Beautiful and strong weft-faced textiles can be created on your rigid heddle loom. Participants will learn how to weave these sturdy textiles that can be used for wall hanging, home accessories or handbags. We will warp the looms, work on creating good selvedges, weave color gradations, color-and-weave patterns, and clasped-weft technique. Demonstration on using a double-heddle kit for creating even more patterns on the rigid heddle loom.
Instructor: Donna Foley
Length: 1 Day
Materials Fee: $25, which covers 2-ply wool warp yarn, lashing cord, and handouts.
Equipment & Supplies to Bring:
- A sturdy rigid heddle loom that can be warped at 5 epi (using 5- or 10-dent reed)
- All dowels and clamps needed for warping including sley/heddle hook
- Tapestry fork, scissors, and tape measure
- Several colors of worsted weight yarn—Lambs Pride preferred, or other single ply yarn @ 800 yards per pound (approx. 8-12 oz of yarn total)