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Rigid Heddle Loom:Something for EVERYONE

Class Instructor: Teresa Beck- Spin History

  • Ended
  • 110 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Service Description

This customizable, all-day class has something for all skill levels. New to weaving? Start weaving a simple, but beautiful scarf. You’ll learn to: Set up and warp your rigid heddle loom; Weave consistent and even edges; Advance the warp as you weave; Secure your project for on-the-go weaving. Got some weaving projects under your belt? Start weaving a scarf while learning tips and more advanced techniques. You’ll learn to: Troubleshoot common weaving issues; Calculate the necessary yardage for your project (Do ‘The Math’); Add texture or other design elements to your weaving; Finish a project (with or without fringe); Secure your project for on-the-go weaving. Materials: Bring an assembled rigid heddle look and yarn. A full checklist of tools and yarn recommendations will be emailed prior to class. YARN (minimum yardage): -600 yards DK (typically 240 to 280 yards per 100g/4oz skein) -450 yards worsted (typically 200 to 250 yards per 100g/4oz skein) Tips: Choose plied wool or wool blends with lots of stretch. Solid, tonal, self-striping, or variegated all work well, and will make beautiful woven fabric. For this project, AVOID bamboo, cotton, linen, or yarn with limited stretch; heavily textured or thick/thin yarns; loosely spun yarn or singles that could break under tension. Save those lovely specialty yarns for later projects. SMALL RIGID HEDDLE LOOM (8-16” wide, no wider than 20” please) ASSEMBLED**. Popular brands include: -Ashford (including standard, SampleIt, and Knitters Looms) -Schacht (including standard, Cricket, Fiddle, and Flip) -Kromski (including Presto, Fiddle, and Harp) -Glimakra (Emilia), Beka, or Other brand Reed/Heddle (Choose based on the weight of your project yarn) Worsted weight → 8-dent (dpi) reed DK weight → 10-dent (dpi) reed TOOLS or equipment that typically come with a small loom: Warping peg(s) and clamp At least 1 stick shuttle (similar in length to the width of your loom) Threading Hook Loom clamp(s) so you can attach your loom to the table or solid surface Instructions specific to your loom ASSEMBLE your loom. WIND your yarn into a ball or cake. VERIFY you have all the required tools. Contact your instructor at iamtbeck@gmail.com if you have any questions about your loom or materials/tools. Registration fee included in cost of class.


Cancellation Policy

Each Workshop has a minimum and maximum number of students. If minimum is not reached two weeks before the scheduled event, the class is subject to cancellation. Once maximum is reached, the class will be closed and a waiting list will be generated. Further instructions for the workshop will be emailed to each student prior to the class. Workshop Refund Policy – no refunds within 5 days of event- except in cases of total event cancellation. 50% refund 15+ days prior to the event. Registrations are fully transferrable- contact sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com for more info on how to transfer a class registration.


Contact Details

  • 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, 40511, USA

    sarabeth@kentuckysheepandfiber.com