Course outline: Create a unique loomwoven neckpiece with bead artist Maria Rypan in a supportive atmosphere. This style uses a long wooden loom to enable easier pre-stringing and weaving of your chosen pattern. Learn to weave between pre-strung connectors; then continue loomweaving the pattern at home. Join your loomwork into a swag or a medallion pendant. Finish it off with a fabulous fringe.
Week 1: “LOOMWORK: Step-by-Step Medallions” overview & intro; pre-stringing your loom
Week 2: Learning to loomweave your pattern
Week 3: Finishing: swag or fringed medallion
Series fee of $135 includes choice of one loomwork pattern, twill tape and 2 90mm needles for project. (Pattern value: $20 to $30)
Skill level: All levels
Technique: Loomwork (loomweaving)
Need to bring: long loom or one which is adjustable to 36" in length. Custom looms are available from Rypan Designs during the first class for $55. These looms have spring coils set on raised wooden ends and three screws on each side for easy management of warp threads throughout the loom weaving process. Student must also bring beads and thread to create the project.
Price: 135.00 +HST
Duration: approximately 3 hours on each of 3 days!
Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!
To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Maria Rypan
Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on "gerdany", Ukrainian-style of beadwork. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 Maria teaches, produces a kit line and lectures on beading and global folk arts. She’s Just returned from a research trip In Ukraine and Czech Republic.
Her specialties are netting, unique beadweaving and loomweaving. Maria enjoys teaching and showing how adaptable beadweaving is; how it can change by asking “What IF?”. Her greatest satisfaction is the student’s “ahha” moment.