November 3 | 10am - 1pmLocation:
Jill Staubitz of Hartford Artisans Weaving CenterMinimum:
Skill Level: Beginner
Rigid Heddle looms are perfect for knitters or anyone with the desire to weave! Class will focus on a quick and easy way to warp your rigid heddle loom. You will weave a sample once your loom is warped. We will discuss which yarns work best on a rigid heddle, and learn the difference between the 8, 10 and 12 dent heddles. We'll talk about various projects ideas that you can make with your loom. Materials
Instructor will provide detailed handouts, header yarn, paper for winding on, and several novelty yarns to add to your warp. Students will pay an out-of-pocket fee of $5 for provided supplies. Schacht 15" Cricket looms will be available to rent, with the option to purchase at 10% discount. (Weavers bringing their own looms- please bring warping peg, clamps, threading hook, shuttle and 8 dent heddle).
Students should bring approximately 200 yards of a 2-ply worsted weight wool/wool blend, Paton's Worsted Wool is easily available at craft srores and is great practice yarn. Bring measuring tape, scissors, pen, and paper. If renting, please let me know ahead of time and I will have a loom set up for you.