April 27, 2019 - Punch Needle Workshop with Una Walker
Punch Needle Workshop
Saturday, April 27. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
In association with LYS day, Una Walker will be in the store doing a half day workshop on Punch Needle art.
Not familiar with Punch Needle? Welcome to your new obsession!
Punch Needle is a simple, quick to learn technique with endless design possibilities. There is no need to stress over the design, the lines are drawn for you; just color inside them. No counting stitches and finishing is a snip of your scissors! Learn the basics of Punch Needle while completing beautiful wall art on linen.
Class fee includes 3hrs of instruction, a stretched linen frame with the original design drawn, all the yarn needed, and the use of a punch needle. Just punch and hang!
June 5th, 2019, Weave Your Own Honeycomb Scarf, With Deborah Jarchow
June 5th, 2019
1:30am - 6:30pm
Weave Your Own Honeycomb Scarf
Class Level: Advanced Beginner
Description: By using pick up sticks and yarns of various thicknesses, you can achieve a wonderful textural pattern in your woven cloth. For this project, I wanted to experiment with a honeycomb design that would showcase yarns of various sizes and textures.
On a structure like honeycomb, the cloth radically changes shape from its appearance on the loom to its final form after wet finishing. I tried a few different cell sizes in the samples as well as different weft yarns and different setts to see how they all look together. Then I tested a firmer beat and different spacing between the honeycomb rows to see what would ensue. Also, I experimented with making the warp all the same color as well as mixing colors in the warp to see how that affected the design. My sampling determined that the pattern is more defined if a thick yarn is used around the honeycomb cells.
This project will allow you to play with various yarns and experience how wet finishing can change and enhance the structure
Supplies to bring: Rigid heddle loom with 10” weaving width, 7.5 or 8 dent reed, 4 shuttles (I used 2 stick, 2 boats with 1 bobbin each).
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use, while supplies last.
Yarns: All can be purchased at Needlepoints West prior to the workshop
Light worsted weight variegated or hand dyed (1,600 yd/lb, 1.75 oz/175 yds), 185 yards.
Light worsted weight (731 yd/lb; 1.75 oz/80 yds), 75 yards.
Solid color worsted weight (1,508 yd/lb, 1.75 oz/165 yds), 90 yards.
Heavy worsted (649 yd/lb, 1.75 oz/ 71 yds), 25 yards
Heavy worsted (685 yd/lb, 1.75 oz/ 75 yds), 50 yards
Tapestry needle for hemstitching, 2 pick up sticks, cardboard strip for warp separator
Whether you're new to Rigid Heddle Weaving or have been in a class with Deborah before, you are welcome. Deborah adjusts her course to fit the level of each student! Come join in.
About Deborah: After many years of teaching knitting and crochet, Deborah discovered weaving in 1996, and her love of fiber, texture, and color came together. Since then she has worked full time as a weaver and artist, including teaching fiber arts, creating and selling wearable art, giving lectures, and showing in local, regional, and national exhibits. Deborah's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the country, and she has won numerous awards and written articles for national publications. Her work has been commissioned by churches and is in many private collections. Since 2004 she has been an artist-in-residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA.
For more about Deborah, go to deborahjarchow.com
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6 Skeins of hand dyed yarn in one of two colorways and your choice of the crochet or knit version of the pattern
Delicious Yarns Textured Poncho Kit
Kit includes 2 skeins of yarn and pattern to make the poncho
Alexandra's Crafts Beaded Diamond Lace Scarf Kit
This kit includes the pattern, one skein of yarn, and beads to make the Beaded Diamond Lace Scarf.
Kit comes in 5 color options.
Chelsea, Chocolate, Deep Purple, Emerald Forest, or Ruby.
These are the last of these kits! We will not be able to order more.
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Make a beautiful baby blanket with these kits from Feza. Kit includes pattern and 4 skeins of yarn.
PLEASE NOTE: We have only 1 kit in each colorway.