Leno and Leno with Beads with Deborah Jarchow (Online)

  • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI090821DJ
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    Registration will close on Monday, September 6th at 10:00 am.


**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

By twisting or wrapping your warp yarns you can weave distinctive textures and patterns in your cloth.  Learn to weave lace-like open areas as parts of a design throughout the fabric or as a notable edge treatment.  Discover how to make leno and then master the art of adding beads to the patterns.  See how beads can make the weaving pop!  If you’ve ben looking for ways to add more interest to your weaving, these techniques will get  you there. You too can create cloth that is visually stunning.

Class Level: Advanced Beginner

Homework: Warp the loom prior to class with 48 ends (24 slots, 24 eyes), 84” long, in a 7.5 or 8 dent reed with worsted weight yarn that is non-hairy, strong, and at least 2 ply. Thread the loom so the extreme right thread is to the right of the slot (for RHLs). Spread the warp threads with waste yarn and weave 2” in plain weave, leaving a tail 4 x the width of the warp hanging out the side of your dominate hand.

The class session is divided into two sessions: 10 am -  12 pm, (2 hour break), 2 pm - 4 pm for a total of 4 hours of on-line instruction.

Supplies needed at home: 

350 - 400 yards of solid color worsted weight yarn that is at least 2 ply, non-hairy, strong and smooth (this includes your warp yarn), loop shaped dental floss threader, about 200 beads that will fit on your yarn doubled (I used 6/0 glass beads), scissors, tapestry needle, cardboard tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, pick up stick, strip of cardboard that is 1” - 1.5” x 10”, shuttle. Yarn should be wound into balls before class.

 A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact fiber.programming@bainbridgebarn.org


  • Registration will close on Monday, September 6th at 10:00 am.
  • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Skill Level:  INTERMEDIATE
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms.  Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise.  She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

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