W03 Clasped Warp Scarf (Rigid Heddle Loom) with Angela Tong

Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Shed #2

The clasped warp technique has been very popular recently. Most weavers know the clasped weft technique but haven’t tried the technique in the warp. It uses two contrasting colors and is directly warped onto the loom at the same time. You can control the color patterning by where you clasp the two colors together. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15.

Students should bring:

  • Rigid heddle loom with at least 10″ weaving width and 10-dent heddle, unwarped.
  • Clamps, warping peg, threading hook, 2 shuttles.
  • Scissors, tape measure and tapestry needle.
  • For warp: 2 skeins of sock/fingering weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors (color options: 2 solids, or 1 solid and 1 variegated), approximately 350-400 yards each skein. The yarn should be smooth and strong enough not to break. At least 2-ply, no singles.
  • For weft: 1 skein of sock/fingering yarn that matches one of the warp colors you chose. (approximately 200-300 yards).
  • 2-3 brown paper grocery bags or thick paper to use as warp separator.
  • 10-15 yards of waste yarn (acrylic worsted weight).

Homework: Yarn should be wound into balls before class.

Class Code: W03 Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $5.

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.

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