Finnish-Style Runner/Cotton Rug Technique
Class Size: 10
Skill Level: This workshop is appropriate for any weaver who can warp their loom and weave based on weave drafts
Material Fee: comprehensive handout provided by the instructor for $20
Using the alternating 3-shuttle technique, weave a table runner 15 inches wide by 40 inches long using cotton fabric weft on 15-ply Finnish seine twine warp. Color, design, and craftsmanship will be emphasized. Techniques specific to rug weaving will be taught in this workshop. Topics include lashing on, cutting fabric in one continuous strip, tension, using a temple, floating selvedges, end finishes and more. Students will be required to bring a floor loom with a minimum of 2 shafts which will be warped in plain weave and sett at 5 epi in a 10 dent reed.