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Explorations in Plain Weave – $220.00 

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Turn you class project into a bag!

Pre-requisites: We recommend this class for an adventurous novice or as a second class.  This class is also great as a refresher class..
Instructor: Stephanie Hill
Equipment: Provided by Shop (with $60 security deposit)

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 (optional). This class is designed for novice weavers. No prior experience or equipment is required. This class is designed as a capstone for our other “Beginning” classes, but also works great as a first class.

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 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 speak to the instructor about using personal looms.  Warping space for this class is limited and wide looms may be difficult to accommodate. 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.

Agenda:  Refer to published class schedule for dates and times.

  • Day 1:  Direct warp the loom.
  • Day 2:  Begin weaving.   $60 SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE.
    • Homework: weave at home between classes! (about 2-5 hours)
  • Day 3:  Learn a few more techniques.
    • Homework: weave at home between classes!  (about 2-5 hours)
  • Day 4:  Learn to hand Hem and Seam.
    • RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT.    REFUND SECURITY DEPOSIT.

Alternate Agenda:  Refer to published class schedule for dates and times.

  • Day 1*:  Direct warp the loom and begin weaving.   SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE.
    • Homework: weave at home between classes! (about 2-5 hours)
  • Day 2:  Learn a few more techniques.
    • Homework: weave at home between classes! (about 2-5 hours)
  • Day 3:  Learn to hand Hem and Seam.
    • RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT.   REFUND SECURITY DEPOSIT.

*Bring a lunch when Day 1 is a long day.  Refer to published class schedule for dates and times.


 


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