Clasped-warp Scarf on the Rigid-heddle Loom
With Deborah Jarchow
April 9, 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Learn to create beautiful and unexpected stripe designs with clasped warps. This technique allows you to place two distinct colors within a single “warp” thread so each end of the scarf warp is different. Weave a dazzling piece of wearable art!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
You may have tried clasped-weft as a design element, but have you tried clasped-warp?
This technique can add interest to your woven pieces! Learn to make a stunning scarf using two different warp yarns that change partially through the fabric. If you’ve taken beginning rigid heddle weaving, enhance your skills by learning a new exciting way to warp the loom. This type of weaving is portable, easy and fun!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must have experience warping the loom. Looms will NOT be warped prior to class, but experience is necessary.
__Rigid-heddle loom with at least 8” weaving width and a 7.5 or 8 dent reed.
__200 yards each of 2 contrasting colors (think black and white) of a smooth, solid color sport= to dk-weight yarn for the warp. The warp yarns should be smooth, non-hairy, strong enough not to break, and of at least 2 plies (no singles).
__You will also need 200 yards of lace or fingering-weight yarn for weft
__10 to 15 yards waste yarn (acrylic worsted-weight works well)
__2 brown paper grocery bags
__Tube from inside a paper towel roll
NOTE: For your first clasped-warp scarf, it is best to use 2 highly contrasting, solid-colored yarns for the warp (think black and white). The weft can be one of the warp colors or something different.