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Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom

Taught by Amanda Wood, this course explores pattern and colour, and how these things work together in our handwoven projects. We learn how to approach a new to you yarn – trying different combinations, playing with the sett and learning about how to respond to its particular character. Amanda also covers weaving a gamp, giving us information about how pattern and colour work together, then taking this information to make a project entirely unique to ourselves.

Taught by Amanda Wood, we’re excited to introduce you to Colour & Weave with a Rigid Heddle Loom.

First, we’ll explore how to approach a new to you yarn. We will try different combinations, play with the sett and learn about how to respond to its particular character. 

Second, we’re going to make a gamp, which is essentially like a handwoven sketchbook. A gamp is going to give us some information about pattern and colour, and how these things work together.

Third, we’ll be able to take the information from our gamp and make a project that is entirely unique to ourselves. 

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:

  • what is colour & weave and the importance of contrast.
  • what is a gamp and how to use it.
  • equipment needed, recommendations on how to choose yarn and sett.
  • how to direct warp an uneven number of stripes.
  • indirect warping variation with three pegs.
  • re-tensioning the warp.
  • threading plan.
  • weaving the gamp.
  • fixing a knotted warp threads.
  • weaving a houndstooth themed warp.
  • weaving a stripes themed warp.
  • resources and more.

We hope you’ll join us! Please share any progress or questions at the SOS forums, and tag your posts on Instagram with #soscolourandweave and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Now live at the School – we're excited to introduce Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom course, taught by Amanda Wood @amanda_f_wood!⁠

First, we’ll explore how to approach a new to you yarn. We will try different combinations, play with the sett and learn about how to respond to its particular character. ⁠
Second, we’re going to make a gamp, which is essentially like a handwoven sketchbook. A gamp is going to give us some information about pattern and colour, and how these things work together.⁠
And third, we’ll be able to take the information from our gamp and make a project that is entirely unique to ourselves!⁠

Find more info at the SOS site (link in bio) »⁠

You can ask any questions over at the SOS forums, plus we'd love to see your progress! Happy weaving!⁠
#sosrigidheddleweaving
#soscolourandweave #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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NEW at the SCHOOL // It's been a month of some amazing new weaving content over at the schoolofsweetgeorgia, and this week, there's yet another fabulous new course to share: Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom, taught by Amanda Wood amanda_f_wood!⁠

This course explores pattern and colour, and how these things work together in our handwoven projects. We learn how to approach a new to you yarn – trying different combinations, playing with the sett and learning about how to respond to its particular character. Amanda teaches weaving a gamp, which gives us information about how pattern and colour work together, where we then take this information to make a project entirely unique to ourselves!⁠

Find Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom at the SOS site – link in bio »⁠
Included in the course is also Amanda's Breakfast Eggs Towel weaving pattern shown here, with mix and match options to make them your own!

#sosrigidheddleweaving

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A gamp is a sampler, a weaver’s way of using a single warp to test out multiple ideas. It could be a colour gamp or a weave structure gamp or in this case a gamp that explores colour patterns. Colour and Weave is not a weave structure but rather a pattern, in the sense that it is simply plain weave with the addition of colour effects through alternating light and dark threads.⁠

Woven using Gist @gistyarn Beam 3/2 Organic Cotton in three contrasting colours, you can find Amanda Wood's @amanda_f_wood Colour & Weave Gamp pattern plus course instruction all at the new Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom course!⁠

More info at the School – link in bio »⁠

#sosrigidheddleweaving #soscolourandweave

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  • Colour & Weave Gamp Pattern (PDF) »  A gamp is a sampler, a weaver’s way of using a single warp to test out multiple ideas. It could be a colour gamp or a weave structure gamp or in this case a gamp that explores colour patterns. Colour and Weave is not a weave structure but rather a pattern, in the sense that it is simply plain weave with the addition of colour effects through alternating light and dark threads.
  • Breakfast Eggs Towels pattern (PDF) » The first warp uses an easy all over houndstooth colour sequence leaving areas of solid yellow and white just like you would have in a fried egg and the second shows you how to use just a bit of striping to create a colour and weave highlight in the corner of your towels with a more muted scrambled egg palette where buttery and deep yellow combine. Mix and match and make them your own.
  • Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Workbook (PDF) » Download the workbook for materials list, tips & resources.
  • Complete Course Transcripts (Zip file)» Download all transcripts for the "Colour & Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom" course.

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  • 6 Lessons

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