W02 Pick-Up Patterns on the Rigid Heddle Loom with Angela Tong
Thursday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Shed #2
Now that you have mastered weaving on the rigid heddle loom, let’s explore pick-up stick patterns. Wonderful patterns and textures can be woven with just the addition of a pick-up stick. In this class we will work on a sampler of pick-up stick patterns. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15.
Students should bring:
- Rigid heddle loom with at least 10″ weaving width and 8-dent heddle, unwarped.
- Clamps, warping peg, threading hook, 2 shuttles, 2 pick-up sticks.
- Scissors, tape measure and tapestry 4 needle.
- An assortment of different weight yarns for weaving. They can be yarn scraps or partial balls/skeins. Textured yarns or bulky yarns can give some fun details to your weaving.
- 10-15 yards of waste yarn (acrylic worsted weight).
- 2-3 brown paper grocery bags or thick paper to use as warp separator.
Homework: Yarn should be wound into balls before class.
Class Code: W02 Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $10.
Angela Tong is a fiber arts designer living in New Jersey. She designs knitting, crochet and weaving patterns for numerous magazines, books and yarn companies. She also teaches knitting and weaving classes online for www.mybluprint.com and at yarn stores and fiber retreats. You can find DVDs and videos of her pin loom weaving and knitting workshops on Interweave.com. In 2019, she became a brand ambassador for Mirrix Looms. Currently she is working on her first weaving book.