Weaving Lessons

Weaving Studio

Lyla's Studio is in a clean, relaxing, smoke and pet free environment in a beautiful 100 year old home, and is conveniently located one block north of highway 12 in Ipswich, SD.  

Weaving Classes

All classes are 3-week courses. They consist of one or two days a week, working an average of 4-6 hours each week.  Day and evening hours are flexible to fit each student's schedule and travel time needed.  All fees include loom rental, access to all necessary equipment, and supplies needed for each class.  No extra fee is charged if a student shows up regularly and needs more time to complete the course. Otherwise a $25.00 weekly loom rental will apply.

classes

Handwoven Baby Blanket on Loom

Beginning Weaving $200.00

You will learn to set up the loom from beginning to end, including how to calculate and measure the warp, put it on the loom, and thread it to weave. Students will also weave some basic weave structures and come home with a sampler as well as a set of 4 place mats or a set of 3 dish towels.

Exploring Patterns $200.00

You will measure your warp and set up the loom and come home with a wall hanging known as a Gamp, or a sampler of different woven designs consisting of 20+ different patterns, including Twills, Overshot, Crackle, Monks Belt, and several other well known weave structures. This Gamp can be used for ideas for future projects.

Exploring Color $200.00 or $250.00

Option A: $200.00

You will measure your warp and set up the loom and make a Gamp, a sampler of different colors showing how they react when woven together. This can be made into a wall hanging or cut up into napkins or dishtowels.


Option B: $250.00

Same as Option A, except project is larger and can be made into a lap throw or child's blanket.


Exploring Double Weave $200.00

You will measure the warp and set up the loom and make 2 or 3 samplers of double sided reversible cloth.  These techniques can be used for making accessories for the home or apparel such as wall hangings, placemats, throw pillows, tube fabrics and making cloth twice the width of your weaving length.  The possibilities are endless!

Accommodations

The Hospitality Hotel in Ipswich has reasonable rates or you may choose to stay in Aberdeen, which is located 25 miles east of Ipswich. Other options may be possible, call or email for more info.