Join Kara on Fridays, February 19 & 26 from 12-3 pm. $75 plus materials.
Now that you have experienced the basics of weaving, take the next step by adding texture and patterning to your woven projects. Honeycomb is a traditional weaving stitch that creates a slightly puckered effect and can be used for all types of projects, from scarves to hand towels to cushion covers. In this class you will learn to use Pick-Up-Sticks, a technique for creating exciting surface patterns with the rigid heddle loom. Gain confidence in warp design and creation, loom set up, and weft placement. This design is best made using at least two colors, one for warp and a contrast for weft. The store sample was woven using Colinette Jitterbug and Baah Sonoma. Other great yarn choices would be Zara or Rowan Lima, Zara. If you want to make yours into fancy guest or hand or kitchen towels, choose a cotton such as Louisa Harding Azalea or Blue Sky Skinny Cotton. Use your own loom and at least one Pick-Up-Stick (we have them for purchase) or register early to reserve one of our looms.
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.