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Rigid Heddle Rag Rug Workshop Part 1

  • Echoview Fiber Mill 76 Jupiter Rd Weaverville, NC, 28787 United States (map)
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A summertime take on our popular rigid heddle weaving class, this first part workshop will teach you the basics of warping a Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom, designing your rug, making yarn from an old garment or sheet. The following weekend we will be weaving the rugs! 

Materials:

Loom and warp thread will be provided with the workshop. We will also have a stash of leftover tshirts from our clothing swap earlier this year in case you want to use those rather than bringing something from home. Students are welcome to bring old shirts, tshirs, jeans, fabric, or sheets from home and will be taught how to cut them up and wind them into balls of yarn. During the week between the class participants may need to do a little more rag cutting at home to be ready for the second week. Class also includes a handout that covers the basics of warping your loom and weaving. Looms are available for sale after the class.

If additional time it needed for weaving it can be scheduled during the weeks after the class during regular business hours at the mill.