The Farms: Beginning Weaving II

Experience Level: Beginner, Moderate

This will be a continuation of Beginning Weaving I*, but instead of the teacher making an assignment, students will pick their own project, measure the warp, beam the warp, thread the heddles to their selected pattern, thread the reed, wind the bobbins and weave the project (table runner or mat, scarf, towel or other full-sized project).

Led by Sharon Bowles, this class will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 in the Music Barn.

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 Oct. 18. Registration fees include materials. All sales are final. Payment plans are available during the online registration process.

*Anyone who has a basic understanding of weaving and skills that were taught in Beginning Weaving I is welcome to join this class even if they did not take the first class at The Farms.

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.


Oct 23 2023


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 23 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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