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Skills Required: Students must be able to warp their loom prior to class, and have some weaving experience.
Once you have mastered the mechanics of warping and weaving on your rigid heddle loom, how do you combine colors by interlacing warp and weft yarns to produce new and pleasing color combinations? What color do you get when turquoise crosses red-orange? Would a light, bright, or dark-color weft best enhance the colors in your warp? Why do two colors look good side by side, but fail to excite when one crosses the other?
The rigid heddle loom is the perfect tool to learn or brush up on color theory for weavers. In this class you will weave a color gamp, or sampler, that will be a reference tool you can turn to for guidance in answering the questions above and choosing yarn colors for future projects.
Tools - Pre-warped Rigid Heddle Loom: You may either bring your own, purchase, or rent a loom for this class.
If providing your own loom, any size and brand is ok as long as it is a functioning, reasonably modern loom. Loom should include 8-dent heddle for worsted weight yarn or 10-dent heddle for DK or lighter-weight yarn. Please provide the make and model when registering. Loom must be assembled, functioning properly and warped prior to class!
If purchasing a loom from Twisted, we sell the Cricket and Flip looms from Schacht. You’ll receive a 10% discount on a loom ordered during or before class. Loom must be assembled, functioning properly, and warped prior to class!
If you’d like to rent a loom, a limited number of loaner looms are available to rent on a first come, first served basis. Rental rates are $10-15/week (20% class discount applies). Loom must be assembled, functioning properly, and warped prior to class!
Materials - Either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on:
Students should bring a pre-warped loom.
Yarn: 150-200yds each of at least six colors of yarn (more colors are fine) and a warp length of one yard or more. Choose the primary and secondary hues of the color wheel, or a segment of the wheel (e.g., the cool spectrum or warm spectrum), or any selection of your favorite colors. Consider also bringing yarn in white, gray and black for use in the weft, to see how they affect brighter hues.
Size of the project is optional, but a good finished gamp is approximately 12 inches wide by 18 inches long; therefore a 12-inch wide, one-yard warp on the loom is optimal. Try to include at least a one-inch width of each color in the warp.
Notions: 1-2 pick-up stick(s) and 2-3 stick shuttles, as well as note taking materials.
Skills learned: Color models, color dimensions, including hue, value and saturation, as well as how to create tints, tones and shades.