1113JK-B: Beginner Weaving with Jennifer Krause
All weaving materials provided
A rigid heddle loom is required for the workshop, students may rent one for 6 weeks for $180 deposit ($160) returned to student upon return of loom in original condition), or student may purchase a new loom through Florence Art School for $190. Looms must be purchased by September 1st.
Registration Deadline:September 1st
Rigid Heddle: The Basics to Fall in Love With Weaving
Together we will explore the basics of weaving on the versatile Rigid Heddle Loom. The workshop will cover getting to know your loom, some weaving vocabulary and easy math, making good yarn choices, direct warping, weaving basics, and finishing techniques. This beginner class will be a great start for your weaving journey, or a refresher if you got off to a shaky start on your own.
The Rigid Heddle loom is a tool that can be used for creating both the simple and the sublime. Cotton yarn can become useful dish and hand towels. Knitting yarn can become scarves and shawls. Shiny silk and Tencel can become dressy wraps. Cloth woven on this loom can be cut and sewn into pillows, purses, and toys. All of these begin with an understanding of the basics of Tabby and Tension. This Workshop is meant to be a jumping off point for beginners to gain basic skills with which to begin to create on the Rigid Heddle Loom. We will learn, warp and weave together. Our project will be a simple, but colorful scarf made with beautiful handdyed yarn.
Students will need a (10 or 15 inch) Rigid Heddle Loom, if you would like to purchase a 15-inch loom; the Art School has an arrangement with a lovely specialty yarn shop, A Likely Yarn, will custom order the 15-inch Schacht loom for $180 + tax (retail price $199 + tax). The loom will be delivered and assembled by Jennifer the day of class. Students need to prepay $190 by August 1st, 2021 (cash or check ) .
Register by September 1st if you intend to purchase the loom through Florence Art School
Class Materials – Student should bring – Working, assembled Rigid Heddle Loom with necessary clamps and Heddle (8 or 10 dent) Warping Peg, Heddle Threading Hook, Stick Shuttle, 6+ Foot Metal Measuring Tape, Soft Measuring Tape, Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Notebook, Pen, Calculator
Provided – Yarn for Warp and Weft (500+ yards Handed Superwash Wool Yarn, Scrap Yarn, Bulky Yarn, Rubber Bands, Tape, Paper for Warp/Fabric separator, Handouts for Class and finishing scarf.
Yarn Color Choice – Please indicate a single dominant color preference. Yarn provided will have multiple colors, but will have your choice as part of the mix.
- Jennifer Krause
A self-described yarn addict, Jennifer Krause has been learning/loving weaving from a knitting background for the last 4 years. Working in the yarn industry has filled her closets, fueled her knowledge of color and fiber, and ignited a curiosity to try everything with yarn. Weaving allows her to further explore color and texture, and use up some of her stash.