Topic: Rigid Heddle Weaving
Mentor: Ginger Balch
Are you looking for a new way to use your handspun? The October 8th meeting is all about weaving! Join us at St John’s Episcopal Church 679 Farmington Ave. West Hartford Ct. the program is 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. but the doors open at 8:30 a.m. for set up and shopping at our vendor booths. We do take a lunch break for a short business meeting. There is a $10.00 non member fee to participate. Check out the Nutmeg Spinners’ Guild website for more info on joining the guild!
October 6th meeting:
The small looms currently in fashion are very appropriate for spinners to use with their handspun yarn. Ginger Balch will be teaching/demonstrating how to quickly warp and set up a rigid heddle loom. Her presentation will include sharing of samples of work that she has done and slides of the details. She will be available to help individuals experiment with some weaving on rigid heddle looms. Members are encouraged to bring other pre-warped small looms (pin looms, inkle looms, tablets (for card weaving) that they would be willing to let attendees try during the day.
Ginger’s work with rigid heddle looms is highlighted in Ashford’s magazine issue #28 of The Wheel in the article “Stained Glass on the Rigid Heddle Loom”. She will be sharing some of the pieces from that article.