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Rigid Heddle Weaving:  Color and Weave Exploration – $165.00LogCabin1

 

Pre-requisites:  YES, see below

Instructor:  Stephanie

Equipment:  See below.

Day 1: Sun. Feb. 12, 1pm-4pm

Day 2: Sun. Feb. 26, 9am-4pm

Day 3: Sun. Mar. 26, 1pm-4pm

Description:  Color and weave patterns are created through the use of colors in the warp and weft while keeping the structure of the woven fabric constant.  For this class, students will explore color as it relates to a plain weave fabric structure.  Class discussion will touch on other simple structures but will concentrate on plain weave.  Students will design and complete a color and weave project of their choosing.  The first class will introduce students to weaving drafts as they relate to color-and-weave, how to read them, and ultimately how to make your own.  Looms will be warped for class projects on the second day.  Pre-designed class project options will be available and will include threadings and drafts for a sampler, log cabin, hound’s-tooth, but students will be encouraged to design their own project with instructor guidance.  Finished projects can be scarves, table runners, shawls, towels, place mats, napkins, etc..  

Students may use the Direct Warping method, or Indirect Warping methods.  Additional warping techniquesC&W_Drawdowns_1 and variations will be reviewed and discussed in class that may be helpful in color and weave projects.  

Pre-requisites:  This class assumes that you have the ability to warp and dress your own loom without assistance and are reasonably comfortable doing so.  Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners before taking this class.  Prior completion of any one of our Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving classes (Direct, Indirect, or Complete) will also satisfy this requirement.  Students must have their own loom.

Equipment:  This class is intended for students with their own rigid heddle loom.  Students with other small portable looms are welcome in this class (e.g. table looms, or small folding loom like a Schacht Wolf Pup loom, Saori looms, etc.).  Students are responsible for transporting, loading, and unloading of their looms and accessories.  Students will need the following equipment on the second day of class:

  • A rigid heddle loom with at least 8” weaving width.  Heddle EPI is flexible and will depend on the yarn choices made by the student.  Students will be guided to select yarn that suits the available epi of their heddle(s).
  • Shuttles appropriate for the weaving width of the student’s loom, or selected project width.
  • Any clamps, pegs, threading tools, or other accessories required to dress the student’s loom.  
  • A warping board can be provided for use in class (measures up to 4.5 yard warp).  If the student’s loom is a smooth beam loom with fixed apron bars (e.g. Ashford Rigid Heddle or Ashford Knitter’s Loom) this should include a supplemental dowel or rod for attaching the warp to the warp beam if student will be using an indirect method warping method.

Materials (Yarn):  Yarn materials for this class are NOT included in the cost.  Stash yarn may be used (and is highly encouraged), or students may choose to purchase suitable yarn(s) at the shop.  Students who wish to use stash yarn are encouraged to bring several options to the first class for review and to add to the class discussion.

Typical Schedule: 

Day 1: 1-4pm  
Learn about drafts.  Review project design options, yarn, and heddle epi.  On the first day of class, students should bring note taking materials, as well as, 2 or more colors of color pencils, pens, markers, or highlighters.  Graph paper is also a helpful addition, but some will be on hand at class.  No weaving equipment will be needed until the second class meeting.  Schedule a 1 to 2 week gap to allow students to design projects and find yarn.

Day 2:  9am-4 
Students will prepare and measure warp(s) in the morning and dress looms in the afternoon. Students may elect to use class time to wind and measure several warps for multiple projects, and dress their loom at home outside of class.  Students may begin weaving in class.  Bring your loom and accessories to class as well as a lunch.  Schedule time between class two and three will allow students to complete weaving their projects at home.

Day 3:  1-4pm
Review completed or in progress projects.  Discuss other applications of color and weave.  Plan additional projects.


Beginning RH Weaving: Complete – $330.00
This class is the equivalent of taking both indirect and direct warping classes. Please click here to see a full description including daily class agenda

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

Equipment: Provided by Shop

Day 1: Sun Mar. 26, 9am-12pm

Day 2: Sun Apr. 2, 9am-4pm

Day 3: Sun Apr. 9, 9am-4pm

Day 1: Sun Apr. 23, 9am-4pm

Day 2: Sun Apr. 30, 9am-12pm

Day 3: Sun May. 14, 9am-12pm

Rigid heddle looms are simple low cost looms that are suitable for a multitude of woven textiles including scarves, shawls, placements, dish towels, and fabric for clothing or other sewing projects. In this class, weprovide the looms and equipment you need for class so you can decide if you enjoy weaving before you invest in a loom. This class will introduce the student to the both indirect and direct warping methods and introduce students to a wide range of possibilities from simple plain weave, color and weave, easy plain weave variants, and some basic finishing and seaming techniques. This class is designed for novice weavers. No prior experience or equipment is required. This a combination of both of our Beginning RH Weaving classes.

Materials (Yarn):

• Project 1 – Vintage Striations: Yarn for project is included in class cost. Students must select colors prior to the first class meeting. Choose 1 variegated and 1 solid when registering for class.

• Project 2 – Hound’s Tooth: Yarn is not included in class cost. Students will select and purchase yarn with guidance from the instructor. Stash yarn may be used with review by instructor.

• Project 3 – Explorer Bag: Yarn for project is included in class cost and will be selected during class.

 

 


Rigid Heddle Weaving: Introduction to Pooled Warp – $165.00 20160604_111127

Pre-requisites: YES, see below

Instructor: Stephanie

Equipment: See below.

Day 1: Sat Jan. 7, 1pm-4pm

Day 2: Sat Jan. 21, 9am-4pm

Day 3: Sat Mar. 4, 1pm-4pm

This class will introduce new weavers to the logistics of planning and preparing a pooled warp project on a rigid heddle loom. Many variegated be they commercial or hand dyed, have repeating color sequences that can be taken advantage of by a weaver. Learn which kind of yarns and dye processes lead to repeating color sequences, and which may not give the results you want. Learn how to determine if a given yarn will work the way you want and access its color sequences for project planning. Students will complete class by planning and actually measuring the warp for a pooled warp project of their choice. Students may use the Direct Warping method or Indirect Warping.
Prerequisites: Prior completion of Beginning RH Weaving A or B and/or the ability to warp a loom on your own. Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners before taking this class.
Equipment: This class is intended for students with their own rigid heddle loom. Students will need the following equipment:

• A rigid heddle loom with at least 8” weaving width.

• Heddle EPI is flexible and will depend on the yarn choices made by the student during the project
planning portion of class. Students will be guided to select yarn that suits the available dent spacing
of the student’s heddle(s).

• Shuttles appropriate for the weaving width of the student’s loom, or selected project width.

• Any clamps, pegs, threading tools, or other accessories required to dress the student’s loom.

• A warping board will be provided for use in class (measures up to 4.5 yard warp). If the student’s
loom is a smooth beam loom with fixed apron bars (e.g. Ashford Rigid Heddle or Ashford Knitter’s
Loom) this should include a supplemental dowel or rod for attaching the warp to the warp beam if
student will be using the indirect method warping method.

Materials (Yarn):

• Yarn materials for this class are NOT included in this course. Stash yarn may be used (and is
encouraged), or students may choose to purchase suitable yarn(s) at the shop. The first class
meeting will teach students what kinds of yarns are appropriate. Students who wish to use stash
yarn are encouraged to bring several options to the first class for review and to add to the class
discussion. The more the merrier.

Schedule: (*Bring a Lunch for the long days as indicated with an asterisk below.)

• Day 1: 1pm-4pm – Learn about color sequences in yarn for pooled warps and aspects of project planning.

• Day 2: 9am-4pm* – Students will design and plan of projects in the morning. The afternoon will be spent measuring warps and/or dressing looms. Students proficient with the Indirect Warping method may elect to use class time to wind and measure several pooled warps for multiple projects, and dress their loom at home outside of class.
o Finish weaving at home.

• Day 3: 1pm-4pm – Meet to review completed or in progress project. Discuss other applications of variegated yarns in weaving.


Beginning RH Weaving Indirect Warp – $220.00 *

First completed projects - Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

First completed projects – Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

First completed projects – Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving
First completed projects – Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving
Pre-requisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

Day 1: Sun Jan. 8, 9am-12pm

Day 2: Sun Jan. 15, 9am-4pm

Day 3: Sun Jan. 22, 9am-4pm

Day 4: Sun Feb. 5, 9am-12pm

Rigid heddle looms are simple low cost looms that are suitable for a multitude of woven textiles including scarves, shawls, placements, dish towels, and fabric for clothing or other sewing projects. In this class, we provide the looms and equipment you need for class so you can decide if you enjoy weaving before you invest in a loom. The skills and techniques learned in this class are transferable to other types of looms.

In this class you will complete 2 projects, to help you learn:

Basic weaving terminology
How to use a warping board
How dress a rigid heddle loom
How to estimate yarn quantities for weaving projects
Differences in rigid heddle looms made by various manufacturers
Equipment:
Student use of looms and accessories in class and at home between classes is included in the class. A refundable security deposit is required on the first day of class and will be returned on the last day when all equipment has been returned in good condition.
Students who have their own rigid heddle looms, should bring the looms and related accessories to the first day of class for the instructor to review and verify they are in good working order. Please let us know when you sign up if you have your own loom you would like to use in class. Please tell us the type of loom you have and the size (i.e. Schacht Flip, 15”, Ashford Knitter’s Loom, 28”, etc.).
Materials (Yarn):

Project 1 – Vintage Striations: Yarn for project is included in class cost. Students must select colors prior to the first class meeting.
Project 2 – Hound’s Tooth: Yarn is not included in class cost. Students will select and purchase yarn with guidance from the instructor. (Cost will vary from approx $15-$40. Stash yarn may be used if approved by instructor.)
Schedule: (*Bring a Lunch for Days 2 & 3)

Day 1: 9am-11:30 – Measure Warp for Project 1
Day 2: 9am-2:00  – Dress the loom for Project 1, Begin weaving, Pick yarns for Project 2, Continue weaving at home.
Day 3: 9am-4:00  – Remove Project 1 from the loom, Measure Warp & Dress the loom for Project 2, Begin Weaving, Continue weaving at home.
Day 4: 9am-11:30 – Remove Project 2 from the loom, Return all Equipment.


Beginning RH Weaving: Direct Warping: $165.00IMG_6856

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

Equipment: Provided by Shop

Day 1: Sat Feb. 11, 9am-4pm

Day 2: Sat Feb. 18, 9am-12pm

Day 3: Sat Mar. 4, 9am-12pm

Rigid heddle looms are simple low cost looms that are suitable for a multitude of woven textiles including scarves, shawls, placements, dish towels, and fabric for clothing or other sewing projects. In this class, we provide the looms and equipment you need for class so you can decide if you enjoy weaving before you invest in a loom. This class will introduce the student to the direct warping method and explore variations on plain weave. As a final step students will turn their completed sampler into a bag. This class is designed for novice weavers. No prior experience or equipment is required. This Direct Warping class may be taken before, after, or coincident with our Beginning RH Weaving – Indirect Warping class. We recommend taking both Beginning RH Weaving classes to reinforce skills, learn both warping techniques, and try out two different looms.

In this class you will complete 1 project, to help you learn:

• Basic weaving terminology

• How to direct warp a rigid heddle loom

• Variations on plain weave including basket, clasped weft, inlay, and others

• How to keep track of how much warp you have used

• How to hand hem and seam woven fabric

• How to estimate yarn quantities for weaving projects

• Differences in rigid heddle looms made by various manufacturers

Equipment Used: Student use of Schacht 10” Cricket looms and accessories is included in the class. A refundable security deposit of $60 is required on the second day of class and will be returned on the last day when all equipment has been returned in good condition. Students who have their own rigid heddle looms should make arrangements to have said looms and related accessories reviewed by the instructor to verify they are complete, in good working order, and appropriate for the Direct Warping method used in class. Please let us know when you sign up if you have your own loom you would like to use in class. Please tell us the type of loom you have and the size (i.e. Schacht Flip, 15”, Ashford Knitter’s Loom, 28”, etc.).

Materials (Yarn):

• Project 1 – Explorer Bag: Yarn for project is included in class cost and will be selected during class.

Agenda: Days 1 and 2 may be combined and/or may be consecutive days for certain schedules. Refer to published class dates. Bring a Lunch if Days 1 and 2 are combined.

• Day 1: 9am-12:00pm – Direct warp the loom

• Day 2: 9am-12:00pm  – Begin weaving. SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE. Finish weaving at home.

• Day 3: 9am-12:00pm – Learn a few more techniques.Finish weaving at home.

• Day 4: 9am-12:00pm  – Learn to hand Hem and Seam. RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT. REFUND SECURITY DEPOSIT


Direct Warping your Rigid Heddle Loom

$75.00 – 2.5 hour class, 1 meeting
By appointment with Stephanie

Direct warping is a quick and easy way of dressing your loom that is well suited the simple warps typical of rigid heddle projects. If it is your first time direct warping, or it’s been a while and you need a helping hand, this class will get you set up and ready to weave on your rigid heddle loom. If you already know how to dress your loom using a warping board, this is another method you can add to your arsenal.

This class will cover:
estimating the size of your project (a scarf or similar)
calculating yardage requirements for warp and weft (using balanced plain weave)
direct warping your loom
This class is for weavers who already own a rigid heddle loom and have some basic weaving experience or have completed our beginning weaving class. This class is not intended for first time weavers. Please ask about our rigid heddle weaving classes or private lessons if you are a first time weaver.