Build a Cardboard Box Loom

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat, February 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Over The Rainbow Yarn


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Weaving is no big deal – you can even do it with  cardboard box! In this class, we will teach you how to make a loom out of a cardboard box. You’ll learn about the components of a basic rigid heddle-style loom as you carve them out of a cardboard box. At the end of the class, you will have a completely functional loom with which to weave scarves, table-runners, placemats, pot-holders, hand towels, and more.

After you join us in the morning to construct your loom, we invite you to join us in the afternoon for a beginner-level lesson on warping and weaving with a rigid heddle loom. You can use either your cardboard loom or a Cricket loom.


In February, we’ve decided to make the Order of the Good Times the theme of the month, so we’ve planned classes in which you can let loose and try something new. The Order of the Good Times was founded in 1606 in Nova Scotia amongst a group of French settlers. The purpose was to get the people through the harsh winter by organizing social gatherings at which food and entertainment would be shared. It would be a morale boost and a reason to get out of the house in the winter time.


Materials:

  • A small cardboard box (something like 10-20 inches in width and depth and 4-10 inches in height would be good, but any size will work)
  • Exacto knife
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • 4 Binder Clips
  • Basic 12-inch ruler

Note: We will have some boxes and other supplies available for your use, but it would be helpful if you brought as many of your supplies as possible.

Prerequisites:

  • No experience required

Cost:

  • $25

Note: When you sign up online, we will reserve a spot in class for you, and you may pay in-store when you arrive or any time prior to class.

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