Texture and lace are the perfect techniques to enhance home decor items such as curtains, pillow and wall hangings as well as creating one-of-a-kind wearables, and rigid heddle looms are the perfect looms to use to create them.

Participants will come to class with a pre-warped loom in order to have the full day to discover these wonderful weaving structures.  We will create Bronson Lace and other textural weaves using a simple pick-up pattern.  We will then move onto a variety of finger-manipulated weaves, including Brooks Bouquet, Danish Medallion, Spanish Lace, Soumak and several staples of Leno Lace to complete a full repertoire of lace and textures.

Instructor: Donna Foley

Length: 1 Day

Materials Fee: None

Skill Level: Intermediate, must be able to pre-warp loom & familiar with loom use

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • Rigid Heddle Loom with a 10-dent reed, pre-warped with 1 color of 3/2 cotton 2 yards long; warp; warp should be 12 inches wide by 2 yards long, sett at 10 epi
  • 1-2 shuttles
  • 1-2 smooth pick-up sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Crochet hook
  • 2-3 colors of 3/2 cotton or similar weight in wool, linen, etc. for weft yarn; approximately 6