The Farms: Beginning Weaving I

This course has reached capacity. Please go through the registration process to be added to the waitlist.

Experience Level: Beginner

This six-week class will encompass all aspects of beginning weaving starting with weaving terminology, learning parts of the loom, and correctly setting up the loom for a project among other important weaving skills and techniques.

Led by Sharon Bowles, sessions will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for six Mondays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 16 in the Music Barn.

Participants of this class will create a table runner by the end of the six-week class. Keep in mind that everyone learns differently, and some people may only be able to actively participate for 2 of the 2.5 hours per session, especially when learning something new with so many steps. Others may zip through the 2.5 hours and be ready to move on to the next step. Be bold and try something new!

Students are encouraged to bring their own loom to use for the duration of the class. Should you need to arrange to borrow a loom, please contact Sharon directly at

$235/person total for all six classes. Register here by Sept. 6. Registration fees include all materials. All sales are final. Payment plans are available during the online registration process.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Sharon Bowles has been weaving for 33 years and teaching beginning weaving for almost 32 years. She was taught to weave in a one-on-one class and wove 2 table runners in 12 approximately two-hour lessons, and uses the same method when she teaches.

Sharon has experience in weaving with silk, lace weaving, 8-shaft pattern weaving, parallel weaving, block weaves, and Shaker reproduction towels. She has taught many workshops and classes to weavers’ guilds in Florida, Ohio, and Champaign-Urbana. She earned her Journeyman certification from the Weavers Guild of Boston in 2021 and a master’s certification in April of 2022.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall session schedule here.


Sep 11 2023


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 11 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Music Barn