Workshops

Rigid Heddle: Become a Pick-up Artist!

  • Instructor: Liz Gipson Fee: $60 + tax
  • Date: Saturday July 25th 9-1 pm

Come join Liz as the adventure continues on the Rigid Heddle looms! You have learned how to warp and weave on these clever looms, now learn how to do pick-up on them! Think that plain weave is all you can do on a rigid-heddle loom? Meet the pick-up stick! With this simple tool, you can create patterns galore. Learn how to make weft and warp floats and when and how to combine them. In this class you will learn how to weave a small table runner. This pattern is easily translated into all sort of interiors and accessories. As with all of Liz’s classes, you aren’t just learning how to make a beautiful object, you are learning the fundamentals to weaving as well.

Student supplies: Warp your loom prior to class- 60” length (includes 23” waste- if you are not using a Cricket loom, you may have to adjust more of less for your loom); two colors of DK or light worsted weight cellulose yarn- 100 yards of color 1, 70 yards of color 2. A rigid heddle loom with at least a 7.5” weaving width; 8-dent rigid heddle; pick-up stick at least 7” long, tapestry needle. to adjust more or less for your loom). Pattern “Pick-Up Artist Runner”, available in class.

This class will be followed by Liz’s Trunk Show: WEAVING MADE EASY