APPLE LEEF FARM, LLC

Fiber Shop  ~ Working Farm

Card Weaving

Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of weaving.  Cards with holes in them! These cards, like hand spindles have been found all over the world in many cultures, made from many natural resources. They are traditionally used in making bands from narrow ribbons to belts. You are only limited by your imagination!

Supplies to bring to class:
scissors, notebook, paper, pencil, graph paper (4squares/inch) and colored pencils
My favorite yarn to use is 5/2 coned cotton.  If you do not have that, you can use crochet cotton size 10.  You will need 4 colors:  A very dark color, a very light color, and two other colors you like.  I recommend "Aunt Lydia's" classic crochet thread Size 10
If you have a warping board, or warping pegs (2), bring them!

This is a FULL DAY class

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COST - $50.00 plus a supply fee of $12.00 that will include 12 weaving cards and shuttle

THE CARDS

DRAFTING PATTERNS
1. A simple pattern draft
2. Designing patterns

MEASURING THE WARP
1. Determining warp length
2. Ideas on measuring

THREADING THE CARDS
1. Directionality in threading
front to back, back to front

TYING ON, TENSIONING

TURNING CARDS
One step forward, two steps back - Two steps forward, one step back....
Twist and SHOUT!

CREATing SHED AND PATTERN

HANDLING THE WARP
Creating neat selvedges

MORE ON DRAFTING AND DESIGN