Are you a floor loom weaver ready to begin exploring new worlds of patterning? We will walk you through the steps of warping, weaving, and finishing a colorful over-the-shoulder bag that is perfect for carrying yarn or weaving books on the go. You'll learn how to read and weave a pattern, which will open a world of endless possibilities. You'll also learn about taking handwoven fabric and turning it into a functional piece.
Is this course for you?
This class is perfect for confident beginners, as we'll review winding warp chains, warping the loom, and weaving on a shaft loom. If you've already made one or two samplers or projects, you're ready.
warp for bag: one 8-ounce cone Gist Yarn Beam 3/2 Organic Cotton Weaving Yarn, color Natural; 360 yds needed
tabby weft for bag: one 4-ounce cone of Gist Yarn Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn, color Anchor or Marble; 200 yds needed. We used Anchor (light gray) in photography and Marble (beige) in the videos. Choose a pale color that blends with the warp yarn.
pattern weft for bag, warp & weft for strap: one 8-ounce cone Gist Yarn Beam 3/2 Organic Cotton Weaving Yarn; 250 yds needed. Choose your color—you'll want a color that stands out from the warp and tabby weft. We used Cobalt (bright blue) in photography and Jade (bright green) in the videos.
sewing thread to match bag fabric if you will use a sewing machine
4+ shaft loom with at least a 15" weaving width–I am using a Wolf Pup 8.10
Sienna grew up in 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 a summer 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.