I have two upcoming classes taught in central Missouri. Hurry and sign up now! Here is the information. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the venue to register.
I. Frame loom weaving for beginners (and others who want to explore the possibilities of simple portable weaving).
Two sessions Oct. 12 and 26, 9-12:30 at Lake Studio for the Arts, 16533 N. Hwy. 5, suite 201, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079. 573-317-6818. Class is $70 for both sessions.
Materials kit is an additional $35, includes two shuttles, warp yarn, weft yarns, heddle stick, pick-up stick, tapestry needles. Participants will get an e-mail with complete instructions for making a frame loom in advance of the workshop (all you need is a wooden picture frame and some small nails), or you can buy one at the workshop for an additional $20.
Session 1: How to warp a frame loom for weaving with a shuttle, weaving with different colors to make dots, waves, stripes, vertical stripes, clasped weft technique. How to take weaving off the loom and finish it.
Session 2: needle weaving tapestries to make abstract designs, how to use a cartoon to make woven pictures. Display options.
II. Beyond the Basics: Embellishing Plain Weave
For Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate Rigid heddle/ Table loom Weavers*
2-part Class: Sat. Nov. 5 10-12:30 a.m. AND Sat. Nov. 12 10-12:30 a.m.
Class will be at Fleeces to Pieces yarn shop, where you can also register and get the materials kit. 138 W. Hwy. 54 ,Camdenton, MO 65020 (309) 838-8825. Open Wed.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-2.
$40 for Class and Materials Kit. Materials in Kit: One skein weft yarn, pick-up stick, instructions.
Class Part 1: We will make a 10” wide sampler hanging or table runner. If you want a table runner, you need to pick washable yarns for wefts. Part one will include hemstitching, inlays, and pick-up techniques to create designs on plain weave. Work at home: practice making your own designs with these techniques.
Class Part 2: Clasped wefts, supplementary wefts and warps. Finishing techniques.
What You Need to Bring: your loom warped with #3 cotton or equivalent** — #10 heddle warped 10” wide by 3’ long (not including loom waste allowance), two or more stick shuttles at least 10” long, short lengths (a yard or so) of several colors of yarns that contrast with your main yarn. Also some bits and pieces of “fancy yarns” if you have any. I will bring lots of yarns as well, paper and pencil to make inlay designs, scissors, tape measure, yarn needle, several safety pins, small crochet hook.
*You must be able to warp your loom, do plain weave, and take off the finished project.
** About 20 wraps per inch (wrap yarn snugly around a ruler for 1” and count the wraps).