Weaving with the Rigid Heddle Summer Workshop with Cris Mirkin (Sunday 7 March 9am -4pm) T1.21
Explore the craft of weaving in this one day workshop using the rigid heddle loom. The rigid heddle is a type of loom that is
easy to use as well as versatile and portable. It only has two openings - up
and down. However one can achieve incredible results with the use of colors,
patterns and pick up stick methods (level 2).
During this class the participants will
learn how to warp the loom (vertical lines) and how to weave (weft) in the
looms provided by the tutor. This process of warping and weaving is made easy
by applying the technique in class at the same time the explanation is
The knowledge acquired in this workshop allows
for the participants to continue exploring the weaving craft shall they choose
to invest in their own looms in the future. At the end of the workshop the participants
will leave with an unique scarf they wove it themselves.
The participants will only need to bring 400g
of wool of their choice. Eight ply any type of wool except for alpaca. Variegated yarn works well for a first project.
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 9am -4pm
Summer - Term 1 (February - April),
Course is fully booked