8.17.2016

Stitches Midwest 2016: The Classes

This year I took one class at Stitches Midwest: Beginning Weaving for Knitters with Deborah Jarchow.

Why weaving? Because I purchased a used Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom from a friend who was selling hers last year. I knew it was something I wanted to try eventually and the price was right.

I've taken a bunch of classes at Stitches over the years but this one was my favorite. I walked away truly learning something new and Deborah is an amazing instructor.

Here are my swatches from class:
Knitting Like Crazy: Stitches Midwest Weaving Swatches

The way the class was run was very interesting. Deborah had three different types of rigid heddle looms. The one that you were sitting in front of at the start of class is the one you warped. Then we worked on the weft. After that, we moved around to the other looms to give them a try. I loved that the class was designed to give you a taste of different types/brands of rigid heddle looms. It was a class designed to figure out if weaving is for you.

And here's the verdict: I loved it! I'm really excited to give it a try in the coming weeks. I know that I'm going to need a little more instruction, and fortunately there's a bunch of Craftsy classes on the subject:
Knowing me, I'll be buying all three of them the next time Craftsy has a big sale!

Did you take any classes at Stitches Midwest this year? If you did, I'd love to hear about them!

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