605JK-A: Weaving with Texture and Embellishment with Jennifer Krause
Rigid Heddle: Explore Texture and Embellishment
Student Level – Beginner with Experience
Some materials are provided, please see list below
Time to add some personal dimension to your weaving! There are many ways to add color, texture, and open space to your fabric. We will create a sampler using techniques like Inlay, Soumak, Leno Lace, and Clasped Weft. Add some Pick-up Sticks and Finger Manipulation, and you’ll really have a set of creative ideas to make your weaving personal and unique.
In this beyond-basics class, we will work lots of different textural and dimensional techniques into one piece on the Rigid Heddle loom. You will be able to take home your woven “notes” to use in your future weaving. Open up with Spanish Lace, Leno Lace, and Brooks Bouquet. Use Pick-Up Sticks to use your warp for Texture. Manipulate your weft with loops, wraps, and shifting color. The fabric on your Loom will blossom beyond the basic over/under of Tabby. Play will be encouraged!
Class Materials – Participants should bring a working, assembled Rigid Heddle Loom with necessary clamps and Heddle (8 or 10 dent), warping Peg, Heddle Threading Hook, 2 Stick Shuttles, Scissors, Measuring Tape, Tapestry Needle, Notebook, Pen. Also please bring a variety of yarns – 3 or 4 colors – from your stash in small (10-20) yard balls – we will pool and share!
Provided – Plain warp yarns, handouts, and a variety of yarns to weave into your fabric. I will Bring paper for Warp Separator.
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.
- 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.