Build a Tapestry Loom

Copper pipe looms can be a great tool to determine if you enjoy tapestry weaving!  They include a simple way to increase tension on the warp, which is necessary for tapestry weaving.  This improved design has feet, which make it easier to use on a tabletop.

Anyone, including those with a tool deficiency, can make one!  There are no prerequisite skills, except a sense of adventure.  Adults only, please, since we will be using an electric drill.

At the end of the session, you will have a small tapestry loom ready to warp and weave!

This class is timed as prep for the Tapestry Weaving classes starting on July 8, but anyone interested in small tapestry projects will enjoy making this loom.

The 2-hour class will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from  10 am to noon.

Instructors: Lu & Bob Ross

Class fee of $40 includes copper pipe and all other materials, plus use of power tools.

Register online by June 19, and bring payment to class; cash, check and cards accepted!

Items to bring:

  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Optional – heavy duty power drill or copper pipe cutter (if you have them)

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.