March 27th, 2019, Make Your Own Color and Weave Sampler Scarf, With Deborah Jarchow
March 27th, 2019
1:30am - 6:30pm
Create Your Own Color and Weave Sampler Scarf
Class Level: Advanced Beginner
Description: Learn to get outstanding color pattern effects using a rigid heddle loom. make your weaving look like complicated patterns with very little effort. If you are already familiar with the rigid heddle loom, this class will help you master more advanced techniques. If you are a new weaver, the technique is not too difficult to learn. This type of weaving is portable, easy and fun and can add variety to your fiber abilities. This workshop introduces students to color patterns on the rigid heddle loom. They will learn how to control their shuttles for smooth edges. During the day we will warp the loom and weave a sampler scarf that teaches several color patterns. Along the way, we’ll discuss various techniques for rigid heddle weaving and finishing techniques.
Supplies to bring: 250 yards each of worsted weight in 2 contrasting (think black and white) colors. Yarn should be smooth, at least 2 ply, strong and not hairy and should be wound into balls prior to class. 2 shuttles and bobbins, tape measure, scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags. You will need a rigid heddle loom with at least 8” wide weaving width, warping peg, clamps, and sley/threading hook.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use, while supplies last.
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