With Deborah Jarchow.
Mar 13, 2-4pm CST;
Mar 14, 2-4pm CDT;
Mar 20, 2-4pm and 5-7pm CDT;
March 21, 2-4pm CDT
If you haven’t tried rigid-heddle weaving, this class will start you on the right path so you can weave with confidence. If you are already a rigid-heddle weaver, don’t miss this chance to refine and review techniques, round out your rigid-heddle skills, and enhance your results.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of this class for 7 days following the event.
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Here is a chance to jump right into rigid-heddle weaving if you’ve never tried it, or if you already weave, you can bump up your skills.
You’ll learn how to easily warp the loom using the direct-warping method and have enough practice to feel confident warping the loom on your own after class.
Explore warp-faced and weft-faced weave structures, color-and-weave patterns, and learn to use pick-up sticks to create patterns. Deborah will help you understand the difference between many of these techniques and will explain why one might be preferred for a particular project.
Learn tips to keep your selvedges even, and practice different ways to finish the ends.
Since Deborah is in her studio, she can share samples of woven projects using the various techniques so you will be inspired for future weaving adventures!
__Rigid heddle loom with 8” or more weaving width
__7.5-dent or 8-dent rigid heddle
__2 brown paper grocery bags
__1 tube from inside a roll of paper-towels
__1 pick-up stick
__30 yards of waste yarn (worsted-weight acrylic works nicely)
__A 1” x 10” strip of light-weight cardboard (or manilla file folder)
__Yarn: 400 yards in each of 2 solid contrasting colors, or 200 yards in each of 4 solid different colors Note: All yarn should be classic worsted-weight: strong, smooth (not hairy), and at least 2 ply (no singles).
Please wind the yarn into balls prior to class so it is and ready to use.
If you need a loom or pick up stick, you can purchase them here https://www.wallofyarn.com/ashford/16-sampleit-rigid-heddle-loom. Please put the code STITCHES in the subject line when you contact them. You will need to assemble the loom prior to class, but it is a pretty simple assembly with great instructions included.