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Design a Woven Poncho with Deborah Jarchow on Zoom

 Have you made lots of scarves and table runners and now are ready to make a garment?  Even if you have a narrow loom, garments are well within your possibilities.  In this workshop you’ll learn different ways to turn those rectangles into a stunning poncho, ruana or twisted shawl that will dazzle your friends.  These are all easy to wear pieces that turn your woven fabric into a glamorous wrap good for any event.  We will talk about beautiful yarns that work well together (or not!), how to weave the fabric on either a narrow or wide loom, garment construction, and more.  Deborah will help you see the possibilities of what you can create!

Homework: Print handout prior to class.

Supplies: rigid heddle loom with at least 10” weaving width,
7.5 or 8 dent reed,
tape measure,
sewing needle and tapestry needle,
sewing thread to match your yarn,
2 cardboard tubes from inside a paper towel roll,
2 - 4 brown paper grocery bags, 30 yards waste yarn.  

Specific yarn and amounts will be determined by the project and size you choose to create.  This will be discussed in the first session.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Need to know how to warp your loom
Requirements: You will need a loom, yarn, scissors, darning needle
Instructor: Deborah Jarchow
Instructor Bio: After many years teaching knit and crochet, Deborah Jarchow discovered weaving and her love of fiber, texture, and color came together. Since then, she has worked full time as a weaver and artist. Now, Deborah focuses on teaching on rigid-heddle looms and making weaving accessible to as many people as possible. Deborah?s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the country, and she has won numerous awards and written articles for national publications. Her work has been commissioned by churches and is in many private collections. Since 2004 she has been an artist-in-residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA. She travels extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise and loves helping Makers discover the joy of weaving. For more about Deborah, go to

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