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Join us for Chenille Rug with Linda Hee & Sidney Lynch
‘Chenille’ is a French word meaning ‘hairy caterpillar.’ As handweavers, we use it to make what is known as a twice woven rug. Your first warp will alternate between closely set groups of warps and wide gaps. The weft for this warp is made of thrums and other yarns that you no longer want in your collection. You are welcome to bring your own or help use up some of the Hui’s excess yarns. When this warp comes off the loom, you will cut down the center of those wide gaps, forming long strips of hairy caterpillars. The sett for your second warp is the normal one used for a weft faced rug. Your weft will be your caterpillars. You will take home a 2’ x 3’ pile rug. (Instructor work shown in photo)
You can make a random patterned rug or you can carefully plan out your design as in Hui member Ann Sun’s rug pictured here. “From chaos you create beauty.”
All supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring your own yarn, you may. This class is open to any skill level.
What to Bring:
Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.
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Sidney likes to try all different kinds of weave structures and finds chenille to be one of the most satisfying.
Linda enjoys all weave structures and finds chenille one of the best to stand on.
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