Fancy Finish Scarf or Shawl - Rigid Heddle Weaving

Join Nationally known Weaving instructor Deborah Jarchow for this fun and informative two session, on-line class! Session 1 is Saturday, July 17 at 9AM, Session 2 is Saturday July 31 at 9AM. The class fee covers BOTH sessions. In addition, the class will be recorded so you can review after the fact.

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Fancy Finishing Scarf

Class Level: Advanced Beginner

Description: When weaving a scarf or shawl, the warp ends always pose an opportunity for an interesting feature.  Many times the fringe is left to hang free or twisted into lovely bundles. Other times a special end treatment is what makes the scarf really stand out.  A plain weave fabric can be very distinctive depending on the yarn and end treatment used.  This piece employs three rows of decorative stitching, each over 4 rows of weft on the ends of the piece.  After taking the piece off the loom, you’ll learn to sew 2 panels together to create a shawl with 2 10” panels.  Then wrapping the end warp threads creates a unique fringe that is perfect for this project.

Supplies: Loom with at least 10” weaving width and a 10 dent reed, scissors, 10 - 15 yards waste yarn (acrylic worsted weight works well), tapestry needle, post it notes, tube from inside a paper towel roll, tape measure you can pin or clip to your woven fabric on the loom, shuttle, straight pins.  It will be helpful to have a blocking board or grid that you can pin the fabric on for the second session.

Suggested warp yarn: 640 yards GGH Merinella, 100% merino super wash, 100 gr. 440 yds (2 balls) - Click here to buy the Merinella Yarn


Suggested weft yarn: 475 yards GGH Volante, 55% merino, 45% cotton, 50 gr. 142 yards (4 balls) - Click here to buy the Volante Yarn

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Attendee Homework: Warp the loom 10” wide in 10 dent reed with the warp yarn.  The warp should be 111” long.