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Weave a Colorful Strap or Band

Weave a Colorful Strap or Band


Instructor: Margery Erickson

Skill Level: Beginner

Looking for a woven strap for a tote bag, bookmarks, musical instrument, a new belt, or just come and have some fun to learn something new? No previous weaving experience needed.

Students will learn basic back strap/rigid heddle weaving techniques to create a woven strap by

  • Measuring a short warp
  • Threading a small rigid heddle
  • Using their body to tension the "loom"
  • Weaving with a stick shuttle

The length of the band woven may vary depending on the allotted time. After completing the woven band you will have the skills needed to make more. If you would like to create more bands after taking the class, consider purchasing the take-home kit.

Additional fee for equipment used and materials: $15 – payable to the instructor
Optional *Kit to take home and make more: $35 (includes a rigid heddle, shuttle, belt, and yarn.)* – payable to the instructor

Participants should bring – scissors, ruler, and pillow to sit on the floor – OR you may sit on a chair.

Register online at

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Weave a Colorful Strap or Band