft. You'll learn to weave using this technique, how to set up on larger looms, and weave a medium-size project. On the first day of class, you'll use a small loom to learn the techniques, and set up a large loom to use during the rest of the class. If you have previous experience with frame looms, you may start with a large loom the first day.

All the techniques learned will enable you to do large projects on your own. You'll be able to make pillows, rugs, place mats, runners, purses, and more.


Experience level: Beginning frame loom weavers to more experienced weavers. A basic knowledge of weaving is required. If you have questions about your experience level, reach out to


  • A $25 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers the rag fabric that will be provided by the instructor.
  • You're encouraged to bring a pair of small, sharp scissors (or you can use BARN scissors).

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 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.

Instructors or Guides

Caroline Browne

Caroline Cooley Browne has lived on the island almost 40 years, and has been weaving on a frame loom almost as long. She loves the simple technique, the balanced weave, and making useful crafts that are sturdy, very washable and enable her to play with color. The technique she uses is one she created, developed, and improved over the many years.

Caroline is a founding member of BARN and the fiber studio, and a practicing artist weaving artwork as well as painting and drawing. She shows her work at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Museum of Art and has work in many private and public collections.

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