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Clasped Weft Pillow on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Want a quick project to weave on your rigid heddle loom? Want a project designed to use up left over yarn? Then this is a perfect project for you!  Clasped weft is a tapestry technique that emphasizes the weft. This weaving technique utilizes two yarns that "meet and separate" by coming from each end of the warp to interlock at a chosen point in the warp. It is great for creating block, stepped and zigzag patterns. We will use this technique to create a piece of cloth to cover a pillow form. 

Participants must be comfortable warping the rigid heddle loom independently.

Prerequisite: Please see above description
Instructor: Paula Erker
Date: Friday, 11/15/13
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Materials Required:

  • 4 solid color sport weight yarns of your choice.  You will need a total of 312 yds for your warp.  Suggested yarns: 220 Cascade Sport, Valley Yarns Northampton Sport  Please note, you will warp your loom with these yarns according to the homework instructions below.  
  • 14" pillow form (can be purchased at most craft stores)

Bring the following with you to class:  

  • Any sport, sock or fingering weight yarns that are at least 50 yards. A selection of 3 or 4 different colors is ideal. (You will need 152 yds total if you choose to use just one color.)  
  • Scissors  
  • Measuring tape   
  • Tapestry needle  
  • 14" pillow form  
  • Stick shuttle  

Please bring your loom to class set-up and ready to weave (see homework below).  

HOMEWORK: Prior to class, please complete the following: Dress your loom with the sport weight yarn using a 10 dent rigid heddle. Use each of your four colors to make four, 4" wide stripes that are 40 ends each. Your warp should be 16" wide and you should have 160 ends total.  The total length of your warp should be 60" long


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