WEAVING CLASSES
March 2nd - 4th with TAMMY POFF,

Author of "Woven Style for the 15" Rigid Heddle Loom: Go Beyond the Rectangle Combining Knitting, Sewing or Crochet".
Registration required and space is limited. 


INTRODUCTION TO RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING
Sat, March 4th - 3pm - 5:30pm

Learn the FUNdamentals of rigid heddle weaving - an amazing portable form of weaving to create beautiful designs quickly.
This 3 hour class will teach the basics of weaving to make you an independent weaver. Students will complete one or more fun "mug rugs"(coasters) in class.
Concepts include warping, good weaving practices, calculations for creating your own projects, finishing, chart reading, and much more.
Try it before you buy it - class includes use of the 15" Cricket Loom.
Class Fee: $50.00 plus materials
Materials to bring: Scissors, Tape measure, Pen for notes.
Materials to purchase from shop: Yarn to complete mug rug. Requires worsted weight, felt-able wool approx. 40 yards each of 1 dark color and 1 light color (solid or multi-color).


PALINDROME WITH A TWIST
Next class date TBD


Ever purchase a beautiful hand dyed skein of yarn and find that it turned to mud once you knit or wove it together?
Try a "palindrome" warp. A palindrome word is a word spelled the same forward as backwards (like RADAR). Applied to warping, this technique makes the most of those beautiful colors. A fun and easy follow up to Introduction to Weaving. In this two and a half hour class, we will warp together again.
HERE'S THE TWIST: This class will get you started on the cover design, the Watercolor Kimono from "Woven Style for the 15 Rigid Heddle Loom" because you'll learn the palindrome wrap with an added stripe. You can also attend just to make the scarf. Purchase of the book from your local yarn shop will be required if you choose to complete the full garment. This is a "one size fits most" garment.
Class Fee: $55.00 plus materials
Materials needed to bring: Rigid Heddle Loom with 2 shuttles, Scissors, Tape measure, Pen for notes, and a 12 dent reed.
Materials to purchase from shop:
Scarf only: 1 skein, Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Twist Lace, 116 yards of a darker solid or tonal yarn in dk weight, 313 yards of a coordinating or darker lace weight.
OR Garment: 1 skein, Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Twist Lace, 193 yards of a darker solid or tonal yarn in dk weight, 668 yards of a coordinating or darker lace weight, 468 yards of a fingering or sport gauge yarn for sleeves.
Note: If attending the Seaming and Finishing class, you will need to add 24 yards to the dk yarn.



SEAMING & FINISHING HAND-WOVENS
Next class date TBD

For weavers who have taken the beginner class, you will learn 6 ways to finish handwoven fabric when you don't fringe. You'll also learn the "overlap seam" and the "sloped shoulder overlap". Basic knowledge of the use of a sewing machine is required.
If you have taken the "Palidrome with a Twist" class for the garment preparation, you will have the swatches you need. Otherwise, you will have homework as follows:
Weave 2 - 8" swatches in the yarns of your choice. Warp 40" long x 12.5" wide.
For warp, you will need 111 yards if using an 8 dent reed (dk or worsted weight yarn) or 167 yards if using a 12 dent reed (fingering or sport weight yarn).
For weft, you will need around 70 yards for weft with either reed.
To weave: plain weave for 8", weave 2 picks of contrasting scrap yarn, and plain weave for another 8". End this by weaving half an inch of scrap yarn at the final edge and cut your work from the loom to bring to class. Do not separate the 2 pieces. We will do this in class.
Class Fee: $55.00 plus materials
Materials to bring: Scissors, Tape measure, Pen for notes.



WOVEN V-COWL CLASS (2 sessions)
Next class date TBD

Participants must bring their own loom or purchase/rent a loom that we'll have available.
IN ADVANCE OF CLASS: Students will need to purchase their yarn at the time of sign up.
This is a great refresher on the basic warping technique as we will warp the loom together. You will learn the special set up for this project, then weave 33"of plain weave on your own and return Friday for the unique finishing required to complete your cowl. We will also cover hemstitching, patterning, tensioning and other review.
Class Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Tools required: Rigid Heddle Loom with at least 10" weaving width, 2 shuttles, scissors, tapestry needle, and tape measure.



TAMARA POFF's  NEW BOOK

Weaving instructor extraordinaire Tammy Poff is the author of the new weaving book "Woven Style for the 15" Rigid Heddle Loom: Go Beyond the Rectangle Combining Knitting, Sewing or Crochet" and her books are available for purchase at our shop.
   
These are just a few of the fun patterns in Tammy's book.




FREE Open Weaving Introduction

Come try weaving anytime for free! We have set up a loom that is already warped and ready to go for you to sit and try your hand at weaving for a bit. This is a great opportunity for you to see if you enjoy it and want to learn more in our Beginner Weaving Class.

Open Weaving

Social Weaving Time
Wednesdays from 1:00pm until 4pm
Due to our growing number of weavers, we are requesting that you please call in advance each week to register for that week's Weaving Workshop. 
Also, as with our Knit Alongs protocol, a $5/per session will apply. 


Here's an easy and fun scarf you can weave. Ellen is modeling Deborah's "Simple" woven scarf using one ball of Filatura Di Crosa MiniTempo and one skein of Feza Alp Dazzle.


Additional Weaving Classes we will offer again soon...



How to Weave a Palindrome Pillow 

Next dates tbd
2 hour class
$45 plus materials

Ever purchased a beautiful hand dyed skein of yarn and found that it turned to mud once you knit or weave it together? Try a "palindrome" warp. A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Applied to warping, this technique makes the most of those beautiful colors. You'll want to make pillows to throw all over your home! Use this technique for scarves, garments, etc.

*This class is a fun and easy follow up to Introduction to Weaving.

Skills required: Basic weaving and basic sewing machine skills (to sew a straight line).

Skills covered: How to set up a Palindrome warp, Covering a pillow form, Mattress stitch for flawless seaming, Also machine stitched seams

Materials:
Loom with 15" weaving width. 10 Dent reed
1 skein Blue Heron Organic Cotton (multicolor) or similar yarn
120 yds solid, dk weight linen, cotton or blend for weft
1 pillow form 12"x16"
Scissors & tapestry needle



Woven Hand Bag (tote bag / project bag)

4 hour class
Next dates tbd

$50 plus materials
Materials:
-Loom with 15" weaving width. 10 Dent reed
-2 Balls Filatura Di Crosa Tempo (multi)
-3 skeins Tahki Cotton Classic, DK weight (solid)
-Lining kit (Pellon interfacing and black felt drop-in liner) $10 at time of class.
-Hardwood handles $20
-Button 1 ¼"
-Bring scissors, tapestry needle, sz D-3 crochet hook, and US 3 knitting needles

This functional and stylish tote adds a touch of knitting to the woven body. Hardwood handles and liner kit (black only) available at the time of class (priced above). Learn techniques for cutting your woven fabric, machine stitching, finishing edges, constructing with and reinforcing your weaving.

Skills required:

Basic weaving and basic sewing machine skills (to sew a straight line).

Pre-Class Homework Required: Inquire at the shop for homework instruction sheet.




Introduction to Woven Garments - Summer Top

3 hour class
Next dates tbd
$50 plus cost of yarn
Learn the essentials to create beautiful woven garments on your rigid heddle loom. Techniques include:

  • Combining knitting (or crochet) for shaping.
  • Seaming
  • Finishing
  • Yarn Selection
  • Sizing for proper fit
  • Yardage Calculations

Pattern for Summer top included. See homework instructions to complete prior to class.

Materials Needed:
Rigid Heddle Loom with minimum 15" weaving width, 10 Dent reed, 18-20 warp sticks(7/8-1"deep - instructions for making them yourself are in homework instructions), Dk weight yarns, US 5, 24" or 32" circular knitting needles, G/6 crochet hook, tapestry needle. Yardage for yarn is given in homework instructions.

This simple top has a cool retro appeal. For this top, you'll weave two pieces on the same warp, then pick up stitches to knit along the side edges to shape armholes. There has been a small adjustment to the pattern that makes it slightly different than the photo. The difference is that there is no longer a knitted waste band.

IN ADVANCE OF CLASS: Follow Homework Instructions for preparing loom ahead of class. The Homework Instructions will be handed out at the time of registration and yarn selection.



Beyond the Basics
Next dates tbd
-$50 plus cost of yarn kit
-Take the next step beyond the basic plain weave and learn a variety of techniques to add spice to your projects. This class includes two finger controlled weaves (loop pile & leno), working with a pick up stick to experiment with warp and weft floats, tapestry effects and hemstitching. In addition, weavers will be introduced to planning concepts, textural consideration and reading warp and weft color charts.

-Participants must bring their own loom or purchase/rent a loom that we'll have available.
-Tools Required - Rigid Heddle Loom with at least 10" weaving width, 2 shuttles, scissors, tapestry needle and tape measure.
-IN ADVANCE OF CLASS: Students will need to select a yarn kit at the time of sign up and prepare their looms as follows...In Solid Color, warp 9" wide at 8 to 10 ends per inch with a minimum warp length of 48" for sampling or 83" if you wish to complete a 56-62" scarf from the test weaves. There is enough yarn in the kit for this purpose. Weave a header from scrap, load your shuttle with comfortable amount of the Multi-Color yarn and be ready to weave when you arrive.



Woven Placemats
Next dates tbd

These placemats are fun to weave because they work up quickly, are functional, and make great gifts! Our class will cover considerations when weaving table linens, hemstitching, 2 shuttle weaving, alternating color warping, and handling multiple pieces on one warp. As a bonus, students will receive a pattern to complete coordinating napkins in log cabin weave.
This class will provide an opportunity to warp together for a set of 4 placemats and begin weaving the pattern. Once above concepts are covered, students will be able to complete the set on their own.
Skill Level: Must have taken beginner class prior.
Materials needed:
DK weights: 825 yds main color, 60 yards contrast. Recommend Cascade Ultra Pima (or similar yarn) - 4 skeins main, 1 skein contrast  
- or -
Worsted weight: 705 yds main color, 45 yards contrast. Recommend Berroco Weekend (or similar yarn) -
4 skeins main, 1 skein contrast
Photo shows Interlacements hand dyed Irish Linen which is beautiful, but will require more care in washing than above suggestions.
-Loom with minimum 15" weaving width, 2 shuttles and all accessories for warping (having your own loom is required as you will complete the additional pieces on your own)
-12 dent reed
-Scissors, 4 safety pins or lockable stitch markers
-Tapestry needle
-Measuring tape
Fee = $55 plus materials