Straight Eight with Elisabeth Hill (SEPT 26–30)

Straight Eight with Elisabeth Hill (SEPT 26–30)

Regular price$650.00

Boarding House Reservation (this holds your spot, room fees + tax due at the end of your stay)

SEPT. 26–30 (MON.–FRI., 9 AM–4 PM)

Delve deep into all that a “straight eight” threading can offer. Join Handwoven Technical Editor and professional weaving instructor Elisabeth Hill to explore the exciting possibilities of twill, crepe, collapse, weft-faced/warp-faced, deflected double weave, waffle, double weave, and more. During this technically savvy week-long workshop, you’ll select a colorway of your choice and wind a six-yard warp on which you’ll discover the many structures possible using this versatile threading. You’ll take home five large or eight small towels, along with a wealth of future project possibilities at your fingertips!

Skill Level: Students should be confident dressing their looms and reading a draft. Students will be weaving on an 8-harness loom.

Materials needed:

Cotton or cottolin yarns. Students can bring a range of colors .5 yard warps, approx. 5,000 yards needed total. 

About Our Workshops

Nestled in the heart of a historic textile village, workshops at Harrisville Designs take place in the Bethuel Harris Mill. Built in the 1830s as a spinning mill for locally raised wool and located at the end of the canal, it originally operated on water power. Today, it’s home to our first-floor retail store and spacious second-floor workshop studio. Year after year students are greeted by sunlit windows, fresh air, and tranquil views of the mill pond and preserved industrial brick buildings.

Workshops vary in skill levels and lengths. Enrollment is limited to ensure each student is immersed in the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom. Most scheduled classes meet from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while their class is in session. Looms are provided in the weaving classes, and woolen yarn and other materials are included in the tuition, unless otherwise noted in the materials lists online. While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on all items in our store, including looms! (Excludes sale and consignment items) You can view a PDF of our full workshop brochure here

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable. 

COVID-19 Protocols

Students and teachers are required to be up to date on all CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as eligible. Please bring proof of vaccination status. We recommend taking a self-test before arrival on the first day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we reserve the right to cancel the class at any time for safety reasons. If it’s necessary for Harrisville Designs to cancel a class due to COVID-19 concerns, students will receive a full refund.

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