This summer weaving classes will be scheduled for individuals or small groups of interested weavers. The following classes are a list of the regular classes I have offered in the past
The following classes are offered on a rotating schedule or can be “special ordered” for a group of up to 3 weavers.
- Beginning Weaving – Learn to set up and weave on a 4 shaft floor loom. 3 day class.
- Drafting and Design I – Learn to read and design weaving drafts for a 4 shaft loom. 1 or 2 day class.
- Drafting and Design II – Develop your drafting skills for more than 4 shafts, (up to 16 shafts). 1 or 2 day class.
- Rug Weaving – Work with “up-cycled” fabrics to create a double sided rug. 3 day class.
- Inkle Band Weaving – Learn to set up an Inkle loom to weave a narrow warp faced band. 1 day class.
- Band Weaving II – Using an Inkle loom or Scandinavian style rigid heddle, learn to weave intricate patterns on a narrow band. 1 day class.
Contact Gretchen if you are interested in joining us for a weaving session, email@example.com
July 8 – 10, 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 Gretchen at, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 with “upcycled” T’shirts. 8 to 10 large T’shirts can be used to weave a sturdy and soft 22″ x 48″ floor rug. This three day class is for the weaver who has some experience working on a 4 shaft floor loom. We use a double sided pattern that gives the weaver a wide variety of design possibilities. February 5 – 7, three day class, $225.00, materials included. Call Gretchen at 508 221-3992, or email at email@example.com.
Weavers of all skill levels are welcome to book a one, two, or three day weaving focus session to work on a particular structure or fiber that has been of interest to the weaver. Four to twelve shaft jack and counter marche loom types are available to use. Wool, cotton, linen, and synthetic fibers are on hand to experiment with. The weaver is supported and mentored during the design, set-up, and weaving processes. For first time visitors a one day fee is $100.00. For following days there is a $50.00 charge, (half days are okay!) 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For weavers who have demonstrated a commitment to weaving and working on a regular basis in the gallery, the fee changes to $100.00 per month for unlimited use of the weaving studio looms and tools. The weaver must provide their own fiber for larger projects. When weaving samples you can use studio materials.
Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times interviewed me about weaving, my work, and the Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery October 23, 2019, on her weekly video blog, “Life With Gwenn”. https://bit.ly/31N0Q7b