Beyond the Basics in Rigid Heddle Weaving: Finger Controlled Weaves

From loops to lace to texture, we’ll explore techniques to highlight your rigid heddle weaving and turn that plain fabric sampler into something even more remarkable. Previous experience with basic weaving required. Please arrive at class ready to have fun and with your loom warped (light-medium colored yarn, 8” - 10” weaving width, at least 45” warping length). For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp. Additional materials: 175 yards worsted weight yarn for weft (various colors), 2 shuttles, a few yards of smooth scrap yarn, and a tapestry needle.


Cost: $25                              Instructor: Tracy Griggs     


Saturday @ 10 - 1 pm [5/20] .

Woven Wall Hanging

 This is a hands on class where we will cover the basic tapestry weaving techniques and how to make your own woven wall hanging.  You will learn how to warp your loom, plain weave, rya knots, soumak, create shapes and designs, and how to finish your piece.  You will leave with a finished woven wall hanging and the knowledge and confidence to continue creating beautiful tapestry weavings in the future.  Included in this class is the use of a tapestry frame loom, looms are also available for purchase.  We will continue to work over the lunch hour so bring a lunch or there are local shops available for purchasing lunch in the area. No previous experience required.  Open to ages 12 and up.
Materials: Yarn for your weaving. Any weight yarn or combination. Roving and or fabric also an option. Amounts will vary depending on fiber weight and weave so grab some favorite colors and combinations. You are in the right place if you need more. Also bring a tapestry needle and scissors.

 Cost $59 (includes use of weaving frame, weaving tools, warp,and dowel)

Instructor: Kristen Kaas                                   Saturdays [2/18] or [4/8] @ 10:30 am -3:30 pm

Check out more pieces on Instagram@kristenkaas                              


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Needle-Felting 101
Needle-felting can be used to create 3-dimensional shapes and sculptures out of roving and yarn. In this class, you’ll make a basic body shape and adapt it by adding ears, facial features, and other design elements. Learn how to create blended colors, felt in facial features to add character, and add embellishments to create a unique “critter.” Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavy weight felting needle.

Cost: $15        Instructor: Theresa Hornstein        

   

Thursday @ 6 - 8 pm  [1/12] SOLD OUT

Thursday @ 6 - 8 pm [5/18]



​​Rigid Heddle Weaving 101
Need a new way to bust through that yarn stash? Or maybe you’re ready to add a new dimension to your fiber repertoire? For a new weaver, a scarf is a great first project and a fun way to explore the basics of making fabric. Using a portable rigid heddle loom, we will talk about warp and weft, learn direct warping, and weave a plain weave scarf while practicing rhythm and even tension. We will go over hemming and taking the project off the loom at our finishing party. Materials: Rigid Heddle loom (available for rental from Yarn Harbor for $15), warp and weft yarn, a few yards of smooth scrap yarn, and a tapestry needle. For the warp and weft, bring 150 yards of each color in worsted weight yarn. For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp.

Cost: $45              Instructor: Tracy Griggs

Saturday @ 10 - 4 pm [1/21] with a break for lunch and Thursday @ 6 - 7 pm [2/9] for the finishing

Saturday@ 10 - 4 pm [4/15] with a break for lunch and Thursday@ 6 - 7 pm [5/4] for the finishing



Beyond the Basics in Rigid Heddle Weaving—More Color-and-Weave Effects

Houndstooth is a classic fabric pattern easily woven on the rigid heddle loom by following specific warping and weaving patterns. Using two different colored yarns, we will create enough fabric to sew a bag with a finished size of 10” x 10” with a long strap. Previous experience in warping a loom and plain weaving is helpful, some hand sewing needed for finishing. Materials: Rigid Heddle loom with an 7.5/8-dent reed (available for rental from Yarn Harbor), a few yards of smooth scrap yarn/fabric, a tapestry needle, and warp and weft yarn (220 yards each in worsted weight yarn and highly contrasting colors). For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp.

Cost: $45    Loom Rental Fee: $15                                                           Instructor: Tracy Griggs


Saturday@ 10 - 4 pm [2/25] with a break for lunch and Thursday@ 6 - 7 pm [3/16] finishing


Needle Felted Bunnies  CLASS FULL

Learn how to make little felted bunnies to go hop, hop hopping down that bunny trail. By modifying the colors, ears, and tail, you can create a variety of other creatures as well. Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavy weight felting needle.  Cost: $15

Instructor: Theresa Hornstein    Thursday @ 6 - 8 pm [4/6]


Zippered Hearts

Take a broken zipper and some roving and you have the makings of a one-of-a-kind heart. A perfect stocking stuffer or last-minute gift. Zippers will be provided. Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavyweight felting needle. Cost: $15

Instructor: Theresa Hornstein    Tuesday @ 6 - 8 pm [2/7]

Needle Felting with Cookie Cutters

If you don't feel comfortable working free-hand, cookie cutter felting is for you. Use the cookie cutter to form your base shape and then embellish. The technique is quick and you are limited only by your imagination. Cookie cutters and embellishments provided. Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavy weight felting needle.   Cost: $15

Instructor: Theresa Hornstein        Tuesday @ 6 - 8 pm [3/7]

Scandinavian Sami Inspired Bracelet Class - Hot chocolate provided, let’s  get  out of the house.


Come and learn to craft your beautiful Scandinavian Sami Inspired Bracelet using traditional Sami techniques.  Enjoy new designs.
Sami people are indigenous to northern Scandinavian Countries and Northern Russia.
Imported 4% silver Scandinavian thread, Reindeer leather, and shed Reindeer antler button.
All materials imported from Sweden . Please view the picture. Sample is at Yarn Harbor.
Makes a great gift. Bracelets are custom made. You will need the wrist measurement.
Class fee $30.00 to Yarn Harbor. Please register at Yarn Harbor.  Materials fee of $45.00 to instructor Cash or Check.  Additional Kits will be available for $45.00 each also.

If time permits, we may have a bonus earring session included


Instructor: Cindy Erickson
Saturday  February 4 @   10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Bring your lunch

Saturday   March 4 @  10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Bring your lunch