Bead Leno with Patricia Morton
September 10, 2011
This lecture/demo teaches one to set up the loom for bead
leno, shows examples of finished projects, covers drafts for
variations on this technique, and weaving tips. There will
be looms provided to try this in a variety of ways. We are
looking for volunteers to warp a loom so that we can have
more to try this technique on.
Bead Leno is a loom-controlled fabric with regular holes.
Itís an open, lacey fabric, with twists in the warp. It
weaves quickly, doesnít use much yarn, and makes a stable
fabric for scarves, shawls, and other items. Leno is
traditionally done by hand pick-up. In bead leno, however,
beads threaded on the warp are used to manipulate the warp
yarns, controlling the twists. There are no beads in the
finished project (unless one chooses to add them another
way). The class includes several variations on threading.
Workshop Fee applies.
Handout Fee: $2.00/person
Patricia Morton has been weaving for 20 years. Primarily
self-taught, she has studied at numerous workshops and
weaving conferences, in a wide variety of topics. Her
interests are varied, including both structure and color.
She has introduced numerous adults and children to weaving.
She is the co-owner of Treeditions, a weaving and weaving
If youíre a weaver--beginner or pro--the Vermont Weavers
Guild welcomes you. Plan to join us at one of our regular
meetings at the Kimball House, Randolph, Vermont.
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