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Join us for Weaving a Wearable Scarf with Pat Steinhoff
Weaving a Wearable Scarf is open to the public and available to 10 students. There are 10 weekly sessions meeting on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, beginning on January 26th.
Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.
For new weavers there will be an additional $25 supply fee payable to instructor on the first day of class which includes tencel yarn in various colors, and weaving tools used to help keep selvedges straight. Experienced weavers may choose to provide their own yarn and use only the tools. In this case the supply fee would be $5.
This class is designed primarily for relatively new weavers who want to make a wearable scarf, but need some guidance to make the right decisions and achieve the desired result. Students must have completed a basic introduction to weaving and know how to measure a warp, warp the loom, and weave plain weave and twill. While support will be provided, some experience weaving on a floor loom or table loom is necessary.
For new weavers, Pat will provide 8/2 tencel yarn in a range of colors as well as tools used to help keep selvedges even and weave the scarf to the desired length. Participants will learn about which materials are appropriate for drape and wearability, and why twill is ideal for weaving scarves. They will also learn how to calculate ends per inch (epi), plan stripes for the warp, and design stripe placement at the loom as part of front to back warping. The class will end with twisting fringe and wet-finishing the scarf.
More experienced weavers are also welcome to take the class to make whatever type of scarf they want by supplying their own yarn, and using any appropriate weave. They should consult with the instructor before the course begins about what they would like to do. Their scarves can be woven for any season, using silk, wool, mohair, sock yarn or whatever is suitable, and they may serve as examples for the new weavers.
By the end of class, weavers will have a luxurious wearable scarf to take home.
What to bring:
- Supply fee: $25 for yarn and tools or $5 for tools only
- Yarn if desired
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Pat Steinhoff has been weaving since 1974. She weaves primarily functional items, including scarves, shawls, and tableware. She prefers to weave with interesting yarns and simple weaves for color and texture, rather than complex pattern weaves.
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