Weave a set of six coasters/mug rugs (finished size 5” X 5”) using cotton yarn in the warp and heavy linen in the weft in this three session, 9 hour class. The first class will consist of choosing colors, designing your stripe warp and warping the loom using a direct warping method in which students walk back and forth (72 times) between the loom and a peg positioned the length of the warp (90 inches). The second week we’ll begin weaving and learn how to measure so each coaster comes out the same size. Students will take the loom home (on loan) to weave the coasters between classes. The third class will consist of taking the coasters off the loom, sewing the hems and learning how to wash them. Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for student use (and can be purchased from the instructor). These looms are small and lightweight enough to be carried in a canvas tote bag provided by the instructor. A materials fee of $20.00, for the yarn, will be paid to the instructor. Students may come to the instructors studio in Waltham to choose their colors prior to the first night of class. Please bring scissors to class. Please note the class meeting dates: January 22, 29, and February 12.
BETH CEDERBERG GUERTIN has been a weaver for more than forty years, and has a strong local and regional reputation for her knowledge and support of weaving and the fiber arts. She has been involved with teaching weaving for more than thirty years, first through her store in Arlington (The Batik and Weaving Supplier), and now through her studio in Waltham (A Place to Weave).