Classes, Programs and Demonstrations

***For a schedule of upcoming classes, please scroll to the bottom of this page. ***


I am available to teach any level of inkle weaving from helping get you warped and started for the first time to weaving with advanced pickup techniques.
Please get in touch if you would like to schedule a class for your group or guild. Email me at: iWeaveStraps@Gmail.com.  


To date I have taught classes for:
The Carmel Crafts Guild, Carmel, CA
The Golden Fleece, Santa Cruz, CA
Yarns by the Sea, Aptos, CA
Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espanola, NM
and private in-home lessons.






"I was program chair for our weaving guild a few years ago, and we scheduled a presentation and workshop with Annie. It was one of the most popular programs of the year, and even people with very little weaving experience made lovely inkle bands during the workshop. Annie makes her workshops learning, community building, and fun experiences. Seeing her amazing collection of bands is so inspiring, and so is watching her hands at work. She takes obvious pleasure in sharing her skills and passion for inkle weaving, and does it very well. Feel free to email me if you want to hear more about our experience with Annie's teaching, twopettits@yahoo.com
Ann Pettit, Program Chair, Carmel Crafts Guild


"Annie MacHale is an excellent teacher.  Her love of inkle weaving, gentle teaching style and supportive approach lets her students shine.  I highly recommend Annie as an instructor.  You will count your day with her as a highlight of your year."  
Mary Brown, President, Carmel Crafts Guild

"Annie is a gifted weaver and a most generous teacher.  I will be forever grateful to her for introducing me to the inkle loom.  If you are at all curious - and have the opportunity - take her class.  You will not be disappointed, and you might find yourself inspired to continue on and on!  Weaving can be addictive, but it's really good for the brain!"  Kathy Sinnott


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I am also available to give presentations to schools, guilds or other groups. I can bring scores of examples of things I've woven on inkles, show a variety of loom types and inspire you to get busy using your inkle loom.


I have had the pleasure of giving presentations to:

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Examples of my presentations can be seen in the following videos:

Pickup Tutorial


A 30-minute TV interview discussing my love for inkle weaving.


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2018 Class Schedule

The following classes will be held at my home in the East Mountains, near Albuquerque, NM. Please email me with questions or to sign up at iWeaveStraps@Gmail.com


August 18th, Saturday from 1PM to 4PM                                                     $40
Weaving Baltic-Style Pickup
For inkle weavers who have mastered plain weave and want to learn a fun pickup technique to add to your design knowledge and repertoire. Learn the basics of setting up and weaving Baltic-style as well as creating and reading pattern charts. 

September 29th, Saturday from 1PM to 4PM           RESCHEDULING                             $40
Weaving 3-Color Pickup
This class is for advanced inkle weavers who have experience in weaving Baltic-style pickup patterns. Learn a fantastic new way to add more complex color interplay to your Baltic designs. The 3-color pickup technique comes from an older style of pattern woven in a small province of Lithuania. It is said that only 3% of the sashes were done using this technique as “only the rare weaver had the skill to weave them”. 

October 14th, Sunday from 10AM to Noon                                                $30
Color and Design Planning For Inkle Weaving
We will look at hundreds of examples of plain weave patterns and discuss what makes a good design.
We'll discuss yarn choices and play with color. Learn how to weave a quick sample without setting up your loom. Graph paper and colored pencils will be available so everyone can get some practice charting designs for plain weave. 
Fun for beginners and experienced inkle weavers alike! 
(If you wish to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions, pack a lunch.)

October 14th, Sunday from 1PM to 4PM                                                  $40
Setting up and Weaving on an Inkle Loom
This class is for beginners. Get help making your heddles and setting up your loom. 
Learn tricks for weaving and keeping those selvedges even! 


July 25-28, 2019
Intermountain Weavers Conference,  Durango, CO
I will be teaching 3 one-day workshops. See the conference website for details.
http://intermountainweavers.org/workshops


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