Summer Youth: Learn to Weave (Ages 12-16)

  • Monday, August 07, 2023
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, August 07, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, August 09, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI080723AM
  • 6


  • $280 Tuition + $30 Materials Fee
  • $220 Tuition+ $30 Materials Fee

Learn the magic of weaving on a prepared pre-warped rigid heddle and floor looms.

About this Class

Are you weaving interested and want to try it out? This class is for you! Come enjoy four days of weaving where the looms have all been prepared for your enjoyment.

You will get a brief introduction to the mechanics of the loom and the basics of how to get an even beat and neat selvedges (edges) before you’re set loose to experiment and explore all the amazing things you can do on a loom. You will weave in a round robin, so everyone has a chance to try out different looms. 

By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Name and identify parts of the loom and their function
  • Wind bobbins for weaving
  • Read weaving patterns
  • Tie up treadles
  • Utilize proper weaving body mechanics
  • Get an even beat on your cloth
  • Advance your warp forward
  • Measure your warp
  • Change weft colors
  • Change between different patterns
  • Remove your piece from the loom


  • For students ages 12-16.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 31.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You can register your youth for an optional supervised lunch from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
  • A materials fee of $30 is included in the price of the class and covers all materials. 


You will leave class with at least three weaving samples.

Class Policies


Alex McKeon believes creativity is inherent in us all. She loves helping students tap into their inner artist and learn more about themselves in the process. Whether at the loom or exploring with needle and thread, Alex inspires all who work with her.

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