Join Kara on Tuesday, June 21 from 2-5 pm AND Friday, June 24th from 2-4 pm. $85 plus materials.
Learn a new weaving technique and make this ultra light summer scarf. Leno is a woven stitch in which the warp yarns are twisted around the weft. It creates an open lace-like texture that is both beautiful and secure. In this class you will learn several ways to use Leno to create decorative lace that can be incorporated into many weaving projects from scarves to tableware, or even window coverings. Best of all, it looks a lot more complicated to create than it actually is! This would be a great second or third weaving project for those new to the craft. Two colors of lace or fingering weight yarns woven with a 12.5 dpi reed work best for this project. The store sample is woven using the variegated Ella Rae Lace Merino and silk-blend Lang Asia for both warp and weft. Other great yarn choices would be Baah Aspen (try it in our custom color Spring Serenity), SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Fine, or Cardiff Cashmere. Limited class size, so please sign up early.Use your own rigid heddle loom or call and register early to secure 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.