Rigid Heddle Weaving I with Reina Young and Helen Rau

  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 03 Feb 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 27 Jan 2023, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM (HST)
  • 03 Feb 2023, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Rigid Heddle Weaving with Reina Young and Helen Rau

This class introduces new weavers to the portable rigid heddle loom. Weavers have the option to create a scarf, table runner, 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.

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.

This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins. 

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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