Sunday, January 5, 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Deborah Jarchow
Class Level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate
Description: Join Master weaver Deborah Jarchow and earn these wonderful advanced techniques that can take your weaving to the next level. Spend some time making a sampler that includes simple hemstitch, twining, looping, soumak and inlay, which can add textural interest to your weaving projects. During the class you will learn the techniques and then be encouraged to try different yarns and variations to broaden your understanding of these skills. Use these variations to create your own style and increase the artistry of your woven pieces.
Homework: Prior to class
Warp the loom with yarn A - the light worsted weight yarn.
7.5 or 8 epi
64 warp threads (32 slots and 32 holes)
Spread the warp with waste yarn to even out all warp threads.
Supplies to bring:
300 yards dk or light worsted weight yarn for the warp and some weft. This yarn should be strong, non-hairy, solid color, non-stretchy. 200 yards of a different solid color worsted weight yarn for weft. 100 yards each of two different bulky weight yarns. These can be multi colored or variegated as you can see in the project image.
10 - 15 yards waste yarn (acrylic worsted weight works well), scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 2 - 3 tubes from inside a paper towel roll, a hair pick or wide tooth comb plus a fork (non-plastic), long (13”-14” straight knitting needles in around sizes 7. 9. and 13 (these can be shared with a friend), crochet hook )size E - G or so (this is helpful but not mandatory), pick up stick 8” wide minimum - or the size of your loom, 2 shuttles (I used 1 boat and 1 stick). You’ll need a rigid heddle loom with at least 8” wide weaving width with a 7.5 or 8 dent reed, sley/threading hook, clamps and warping peg.
Supplies to purchase at Wildfiber Studio: Yarn for this project (and all classes at Wildfiber Studio).
- 300 yards dk or light worsted weight yarn for the warp and some weft. This yarn should be strong, non-hairy, solid color, non-stretchy.
- 200 yards of a different solid color worsted weight yarn for weft.
- 100 yards each of two different bulky weight yarns. These can be multi colored or variegated as you can see in the project image.
Supplies provided in class: We will have Cricket Looms available for everyone but bring your own loom (with all accessories) if you have one. You may want to rent the class loom to take home with you in order to finish your project.
Please call us at (310) 458-2748 for details.