Rigid Heddle III: Double Heddle Woven Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

  • 09 Mar 2024
  • 30 Mar 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 09 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (HST)
  • 23 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • 30 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 3



Register Online Now through March 6, 2024.

Join us for Rigid Heddle III: Double Heddle Woven Bag with Reina Young and Helen Rau

In this class, you will warp and weave a two-layer fabric on the rigid heddle loom. We will be warping on two 10 dent reeds. Because of the nature of the double heddle, we will be able to weave a pocket as we weave our project. After finishing the weaving portion we will then crochet our cross body sling. After adding your woven strap, Voila! You have finished making an advanced woven bag all by your hands!

Bag strap is Crochet fabric. Hemstitch both ends (start & finish). Day 3 sewing the sling bag together.

Required Prerequisite: Rigid Heddle Weaving I & II, or similar intermediate experience.

There will be an additional $20 supply fee for yarn and weaving tools that is paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Supply fee includes 2 1/2 yards of 8/4 cotton in two 10 dent reeds for warp, and two strands of 8/2 cotton or single strand 8/4 carpet warp for weft. All supplies and materials will be provided; however, students may bring their own yarn*, rigid heddle loom, and additional 10 dent.

*Upon checking with instructors to confirm the yarn is appropriate for class use. 

What to Bring: 

  • $20 supply fee
  • Rigid Heddle Loom (if you own one)
  • Additional 10 dent (if you own more than one)
  • Snack and Beverage
  • Wear comfortable clothing

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 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.

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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