Thursday and Friday All Day
The beginning workshop will offer instructions in basic weave structure, reading a draft, basic warping and threading techniques, including sectional warping, warping from front to back, use of warping tools such as warping mill vs. warping board. Students will learn Calculating warp and weft, establishing correct sleying and setts, tying on and starting to weave. Students will need either table or floor loom; rentals may be available through the instructor. Students are encouraged to have basic weaving texts to refer to once the class is completed. Each student will know enough of hand weaving to read a draft and weave on his or her own by the end of the class. Table loom rental arrangements through the instructor can be made by calling Ann at 269-673-5204 in the evenings.
Class Limit: 10 Class Level: Beginning
Participants Should Bring: bring sharp scissors. Any weaving tools they have and reference materials they are familiar with to share or study further. Recommended reading: Debbie Chandlers’ Learning to Weave and Handwoven Companion by Interweave Press
Material Fee: Heddling hook, material needed to start a project e.g. threads will be provided by instructor at a cost of $25.00, loom may be rented through instructor by prior arrangement for $20.00. Make arrangements early – quantities are limited