Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving

5 in stock
  • Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving

Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving

5 in stock

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Description

Learn the basics of weaving while making yourself a beautiful scarf! Rigid heddle looms are excellent tools for those who want to create smaller weaving projects that are portable, and don't take up as much space as a floor loom. 

Please note, this is a two-session class. Session one is on September 16th from 10:30-1:30. Session two is on September 30th from 10:30-1:30. There are two different fees, one that includes a loom and one that does not. 

Materials Needed:

  • No skills required, great for beginners!
  • A rigid heddle loom. We have Cricket Looms available to be purchased along with the class. These kits are great because they have all the tools you will need to create your scarf, and other future projects. If you already have a rigid heddle loom at home, feel free to bring it along, just make sure you have all the parts and accessories on hand. 
  • Two skeins of our Studio Worsted yarn in 2 different colors, is enough to create a long scarf with some leftovers. (Your yarn can be purchased in the studio prior to the start of class. Because the scarf will be woven in plain weave, try to pick variegated yarn to make it more visually interesting.)
  • Feel free to bring any scraps if you are feeling adventurous

Skills Learned:

  • How to warp a rigid heddle loom
  • How to wind on your warp and ready the loom for weaving
  • How to plain weave
  • How to make your own shuttles
  • How to prevent common weaving mistakes and mishaps
  • How to finish your work and take it off the loom
  • How to make tassels, braids, or fringe for your weaving

*If you are bringing you own yarn, please bring 2 different colored skeins of Worsted weight yarn, approx 400 yards each. *