These colorful coasters add a nice handwoven touch to your living space and are a great way to use up your leftover self-striping yarn! To create these miniature rugs, we will talk about warp and weft, learn direct warping and explore weft-faced weaving. We will go over hemming, taking the product off the loom and tying fringe at our finishing party. This is a good introduction to rigid heddle weaving - beginners are welcome!
Materials: Rigid heddle loom and shuttle (available for rent from Yarn Harbor), weft yarn in fingering, DK or worsted weight wool or wool blend (approximate yardage for 4 coasters = 300 yards). Each student will also need a smooth scrap of yarn, a tapestry needle and a metal dinner fork or tapestry beater.
Cost: $45 + $2 materials fee payable to the instructor
Loom Rental: $15.00
Instructor: Tracy Griggs