Thursday 10/20/2011, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
No skills required
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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Looms with Deborah Jarchow
Have you wondered which rigid heddle loom might be best for you? In class, you will be able to try out various brands of looms to see how they work. Take turns weaving on pre-warped looms and complete two or more mug rugs while experimenting with the looms. If you are thinking about learning rigid heddle weaving, this class is the perfect opportunity to see what it is all about. If you have already tried rigid heddle weaving, do not miss this chance to see how the different looms work.
Note: Schacht, Glimakra, and Ashford looms provided for class use.
Materials Fee: $5
Tapestry needle, straight pins, scissors, about 20 yards of waste yarn (acrylic works best),tube from inside the paper towel roll, an old colorful t-shirt to cut up and to use for weaving on the looms or 2-3 balls of leftover yarns.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Materials fee: $5