Rigid Heddle Weaving: Origami Market Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

  • 17 Feb 2024
  • 25 Feb 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 17 Feb 2024, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (HST)
  • 24 Feb 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • 25 Feb 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 2


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Join us for Rigid Heddle: Origami Market Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

In this workshop you will warp and weave your origami bag fabric on the rigid heddle loom that is 16" wide. After finishing on the loom, the fabric will be sewn into 3 simple folds. The next step is to create the handle for the bag and, voila! You have a finished handmade origami market bag made entirely by your hands!

Weave fabric for the bag (body and contrast handle) Hemstitch both ends (start & finish)

Homework: finish fabric and machine wash and dry fabric before start of Day 3 of class.

Day 3 sew up the bag.

All levels are welcome, but warping and weaving experience are helpful. 

There will be an additional supply fee of $25, and includes Warp and Weft for the project. The supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. 

What to Bring:

  • $25 Supply fee
  • Snack and beverage
  • Wear comfortable clothing

Instructor Bios

Reina Young is a multi media artist based in Hawaiʻi. She 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 since 1995. Her favorite process of weaving is warping, and she loves creating kitchen towels, rag rugs, and scarves. Initially working on a floor loom, she transitioned to Rigid Heddle to save on space. Helen lives part-time in Portland, Oregon, and her other passions are spinning cotton, 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, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org



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