Workshop registration form and cancellation policy appear at the bottom of this page. 


Pat Zannier –

 DATE:  Sunday, March 4 (snow date March 25)      TIME:  9:30 – 3:30

LOCATION:  Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Street, London

This workshop is suitable for all levels of weavers, using simple weaving and hand techniques plus application of steam to produce cloth with permanent pleats.   A four shaft loom is recommended, although 8 shafts also work well.  We will learn how to weave patterns on a plain weave base and then transform your cloth.  You will produce a sample in class, then participants can continue at home to weave a scarf.

There will be demonstrations for finishing pleated edges, as well as discussion for further exploration of woven pleats and textures.

A material list for equipment and yarns plus loom set-up instructions will be provided.  Suggested warp is yarn suitable for a scarf, such as 2/8 tencel, 2/8 bamboo or 2/10 mercerized cotton.   Weft yarn will include 2/16 orlec yarn and 2/16 bamboo and will be provided with a $5.00 material fee.


Members of the guild are provided with all the equipment required and can take equipment home to work on between classes.

INSTRUCTOR:  Pat Zannier:     519-672-4992.                         Contact Pat for more information or to register for the course.

FEE:   $245.00 for members; $300.00 for non-members.  (Membership fee is: $55.00/year)

Cost includes the material fee;  All weaving equipment is provided

DATES OF CLASSES :  5 Saturdays —  April 7, 14, 21, 28, May  5.

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

Location: Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte St, London, ON

CLASS SIZE:  MAXIMUM 6 STUDENTS – Pre-registration required


  • how to warp a loom by yourself and basic weaving techniques
  • become familiar with looms and weaving terminology
  • how to select appropriate yarns, plan a project and keep records
  • be able to follow instructions for easy projects in Handwoven weaving magazine

SUGGESTED REFERENCE BOOKS (both available at Central Library)

  1. Learning to Weave, by Deborah Redding or Chandler, Interweave Press
  2. The Weaver’s Companion, presented by Handwoven Magazine/Interweave Press

Basic supplies you will need – bring to each class:

  • Binder to keep your notes and handouts
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Tape measure,  Few straight pins, A blunt tapestry needle
  • Scissors, Masking tape and a marker
  • Graph paper, 5 or 10 squares per inch
  • heavy craft paper or grocery bags cut to approx 12”  wide, need approx. 2 yards

Optional:  waste yarn or thin strips of cloth

Click on the link below to access the printable workshop registration form:

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