You’ll learn the basic technique as well as how to read and use any gridded chart, how to add multiple colors to designs, how to modify existing drafts along with
Myra’s tips and tricks for successful and satisfying results.
All you need to start your next weaving adventure are basic rigid heddle skills rigid heddle skills.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be able to warp and plain weave on a rigid heddle loom.
• 10″ or larger rigid heddle loom
• 1 pick-up stick
• 1 size 7.5 or 8 heddle
• 50 yds black or dark size 3/2 cotton yarn or black rug warp
• 50 yds matching sport-weight wool or wool blend
• 5 yds. each of 4 or 5 smooth, even, worsted-weight wool or wool blend yarn in any light or bright contrasting color
• Tapestry needle
• Small scissors
Pre-warp a 10″ or larger rigid heddle loom with a 7.5 or 8 dent heddle and size 3/2 cotton yarn (or rug warp): 42 ends, at least 36″ long. Weave a header with waste yarn until warps are evenly spaced. Cut waste yarn. Wind a shuttle and weave 12 plain rows with matching sport-weight wool or wool blend yarn. You are welcome to hemstitch the first row but this is just a
sampler so it’s not necessary. Do not cut yarn. Make sure to have board and ruler ready.