Ages 16 and older
In this “Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving” class you will learn the parts of a rigid heddle loom and the importance each part plays in your weaving.
You will learn how to warp a loom and weave a scarf. You will also learn hemstitching that holds woven yarn in place after the scarf is removed from the loom. We will discuss different weave structures and how color can really impact your woven items.
Your first woven project will be a self-striping scarf. You will see how the colors develop to create a truly original scarf design. Each scarf will be unique, depending on the color yarn you choose.
It is recommended that you purchase either one skein of Zauberball Crazy or two skeins of Berroco Sesame or any other self-striping yarn. The total yardage needed is approximately 440 yards. Yarns can be purchased at The Black Sheep Yarn Boutique or Our Local Yarn Shop. Make sure you mention the yarn is for a class at Arbutus and receive a 10% discount.
Appropriate for all skill levels. No prior experience is required.
Looms will be provided. Students will need to bring approximately 440 yards of self-striping yarn, scissors, tape measure, and a blunt tipped tapestry needle.
Clases takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia.
All participants ages 13 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to register for and attend any Arbutus Folk School class. Please bring proof of vaccination, such as your card or a photo of it, to your first day of class, and be prepared to present it for verification. Masks are required for the duration of all classes until further notice. Please do not attend classes if you are feeling ill or have had contact with Covid-19. Please notify Arbutus staff in the event that you test positive for Covid so that your fellow students can be notified of possible exposure.
Instructor: Joan Hoffmeyer
Max Class Size: 5
Minimum Class Size: 3
Capacity Remaining: 2
Dates: 8/20/2022 - 8/21/2022
Days: Su Sa
Times: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Front Classroom
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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