Weaving With Linen, November 14 – 16

Weaving with Linen; is a class for the moderate to advanced weaver.  We will have available fine linen fiber as well as more course linen fibers to work with.  Linen has traditionally been used for house wares, curtains and table linens.  Linen fiber tends to be stiff and unruly when worked with but generates lovely fabric with a smooth and glossy texture.  Linen can be woven into delicate transparent fabrics that are perfect for weft inlay.  This class is scheduled to last three days but can be reduced to two days if necessary.  All materials provided, $225.00 for 3 days, $175.00 for 2 days.

Double Binding Rug Weaving

Double Binding technique is a 4 shaft rug weaving technique championed by Scandinavian weavers.  It is possible to design and weave two sided rugs.  We will be using “upcycled” Tshirts for weft with sturdy cotton rug fiber for the warp.  A 24″ x 48″ rug uses about 8 large Tshirts.  You will be shown how to process the Tshirts but can use the stock of processed shirts I have accumulated.  The cotton warps will be wound on and ready to be threaded to your desired block design.  The class is scheduled for two days but can be taken for one day.  Cost includes materials, $100.00 for one day, $175.00 for two days.  The class is not currently scheduled but can be set up for those interested in the process.

November and December, 2018 Weaving Studio Schedule

November and December, the Studio and Gallery will be open from Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  November classes include Beginning Weaving (7th thru the 9th) and Weaving with Linen (14th thru the 16th).  Open studio time for learning new weaving techniques or working on existing projects continues when a class is not scheduled.  The studio will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but open the rest of the week.

December class is Beginning Weaving (5th thru the 7th) and Open Studio time for the rest of the month.  The studio will be closed December 13th thru the 15th, as I will be exhibiting my work at the Craft Boston Show in Boston.

New Window Works

This image shows two pieces with both sides of the each piece pictured.  It is intended to hang in an open space to see both sides.  It is handwoven of colorful mercerized cotton fiber, using a 3 block, 12 shaft double weave structure.  28″ x 33″ $900.00 and 28″ x 37″, $1025.00.