Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024

June 8-9 An Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

  • Jan 3 2024 - Jan 3 2024


Class: An introduction to Inkle Weaving with Bernadette Geuy
Tuition: $150/Members $170/Non-Members
Class Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9, 2024
Times: 9:30am-4:30pm
Place: Pacific Textile Arts classroom
Number of Students: Minimum:5  Max:10
Materials fee: $25, pay directly to teacher

Class Description:

In this 2-day workshop, students will learn how to weave a colorful band (or two) on an Inkle loom and make a key fob. The instructor will review the anatomy of an Inkle loom, warp-faced weaving basics, an overview of some weaving techniques, and uses for your woven bands. Students are not expected to have any experience with an Inkle loom or weaving. Note that weaving a band on an Inkle loom can take a few hours or days to complete, depending on the complexity of the pattern and gauge of the threads.

As an introductory class, we’ll start with some design basics, a starter pattern, and selecting colors for a band. You will gain the skill of making heddles and then threading heddled and unheddled warp threads on the loom. This will include learning how to change the colors of your warp threads and weaving from a pattern. Then, we’ll weave our first band by winding a shuttle, making sheds with the engagement of heddled and unheaddled threads, and beating in the weft. Optionally, you’ll learn some basic pick-up techniques to enhance your design. Lastly, we’ll take our bands off the loom, seam them so they don’t fray, and make a key fob.

List of items students need to bring:
Inkle loom and band shuttle, or arrange to borrow from PTA Scissors
Tape measure
Notebook and pen
Colored pencils or pens for designing

Bernadette has worked in technology for many years. However, she spends as much time as possible creating as a knitter, sewer, weaver, and more. These tactile creative activities have been a source of great joy and a much-needed antidote to working at a computer. She enjoys making hand-crafted materials and the meanings they hold for the maker and the person who receives them. Inspired by an exhibition of the weavings of Kay Sekimachi, Bernadette began her weaving journey with an Inkle loom and learning card weaving. Her favorite technique is Andean pebble weaving and manipulating threads with her fingers to create interesting designs. Learning to weave has given Bernadette the op- portunity to connect with her ancestors, who were weavers, and to keep and share these important skills and knowledge alive.

Questions: Email classes@pacifictextilearts.org


You must be a paid 2024 member to register for the member rate.
If you have not paid your 2024 membership yet and would like to take this and future classes at the member price, become a member  before you register.  It’s only $15/yr & you can  JOIN HERE

Pay in full Now: $150/Members $170/Non-Members.
Tuitions include a 20% non-refundable deposit up to a maximum of $50.

50% now, $75 members/$85 non-members
balance of $75 members/$85 non-members, due by May 24, 2024.
*In the event that Pacific Textile Arts needs to cancel the class, all deposits and payments will be refunded.
If you are not a member and would like to take this and future classes at the member price you can become a member for only $15/yr. Visit our website to join today: https://pacifictextilearts.org/members/

By signing up for this class you are agreeing to our cancellation policy. Please read before registering.


Your tuition, or balance if you are making payments, is due 15 days before the first day of class.  At this point we have committed to paying the teacher whether you attend or not. Tuition is subject to the cancellation policies below and includes non-refundable deposit of 20% of the class fee up to a maximum of $50 to hold your space in the class.

If the minimum number of students is not met, or for any reason Pacific Textile Arts or the teacher must cancel the class, your tuition including deposits will be refunded or you may credit them toward a future class.


Full refund terms:

If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of class you may receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. You may also choose to credit that amount toward a future class.

Credit toward a future class:

If you cancel between 30 days and two weeks before the start of class you may request a credit toward a future class minus the non-refundable deposit.

If you cancel within two weeks of the start of class, including if you have an illness or emergency, tuitions are non-refundable unless the minimum number of students can be met without your presence OR you are able to find a replacement for your space. Only then may you request a credit toward a future class minus the non-refundable deposit. 

No Shows – No refunds or credits will be given.

These policies have been revised in an effort to ensure, as an all-volunteer organization, that we provide a full roster of classes, offer reasonable tuitions, and guarantee our teachers will receive full payment for their work.  By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the above policies.

If you need clarification on these policies, please email classes@pacifictextilearts.org prior to registering for the  class.

Tuesday 1-4pm
Wednesday 10:30am-noon
Thursday 1-4pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm
& by appointment

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811