2019 summer weaving workshops. The short list is as follows:
- June: Beginning Weaving 6/5 – 6/7 and Rug Weaving 6/26 – 6/28.
- July: Beginning Weaving 7/10 – 7/18, Band Weaving 7/17 – 7/18, and Designing and Drafting 7/24 – 7/25.
Designing and Drafting 8/13 – 8/14 (class full), Beginning Weaving 8/21 – 8/23, Rug Weaving 8/28 – 8/30.
Contact Gretchen if you are interested in joining us for a weaving session, email@example.com
June 5 – 7, July 10 – 12, and August 21 – 23. 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).
June 26 – 28 and 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.
July 24 – 25,
August 13 – 14 (class full), weaving experience on 4 to 8+ shaft looms is suggested.
This workshop will focus on designing and drafting block weave structures for multi-shaft looms, (8 to 16 shafts). Participants will take their ideas and visions and turn them into working drafts for future projects. We will use graph paper, colored pencils, markers, and other art supplies to aid in the design process. The 2 day class ($175.00) runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and includes all the drawing tools and paper you might need. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas, drawings, and photographs of colors and patterns for inspiration that may be transformed into weaving drafts.
April, 2019 the Studio and Gallery will be open from Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginning weaving classes will be scheduled every month in 2019. April 17 – 19. The three day class is for the beginning weaver and the weaver wishing to re-acquaint themselves with forgotten skills. Materials and tools are included. Expect to design, set-up, and weave off a project of your choosing. Cost for the three day experience is $225.00. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Call Gretchen at, 508-229-3992 if interested in joining us.
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, counterbalance, and counter marche loom types are available to use. Wool, cotton, linen, and synthetic fibers are on hand to use. The weaver is supported and mentored during the design, set-up, and weaving processes.