Weaving has the equivalent of knitting’s cast on and bind off, but how those are done vary widely. In this class we’ll cover plain finishing, fringe and variations and several other methods. Some are done on the loom while others are off the loom.
Maximum number of students: 6
Minimum number of students: 3
Experience: some experience warping and weaving.
Homework: Warping your loom. Warp around 1.5 to 2 feet, plus loom waste. Width should be a minimum of 6 inches.
Skill Level: Novice to Advanced
Prerequisites: Weave 101, Warping the Loom, (Not so) Plain weave, Begin to Weave or the equivalent. Talk to one of the instructors.
- Rigid heddle loom, warped with 8-10” weaving width with the warp spread.
- Two shuttles, either stick or with bobbins.
- Additional colors for weft, pre-wound one color on each of the 2 shuttles.
We suggest smooth worsted weight yarn. Any wool or acrylic smooth yarn (2 ply or more) will work.
Some suggestions: Cascade 220, Plymouth Superwash Worsted or Encore.
Can also use a swatching loom.
If you need to use one of our looms talk with the instructor to arrange. Loom use includes the associated tools and accessories. If you do use one of our looms you will still have to schedule a time and come in to warp it.
Bring a notebook, pencil/pen and any glasses needed for close work.
Standard knitting supplies: Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape and opening stitch markers.
|Skill Level: ||beginner|
|Skill Details: ||Novice to Advanced|
|Materials Included: ||The use of the loom and weaving tools and accessories during the class.|
|Requirements: ||Some experience with warping and weaving.
Homework: Warping your loom. Warp around 1.5 to 2 feet, plus loom waste. Width should be a minimum of 6 inches. |
|Instructor: ||Christine Halverson or Tara Grosbach|