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Weaving a Lacy Shawl on the Rigid Heddle Loom

In this class we will create a lightweight shawl using a cotton/linen warp and a tencel weft. We will create an open weave shawl that is lightweight and elegant where earthy linen and heavenly tencel combine in a finished piece that is gossamer in appearance with lovely leaf-like patterns flowing throughout. We will be working the warp and weft in interesting ways using a hand manipulated technique called leno lace to create our fabric. Students will need to come prepared with a dressed loom.
Prerequisite: Must be comfortable warping the loom independently
Instructor: Paula Erker
Date: Thursday and Friday, 8/8, 8/9
Time: 2 - 5pm
Materials Required:
• Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotlin 
• Valley Yarns 8/2 Tencel 
• Shuttle 
• Pick-up stick 16" - 26" (Depending on your loom width) 
• Tapestery beater 
• Tapestry needle 
• Scissors
Prior to the first class, please complete the following:
Choose a width of 14 - 22" for your wrap 
Warp your loom with Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotlin at 20 epi 
Roll your warp onto the warp beam with paper 
Complete the threading and tie onto the front apron bar

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$80.00 each
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