Weaving - Leno Market Bag on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Instructor:  Deborah Jarchow. National weaving instructor and designer
Class Level:  Beginner, but some experience warping the loom is helpful.
Description:  When visiting the Farmers Market, I always seem to buy more than I intended.  There are so many choices of delicious produce, fresh flowers, varieties of cheese and fresh baked goodies.  Everything is a delight to the senses - so many good smells, textures, and tastes! It seems a shame to put those things in a plastic bag so I take my own bags.  And a handwoven market bag is the perfect companion for those wonderful tidbits.  When designing this bag, I wanted cloth that is durable as well as a bit open and airy.  The leno mixed with plain weave makes a structurally sound fabric that is lace-like, lightweight and beautiful.  The happy colors reflect my mood when I’m cruising the stalls at the open air market.
Supplies to Bring: 
- Rigid heddle loom with at least 15” weaving width (pattern has alternate instructions for 10” or 12” looms), all tools for the loom - sley/threading hook, warping peg, clamps,
- 12 or 12.5 dent reed,
- 3 stick shuttles or 1 boat shuttle with 3 bobbins,
- pick up stick to fit the width of your loom (10”, 12” or 15”),
- scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 10 - 15 yards waste yarn. 
- The yarn is a dk - sport weight cotton or cotton/linen blend.  350 yards neutral color for the warp and 90 yards each of 3 different colors for the weft. We suggest Erika Knight Studio Linen, Erika Knight Gossypium Cotton, Berroco Medina or Cascade Ultra Pima; all available at Wildfiber Studio.
Looms are provided to use in class (a small rental fee will be charged to take the loom home to finish your project). You may also bring your own loom or purchase one here. Please note that 12 or 12.5 dent reeds are required and must be ordered/purchased ahead of class (contact Wildfiber Studio). The 12 dent reeds are not included with the class looms.

We provide light snacks during class. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch or order lunch through us.

Fee: $125 plus materials 
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm

Purchase supplies at Wildfiber Studio.


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