Why take this class?
Double huck is a surprisingly versatile weave, which can be used on 8 shafts to create elegant scarves with a beautiful drape or soft, squishable blankets and towels.
If you would like to know…
- What’s a good yarn for double huck
- How to choose a suitable sett
- How to create patterns with double huck
- How to stitch two layers together invisibly
- And even how to go beyond 8 shafts and design for 12, 16 or more
…then this workshop will give you all you need to discover the potential of double huck.
What does this class cover?
I’ll be your guide on a four-week practical exploration of double huck
- Week 1: planning and making our warps and setting up the loom
- Week 2: starting to weave with double huck, including creating, exchanging and stitching layers
- Weeks 3 & 4: exploring variations of double huck, including pattern-making, pickup, mixing structures, and experimenting with colour
In fact, we can carry on weaving through week 5, when there will be an extra class for those who want to look at designing for more than 8 shafts.
Who is this class for?
This class is for you if you have an eight-shaft loom and some experience of double weave on 4 or 8 shafts.
If you haven’t done any double weave before, then I recommend starting with my online workshop Understand Double Weave on 8 Shafts (which does include some bonus content on double huck as well!)
If you are not sure whether you are ready for double huck, then you might want to read the course FAQ page for more guidance.
There is no requirement to have any particular kind of eight-shaft loom. However, I strongly recommend using a table loom if you have access to one. While the course does include instruction on tie-ups, the flexibility of a table loom will enable you to get the most out of the design options we’ll explore.
How will it work?
The course will begin on Sunday 30 October 2022. From that date you will have access to the core learning materials as well as our friendly and inclusive discussion forum at Weaving Space Online. The group will be limited in size, so that we can get to know each other and foster a real class community. My aim is not to enrol as many people as possible, but to offer a genuine workshop experience.
In order to make sure you can access all the teaching wherever you are, the core learning materials are all pre-recorded and will be available to you forever. These include slide presentations, video demonstrations, written transcripts and worksheets. You can use them all at your own pace.
You’ll also be invited to join the class community at the Weaving Space Online community hub, where you can get support from me and share your progress with fellow students. This is a privately hosted space on Circle and not a Facebook group. You can access it from the course website at any time by clicking the purple speech bubble at the bottom right of every page.
And last, but by no means least, there will be live sessions every week for
four five six weeks. There are three different times for these, so you can pick the time that suits your schedule best – or switch around, if your commitments vary from week to week. Note that these sessions are not recorded.
- Sundays 30 Oct; 6, 13, 20, 27 November; 4 Dec 17:00 – 18:00*
- Mondays 31 Oct; 7, 14, 21, 28 November; 5 Dec 10:30 – 11:30*
- Mondays 31 Oct; 7, 14, 21, 28 November; 5 Dec 19:30 – 20:30*
*Times are all given in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). To check what they will be in your time zone I recommended this converter.
In weeks 1 – 4 our focus in the live sessions will be on the practical business of weaving our 8-shaft sampler; in week 5 we will look at design on 12 shafts or more; and in week 6 we’ll get together for a final celebration of our accomplishments and a final Q&A.