3 - Warp and Weave

3. Warp and Weave #

If you missed the in class warping, watch this video:

This is not the exact process we followed but can get you setup if you missed class.

This week, your goal is to work with your partner to warp your cricket loom with 3 - 4 yards of cloth, 4-5 inches wide at 8 ends per inch.

While you are working on a shared loom, each student should weave 3, 3-4” sections that experiment with a different techniques and color variations. Your weekly should focus on this phase of the process, and investigate different possibilities within the tabby weave structure. What if you use more than one color? What if you don’t weave across the entire width? What happens when you weave with materials that have very different thicknesses? What happens if you pull your yarn out of the shed and then back in (to float over the surface).

Between each of your sections, weave at least 2" of a basic tabby (in a single contrast color with a yarn about the same size as the warp). You’ll need this later!

Bring the swatches to class on the loom.

During class, we’ll cut them off the loom and study them.