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  8041 S. 180th St
Kent, WA 98032

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Monday - Friday 9am-3pm


Jewelry Making: Bow Loom Weaving with Marilyn Romatka

Let's make some Jewelry!

The Bow Loom is an ancient technique using a simple, portable loom to make narrow, beaded bands. The technique is used in ethnic groups in Thailand to make bands for their exquisite headdresses. The weaving is quick and fun and so portable, you can weave on the bus. No previous weaving experience is necessary and the loom goes home with you for many more hours of fun and creativity. This is a great introduction to ethnic weaving. The product of this class may be viewed at

Marilyn teaches a variety of living folk art crafts around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her book, Creative Crafts of the World, is an excellent guide for learning a variety of folk art crafts and techniques that have stood the test of time.

Makers' Mercantile, 8041 S. 180th St., Kent, WA 98032

Tuition of $50 includes: 3 hours of instruction and guidance, and the Kit, which includes a reusable Bow Loom, beads, beading pad, beading aid, all warp and weft, weaving shuttle, needle for hiding ends, end caps and clasp findings, E-6000 glue, 8 page handout with step-by-step directions. The product of this class may be viewed at:

Requirements: Sharp Sewing Snips
Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Instructor Bio: My focus is living folk art crafts. I teach a wide variety, from painting techniques to weaving, the common thread being the techniques are all deep-rooted in a culture from around the world. You might say the techniques I teach have all survived the test of time. I have the best job in the world; I travel to various countries gathering folk art techniques, then return to the US to teach enthusiastic students!

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