In beginning Rigid Heddle weaving 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’ll talk a little about Fibonacci sequencing that will help you design future projects. We will also discuss different weave structures and how color can really impact your woven items. Our first woven project will be a houndstooth scarf made out of worsted weight yarn, wool will work best. You will choose your own two contrasting colors, preferably one light and one dark. A traditional houndstooth pattern is made from very light grey or off white and a charcoal grey or black color palette. However, this is your scarf so your color choice will be perfect. Just make sure to pick a light and a dark color. You will need to bring two skeins of yarn at approximately 220 yard per skein (average cost $25), Scissors, Tape measure, and Tapestry needle. Ewe & I in Chehalis. The Black Sheep Yarn Boutique, and Our Local Yarn Shop (OLYS) will all give a 10% discount on these supplies if you mention your purchase is for a class at Arbutus.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
Class takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia.
All equipment will be provided. Students will need to bring two skeins of yarn at approximately 220 yard per skein (average cost $25), Scissors, Tape measure, and Tapestry needle.
Open to students ages 13 (with an enrolled guardian) and older. Full scholarships available for youth with financial need - apply at https://arbutusfolkschool.org/youth-scholarship-program/.
For Covid safety we cannot allow drop-ins at this time - please register to attend. Masks are required for the duration of all classes. Students must complete a health check form before participating, available digitally through our website and on paper upon entry to the building.
Instructor: Joan Hoffmeyer
Capacity Remaining: 5
Schedule Details: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Dates: 1/15/2022 - 1/16/2022
Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Days: Su Sa
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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