Kitchen Towel Extravaganza! November 6 – 8, 2019

Kitchen towels never go out of style and you can give them away for holiday gifts.

Set up and weave beautiful, one of a kind kitchen towels.  There will be several design options to choose from, (Turned Taquéte, Huck, and Twill).  Cotton/linen fiber will be used in any color the studio has on hand.  If you have specific colors you would like to use, consult Gretchen and she will guide you as to what and where to order the yarn.

 

Summer and Winter Focus Group, 9/25 – 9/27

Summer and Winter is a single two tie unit weave (as defined by Harriet Tidball, Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph 19, ©1966). A multitude of design possibilities can be generated with this structure.  Looms of 4 or more shafts can be used, (more shafts = more design blocks).  It is a two shuttle weave (similar to the Overshot structure), one shuttle for the ground tabby weft and one for the pattern weft.  Fabrics using this structure tend to be good for bed coverings, upholstery, decorative wall pieces and table runners.  This focus of this group is to better understand the structure and generate a sample that can be  used for future projects. September 25 – 27, 2019.  Contact Gretchen if you are interested, romeytanzer@comcast.net.

Summer into Fall 2019 Weaving Workshops

2019 Summer and Fall weaving workshops.  The short list is as follows:

  • August: Beginning Weaving 8/21 – 8/23, Rug Weaving 8/28 – 8/30.
  • September: Beginning Weaving 9/4 – 9/6.  Summer and Winter Study Group, 9/25 – 9/27
  • October: Beginning Weaving 10/16 – 10/18.
  • November: Kitchen Towel Extravaganza 11/6 – 11/8

Contact Gretchen if you are interested in joining us for a weaving session, romeytanzer@comcast.net

Beginning Weaving

August 21 – 23, September 4 – 6, and October 16 – 18. For new weavers and those who seek a refresher class.


Participants will design a project (scarf, wall hanging, or table runner), select yarns, wind a warp, “dress” a 4 shaft floor loom, and weave the project.  Weavers will learn the vocabulary of weaving and develop a better understanding of the process.  The 3 day workshop ($225.00) includes use of the studio’s equipment, yarn, and space.  The days run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a break at mid-day for a snack or lunch).

Contact the weaving studio if none of the class sessions fit your schedule and we will work out a private class that works better for you.

Rug Weaving

August 28 – 30, Some weaving experience helpful but not required.


The workshop will focus on double binding, (a reversible block structure).  With found fabrics such as old cotton t-shirts, cotton sheets, and assorted rug yarns, we will design and weave colorful floor rugs that are soft and functional. The three day class ($225.00) includes use of the studio looms, material, yarns, and assorted tools.  We meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, with a break at mid-day for lunch or a snack.