Horizontal TabsDescription Learn how easy it is to warp and weave on a rigid heddle loom and make your own custom fabric and garments in this one-day workshop. Saturday, April 25, 2015 Registration Fee: $95 / K-12 Educators: Six (6) SCECH may be earned by attending this workshop Click here to Register! Inexpensive and portable, the rigid heddle loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom and is a great for weaving simple, light fabric pieces like placemats, table runners, scarves and shawls. Participants will learn how to set-up (warp) a loom and how to make a plain weave fabric. Translating basic instructions from popular magazines and weaving vocabulary will also be covered. If there is time and interest, students will also explore how to make textures with a pick-up stick. For students with more advanced skills, additional techniques may be explored by consulting with the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Extend your experience and sign up for both the Paint Your Own Warp and Weft and Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle Loom and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy two back-to-back Saturdays for only $175 (supplies included only for Paint Your Own Warp and Weft). Faculty Nancy McRay Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle Loom Schedule Saturday, April 25 8:30 - 9 a.m.Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108You have to be warped before you can weave! A consistent warp is fundamental to a successful textile. Fortunately, the Rigid Heddle loom is quick and easy to warp. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Complete warping and add tension. Begin to weave. Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch Break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Continue to weave, discussion and demonstrations of good weaving technique. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 – 5 p.m.Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Discussion and demonstration of adding texture and pattern using pick up sticks. Discussion of finishing techniques, including fringe, fulling and washing. Resources and next steps will be offered. 5:30 p.m.Course Conclusion Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments. Supplies Students must bring the following supplies: *Rigid Heddle Loom with an 8 dent reed/heddle (see notes below) Warping tools that come with loom (warping peg, dowels, heddle hook, etc.) A pick up stick Two colors of worsted weight yarn (natural fibers--about 160 yards of each). 100% wool is specified for maximum success. Painted yarns from the Paint Your Own Warp and Weft workshop are ideal. *Notes about the Rigid Heddle Loom: The instructor prefers to teach using the Schacht rigid heddle loom as seen here: www.schachtspindle.com/our_products/rigid_heddle.php However, if you own a different brand/type of rigid heddle loom, the instructor will be happy to work with you. If you are seeking to purchase a Schacht rigid heddle loom, a list of dealers may be found here: www.schachtspindle.com/our%20dealers/our_dealers.php If you are not yet ready to purchase a loom for yourself, up to 4 rigid heddle looms will be available on loan during the class to students. These looms may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reserve your loom at least two weeks in advance of the workshop.