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Exploring Color and Texture: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving

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Course Overview

In this introductory weaving course we will bravely learn how to warp and weave on a floor loom. Amber will share her own creative process and techniques using traditional overshot weaving patterns. Through experimentation with color and texture, we will all create our own rainbow of vibrant patches. In the second half of the course students will stitch their own patches to a special cloth (perhaps a favorite garment, blanket, bedding, etc.) of their choosing. Amber will share her fiber artworks and teach the various handwork methods for achieving these effects. Through the act of hand-stitching together we will imbue cloth with our own mark-making language. We will be able to take home a piece of our time learning at the loom and our memory of the new friendships we have created together on the beautiful North Shore. 


Required Tools 

  • Pencil/Pen
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Notebook 
  • 1 set of post-it notes
  • Sewing Thread 
  • Sewing Needles

Optional Tools

  • Embroidery thread

Session Information

This course is part of Fiber Week 2022. Join us for extra fun on February 18, Fiber Friday.


Sat, Feb 19th, 2022  –  Tue, Feb 22nd, 2022

Course Details

Hours: Day 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $365.00
Materials fee: $55.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Amber Jensen
Amber Jensen
Minneapolis, MN

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Exploring Color and Texture: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving