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Log Cabin Weaving Class with Sharon Geyer - April 15, noon - 3:30

Log cabin is a fascinating color-and-weave design that creates blocks of vertical and horizontal stripes. This geometric design can be very bold with two contrasting colors or more subtle with colors that are similar in tone, and even playful with a variegated yarn. Log cabin is an excellent choice for towels, table runners, and placemats; but you can also make a beautiful scarf design. In this workshop we will warp our looms with a log cabin piece of your choice and get started weaving.

What you need: rigid heddle loom, warping tools, heddles and two different colored yarns. (see yarn purchasing guide for more details)

Cost: $50 + purchase of yarn

You need two colors of the same type of yarn. The maximum capacity for this class is six people. Email to register.

Size of Heddle

Yarn Weight Heddle

Yardage for Scarf

suggested yarns

Yardage for Towel

suggested yarns

7 ½ or 8


Chunky Weight

360 yards total (180 each color)

Ultra wool

Mirasol Umina

Cascade 220

Plymouth Homestead

240 yards total (120 each color)

Babe soft cotton chunky

Nano Denim

Babe soft cotton worsted

Cascade ultrapima



DK weight

light worsted

450 yards total (225 each color)

Cascade BFL

UltraWool DK

Mirasol Nuna

300 yards total (150 each color)

Cotton Classic

Cotton Classic Lite

Babe soft cotton worsted

Cascade Ultrapima

12 or 12 ½

Fingering Weight

Lace Weight

540 yards total (270 each color)

Huasco sock yarn

Heritage sock yarn

Cascade 202 fingering

360 yards total (180 each color)

Anne by Circulo

Richard Hughes Program for Children - April 20, 2 p.m.

He’s back! Richard Hughes, the silent film pianist, will be back for another program at Samuel Slater Experience, this time targeted for children and teens during school vacation week. 

This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Webster Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Weaving Classes with Sharon Geyer - April 22, 29, and May 6

In this workshop you will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. This is a three-day workshop. On the first day, everyone will warp their loom and start weaving a table runner. On the second day we will cut off the table runner project, plan a second project, and warp the looms again. On the third day you will design your own project and warp your loom before you leave. Some of the skills you will learn in this workshop include how to do a project planning sheet to calculate yarn requirements for a project, how to use your warping peg, how to use the direct warping method, and weaving tips and techniques that will lead to success. You will leave this workshop a weaver.

What you need: a rigid heddle loom and the warping tools that came with the loom (warping peg and reed hook), heddle for their loom (7.5 or 8 epi heddle is preferred, but bring what you have). Looms will be available to borrow.

The course will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, April 22, 29, and May 6 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Fee for the three days is $150 which includes the yarn for the first weaving project. 

The maximum capacity for this class is six people. If you are interested in signing up for the class, please call the museum at 508-461-2955 or email

31 Ray Street
Webster, MA 01570


Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.

Latest Admission is 3 p.m.

Average tour time: 1.5 hours

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