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Pickup Stick & Finger Control Techniques

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Enliven your weaving with bold techniques and impressive texture! Watch one lesson or enjoy them all as you add more than 50 textures to your weaving repertoire.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Move beyond plain weave and explore patterns using finger-controlled techniques and a pickup stick. Join accessory designer and author Stephanie Flynn Sokolov as she shares tips and tricks for using these techniques to create subtle accents or elevate an entire project. Enjoy step-by-step instruction as Stephanie demonstrates how to weave Danish medallions and Spanish lace. Learn to create tapestry-like effects with picked-up loops, Ghiordes knots and weft floats. Then, experiment with weft and warp floats, both separately and collectively. Finally, discover how all of these weave patterns work together, and create fun decorative design touches you can incorporate into any project. Enjoy lifetime access to a weaving reference guide you'’ll return to again and again!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, fiber artist Stephanie Flynn Sokolov, and learn more about how to use this class. Watch all the lessons at once, or choose just the techniques that interest you. Like a well-loved reference book, this class is made to be used again and again, whenever you need weaving inspiration.
2. Danish Medallions
3. Spanish Lace
4. Hemstitching
5. Picked-Up Loops
6. Ghiordes Knots
7. Clasped Wefts
8. Weft Floats
9. Warp & Weft
10. Brooks Bouquet
11. Leno
12. Combining Techniques

Recommended with this class

  • Rigid heddle loom

Taught by

Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
Stephanie Flynn Sokolov trained in accessory design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and teaches classes throughout the United States and in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She is the co-author of the column "Yearning to Spin and Weave" and the book Woven Scarves, and her projects can also be found in Spin Off magazine and The Weaver's Idea Book by Jane Patrick.

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