“Tanya and I decided it would be fun to learn about weft-faced weaves on the rigid heddle loom. These techniques are usually used for rugs, but we are making cloth for very small purses, and it has been a lot of fun. At the meeting on March 4th, please bring the following, if you have it:
Rigid heddle loom
7.5 or 8 dent reed
Small stick shuttles if you have them
Weft: yarn from your stash for weft. Bring a variety of sizes and colors. Worsted weight or DK or lighter weight yarn in singles or plied. Noro worked well, Lamb’s Pride is called for in the Weaver’s Idea Book, Cascade 220 or Cascade Tangiers. Handspun looks good.
Warp: the loom will be warped with 8/4 carpet warp. Go ahead and set yours up if you have carpet warp, otherwise you can use the carpet warp at the studio and set it up the day of the meeting (come early if possible). The color might show a bit.
Number of ends: 36
Length of warp: 40 inches or more, depending on what is a convenient length for you to wind in your situation (the length of your table) and also depending on how much sampling you would like to do. Tanya did 50 inches in length, I did 84 inches in length.”Also, please bring your show-and-tell.