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Learn all about weaving with inlay and make a set of pillows along the way. Together, we will explore three different types of inlay: plain weave inlay, Theo Moorman inlay, and a patterned inlay. Learn to warp with two warp chains, then jump into weaving with these techniques. This course will open a whole new world of ideas!

Is this the course for you?

This is the perfect project to advance your skills. You should be comfortable warping a loom, reading a weaving draft, and have some previous weaving experience. This is not a course for an absolute beginner, but if you have some experience under your belt, this course will challenge you in new ways.

Accessing the Course

This course is a self-paced online course. You'll be able to work through it whenever is convenient for you. There are videos, written instructions, and diagrams to guide you through every step of the process. There are discussion pages for your questions, and you can always email us at school@schachtspindle.com.

What You'll Learn

  • Warping

    For this project, we have two separate warps. You'll learn the steps to winding and warping with two warps.

  • Weaving

    You'll learn three new inlay techniques that will spark your creativity. Truly, anything is possible after you get a solid foundation from this course.

  • Assembly

    By the end of the course, you'll have two finished pillows that will make a great addition to your home.

Inlay Course Kit (sold separately)

Use the same yarn Sienna uses in the course! With the kit, you will receive a cone of Duet Cotton Linen, and three colors of Array Wool, all from Gist Yarn. Choose from two colorways to make your own pillows.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Inlay

    • Introduction to Inlay

    • The Project

    • Understanding the Pattern Draft

  • 2

    Warping the Loom

    • Warping the Loom

    • Warping Refresher

  • 3

    Weaving

    • Understanding the Treadling Sequences

    • Plain Weave Inlay

    • Theo Moorman Inlay

    • Patterned Inlay

  • 4

    Finishing

    • Sewing and Stuffing

  • 5

    Conclusion

    • Next Steps

    • Resources

    • Feedback

Testimonials

“I'm getting back into this after a 5 year or so hiatus. This is just what I needed.”

Jerry

Materials

  • 150 yards of Gist Yarn Array Wool Weaving Yarn in 3 colors (included in kit—50 yards each for inlay weft)

  • 540 yards of Gist Yarn Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn in Anchor or Marble (included in kit—400 yards for base warp and 140 yards for base weft)

  • 200 yards of Coats and Clark Dual Duty Thread or similar sewing thread in a color close to the base warp, for tie-down warp

  • two 16" x 16" pieces of cotton fabric (similarly colored to your Duet yarn) for the pillow backs

  • two 14" x 14" pillow forms

Equipment

  • 8 shaft loom with at least a 15" weaving width

  • 8 dent reed

  • warping board, mill, or pegs

  • boat shuttle and bobbin

  • sewing machine (optional but recommeded)

  • iron and ironing board

  • hemstitching needle

  • your preferred sewing equipment: needles, pins or sewing clips, seam ripper, point turner, etc.

Instructor

Sienna Bosch

Sienna grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She grew up in a family of craftspeople, her father is a woodturner. Sienna learned to weave while working towards her Bachelor's of Fine Arts at Colorado State University. She went into school thinking that she would study sculpture, but after one project on the loom, she discovered a passion for weaving. She has explored a variety of weaving techniques, but is currently drawn to warp-faced weaving. Alongside fiber art, Sienna studied art education. She was a summer intern for Schacht Spindle Company during the summer of 2019. She warped and wove on many looms in preparation for the Schacht's 50th Anniversary. Now, Sienna is back at Schacht as the Textile School Coordinator.