Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving with Reina Young & Helen Rau

  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 29 Oct 2022, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (HST)
  • 05 Nov 2022, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (HST)
  • 12 Nov 2022, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving with Reina Young & Helen Rau.

This class introduces new weavers to the portable rigid heddle loom. Weavers have the option to create a scarf, tea towels, or placemats. We will go over different pattern techniques, play with color palettes, experiment with various fibers, and learn how to warp and dress the loom.

You will take the loom home to weave after each of the first two classes so you can have several unique finished pieces at the end of the three week class. You will also have the option to purchase the loom at the end of class. 

The rigid heddle loom is essentially a rectangular, wooden frame loom. However, it differs from the simple frame looms that are now readily available and often used for tapestry, as it has space for a heddle/reed, making it capable of producing sheds (gaps or spaces) to weave through. It is a 2 shaft loom, but has further reaching capabilities.

This class is open to any skill level. There will be an additional supply fee of $25, to include yarn and weaving tools, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies and materials will be provided. 

What to Bring: 

  • $25 supply fee
  • Notebook and pen

Instructor Bios

Reina Young is a multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi who specializes in fabric arts, digital illustrations and handmade, artisanal goods. With a background in graphic design, her passion is to create, teach and bring beauty and vibrancy into people’s lives through art and crafting.

Helen Rau has been weaving for 27 years.  She loves to weave kitchen towels, rag rugs and scarves. Warping is her favorite process of weaving. Helen also enjoys spinning cotton, and loves traveling and spending time in her kitchen!

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org


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Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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