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Fun with Floats and Pick-Up Sticks (Weaving)



Fun with Floats and Pick-up Sticks
DESCRIPTION

Curious about floats? Maybe you think floats are those annoying things that cross multiple warp threads when you didn’t want them to. But they are also the basis of a number of interesting patterns that transform when they are off the loom and finished, such as the Window Pane shown above.

In this 4 hour class we’ll teach you how to make floats deliberately with pickup sticks. By the end of the class you will have a sample with a number of patterns using warp and weft floats.
Ashford rigid heddle looms are available for use in store during the class for $30 per day. 
You will need to arrange a time the day before to come in and warp the loom. If you need us to warp it will be $30.
Looms are also available for purchase.

INFORMATION
Maximum number of students: 6
Minimum number: 3
Experience: Must be able to warp your loom following the directions in the Homework section.

Homework: YES - Warp your loom using high contrast smooth worsted weight yarn with a 7.5/8 dent rigid heddle. Tie onto the front and weave a 1” header with scrap yarn.
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner or Intermediate
Skills Used: Able to weave balanced plain weave. If you are using your own loom you must be able to warp it with even tension following the instructions provided.

MATERIALS PROVIDED:

Pick-up sticks to use during the class if you don’t have one.

MATERIALS NEEDED
  • Rigid heddle loom warped as described below.
  • Pick up stick.
  • 2 colors of smooth worsted weight wool yarn — at minimum 200 yards each. These need to have a good contrast so that you can clearly see your warp and weft floats. You can use either a traditional wool or a superwash. We suggest Shepherd’s Wool, or Cascade 220 but any smooth high contrast worsted weight yarn will work. If you are allergic to wool, cotton or cotton-linen with the same properties will also work.
  • Bring a notebook, pencil/pen and any glasses needed for close work.
  • Standard supplies: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure.
WARPING DIRECTIONS:
  • Yarn: Worsted weight 
  • Warp Length: 85" (includes loom waste) 
  • Total Warp Ends: 65
Warp beginning and ending in a slot. When measuring the last slot cut the warp at the peg with enough yarn to tie it securely. This is long enough for a sample of various patterns. Finished Size About 55" by 7"


Instructor: Christine Halverson or Tara Grosbach
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
CONTACT US


store@filloryyarn.com 


408-620-1042

1702-H Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125


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