Learn all about weaving with inlay and make a set of pillows along the way. Together, we will explore three different types of inlay: plain weave inlay, Theo Moorman inlay, and a patterned inlay.
Is this course for you?
This is the perfect project to advance your skills. You should be comfortable warping a loom, reading a weaving draft, and have some previous weaving experience. This is not a course for an absolute beginner, but if you have some experience under your belt, this course will challenge you in new ways.
150 yards of Gist Yarn Array Wool Weaving Yarn in 3 colors (included in kit—50 yards each for inlay weft)
540 yards of Gist Yarn Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn in Anchor or Marble (included in kit—400 yards for base warp and 140 yards for base weft)
200 yards of Coats and Clark Dual Duty Thread or similar sewing thread in a color close to the base warp, for tie-down warp
two 16" x 16" pieces of cotton fabric (similarly colored to your Duet yarn) for the pillow backs
two 14" x 14" pillow forms
8 shaft loom with at least a 15" weaving width
8 dent reed
boat shuttle and bobbin
sewing machine (optional but recommeded)
iron and ironing board
your preferred sewing equipment: needles, pins or sewing clips, seam ripper, point turner, etc.
Sienna comes from Fort Collins, Colorado. She grew up in a family of craftspeople; her father is a woodturner. Sienna learned to weave while working towards her Bachelor's of Fine Arts at Colorado State University. She went into school thinking that she would study sculpture, but after one project on the loom, she discovered a passion for weaving. Alongside fiber art, Sienna studied art education. She was an intern for Schacht Spindle Company during the summer of 2019. She warped and wove on many looms in preparation for the Schacht's 50th Anniversary. Now, Sienna is back at Schacht as the Content Developer and Education Specialist.