Swedish Lace Scarf - Apr. 21
These elegant and timeless lace scarfs are fun to make and go with just about anything! In this class, students will weave two beautiful light summer scarves with the classic Swedish Lace weave structure. This structure is ancient, dating back to the time of Vikings. It's one of the easiest lace weaves, based on plain weaves, with a background and areas of floats that have little blocks of design in them.
These light cotton scarves will quickly become a favorite. Students will receive a premeasured cotton warp and instruction will be given for the different types of weft that can be used. With one threading on the loom, you will be able to design your own scarves by varying the treadling and the weft, as well as the weft color. This simple structure will also help students learn how to perfect selvages (the edge of the fabric where the weft goes around). Come create something timeless and make your own beautiful Swedish Lace scarf.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of open studio time (see below) to practice weaving skills and complete their project.
Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 (6-nights)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Instructor: Ann Edington Adams
Campus location: Weaving Studio
Materials: Materials fee: $15 due to the instructor the first day of class, which covers the cost of the warp and weft yarns (8/2 cotton). Students need to have their weft by the second week if they choose not to use what is in the studio. Loom rental is also available for $20 for students who don't have a four harness floor or table loom. If you have questions please call Ann.
Student limit: 6 people
Prerequisite: Completed beginning weaving or instructor's permission.
Policy: Students must preregister to attend class. 72-hour notice required for class cancellation and refund.
Open Studio Times For Weaving Students:
Monday 3 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday 3 pm–6 pm (April 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21)
Wednesday 3pm - 6 pm
Thursday noon - 6 pm
Please call Ann to confirm your registration and/or for more information:
Ann Edington Adams
Ann has been weaving since 1986 when she took a class at the Virginia Museum in Richmond, Virginia. She was instantly hooked on the whole process. She weaves anything from fine silk to rag rugs. After moving to St. Louis she took classes at the Craft Alliance and joined the St. Louis Weaver's Guild. The Guild was very supportive and gave her several scholarships to study at Penland School of Crafts in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. She has taught weaving in St. Louis, Las Cruces, New Mexico and in Utah. Her work has appeared in national shows associated with weaving in St. Louis, Atlanta, Portland and Long Beach. While in St. Louis she received a certificate in Fashion Design from Washington University.