Rug Weaving: Block Weaves and Shaft-Switching
Presented by Jason Collingwood
This comprehensive workshop covers all information needed to weave a successful weft-faced rug. Jason Collingwood teaches you to make a durable rug beginning with how to warp the loom. He shows how to create blocks of color using a standard threading and then how to change the placement of blocks to alter the design. This method of manipulating the warp threads allows almost unlimited possibilities for color placement using only a 4-H loom. Along the way he covers beaming for high tension, ensuring neat and durable selvedges, and finishing the fringes. Jason demonstrates on a jack-type floor loom to show you how to adapt any loom to shaft switching. As he takes you from warping to finishing, he shows inspiring examples while explaining the elements of creating and weaving a beautiful rug.