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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 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, 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.
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.
Beginning Weaving; November 7 – 9, December 5 – 7.
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 (508-221-3992).