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Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners - Weave a Scarf | February 12 + 19, 2023

Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners - Weave a Scarf | February 12 + 19, 2023

Regular price $130.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $130.00 USD
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Class Option (Bring Your Own Loom)

This is a 2 session in-person workshop.

DATES/TIMES

2 Sundays

February 12, 2023: 12:00 - 4:00 pm

February 19, 2023: 12:00 - 1:00pm

COST

$110 (bring your own loom); $130 (with loom rental)

LEVEL

Beginner friendly. Also open to experienced rigid heddle weavers who want guidance with a project.

MATERIALS 

  • Students may either bring their own assembled, ready to use loom, or rent/purchase one from the shop. See below for more details on rental and purchasing.
  • 2 skeins total of 2 different colors in DK (for 10 dent reeds) OR Worsted (for 7.5 + 8 dent looms) weight yarn. Yarns should be balled up and ready to use. See below for more details.

DETAILS

The Rigid Heddle Loom is portable and affordable. It’s a great tool for exploring weaving, using up your stash, and trying something new.

Join Sonoma County's professional artist and instructor, Marta Shannon, for a 2 session in person class to learn the basics of setting up your Rigid Heddle loom and how to weave your very own handwoven scarf.

Day one will focus on design, calculations, carefully warping your loom, and finally weaving. You'll then get a week to weave at home, before returning the following Sunday for finishing.

Day two will focus on taking your scarf off your loom and finishing techniques.

 

NOTE: We have a limited number of looms to rent, so please be sure to select the appropriate option at check out!! If you need to purchase a loom, please call or come in to the shop, or you may purchase online for pick up.

 

Yarn is NOT included so that students can choose a yarn specific for their project!

For warp and weft materials you will need at least 2 different colors...
- If your heddle is an 8 dent heddle,160-175 yards of worsted weight yarn for your warp and 120 yards for your weft. 
- If your heddle is a 10 dent heddle, 200-225 yards of a dk / sport weight yarn for warp and 150 yards for weft.

Cotton or wool or blends work best. Check your yarn for strength by gently tugging on a 24" length or so. If it doesn't fall apart it is probably strong enough. Also run your finger nail on it to be sure it holds up to abrasion. 


Ages: 18+
Skill Requirements: None
Taught by: Marta Shannon


Please visit our website for class & cancellation policies. There are NO refunds on classes. By signing up, you acknowledge that you are aware of and agree to our policies. Thank you.

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