Pinwheel Sampler on Rigid Heddle


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 11/29/22.

An in-person class with Deborah Jarchow

Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:300pm

Learn how a simple striped warp becomes even more spectacular when you weave this interesting pinwheel pattern using pick-up sticks.

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Pick-up sticks are valuable for rigid heddle weavers. They give you options to make interesting woven fabrics — to turn plain weave in checks and stripes into something more.

Deborah will show you how to manipulate your warp so the weft threads form different patterns and sequences that are usually reserved for 4-harness looms.

The pinwheel can be a bit challenging at first; but once you understand the process, you will delight in the marvelous patterns you can create. Start off with one motif, and learn how to change the pattern for more variety within the fabric. Try a fringe treatment with lots of pizzaz.

Deborah Jarchow is always looking for interesting fabrics to make with the rigid heddle, and she succeeded!

Warping will be done in class.
Special Skills
Must have some experience with weaving on a rigid-heddle loom and be comfortable warping your loom.

Supply List
• Scissors
• 2 brown paper grocery bags
• roll from inside a paper towel roll
• 2 shuttles (and bobbins if boat shuttles)
• tapestry needle, pick up stick that fits your loom
• 10 yards waste yarn, and 250 yards each of 2 contrasting colors (think black and white) of worsted weight yarn that is strong, not stretchy, at least 2 ply, and not hairy

Required equipment (Bring your own OR rent from Deborah for in-class use for $12)
• Rigid heddle loom with at least 10” weaving width
• 7.5 or 8 dent reed,
• Sley/threading hook
• Clamps
• Warping peg

Limited pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great New Technique

Loved this class and learning a new technique. A couple of things that would make it better for me: I don’t appreciate warping during class - I’d rather warp on my own and not waste class time warping.
Second: f it’s going to be a sampler, no need to warp a scarf length of 90” - maybe a finished piece of 36” to 40”. If it’s going to be scarf length, then make it a symmetrical pattern so it can be used as a scarf.