Tee Shirt to Table: Weft-Faced Placemats
A virtual class with Deborah Jarchow
Mar 31, 2:00-4:00pm and Apr 1, 2:00-4:00pm CDT
Learning to weave or reviewing basic skills is even more fun when you can make an exciting project along the way. These placemats are a wonderful way to turn old tee shirts into functional home accessories. Recycle, reuse, and weave something you will enjoy using all at the same time!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
During the first session, you will warp the loom. If you are a new weaver, Deborah will teach you how to get started. And if you’ve been away from your loom for a while, reviewing the basics is a good thing.
Next, learn how to cut the tee shirts to make yarn-like strips for weaving. In the second session, we will weave the placemats. You’ll practice weaving even edges, adding new wefts, changing colors, and learn many tips for good weaving. Deborah will demonstrate how to cut the two placemats apart and finish the ends. Although the placemats are made on a 16″ loom; if your loom is narrower, you can make hot pads — another table necessity.
• Loom with at least 15″ weaving width
• Warping peg, threading/sley hook
• 10-dent reed, clamps
• Sewing thread and needle
• Warp yarn
• 450 yards 8/2 cotton
• 3 – 5 tee shirts in coordinating colors (The tee shirts should have matching fiber content, 100% cotton or 50% cotton, 50% polyester, so that they all shrink at the same rate.
Limited pre-class work required.
Finishing, Project based, Skill-building Basics, Tips and Hints