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.