Beginner’s 2019 Rigid Heddle Weaving Class with Tina Bouton

The Rigid Heddle Loom is the little loom with big possibilities! In this class, beginning-level weaving students will explore Rigid Heddle Weaving with several different projects utilizing techniques that will expand your creativity. You will plan, warp, weave and learn how to finish two projects. Have fun and let your creativity flow as you choose colors, design and weave your very own interpretation of a scarf and table runner or place mat.

Looms are small and portable, so students are welcome to take them home to continue work on their projects.

Wednesdays: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
7 weeks: August 7, 14, 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25 (no class on August 21)

There is a maximum of 7 students per class, so please sign up now! 4 students are needed for class to run.

Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Class fees: $240 for members, $260 for not-yet members
Materials fees: Materials fees are payable directly to the teacher in class and will depend on what projects and yarn students choose; project materials may cost anywhere from $10 to $40. Please bring a check or credit card to purchase materials in consultation with the teacher.

Pay your class fee online or call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.


Summer 2019 Weaving Class with Bev Nerenberg

Fiber fanatics — here’s your summer adventure, in a private weaving studio with a glorious Hudson Valley view. Weavers of all levels are welcome. For the first two weeks, beginning students will sample several types of yarns on different kinds of looms (rigid heddle, table loom, floor loom), making varied kinds of weaves and playing with color and textured effects in a round-robin style. Intermediate or advanced students can participate in the round-robin or can decide on individual projects and, with Bev’s expert guidance, will design the project, calculate the yarn necessary, and take it from warp through finished hand-woven piece. Some possible projects include: bag, scarf, shawl, kitchen towels, placemats, table runner, tapestry, vest, pillow.

Note: Byrdcliffe textiles classes take place off-site, at the teacher’s studio. Bev’s studio is off of West Saugerties Road in Woodstock. Students will receive address information and directions once they register. Enjoy peaceful views from the mountaintop while weaving and using an extensive weaving library.

Fridays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
7 weeks: July 19 – August 30 (extra studio time available on other days, to be determined)


Class fees: $240 for members, $260 for not-yet members
Materials fees: Round-robin participants’ initial materials fee of $10.00 (payable directly to the teacher at the first class). Subsequent materials fee will depend on what projects and yarn students choose; project materials may cost anywhere from $10 to $40. Students may choose to bring their own yarn if suitable for weaving.


Bev Nerenberg studied in Sweden and has been weaving for 45 years. She owned and operated The Village Weaving Center in Greenwich Village, a business that included production weaving, teaching and retail yarn, weaving and spinning equipment sales. She prefers to weave items that are used to adorn people, tables, couches, and floors.

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