Saturday was the last class for my current group of rigid heddle students. I demonstrated indirect warping and we enjoyed sharing the completed projects. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the Cricket loom and learning to weave. Joyce has rented a loom for the next month and Claudia and Jackie are looking forward to trying out the 15″ Cricket when it arrives in early April.
Jackie wove a small rug using cotton warp and blue jeans for weft. It’s a bit difficult to see the jeans but they’re there. The warp is yarn she purchased at the annual Guild yarn sale.
Rugs are a bit difficult to weave on a rigid heddle loom since the heddle doesn’t give you the opportunity to beat the weft in very firmly. It was great she gave it a try because she learned a lot about the loom and her materials. Since I am currently weaving a rug with Pendleton selvedges for weft, this gave us a chance to talk about floor looms and rug weaving. In addition, I demonstrated how to weave on my Glimakra Standard.
Jackie made a wool and rayon shawl that looked lovely on her! The blue warp is very light and soft and the chenille weft gave the shawl a little body and maintain the beautiful hand that only chenille and wool provide. She did a lovely job weaving and finishing the shawl.
Well, I have lots to do to prepare for Destination Poolesville. Hope to see you there.