Slow-Stripe Weft-Faced Shoulder Bag
A virtual class with Deborah Jarchow
Oct 8, 5:00-7:00pm; Oct 9, 5:00-7:00pm; and Oct 15, 5:00-7:00pm CDT
Learn to weave by creating this beautiful shoulder bag. If you have self-striping sock yarn in your stash, this bag is the perfect opportunity to put it to good use!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
A hand-woven bag needs to be sturdy to withstand the hard use it gets, and sock yarn is intended for hard wear — so lets marry the two!
Weft-faced fabric is what we want for a durable bag. When yarn with a slow color change is all that shows, graduated bands of color form across the bag. You’ll learn to pay close attention to keeping a firm beat and watching for even selvedges —so your seams will be tidy.
During the first session, you’ll learn to warp the loom (or polish your warping skills). In the second session, you’ll discover how to use a slow-stripe sock yarn to create the beautiful fabric. We will concentrate on finishing techniques and sewing the bag together during the last session.
• 175 yards 10/2 perle cotton (or size 10 crochet cotton)
• 590 yards slow-color-change sock yarn
• 2 brown paper grocery bags
• Tube from inside a paper-towel roll
• Sewing needle
• Tapestry needle
• Sewing thread to match weft yarn
• Straight pins
• Tape measure
• Rigid heddle loom with at least 10” weaving width and a 7.5 or 8 dent reed
• Warping peg
• Sley and threading hooks
Limited pre-class work required.