1. Into to Double Weave
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $75 + tax
Rental: $5 + tax
Date: Tuesday September 24 and Thursday 26th 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.
2. Beginning 4 Harness Weaving
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $235 + tax
Mat Fee: $10 + tax
Loom Rent: $20 + tax
Dates: Thursdays, October 10th 6-9 pm, Oct. 24, 31 6-8pm, Sat. Oct. 12 9-4pm, Oct. 19 9-noon, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 9-11am; Tues. Oct 15, 29, Nov. 5 6-8 pm; Wed. Oct 16th 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.
WARP PAINTING: See under Dye classes with Myra Chang-Thompson on October 12th
3. Tapestry Weaving
Instructor: Mary Colton Fee: $65 + tax
Dates: Mondays, October 14, 21, 28, & Nov. 4th 6-8 pm
Tapestry techniques for students at any level, with a focus on basic skills but with time for more advanced challenges. Must have loom warped for the start of the first class. Beginners will need to make separate arrangements for a warping lesson with Mary prior to the start of class. Student supplies: warped loom, weft yarns, scissors, hand beater or dinner fork. More detailed instructions sent after registration.
4. Pattern Drafting and Reading
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee $25 + tax
Date: Saturday, October 19th 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.
5. Beyond the Beginning: Profiling Blocks
Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $80 + tax
Mat. Fee: $10
Loom Rent: $5 + tax
Date: Wed Nov. 20 9-noon & Fri Nov. 22 9-noon
Make a weaving pattern your own! Using profile drafting and block weaves we will explore these tools to customize weave structures. Each student will thread a different pattern and all will leave with a sample book of different weaves, design freedom, and a better understanding of weave structures.
6. Fancy Twills, 4, 6, or 8 Shafts
Instructor: Myra Chang-Thompson Fee: $185 + tax
Dates: Saturday, January 11 and 18, Sunday January 12 and 19, 2014
Times: 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. With an hour for lunch and studio time for weaving.
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
7. Inkle Weaving
Instructor: Maura Stone Fee: $75 + tax
Mat Fee $5
Dates: Saturdays January 11, 18, & 25th 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.