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Class: Intro to traditional weaving, part 2 of 2
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm$65
In this class, we’ll learn the specifics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. These concepts will also be taught in the larger context of weaving that’s been practiced in numerous cultures for thousands of years. You’ll learn some of the basic terminology and approaches which apply to a variety of looms, so you can choose to build on this knowledge with multi-shaft or tapestry looms in future workshops.
In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to direct-warp yarn onto your loom, weave (including exploring techniques like clasped weft and simple lace), and remove the sample piece from the loom, and we’ll talk through weaving math, planning projects, and wet finishing.
Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.