JENNIFER MORE: DOUBLE WEAVE
More Double Weave on Four
Instructor: Jennifer Moore Fee: $125 + tax
Date: Saturday and Sunday February 22 & 23 10-5 pm Mat Fee: $10
Beyond the many techniques that can be woven with the basic 4-shaft doubleweave draft with a light and dark layer, there are several exciting 4-shaft techniques that can be created by changing the threading, the color patterns, or both. In this round robin workshop we will weave samples in four colors, four color block rotation, double blocks with layer exchange, tubular and folded log cabin, and overshot-patterned doubleweave. Theory lessons will make clear how to draft with these techniques to create your own original designs. Level- Beginning to intermediate students will bring a 4-shaft table or floor loom warped according to instructions.
1. Fancy Twills, 4, 6, or 8 Shafts
Instructor: Myra Chang-Thompson Fee: $185 + tax
Dates: Saturday & Sunday Jan. 11, 12, 17, & 18 10-4pm w/ hour lunch break.
Have you considered woven twills for your next project? Twills offer seemingly endless variety, wonderful drape for clothing and ease in setting up the loom. The structure of twills is based on the overlapping and staggering of the warp and weft threads. This creates interesting diagonal lines in the fabric. Some of the twills that will be covered include Dornik twill, Point twill, Undulating twill, Lightning twill and Herringbone twill. Student Supplies: Warp and weft, note taking materials, blunt needle, measuring tape, scissors. Instructor supplies: Class notebook, handouts, additional weft material
2. Inkle Weaving
Instructor: Maura Stone Fee: $75 + tax Mat Fee $5
Dates: Saturdays January NEW START DATE: 18, 25, & TBA( last date) 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Learn to weave on an inkle loom. Weave warp-faced bands or belts in a variety of loom controlled patterns, mixed warps, and pick-up designs. Also learn to design bands and draft patterns.
Student supplies: Inkle loom, belt shuttle, pickup sticks, 2-3 oz of each of 3 colors (light, medium and dark value) in 3/2 perle cotton or three spools of carpet warp. Additional yarn/thread will be needed for additional projects.
3. Double Weave
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $75 + tax Mat Fee: $3
Rental: $5 + tax
Date: Wednesday January 29 & 31st 9am-noon
This class is an introduction to the various possibilities on four harnesses: two layers, including slight pattern variations, tubes, slits, and double width. We will work off a single sampler warp, weaving and discussing double weave theory. Students must already know how to dress the loom and weave. Looms must be warped before the first class. Cathlena will have info for materials and warping at time of registration to email you.
4. Rag Weaving
Loom Rental: $10 + tax
Dates: Tuesday February 11 6-8p, Thursday 13 6-8p, Saturday Feb 15 10-noon & Tuesday Feb 18th 6-8p
Here is a wonderful way to use old clothes, towels, sheets or that fabric you can’t remember why you bought, and weave beautiful rugs, mats and clothing. We will start class with a pre-warped loom and weave 6 coordinating place mats
each with a different technique. We will discuss fabrics, stripping methods etc, for a desired outcome. This is a class for weavers who know how to warp a loom. Instructor supplies; sewing machine, patterns Student supplies: pre-warped loom, fabric.
Feb 22-23 Jennifer Moore Double Weave Workshop, see details under above and under workshops.
5. Beginning 4 Harness Weaving
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $235 + tax Mat Fee: $10 + tax
Loom Rent: $20 + tax
Dates: Thursdays, March 6 6-9 pm, Mar 13, 20, 27 & April 3 6-8 pm; Saturdays Mar 8 9-4 pm, 15th 9-noon; 22, & 29 9-11 am; Tuesdays March 11, 18, 25, & April 1st 6-8pm
Students will learn the basics of weaving: terminology, how to read and draft patterns, calculate yarn amounts and of course, weave. Special emphasis is placed on warping the loom so that you will master the set-up. You will put on and weave off two samplers, and one project of your choice.
Student Supplies: calculator, measuring tape, scissors, warp yarns to be purchased throughout the class and final project yarns.
Instructor Supplies: notebook, weft yarns for two samplers.
6. Pattern Drafting and Reading
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee $25 + tax
Date: Saturday, March 15th 9 am-noon
If you’ve ever wondered what those numbers, lines, boxes, strokes, X’s and O’s are next to those delicious patterns in the weaving magazines and books are, this is your class. Cathlena will explain the system used in writing weaving recipes so you can weave any of the patterns already published, or invent your own. No more mystery.
7. Pattern Weaving for Everything You Want to Weave!
Instructor: Myra Chang-Thompson Fee: &165 + tax Mat Fee: $8
Loom Rental: $10 + tax
Dates: Friday April 25th 1-4pm, Sat. & Sun Aril 26 & 27 10-4 pm 10-5 with an hour for lunch. Open studio to complete samples and projects until class resumes on Sat. and Sun May 3 & 4 10-4 pm.
Interested in trying some decorative and yet not well-known pattern weaves? This workshop is for you! Find the perfect pattern weave to make into your “dream project” whether it be a baby’s christening blanket or a luxurious shawl. Using 4, 6 and 8 shafts this “round robin” class will introduce you to a bevy of pattern weaves that will add to your confidence and repertoire of weaves. Using a variety of different fibers including cotton, wools, wool blends, Tencel and bamboo your experience and confidence will soar! Learn more about drawdowns, suitable fibers, winding and warping tips and the workings of the loom.
Students supplies: basic weaving equipment (scissors, note taking material , measuring tape, blunt needle, warp repair material). You must be able to read a draft and warp a loom according to the directions provided. Weaving experience is required.
8. Warping Back to Front
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $85 + tax Mat Fee: $3
Loom Rental: $5 + tax
Dates: Thursday May 15th 6-9p & Saturday May 17th 10-4p
This workshop is for weavers who are frustrated by some of the problems encountered when warping a loom from front to back. This technique is useful if you are working with a very fine and/or delicate, or very long warp. This is the perfect excuse to dust off that raddle– you never knew what to do with. Do not pre-wind the warp. PREREQUISITE: Weaving experience required.