W04 Pin Loom Weaving with Angela Tong

Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Shed #2

Learn to weave on the go! These small portable looms make it easy to take along anywhere. It’s a great way to use up the odds and ends from your yarn stash. Based off of Angela’s Creative Pin-Loom Designs video on Interweave, in this class you will learn how to warp the loom, do plain weave, weave with 2 colors, weave with sock/fingering weight yarn and finish the squares. Skill level: Beginner. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: An assortment of yarn in different weights – worsted, sport, and fingering; partial balls or skeins are fine. Scissors and tapestry needle. You may bring in your own 4” pin loom if you have one. 4″ pin looms will be provided for use during the class. Schacht pin looms will be available for purchase from the instructor. Homework: Yarn should be wound into balls before class.

Class Code: W04 Class Fee: $110. The class fee for this seminar includes admission to the Festival for the day. 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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