A Gang Of Mug-Rugs
In this class we'll explore some new techniques such as "ganging up" (making several coasters on one warp), how to figure out yardage needed, considering shrinkage and draw-in, and the finishing techniques that give a final polish to these cute mug rugs. Students will learn how to weave a fine header for hemming, how to measure weaving as you progress, and how to warp your loom for a weft-faced project, a technique used in tapestry weaving. You must be able to warp your own loom for this class.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving and/or the
ability to warp your loom on your own and have woven 1–2 projects aside from
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Marthe Young
Date: Sunday, 3/22/2020
- Undressed rigid heddle loom of any size with an 8-dent reed or variable dent reed
- Two boat shuttles with 6 bobbins, or 6 stick shuttles
- Trestle loom stand OR loom clamps and warping peg
- sleying hook
- Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Sport (not superwash!): 1 main color and 3 or 4 contrast colors
- One cone of Maysville 8/4 Cotton Carpet Warp with a color close to the main color
- Two spools of sock reinforcing thread close to main color
- Several yards of scrap DK weight yarn for the main header
- One bottle of Fray Check or Fray Stop (available at Joann or other craft stores
- Craft paper or two paper grocery bags with the bottoms cut off
- Note-taking materials and/or camera
- Tape measure
- Sharp scissors
- hand sewing needle
- thread and pins for hemming coasters
- Please remember to bring your lunch!
- Wind the Cascade Yarns 220 Sport into balls before class.
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