A virtual class with Yoriko Oki
Jan 14, 2:00-4:00pm CST
This class introduces hand-manipulated supplemental warp on the rigid heddle loom — a simple technique with infinite design possibilities.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
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Once you’ve mastered the basics of weaving, you can start playing with various techniques.
Supplemental warp is a perfect starting point as you learn to expand your weaving repertoire!
Supplemental warp is a set of threads, woven in the warp direction, that don’t contribute to the structure of the cloth. It is used for decorative purposes only, often on scarves/shawls as well as household textiles.
At the end of the class, there is also a demonstration of using pick-up sticks, which may make your weaving a little more efficient than hand-manipulation.
Come to play with yarn on your loom!
You should know how to warp your loom and have finished weaving a few plain weave scarves.
• Pre-warped loom (see Homework instructions)
• Usual weaving tools (shuttle, scissors, tapestry needles, etc)
• Weft yarn wound on a bobbin or stick shuttle (same as the warp yarn)
• Sewing pins
• Yarn for supplemental warp (usually thicker than ground warp, for example, worsted-weight yarn if your ground warp is fingering-weight yarn
• Bring some novelty yarns if you have them, such as boucle yarn and ribbon yarn)
Limited pre-class work required.