NOBO Handweavers

Autumn is the season to take a class!

Bead Leno Scarf

Autumn Bead Leno Scarf

Class: INTRODUCTION TO BEAD LENO

Instructor: Patricia Morton

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Bead Leno is a loom-controlled fabric with regular holes. It’s an open, lacy fabric, with twists in the warp. It weaves quickly, doesn’t use much yarn, and makes a stable fabric for scarves, shawls, and other items. Leno is traditionally done by hand pick-up. In Bead Leno, however, the holes are loom-controlled. Beads threaded on the warp are used to manipulate the warp yarns, controlling the  twists. There are no beads in the finished project (unless one chooses to add them another way). The class discusses several variations on threading.

This class is primarily lecture, with the opportunity to try out the  technique on a floor loom. It covers the basics of drafting and weaving bead  leno, so that participants will be ready to try it at home. It teaches how to set up  this fascinating technique, how to create variations, and how to sew a wine gift bag  using bead leno fabric.

Sunday, November 7th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

$35.

About BetsyM

Weaver, knitter, seamstress, teacher, traveler, fisher-woman, book lover, wife, mother, grandmother, NOBO guild member, and retired yarn shop owner.

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