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A Loom with a View
31R Pleasant Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
978-463-9276
winter-spring scarf 
  Weave Winter Into Spring With Two New Scarves
 
Early spring days, especially in New England, can still deliver a wintery blast.  The "Weaving Winter into Spring Scarf" is a perfect mix of fine-weight fibers and captivating colors to warm and brighten chilly spring days.  The design for this scarf is from the book, Sixty Scarves for 60 Years, by the Weaver's Guild of Greater Baltimore.
 
Your color and fiber choice, from the extraordinary collection of beautifully blended NORO sock yarns, (yes, I said sock yarns) is woven into a two-toned warp of deep green and pale green mercerized cotton.  Short beaded fringe adds a splash of light-hearted elegance.
 
Prerequisite:  Students should be familiar with winding a warp, dressing a loom, and weaving plain weave.  This is an advanced-beginner level class and guidance will be given throughout the class.
  
Winter Into Spring Scarf
 Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Margaret B. Russell
$185 class fee includes loom rental.
Materials cost is approximately $20.
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60 scarves book

And if that's not enough weaving goodness, look at this...it's Panda SilkŪ yarn, a luscious blend of bamboo, superwash merino wool and combed silk.  Knitters love it for smooth, soft, warm socks.  Weavers, however, have discovered that it can be woven into amazing fabric with incredible drape and sheen.  And the space-dyed colorways produce a delightful surprise when used for warp and weft . . . a wonderful faux plaid design that is just too cool!
 
In this class we will study some of the nuances of using finer-weight yarns and specialty fibers such as bamboo; as well as the varied visual effects that are possible by using space-dyed yarns in weaving.  Expand your fiber knowledge and weaving skills while creating an elegant accessory for yourself or a friend.
 
Prerequisite:  Students should be familiar with winding a warp, dressing a loom, and weaving plain weave.  This is an advanced-beginner level class and guidance will be given throughout the class.
 
Panda Silk Scarf
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Margaret B. Russell
$150 class fee includes loom rental.
Materials: 3 skeins Panda Silk yarn @ $9.00 each
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new LP colors
 
New Colors in Some of Your Favorite Yarns
Nothing like a new look in an old fave...above you'll see our new choices in the go-to yarn Lamb's Pride Worsted. A new blue, a multi-colored blue, red, green and orange, and our new favorite, the multicolored "cammo" yarn which is two shades of green mixed with a rust. With all this tone-on-tone fun, imagine what a felting project might be like. Wow. And we've also restocked another favorite, Sulka from Mirasol, and have added these two great shades of teal blue and pink, below. We still have a great store pattern for a quick-to-knit buttonhole neckwarmer, free with the purchase of one skein...a fun fast project that will keep you warm!

60 scarves book

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Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving
 
This course is back by popular demand . . . a 3 session, "soup to nuts", introduction to rigid heddle weaving. You'll learn everything you need to get up and running including yarn calculation, warping, weaving and finishing. Expert weaver and teacher Melissa Ludden Hankens will walk you through everything step by step, and you'll discover how soothing and satisfying the craft of weaving is.
 
Rigid heddle weaving is an amazing way to use up
 your stash of left over knitting yarn!
  
You will need your own rigid heddle loom for this class.
 
Wednesdays,, February 3, 10 & 17
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Melissa Ludden Hankens
$100 plus materials

Wool Roving + Some Knitting = Thrummed Mitts!
If you want to make the warmest mittens ever, come learn how to thrum. Thrumming involves taking small bits of roving and knitting it along with the stitch in a regular pattern. The end result are mittens "lined" or filled with roving...it's like wearing a sheep skin on your hands. Warm and cozy, and they look fabulous. Helene Driesen has come up with her own pattern for these beauties and will teach you everything you need to know, from how to create the thrums to the easy way to knit them in. Once you make one pair, you won't stop, as all your friends and family will want them too!

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THRUMMED MITTENS
Tuesdays, February 2, 9 & 23
10:30AM-12:00PM
Instructor: Helene Driesen
$40, plus materials 

Winter Blues? Take a Class!
Give yourself something else to think about besides the cold. And actually, the class can help with the cold...learn how to design your own hat from instructor Alison Green Will. Pick the style, the stitches and the size, and Alison will help every step of the way.

Design Your Own Hat
Saturdays, January 23, 30 & February 6
10:30AM to 12:30PM
$60 plus materials

Or...go in an entirely different direction and learn some math. It's one of the unavoidable truths of knitting...if you want to expand your skills, you've got to do some math. You don't have to like it but you do need to understand it. Alison can help and it's really not that hard. You'll be amazed at how a little math will help your knitting!

Math for Knitters
Saturday, February 6
1:30PM-3:30PM
Instructor: Alison Green Will
$30

Open Studio for Weavers
 with Margaret B. Russell
  
A Loom with a View is offering Open Studio for Weavers in the New Year!  These are 2 hour drop-in sessions, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, and the cost is $20.
 
Open Studio is a great opportunity if you have questions regarding a piece you are weaving, need help reading a draft or winding a warp, would like to sit and weave among friends (bring in your loom!) or anything else weaving-related that you might like a little assistance with.  Open Studio is not a class but a time for you to get some guidance from Betsy or Margaret or even other weavers!
 
January 19, 2010: Margaret will be winding a warp for the February class, A Panda Silk Scarf, from 6:30 - 7:00 PM. Come early to catch this demonstration. A properly wound warp makes a world of difference to your woven projects.
 
February 16, 2010: Betsy will be demonstrating the direct warping method for rigid heddle looms, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, using the FLIP folding RH loom from Schacht. Come see how this simple warping method can have you ready to weave in almost no time at all. This is a perfect time to bring your own RH and dress it for your next project.
 
March 16, 2010: Come see what we come up with for this Open Studio. Or better yet, send us your ideas and requests.
 
We do ask, when possible, that you give A Loom with a View a call to let us know you will be "dropping in".  (978-463-9276)  See you there!
 
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