This class is designed for the weaver who wants to understand the design and drafting process for 8 to 16 shaft double weave. We will focus on plain weave structures in double weave. 8 shaft looms can accommodate 2 blocks, 12 shafts – 3 blocks, and 16 shafts can handle 4 blocks. Through shaft switching more blocks can be made. The three day class costs $225.00. Materials are included. This class is mainly a design class with some hands-on weaving. Basic understanding of the weaving process is desirable.
September 20 and 21, 2018. Band Weaving class on Inkle Looms. Work on designing and producing better narrow bands on portable Inkle looms. Color and pattern design will be addressed. Bring you own Inkle loom or use one of the Studio looms. Materials provided. This two day class (Thursday and Friday) runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost for class is $175.00.
Samples & Structures; June 26 – 28, July 24 – 26, August 21 – 23.
Experience weaving on at least 4 shaft looms is helpful. This class is for weavers with an interest in knowing more about structure development in 4 to 8 shaft loom controlled systems. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different threadings, tie-ups, and treadlings. We will focus on structures of interest to the participants. Students can bring their own looms that are set-up in advance or work on looms that will be set up for experimentation ahead of time. The three day class price of $225.00 includes; instruction, use of the weaving studio equipment, yarns, and materials. Participants are encouraged to bring a 3 ring binder to contain class notes. Contact Gretchen to sign up for class. Email her at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Color and Texture;
July 10 – 12 (class full), August 28 – 30.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with various yarn textures and colors on 4 shaft looms to create lively shawls and lap blankets. Some experience is helpful but not necessary. We will be working on 4 shaft floor looms with Twill and Tabby structures. The three day class price of $225.00 includes; instruction, use of the weaving studio equipment, yarns, and materials. Participants are encouraged to bring novelty yarns they have on hand. Contact Gretchen to sign up for class. Email her at, email@example.com.
Beginning Weaving; June 19 – 21, July 17 – 19, August 14 – 16.
A weaving essentials class open to all weavers but is geared for people newer to weaving. Participants will learn how to draw out a design, set-up a loom, weave, and finish a project. We will focus on the design potential of color and texture, while making a sound piece of cloth. Participants will develop a better understanding of what makes a good piece of cloth based on the desired function of the piece (scarf, table runner, or decorative wall piece). The class runs for three consecutive days, for $225. Price includes instruction, use of studio equipment, yarns, and materials. Participants are welcome to bring their own yarn and looms if desired. Contact Gretchen to sign up for a class, firstname.lastname@example.org.