Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Linda Gettmann
Read Linda Gettmann's bio here!
Learn a new way to use all those wonderful yarns – weaving on a rigid heddle loom is easy, portable, fun, and provides hours of relaxing fiber art time. Let your creativity flow as you design and weave a scarf with worsted weight yarn. Unlimited yarn, color, and pattern variations are possible on this simple loom. No previous weaving experience is necessary; beginners have great success with this first project. Come to the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival and get hooked on weaving.
In this all day class, students will learn about their looms, warp the project, and begin weaving it. Discussion about books, yarns, and weaving examples in the afternoon as well as a finishing the scarf demonstration.
Materials to bring:
*Assembled* rigid heddle loom, any size or brand
8 or 10-dent heddle
Sley hook or very small size crochet hook that will fit through the slots and holes in your heddle
Paper grocery bags cut into 4 rectangular pieces
2 skeins of worsted weight, smooth yarn, any fabric type except mohair or angora to weave into a fringed scarf. Can use variegated yarn for one skein. Need at least 140 yds. for the warp yarn and 160 yds for weft yarn. Wind into balls before class.
2 pieces of scrap worsted weight yarn, different color than project, about 1 yd. long each.
*Note: There will not be time in class to assemble your Rigid Heddle Loom. Please come to class with it already assembled!
Skill level: Novice - No experience necessary.
Material Fee: $5
Class size: 12 students
Spaces Available: 9
This class will be held: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 All Day - 9am - 4pm with 1 hour break for lunch
Please read instructions carefully on the Workshop Page before signing up!
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