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Speckled pickup (aka Baltic) Speaker: Annie MacHale
Speckled pickup (aka Baltic) Speaker: Annie MacHale

Thu, Oct 24


Northminster Presbyterian Church

Speckled pickup (aka Baltic) Speaker: Annie MacHale

Both workshops are suitable for students proficient at warping an inkle loom and being comfortable with weaving plain weave. Annie will share tips for warping, making heddles, fixing mistakes, starting and stopping, and keeping selvages straight.

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821, USA


Speckled pickup is a simple technique to learn and has vast possibilities for creating exciting patterns on a woven band. It is used in many countries and cultures and, therefore, goes by many names. Some common ones are: Baltic, Sami, and Supplementary Warp. We will look at examples to learn the many variations which are possible using the Speckled pickup technique, explore simple pickup patterns as well as pick and drop patterns, learn to read and create charts for the designs. Students will set up their looms and weave a sampler of patterns. She will also demonstrate how to temporarily remove and replace the warp, as well as how to cut the final project off the loom and handle it when it is complete.

Students should bring sack lunches and beverages. The kitchen will not be available for use due to a church function.

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