Once you have become comfortable with plain weave on the rigid heddle loom the next step is to create design floats using a pick-up stick. In this one-day class we will make a sampler to practice a variety of designs. Using one or two pick-up sticks we will make floats in the warp, weft, and both together. Next, by incorporating supplementary wefts you can create designs that have an extra “pop” to them.

Instructor: Connie LaTendresse

Length: 1 day

Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate; must be able to warp loom before class and know how to use it

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • Pre-warped rigid heddle loom (at least 10” weaving width); warping instructions will be provided before class
  • One 6 oz cone of light color 3/2 cotton
  • 10-dent reed
  • 2 stick shuttles
  • 2 pick-up sticks
  • General materials: scissors, measuring tape, pen/pencil, tapestry needle
  • Optional: a variety of scrap yarns to try for the supplementary warp weaving