Handwoven Colour

Felicia Lo · February 26, 2021

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 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.⁠
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Recorded on January 4th, you can now find the lecture replay video at Laura's Fundamentals of Weaving lecture series page »

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 »
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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.⁠
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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. ⁠
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If you're unable to join us, the session will be recorded and available in a couple of weeks.⁠
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#sosweaving #weavinglecture #masterweaverlaurafry #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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
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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

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
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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!⁠
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You can find more information about this online lecture, along with other upcoming sessions with Laura at the Fundamentals of Weaving page:⁠
https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/courses/fundamentals-of-weaving-series/⁠
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#sosweaving #laurafry #weavinglecture #weavingworkshop #weaversofig #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #handwovencloth #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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:⁠
https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/courses/fundamentals-of-weaving-series/⁠



#sosweaving #laurafry #weavinglecture #weavingworkshop #weaversofig #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #handwovencloth #schoolofsweetgeorgia
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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. ⁠
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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). ⁠
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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. ...⁠
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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.)⁠
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#sosweaving #weaving #rigidheddleweaving #rigidheddle #learntoweave #howtoweave #beginnerweaver #weavingworkshop #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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
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 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.


Downloads


Equipment

  • 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


Materials

*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!

About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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