Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We’ll cover weaving terminology, direct warping, winding and managing shuttles, achieving a balanced weave and basic finishing techniques. As time allows, we’ll discuss weaving drafts, yarn choices for weaving, pattern planning and alternate methods of warping.
Supplies: Rigid-heddle loom with 8-dent heddle, loom clamp(s), warping peg and threading hook, 1 stick shuttle, 2 balls of worsted weight wool yarn in contrasting colors. Cascade 220 or Galway worsted is recommended. (Most rigid heddle looms come with all the supplies required for the class except the yarn. If you have an older loom or are not sure if your loom has the supplies, please let us know when you sign up.)
A limited number of Schacht Cricket and Ashford SampleIt looms are available for a $13 rental fee. Please let us know if you want to rent a loom when you sign up for the class.