Friday, May 13
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sylvia Emard
Class fee: $45
Learn to Weave with Double Heddles on a Rigid Heddle Loom in Three Sessions
Are you ready to take your Rigid Heddle Weaving to the next level? Explore the expanded possibilities of double heddle weaving in these three specialty weaving classes. Sign up for one, two or all three!
Because the classroom is small, students will warp their looms at home before each session, but threading the heddles will be done in class. Sessions are scheduled two weeks apart to give you the opportunity to continue sampling and practicing at home before preparing for a new session.
In order to keep everyone safe, proof of vaccination is required to register for this class. Mask wearing is encouraged but not required.
Session 2: Double Weave with Two Heddles
Thread your rigid heddle loom at a double density sett with two identically sized heddles, then weave double weave, or two separate layers of cloth, using two heddles and two pick up sticks to create a doubleweave sampler consisting of three sections:
- two separate layers open on both sides
- two layers joined on one side, which can be opened out to make a double-wide cloth
- two layers joined on both sides to make a top-opening pocket or tube.
Handout with instructions included.
- Rigid heddle loom with double heddle capacity
- Two rigid heddles of identical size: 7.5/8-dent, 10-dent, or 12/12.5-dent
- Two pick up sticks
- Stick shuttles
- Reed hook and threading hook
- 150-200 yards of yarn in 2 contrasting colors of appropriate size for a single heddle:
- Worsted or DK weight for two 7.5 or 8 dent heddles
- DK or sport weight for two 10 dent heddles
- Fingering or lace weight for two 12 dent heddles
- String or scrap yarn
- Ability to warp your loom at home
A homework sheet will be provided upon registration, to be completed before the class session.