Explore 3-D Weaving on a 2-D Loom
With Esther Rodgers
Aug 6, 10:00am-12:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm CDT
Is it possible to weave in two dimensions yet end up with a three-dimensional project?
Certainly! Esther guides you through another exciting way to use your rigid-heddle loom to create something unique to you!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Let’s create something amazing on a small rigid-heddle loom. Esther shares how to plan
a handwoven fabric that will convert from 2 to 3 dimensions once you remove it from the loom.
You need a 12-inch (or wider) rigid-heddle loom that is ready for warping. Learn how to direct warp the spacing pattern for the 3-D effect. For the weft, learn creative weaving techniques and how to place objects into your work.
To understand the process and gain hands-on experience, the remaining class time will be spent weaving. At the end of the day, you will remove your piece from the loom and see a magical 3-D fabric ready to become a free-hanging mobile or a set of wind chimes.
This is an opportunity to stash bust, so bring left-over odds and ends from previous projects as well as any assortment of embellishments to add to your weaving.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Experience in warping a rigid heddle is useful.
There is an optional $40 kit for this class.
Purchase at https://jazzturtle.com/product/exploration-of-3d-weaving/
The kit will include: Warp yarns, and an assortment of weft yarns in varying textures and weights. Students will be able to choose from 2 colorways.
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.
__OPTIONAL KIT or WARP AND WEFT YARNS:
__WARP: Two solid colors of 8/2 or 10/2 cotton or Crochet Cotton, a total of 100-200 yards (amount depends on the width of your loom and desired project)
__WEFT: 200 to 300 yards in a variety of yarns; shop your stash for colors, textures, and fiber variety (Great for stash busting! Anything goes!)
__EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons, Ribbons, bells, etc.
__WEAVING BASICS: Shuttles, Sley hook, etc. Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator