Start-2-Finish July 18-20, and August 22-24

Looms in weaving studio
Looms in weaving studio

Start to Finish

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.   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.  

2017 Summer Weaving Class Schedule

The Tanzer Weaving Studio will be offering three classes this summer.  All three day classes are $225 and include instruction, yarns, and use of the studio weaving equipment.

Start to Finish;  June 20 – 22 and July 18 – 20.  Beginning to intermediate level.  Participants will learn how to draw out a design , set-up a 4 shaft loom, weave, and finish a project.  We will spend time on the design potential of color and texture, while producing 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.

Band Weaving; June 27 – 29, July 25 – 27, and August 22 – 24.  Beginning to intermediate level.  Participants will weave on Inkle looms to create decorative and useful woven bands.  We will experiment with color and pattern, focusing on Scandinavian traditions.  Woven bands are fundamental to many world cultures.

MultiShaft DoubleWeave; July 11-13 and August 15-17.  Intermediate level for people wishing to work with 8 shaft looms.  We will work on understanding and drafting double layer fabrics using 8 or more shaft looms.  Participants will gain an understanding of profile drafting as a design tool.  The potential for dynamic color interactions is inexhaustible. We will be using fine cotton and linen fibers.

Looms in weaving studio

Inkle looms in action

12 Shaft DoubleWeave
12 Shaft DoubleWeave