Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

August 18 - August 22, 2023

Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $85

Come learn all the basic skills to begin weaving fabric on a floor loom. From warping, dressing a loom, threading, to the understanding of basic and semi-complex weave structures, you will leave with the knowledge to begin a lifetime of weaving on a floor loom. Work will be done primarily on 4-harness looms, but examples of 8-harness structures and patterns will be discussed. Participants will have the ability to explore a variety of different fibers in their weaving through the production of a large sampler, including cotton, wool, silk, amongst others. While this class is geared towards beginners with no prior weaving experience, it may also be of interest to those who need a refresher on floor loom weaving. 

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dyeing, and stitch-work as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology, and speculative futures. Interested in the ways transience and ephemerality are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge and experiences are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. Jovencio received his MFA in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA with an emphasis on Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He regularly teaches at craft schools throughout the country and is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon. He has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

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