September, October, and November, 2018 Weaving Studio Schedule

I have retired from my full time teaching job as a high school art teacher (29 years!).  This means that the Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery will be open for business and weaving classes on a more regular basis during the week.  Starting in September the Studio and Gallery will be open from Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Band weaving and Double Weave Design classes are proposed for September, (see class list for further details).  The Studio and Gallery is always open for weavers that want to use the larger looms and would like some guidance and the positive group experience the Weaving studio has to offer.

DoubleWeave – Double Layer Block Design and Drafting, September 26-28, 2018

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.

Inkle Band Weaving, September 20th and 21st., 2018

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.

Inkle looms in action

Structures & Samples, Summer 2018

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, romeytanzer@comcast.net.

Color and Texture, summer 2018

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, romeytanzer@comcast.net.

Have a Weaving Experience!

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.