Beyond the Basics Rigid Heddle Weaving:
Log Cabin & Houndstooth Color-and-Weave Effects (In-Person Class)
In this class, you will create a stunning visual effect while weaving a scarf or pillow project. We will cover warp and weft calculations, appropriate yarn choices, and using a warping board. You will learn to warp with two contrasting colors, weave following a Log Cabin or Houndstooth pattern, and practice neat selvedges. Previous experience in warping a loom and plain weaving is helpful, minimal hand sewing is needed for finishing.
Materials: Rigid Heddle loom (rent one from Yarn Harbor or, if you are bringing your own loom, be sure it is assembled, has all pieces and accessories, and is in good working condition with a 7.5- or 8-dent heddle), a few yards of smooth scrap yarn/fabric, a tapestry needle, and warp and weft yarn (minimum 220 yards each in worsted weight wool and highly contrasting colors). 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.
Loom Rental Fee: $15 (be sure to add the loom rental to your cart if needed)
Masks are preferred, but not required.
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