Bead Leno is a loom-controlled fabric with regular holes. It’s usually an open, lacy fabric, with twists in the warp. It weaves quickly, doesn’t use much yarn, and makes a stable fabric for scarves, shawls, and other items. Leno is traditionally done by hand pick-up. In bead leno, however, beads threaded on the warp are used to manipulate the warp yarns, controlling the twists with the treadling. There are no beads in the finished project (unless one chooses to add them another way). Learn to design and set up this fascinating technique. The class includes drafts for many variations on both 4 and 8 shafts. A demo loom will be provided.
B1: Bead Leno