Monday, October 26 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Zig Zag Scarf: Beginning Pick Up TechniqueDescription: If you already know the basics on your rigid heddle loom, you can learn to create beautiful lace patterns using pick up sticks. The intricate patterns can be achieved with relative ease. You will learn to use the pick up sticks to manipulate the warp threads and complete a beautiful scarf that others will admire. This workshop introduces students to the process of using pick up sticks to manipulate the warp and weft threads to create patterns in the cloth structure. Additionally, we will discuss how to use a slow color change or hand painted yarn to its best advantage as a weft.
Note: Instructor will provide rigid heddle loom for class unless you wish to use your own loom and pick up sticks.
Materials List: Rigid heddle loom with 7.5 or 8 dent reed, clamps, warping peg, threading and sley hooks, 1 pick up stick, 1 stick shuttle or boat shuttle and bobbin, scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags. 150 yards worsted weight solid color yarn for the warp, 200 yards worsted weight yarn in a slow color change. Yarns should be at least 2 ply.
Maximum Class Size: 10 Participants$100 (includes lunch)