Learn basic, efficient weaving methods on the rigid heddle loom. Start with plans: how to estimate warp and weft yarn needs for everyone'sfirst RH project, a scarf. Then do the first half: direct warping, tying on, spreading the warp evenly with the header.Then the second half: filling shuttles, throwing weft for smooth selvedges, hemming, handling shuttle changes and (oops!) warp breaks gracefully, and cutting your work off the loom. And, last but definitely not least: finishing; how to fringe and full your first project.
This class will have 5 sessions: 1. planning & tools 2. direct warping 3. weaving, starting out 4. weaving, continues 5. finishing
Required for first class: rigid heddle loom. Planning and tools required will be discussed further in the first class session.
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Refund Policy: For this class, requests for refunds must be received at least 5 days prior to the first session. Any fees incurred from processing the refund will be deducted from the refund amount.
Amelia Garripoli fell into spinning with the purchase of a house that came with 2 llamas with lovely fleeces. The local fiber art guild revealed the potential of weaving. Amelia now weaves with everything from dobby looms to weave-its and loves the rigid heddle for its portability, efficiency, and ability to spark creativity.
Amelia resides in Port Angeles, Washington with her family and small fiber flock. Her most recent book is Productive Spindling (2009), and she is presently publishing a series of spinning e-tutorials, available at http://www.askthebellwether.com/.She writes, teaches, and blogs as Ask The Bellwether about a wide variety of fiber arts including spinning, dyeing, weaving, felting, running an artisan/craft business, and more. She was the featured speaker at the Whidbey Island Weaver's Guild 2010 Spin-In and her articles have appeared in Spin-Off, Knitty Spin, Yarn Magazine, and Weavezine.
Amelia's fiber art career was preceded by a full career in software development including contributions to the SQL standard and a Master's degree in Database Systems from Stanford University.