Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Venue:

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Cincinnati,  

Time:

From  2018-12-08 14:00:00  to  2018-12-08 20:30:00
Event Description
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving Saturday, December 8, 9:00am - 3:30pm Instructor: Nancy Niemeyer $75 WGGC members / $100 non-members + $5 loom rental fee payable to the instructor Level: Beginners - no previous weaving experience needed Class Limit: 5 Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving in a simple way. Rigid heddle looms are inexpensive, portable, and quick to warp. You will learn to direct warp a rigid heddle loom with easy to find knitting yarn, learn the basics of weaving, and create a beautiful plain weave scarf of 5 to 7 feet in just 6 hours. Loom kit rental from the teacher is an additional $5, payable at class. The loom rental includes all needed supplies other than your yarn. We will use a 5 dent heddle and bulky yarn to make the weaving go quickly. If you have your own loom and do not have a 5 dent heddle you must let the instructor know.  The yarns listed below will not work with any heddle other than a 5 or 6 dent heddle. No previous weaving experience needed. Supplies to buy: Two (2) skeins of Knitpicks Chroma Twist in BULKY (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon).  This is an online order only and cannot be purchased locally.  Knitpicks Chroma Twist Bulky   Please order with enough time to receive it before class.  OR Two (2) balls of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn which is available at Joann stores and online:  Lion Brand Tweed Stripes.   (More color options are available online than at stores.) Buy two balls of the same colorway. OR  One (1) ball of James C. Brett Marble Chunky. (You will have enough left over to make another scarf or knit a hat.) Marble Chunky is available locally at Silk Road Textiles and many retailers online. Bring a lunch and beverages.  A refrigerator and microwave are available to use. Questions? Email the instructor, Nancy Niemeyer, at measuredthreads@gmail.com. Problems registering? Contact the Education Chair at classes@weaversguildcincinnati.org. Your registration fee will be refunded only if the class is canceled or changed to a different day. Three (3) registrants are needed for a class to be held.