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