Rigid Heddle Weaving 103: Woven Cowl
This is a good introduction to rigid heddle weaving for an adventurous beginner. To create this project, we will talk about warp and weft, learn direct warping, and weave with even tension. At our 2nd session, we will weave the final segment of the cowl and twist the fringe to reveal an accessory that will keep you toasty warm this winter.
Materials: Rigid Heddle loom will need to be at least 10" wide (Limited Rental from Yarn Harbor) or you will need bring 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, contrasting colors look nice for plaid). 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.
If you are renting a loom from Yarn Harbor, select the item LOOM RENTAL and add to cart.
Instructor: Tracy Griggs
Saturday 1/22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with a break for lunch
Saturday 2/12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Masks are preferred, but not required
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