May 15 – 17, 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.
50″ x 48″, $12,000.00. This piece has been in the works for 4 years. Lots of planning and rearranging of the parts to get the balance to my liking. The inspiration comes from driving through Chicago during afternoon traffic.