august, 2019

This is a repeating event

sat17aug9:00 AM5:00 PMEvent OverLearn to Weave Workshop: Rigid Heddle LoomLooms are provided for your use at no extra charge!9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This Event Meets Multiple Times. Future Dates:

august 18, 2019 9:00 AM


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Ben Franklin Crafts

1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Event Details

Important Note: Registration deadline for this 2-day workshop has been extended to Thursday, August 15th. The workshop fee covers both days. Use the August 17th listing to register.

weaving collage

The fundamentals of beginning weaving on a Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom will be explored in this introductory workshop. Participants will learn the basics of plain weave structure while creating a scarf using Malabrigo Yarns. By the end of this 2-day workshop, you will have a beautiful finished scarf!

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Loom Basics
  • Choosing yarns
  • Dressing the loom
  • Weaving
  • Edge finishing
  • Wet setting your project

Supplied materials for use during workshop:

  • Loom – will be available for purchase from instructors after workshop. All forms of payment, including debit or credit, are accepted.
  • Warping Boards
  • Shuttles
  • Tape Measures

Required Yarn & Supplies:

  • Malabrigo Yarn: You will purchase 2 hanks of a sock to DK weight after discussion of appropriate yarns on the first day of the workshop. You will receive a 10% discount on these yarns from Ben Franklin Crafts.
  • Weaving Made Easy – Interweave Press: Cost is $24.99 payable to instructors at beginning of workshop. All forms of payment, including debit or credit, are accepted.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

No weaving experience required. Must be 16 or older to participate.


Workshop Prerequisites: By signing up for this workshop, you agree that you meet the listed prerequisites (if any).

Refund Policy

Workshop fees are non-refundable.

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Online registration is closed. Please contact the store for availability.


Hook and Shuttle is an online and mobile fiber business dedicated to increasing the accessibility of fiber skills, supplies, and tools in our communities. We offer the following opportunities to our communities: Classes (1-1 and small groups) Home/Business small group classes Online Retail Vendorship at community shows and events Demonstrations for organizations and events In-home Product Demonstrations At Hook and Shuttle we want everything we do to be accessible. It is our mission to make every effort to get the right products to the right people.

Meet co-owners Carmen Ballman and Jay Warner at their website: Hook & Shuttle

Ben Franklin Crafts1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

About Us

We’re Crafts & So Much More!
Locally owned and operated since 1973, Ben Franklin Crafts has evolved into Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier craft destination located in the heart of Waukesha County in beautiful Oconomowoc, WI.

As an independent craft store, we are able to provide a personalized shopping experience for our customers as well as a large collection of specialty shops under one roof.

We delight in bringing people of all ages together to participate in our craft classes, make-it/take-it’s, and other special events.

Ben Franklin Crafts is “the place to go” for a friendly, supportive environment where families and friends can explore their creative potential.

Ben Franklin Crafts is independently owned. Ben Franklin and Ben Franklin Crafts are licensed trademarks of HMStores BFC, LLC.

Contact Details

Curbside Service
If you are contacting us to request a Curbside Order, please use this form.262-567-0271 / Email Us

Note: We are located North of Interstate 94, even if your GPS unit tells you to turn South!

Ben Franklin Crafts Store Map, Oconomowoc, WI


Monday-Saturday: 9am – 4pm

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