Clasped weft is a clever technique that enables the weaver to maintain two separate colors in a weft pick without using tapestry techniques. It can be used in a defined and planned manner or free-form as you weave. Imagine having that same freedom of color change in your warp!! Direct warping of a rigid heddle loom lends itself beautifully to this idea. You will learn both clasped weft and clasped warp technique in this class. You will bring a rigid heddle loom with a 5 or 6 dpi reed (or make arrangements to rent one) and warp it for a scarf in class using the clasped warp technique. The class project will be woven with a single weft (with clasped weft accents if desired) using Solano County fine wool yarn. By seeing examples you will learn how to plan the appropriate set and wet finish the project when weaving with an unfinished yarn. Yarn is included in the class fee.
Next class scheduled: Sunday, July 14, 2019, 9:00-12:30
The class time will not allow finishing the scarf but weaving should be well under way for you to finish at home.
Students should bring:
Rigid heddle loom with or without stand, 5 dpi heddle, warping peg, stick shuttle, and paper for winding OR reserve one of my looms to rent ($25 for two weeks)
7811 N. Meridian Rd.
Vacaville, CA 95688