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Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 102 - Introduction to Color and Weave: Houndstooth Plaid Scarf

  • Sat, March 16, 2024
  • Sat, March 23, 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • Sat, March 16, 2024, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Sat, March 23, 2024, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Emergent Arts


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Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 102

Introduction to Color and Weave: Houndstooth Plaid Scarf

March 16 and 23, 1pm-5pm. Total class time, 8 hours.


Beginning Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 101 (suggested)


Previous experience warping and weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, at least once. 

Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Adults, 15 and up


Join weaver/instructor Yasmin Martin for this fun weaving course and take your weaving to the next level with Color and Weave! Using an 10” Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom, you will learn how to weave a Houndstooth Plaid Scarf using a simple Color and Weave technique that only looks complicated! 

Classroom looms are provided

Skills taught in the course:

How to calculate the amount of yarn needed for your project.
How to set up and dress/warp the loom for weaving a Houndstooth Plaid, using Color and Weave.
How to weave with 2 shuttles.
How to hem stitch on the loom. 

We will also briefly review the basic techniques necessary to weave a scarf you’ll be proud of! At the end of our first class, you will be weaving! You will then practice your weaving at home, between classes. (Yes, homework!) The second class begins with hem stitching the other end or your scarf, removing it from the loom, knot, braid, or twist the fringe, and prepare your scarf for wet finishing at home. Wet finishing will be demonstrated in class. 


Please bring with you:

Scissors, Tape Measure, Blunt Tapestry Needle, Pen and Paper for taking notes.

2 skeins/balls in CONTRASTING colors of #4 (worsted/medium weight) wool yarn, approximately 200 yards each. Paton's Worsted Wool Yarn* suggested, or similar yarn. 

*Paton’s Worsted Wool Yarn is available in limited colors at Michael's Stores. More colors can be found at online retailers. (Hint: the greater the contrast between the two colors, the better the houndstooth pattern will stand out.)


Yasmin has been working with fiber for over 30 years, including crochet, embroidery, rug hooking, basketry, bead weaving, tapestry weaving, hand loom weaving, and most recently, spinning. She discovered rigid heddle looms 10 years ago, and fell in love with these small, versatile looms. “They are the perfect balance of simplicity and functionality.” 


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