About the Instructor

Tom Jipson’s professional career has been as a handweaver of beautifully designed and impeccably constructed shawls, scarves, blankets and throws. He has also been a long-standing member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. He is known for his uncanny ability to coalesce students of varying skill levels into a unified and mutually supportive group and has a reputation for a high level of individualized attention, and a warm, easy-going manner. Reviews of Beginning Weaving and Beyond with Tom Jipson "Tom was able to teach, manage, spot problems, and give encouragement to ALL 15 students all the time for 5 days. I felt I had a private lesson!!" "Tom is a talented teacher and weaver. Nothing rattled him. A good example of the weaving temperament." "I loved it there! Very pleasant and comfortable. I enjoyed the freedom to stay as long as I liked. I got in at 7am and left at 10pm! It was the most enjoyable week I've had in decades!" "I love Harrisville! Tom is relaxed, an expert and encouraging. A very educational, informative but not stressful or competitive classroom environment." "Location is wonderful, teacher is great and the wine & cheese party was so much fun! The history and yarn tour was excellent. I was surprised how much fun it was!"