12.2.18 Pick Up Your Yarn! Rigid Heddle Weaving with Pick Up Sticks with Casey Ryder
Sunday, December 2nd - 11:00am - 4:00pm
AND Saturday, December 8th - 9:00am - 11:00am
Typically, rigid heddle looms are used to create plain weave fabrics – utilizing color to create pattern.However, with a pickup stick, you can create patterns within the woven structure of the fabric. We will create a warp and weft float cowl or table runner.
In the first class, we'll set up our looms and learn the pick up stick pattern. You will have the rest of the week to take your loom home and work on your project. In the second class, we will learn finishing techniques - hem stitching, fringe twisting, and how to hand-sew a flat fell seam if you'd like to make your piece into a cowl.
You must have experience setting up and weaving at least one project on a rigid heddle loom.
The sample is shown uses one skein of fingering weight cashgora, which is available for purchase in-store. Other yarns are available to purchase in-store as well. You are also welcome to bring your own sport weight or fingering weight yarn - approximately 400 yards.
Please bring a lunch on Sunday as we'll take a 30 minute break mid-class to chow down. If you are bringing your own loom, please be sure to pack a warping peg, threading hook, table clamps, and a 7.5 or 8 dent reed.