If you have ever been curious about weaving, here is your chance! Come for a day and go home with a scarf or something for your table or wall. No experience necessary. I charge $100.00 for a day of weaving, materials included. If you decide weaving is something you would like to get more involved with, take one of my other classes or come in for Friday and Saturday mentorship sessions. The day experience runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Gretchen for more information, #508-255-9022.
The Weaving studio and Gallery, located at 2623 Main St., Brewster, MA, will be open for individual weaving projects and mentorship every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New and existing students are welcome to come use the looms and equipment to further their weaving knowledge and skill. New students will be charged $100.00 for the first session and $50.00 for subsequent weaving studio sessions. Depending on the proposed project, there might be a nominal materials fee. I am looking forward to working with all of you who want to start or continue to weave.
July 25-27, August 22-24; Participants will use 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. 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.
This class is for intermediate weavers who are interested in understanding double-weave block design. We will be working on designing for 8 to 16 shaft looms. Participants will gain an understanding of profile drafting as a design tool. The potential for dynamic color interactions is vast. $225.00 class price includes three days of instruction, use of studio weaving equipment, yarns and materials. Participants may use their own yarns and looms if desired.
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.