Welcome to Handwoven Colour
The focus of this ongoing series will be on working with colour and incorporating handpainted and hand-dyed yarns into our handwoven projects. Specifically, we’ll look at working with semi-solid hand-dyed yarns, handpainted yarns, and splashy or speckled variegated yarns. We’ll also look at variations of sett, warp-faced, and weft-faced fabrics. With each episode, we’ll make handwoven projects each step of the way, including a gradient scarf from a sock blank!
This course will cover projects for the rigid heddle loom, 4-shaft loom and even a pattern for an 8-shaft loom. Whether you have a table loom or floor loom, there is something here for you.
Additionally techniques that will be covered in the Handwoven Colour course:
- converting pattern widths to a smaller sized loom
- working from a dummy warp
- optical mixing
- winding & organizing gradient bobbins
- weaving with multiple weft colours
- tying up a countermarch loom
Please join us in all the fun of handwoven colour with hand-dyed yarn!
Talk about the Handwoven Colour course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!
Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosweaving and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
Our first live lecture of 2023, master weaver ...
Our first live lecture of 2023, master weaver Laura Fry spoke about her considerations when developing quality of cloth. What purpose is the fabric being used for? Are the materials suitable? Will the fabric hold the qualities needed to fulfill its purpose? Whether it be towels or shawls or yardage for garments, Laura talks about her process in making cloth.
Recorded on January 4th, you can now find the lecture replay video at Laura's Fundamentals of Weaving lecture series page » ...
Happy New Year fibre friends!
Happy New Year fibre friends!
Starting online soon will be the first 2023 session in Laura Fry's live lecture series: Fundamentals of Weaving! Join Laura online today at the Zoom session Form Follows Function where Laura will talk about aspects to consider in developing the quality of cloth you want to weave.
We'll be starting today, January 4th at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST)! Find the Zoom link and further information at the School–link in our IG bio.
If you're unable to join us, the session will be recorded and available in a couple of weeks.
#sosweaving #weavinglecture #masterweaverlaurafry #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia ...
I’ve been doing a lot of making lately and have ...
I’ve been doing a lot of making lately and have a few finished objects that need proper pics. But what I’m really excited about right now is that I’ve finally gotten my table loom properly dressed and started weaving! I have struggled with this for some time but I signed up for schoolofsweetgeorgia and their Multi Shaft Weaving course has worked wonders. This will be a simple fabric of plain weave and twill, made from Sugar & Cream 100% cotton yarn.
#sosweaving #beginnerweaver #fiberartist ...
Calling all weavers! Be sure to save the date for ...
Calling all weavers! Be sure to save the date for our first 2023 session in Laura Fry's live lecture series, Fundamentals of Weaving. Taking place on January 4th at 12:00 PM PST, Laura will talk about aspects to consider in developing the quality of cloth you want to weave in the Form Follows Function Live Lecture!
You can find more information about this online lecture, along with other upcoming sessions with Laura at the Fundamentals of Weaving page:
#sosweaving #laurafry #weavinglecture #weavingworkshop #weaversofig #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #handwovencloth #schoolofsweetgeorgia ...
As multicraftual textile artists, we’re ...
As multicraftual textile artists, we’re attracted to anything fibre. We enjoy the magic of dyeing colourful yarn, the interplay of textures in our crocheted pieces. We also enjoy the patterns in our knitting. Maybe you’re ready to learn to weave as another outlet.
But weaving might seem like a daunting task, more so with all the tools and materials needed to even get started. A big floor loom may need us to rearrange our living space (an excellent option is joining a Weaver’s Guild, where you can have opportunities to borrow equipment or weave at the guild’s studio if available).
Here comes the rigid heddle loom! It’s an easier type of loom that fits into many lifestyles, an easier tool to put away when not in use, and easier to warp without needing extra equipment. ...
Continue reading Greta Cornejo's @gretacornejomakes new Learn to Weave on Rigid Heddle article and find the path to learning how to weave on a rigid heddle loom through the School! (Article link available at our IG link in bio.)
#sosweaving #weaving #rigidheddleweaving #rigidheddle #learntoweave #howtoweave #beginnerweaver #weavingworkshop #schoolofsweetgeorgia ...
Part of the new Double Weave on 4-Shafts course, ...
Part of the new Double Weave on 4-Shafts course, instructor Felicia Lo @lomeetsloom walks you through the process for weaving a mini-sampler, a bread bag, plus a double-width double weave blanket, with pattern downloads included in the course. We'll work through the different sequences in order to produce either two separate layers of fabric, a tube of fabric where the two layers are joined on both sides, or a double-width fabric where the two layers are joined on one side.
Find more information at the Double Weave on 4-Shafts course page–we look forward to seeing you there and over in the SOS forums to chat about your double weave progress!
#sosweaving #doubleweave #doubleweavesampler #weaving #weaversofig #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #handwovenbreadbag #sweetgeorgiayarns #schoolofsweetgeorgia ...
ON THE VLOG // It’s December, I’m up in my ...
ON THE VLOG // It’s December, I’m up in my attic, and I’ve decorated my loom for the holidays. I have just dressed the loom with another double weave sampler project and I wanted to share with you what I have learned after a year of weaving double weave projects.
In today’s Lo Meets Loom vlog episode, I’m absolutely delighted to announce that after the past year of writing and weaving, filming and editing, we have finally launched the new Double Weave on 4-Shafts course for the School schoolofsweetgeorgia. If you’ve ever been curious about weaving two layers of cloth at the same time on your loom in order to make double width fabric like a blanket, then this course will definitely be for you.
Watch the new vlog episode now live – direct link in bio »
It has been an intense, full and incredible year of growth in the School. We have so much planned for next year and I’m looking forward to spending more time weaving, knitting, spinning and learning with you all. I have a coupon to share with you too. If you don’t yet have an SOS membership, you can join us now and get 10% off your first month at the School with the code YTDOUBLEWEAVE (expires December 31, 2022). ...
Today is an exciting day. The time is finally here...
Today is an exciting day. The time is finally here where we can share with you the latest addition to the School... taught by Felicia Lo @lomeetsloom, the Double Weave on 4-Shafts course lessons are now available!
Felicia first talks about the theory behind double weave by illustrating how it works through weaving drafts then explores the specifics of how to tie-up a rising shed jack loom, a sinking shed counterbalance loom, and a countermarche loom. Then we work through the different sequences that you can weave in order to produce either two separate layers of fabric, a tube of fabric where the two layers are joined on both sides, or a double-width fabric where the two layers are joined on one side.
You will find patterns for a mini-sampler, a bread bag, plus a double-width double weave blanket (two samples shown here). We can't wait to see what you make and dream up as you work your way through this course. Join us at the School–course link in bio »
#sosweaving #doubleweave #doubleweaveblanket #weaving #weaversofig #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #handwovenblanket #sweetgeorgiayarns #schoolofsweetgeorgia ...
Handwoven Colour Materials
A list of materials for the Handwoven Colour course.
*Because every lesson is different for the materials needed- below is a general overview. For a detailed list on specific material per project, look for the materials tab above each lesson.
- 4 Shaft table or floor loom (Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- 8 Shaft table or floor loom (Episode 5)
- Rigid Heddle Loom (Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- 10 dent reed, 12 dent reed, 15 dent reed
*Please follow this link for Warping Equipment & Additional Tools needed
*Please refer to the pattern for exact yardage requirements
Do you have questions about the Handwoven Colour Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!