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Sunday 10/12/2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10/13/2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hand-manipulated Weave Structures with Deborah Jarchow
By twisting or wrapping your warp yarns you can weave distinctive textures and patterns in your cloth. Learn to weave lace-like open areas as parts of a design throughout the fabric or as a notable edge treatment. Discover how to highlight your patterns by adding a thicker yarn or ribbon. On the first day while making a sampler, you’ll learn how to make leno, brooks bouquet, medallions, and other fancy patterns.
During the second day you will master the art of adding beads to the patterns. See how beads can make the weaving pop!
If you’ve been looking for ways to add more interest to your weaving, these techniques will get you there. You too can create cloth that is visually stunning.
Note: Looms are provided for class use. Some weaving experience helpful.
300 yards of worsted weight yarn for sampler (This can be 150 yards each of 2 different colors); 30 yards of a different color bulky yarn; 2 brown paper grocery bags; 1 tube from inside a paper towel roll.
For a second project, bring 400 yards of worsted weight yarn; 150 coordinating beads that will slide onto the weft yarn; a pick up stick; and a crochet hook.
Note: All yarn should be strong, non-hairy (no mohair) and at least 2 ply.