Monday, June 2, 2014

Upcoming Class at Yarns by the Sea in Aptos, CA

 Thanks to Crissy at local yarn shop, Yarns by the Sea, for inviting me to join the lineup of classes she's offering. Here's the info:

Intro to Inkle Weaving

Sunday, July 13th  Noon - 4:00PM  Cost $55.00

 Inkle looms are available for loan. Students will need to purchase yarn.

Inkle weaving is a type of warp-faced weaving that was brought to the US in the 1930's and even mentioned in Shakespeare's play, Love's Labour's Lost. This class will introduce students to the wondrous possibilities of weaving warp-faced bands on this simple loom. Learn basic setup, pattern planning and weaving with even selvedges. Many examples will be presented and several types of pick up patterns will be discussed anddemonstrated. 
Instructor: Annie MacHale began weaving at 17 on an inkle loom she built with her father's help. Exploring the limitless possibilities of weaving warp-faced bands on this simple, often overlooked loom has become a lifelong pursuit. An experienced teacher, Annie also demonstrates regularly at festivals and fairs near her home in Soquel, CA. Her work is currently on display in several galleries as well as her online shops. 

To see what other classes are available or learn more about Yarns by the Sea,
visit their website HERE. Or call (831) 662-9276. 
The store is stocked with some pretty cotton yarns that will be great for an inkle project!
Check out these Sassy Skein yarns in beautiful, bright colors!

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