Rigid Heddle Weaving 101: Scarf


Need a new way to bust through that yarn stash? Or maybe you’re ready to add a new dimension to your fiber repertoire. For a new weaver, a scarf is a great first project and a fun way to explore the basics of making fabric. Using a portable rigid heddle loom, we will talk about warp and weft, learn direct warping, and weave a plain weave scarf while practicing rhythm and even tension. We will go over hemming and taking the project off the loom at our finishing party.

Materials list: Rigid Heddle loom (available for rental from Yarn Harbor), Warp and Weft yarn (minimum yardage=150 yards each in worsted weight wool). For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp. Each student will also need a few yards of smooth scrap yarn and a tapestry needle.

Loom Rental Fee: $15 (Please select (drop down menu) and add to cart if you need loom rental)                                                      

Instructor: Tracy Griggs        

Collections: Classes, Weaving

Category: weaving

Type: Class

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