Finger Control Weaving Class
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Weaving – Finger Controlled Techniques – August 13 & 20, 1 – 4 p.m.

$60.00

Weaving:  Finger-Controlled Techniques with Pam

In this class, you will learn how to use finger-controlled techniques to add an accents, borders, or highlight a section of your woven cloth.  Just by using your fingers to twist, wrap and gather the warp threads, you can add texture and dimension to your weaving.  We will practice Danish medallions, Leno, Spanish lace, and Brook’s Bouquet while making a sampler. (Two 3-hour sessions)

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Weaving:  Finger-Controlled Techniques with Pam

In this class, you will learn how to use finger-controlled techniques to add an accents, borders, or highlight a section of your woven cloth.  Just by using your fingers to twist, wrap and gather the warp threads, you can add texture and dimension to your weaving.  We will practice Danish medallions, Leno, Spanish lace, and Brook’s Bouquet while making a sampler. (Two 3-hour sessions)

Prerequisite:  level 1 weaving class or previous experience, knowledge of warping your loom, basic understanding of plain or balanced weave, understanding of basic terminology related to weaving

Materials: 

  • MAIN YARN: 1 skein, at least 150 yards of heavy DK/3-ply or worsted weight cotton
    • Sample uses Old Dominion Collection 100% Virginia Cotton (3-ply DK weight)
  • ACCENT YARN: About 5 yards each of several colors/textures/soft ribbon heavier weight, contrasting yarns
  • Loom and all tools needed for warping and weaving (bring your own loom or rent one – looms are available for rental for $25.00. The rental fee can be applied to the purchase of the loom)
  • Blunt end yarn/tapestry needle
  • Calculator
  • Notepad, pen or pencil
  • Small crochet hook (ex: B through E or tool with hook on one end)

Homework:  Complete before coming to class

  • Warp loom with a 36” warp using MAIN YARN on a 7.5 dent heddle with 72 ends (One hole in heddle will be left empty)
  • Wind warp on back beam and tie on to front
  • Weave a 1” header with scrap yarn to spread warp threads apart

 

Class size limited to six students with a minimum of three students.

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