Aug. 3-4 (Sat.-Sun.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2 days
Tapestry weaving can be done on a frame, rigid heddle, or harness loom. We will be working on rigid heddle looms and floor looms to create a small tapestry. Using slit and diagonal techniques, we will weave a design based on a simple illustration. You will need to bring your own pre-threaded loom or rent an already threaded loom from us. By Bea Bonanno.
If you plan to use one of our looms, please sign up for the loom rental W22M for $25.00; this price includes the pre-threading.
Supplies to bring, all available at Yarn Barn:
tapestry beater (forks and wide tooth combs can also be used)
large tapestry needles (metal or plastic)
tapestry bobbins-pick-up stick with eye
Warping Yarn and Threading Your Loom—your loom must be threaded and ready for weaving by classtime:
Please bring a fully assembled rigid heddle loom in good working condition with an 8 or 7.5 dent heddle.
Using 8/4 carpet warp or 3/2 perle cotton (the color doesn’t matter), measure a warp that is 1.5-2 yards long for 64 ends. Thread your loom one end per slot and hole (about 8 inches wide). Tie-on and wind the warp onto the back beam.
Parking: It is easiest to park in the garage. The lower and ground levels are free for 2 hrs; after that time you will get a $5.00 parking ticket. Level 2 and the rooftop is $1.00 to park all day. Note the number on the wall of the stall; then follow the directions for payment at one of the pedestrian exits from the garage. All parking is free on Sunday.