Freestyle Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Jennifer’s Pink Scarf, random warp, mostly cotton yarn
Jennifer’s Pink Scarf, random warp, mostly cotton yarn
Jennifer’s freestyle weaving on a table loom
Jennifer’s freestyle weaving on a table loom

Think a shuttle is found at an airport, a pick breaks up rock, a shed stores stuff, and Scotty beams you up? In Weaverese, a shuttle throws a pick through a shed to make cloth that you beam yourself. But no worries, you already know how to pronounce the words and I’ll explain the connections between weaver-speak and the definitions you’re familiar with, as we warp and weave a sampler.

This class is about weaving outside the pattern, and is suitable for beginners to intermediate weavers who want to explore non-traditional techniques. You can bring a loom with a warp already in place, or bring a loom that you bought yesterday and don’t have a clue how to use. The class will focus mostly on various ways of working with weft yarns (the ones that go from side to side).

In addition to an assembled rigid heddle loom, bring a warping peg and two or more stick shuttles, yarn stash (wound in center pull balls or on cones, cotton, wool, rayon, roving, fat, thin, just right, silk, boucle, crochet thread, the kitchen sink), tapestry needle, pencil and paper, hand beater (wooden hair comb works well), more yarn stash, scissors, retractable construction type tape measure, did I mention yarn stash?

Provided: cotton yarn in various colors for warp.

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