Clasps, Clusters and Beads: A Collection of Rigid Heddle Techniques
A virtual class with Deborah Jarchow
Feb 11, 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 12, 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 19, 2:00-4:00pm CST
Ready to add more color and texture to your rigid-heddle projects? Join Deborah for a few simple techniques to make intricate and colorful fabrics: clasped weft, clasped warp, Brooks Bouquet with beads, and beaded Leno Lace. You will make a sampler scarf and walk away with the skills to jazz up your future woven projects!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Deborah will guide you through the techniques over 4 sessions and 2 weekends, giving time to both learn and experiment. We will warp the loom together during the first session so the clasped warp can be easily threaded. The project will be set up to feature clasped warp on one end and clasped weft on the other.
We’ll also weave textures with bead accents and learn how to incorporate all these fabulous techniques into our designs. This class is full of inspiration and will get you on a path to create your own unique wovens.
Must have some experience warping a rigid-heddle loom
• 2 brown paper grocery bags
• 3 tubes from inside a paper-towel roll
• Tapestry needle
• Sewing needle
• Tape measure
• 30 yards of waste yarn (worsted-weight acrylic works nicely)
• 3 colors of classic fingering (size 1) plied yarn in 3 contrasting colors ( about 3.5 oz at 15 – 18 wraps per inch). Two of the colors should contrast so the patterns show up. Yarn should be 2-ply (no singles), strong, smooth, and not hairy. Please wind yarn into balls before class.
• About 400 beads. Deborah used 200 3mm box beads and about 200 6/0 glass beads
• Rigid heddle loom with at least 10” weaving width and a 7.5 or 8 dent reed
• Warping peg
• Sley and threading hooks
• 2 Shuttles
• 1 pick-up stick