Join Kara on Tuesday, January 12 from 2-7 pm. $75 plus materials.
Learn to use pick up sticks to make a honeycomb textured scarf. This is a beautiful stitch that creates a slightly puckered 3-dimensional effect, great for all types of wovens. The design is best made using two colors, one for warp and a contrast for weft. A yarn with a good amount of stretch works especially well for the warp. The store sample was woven using Colinette Jitterbug for the warp on a 10 dpi reed and Baah Sonoma for the weft. Other great yarn choices would be Rowan Lima, Zara, or Artyarns Hand-Dyed with a 7.5 dpi reed. Misti Alpaca or Debbie Bliss Paloma on a 5 dpi reed would make a chunky version. Finer yarns such as the Baah Aspen would also be great using a 12.5 dpi reed. Use your own loom with at least one pick up stick or register early to reserve one of ours.
Advance preparation may be required depending on the class topic. Details will be provided one week in advance or upon sign-up. Each weekly class session includes two hours of hands-on instruction, and extra help outside of class if needed and our time allows (it almost always does!). Yarn for classes must come from Compatto Yarn Salon, and we are always happy to help you choose the best yarn for your class or project. If you have questions about this or any other class, please give us a call at 310-453-2130.