Which Loom is for You?

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Confused about all the different kinds of looms in the marketplace? Desire to 'try before you buy'? This interactive workshop will cover the basic types of looms, both small and large, from pin looms to 8 shaft looms. After a brief discussion, students will create their own small project on each style loom.

The looms you can try - pin loom, inkle loom, rigid heddle loom, 4 shaft floor loom and an 8 shaft table loom. A project already on the loom will allow participants to see how the loom works and if it works for you. The projects include: on the Pin loom (make a soap holder to embroider after weaving); inkle loom (create a flag design key fob); rigid heddle loom (make a basketweave coaster); 4 shaft floor loom (make a twill sample sachet to fill with lavender) and an 8 shaft table loom (create a overshot threading bookmark). Each student will have a minimum of 30 minutes to use each type of loom to create their project. Multiple looms of each type will ensure students have the time they need.


The Class Fee is paid during registration. The materials fee is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class, preferably in cash.

Class Fee $ 50

Materials Fee $ 20 

Skill Level

Willingness to try something new


Friday Afternoon,  hours

Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm.

Students to Bring

  • Scissors
  • Notetaking materials

Instructor Will Provide

  • All looms and materials to make the projects
  • Handout
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Instructor Bio

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer's creative desire is to take an idea or concept and bring that idea into physical reality.

Weaving is her passion, teaching is her gifting. Her adoration and appreciation of all things textiles is reflected in her broad experience of working threads – Hardanger embroidery, tatting, crewel, cross stitch, sewing, crochet, weaving, band weaving, button making.

A teacher at heart, Jennifer has taught new fiber artists of all ages. She thoroughly enjoys the creativity embodied in new artists. There are few preconceived notions of what's 'right' and thus, anything is possible!

Jennifer teaches at Tabby Tree Weavers, Fishers, IN and her studio, Fiber Maker Studio, in Greencastle. Additionally, she is the leader of “A Strong Beginning study group” for the Illinois Prairie Weaver's Guild and Vice-President of the Weaving Indiana Guild. She has presented to regional weaving guilds on a wide range of weaving topics (“Weaving to Go”, “Which Loom is for you”, “Summer and Winter”, “Beginning Inkle weaving”, among others).


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