Double Weave on the Rigid Heddle Loom March 2-3 Saturday-Sunday

Double Weave on the Rigid Heddle Loom March 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
Item Number: XX-CLASS-W21
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NOTE: The weaving class listed below is designed for those who have threaded a rigid heddle loom, can follow a draft, and weave independently.

Double Weave on the Rigid Heddle Loom

March 2-3 (Sat.-Sun.) 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2 days

Donít feel constrained by the size of your rigid heddle loom.  In this class you will learn to use two heddles to create double the width fabric on your rigid heddle loom.  Handy for creating throws and shawls!  You can bring any size rigid heddle loom to class, but it must be equipped for 2-heddle weaving.  You will use two 7.5-or 8-dent heddles.  Materials not included. By Bea Bonanno.

Class supply list:

  • Any size rigid heddle loom that is fully assembled and in good working condition.  It must come equipped with or be able to accommodate a second heddle block.  Schacht Cricket looms do not support 2-heddle weaving.
  • Two 7.5-dent or 8-dent heddles
  • Warping Peg and Clamp
  • Sport weight yarn in 2 different colors.  Look for yarns that are very smooth with little to no loft.  This will make it easier to get a good shed.  You can make a shawl approximately 20 x 70 or a throw approximately 40 x 70.  The shawl will take approximately 750 yards and the throw takes approximately 1500 yards.
  • Two pick-up sticks that are long enough for the full width of your loom.  Our teacher recommends that you use a pick-up stick that is at least 1" wide or a sword as they will give you the deepest shed.
  • 1-2 flat or stick shuttles that are as long as your intended warp width or boat shuttle and bobbin
  • tape measure
  • notebook and pen

It's best to come to class with your yarn supplies, but you may arrive a few minutes early to purchase them before class starts.

PARKING: The parking garage is located at 927 New Hampshire Street.  Top level parking is free.  Level 2 parking is $2.00 to park for the whole day.  Street level and basement level parking is limited to 2-hours.  Pay stations are located at each stairwell on the street level.  Sunday parking is free downtown.