Weavers of Orlando is an active organization which promotes and encourages interest in the fiber arts: Weaving, Spinning, Basketry, Dyeing, Felting, Beading and more…
Weavers of Orlando has been meeting regularly since 1942.
We meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.
We'll be in the large meeting room on the ground floor.
Our May program will be all about rigid heddle looms. Barbara will demonstrate direct warping, which is really an ancient warping method adapted as the most convenient way to warp today's rigid heddle looms.
Rigid heddle weaving is a great way to weave up a quick project with much less loom waste and no tension problems which makes these compact and portable looms perfect for using up your knitting yarn stash, using bulky yarns or even your small skeins of hand-spun. There will be several looms on hand to play. Put the fun back into weaving!
Those interested are encouraged to bring their rigid heddle looms for a free warping class after the demo. Feel free to contact Barbara if you have any questions about a project or what you will need to bring. Rigid heddle weavers are encouraged to bring some of their finished projects to show.
Also, Barbara works at Knit and Stitch, a yarn shop that carries all Schacht products, give her a call if you wish to purchase a rigid heddle loom to participate in the free warping class after the demo.
Please see our Programs page for dates of upcoming programs and workshops.