(106) Huck and Friends
Huck is a versatile weave structure that produces lovely open fabric. With one threading, it’s possible to weave spots of huck or all-over areas of huck lace. In this class we’ll discuss the basics of huck, weave examples of both spot huck and huck lace, and learn how to design original pieces using huck structure. We’ll also explore some related weave structures.
Maximum Class Size:
$5 covers handouts.
4-shaft Loom, Pre-warped
- Pre-warped 4-shaft loom, minimum 11 inch weaving width.
- Two shuttles and multiple bobbins.
- Tape measure.
- Paper for note taking.
- Pencil or pen.
- Any other weaving tools or aids you use.
- Bobbin winders
- Extra 10/2 yarn if you have some in your stash to share
• Light colored 10/2 cotton—627 yards (3 ounces).
• OPTIONAL: Instead of one warp color, you can wind a warp with color changes described below. In this case you’ll need two colors of 10/2 cotton: 425 yards of a light color and 192 yards of a contrasting color.
• Number of warp ends: 209 ends. (OR 145 ends of light 10/2 cotton and 64 ends of contrasting 10/2 cotton.)
• Warp length: 3 yards.
• Width in reed: 10½ inches.
• Setts: 20 epi for warp, 20 ppi for weft.
• Use doubled floating selvedeges.
• Light colored 10/2 cotton—about 600 yards (3 ounces). This can be the same as, or very close in color to, the light colored warp.
• 10/2 cotton of a contrasting color—about 200 yards.
• Your prewarped loom with one inch of plain weave already woven. Weave plain weave by lifting shafts 1 and 3 together, then shafts 2 and 4 together.
• 2 shuttles and multiple bobbins.
• Tape measure.
• Paper for note taking.
• Pencil or pen.
• Any other weaving aids you use.
• Bobbin winders
• Extra 10/2 yarn if you have some in your stash to share
- Pre-warp your loom – download the instructions.
- Weave one inch of plain weave, using the same warp yarn for the weft. (Weave plain weave by lifting shafts 1 and 3 together, then shafts 2 and 4 together.)