Your confidence level will soar with all the new-found knowledge gained in this workshop!
Price:$575 (includes all instruction time, materials & use of equipment) Students to supply their own lunch. A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required to secure a spot in this course with the balance due two weeks prior to the course beginning.
Dates Offered: Monday through Friday; April 24-28, 2023 and September 25-29, 2023
Course Times: 8:30am-5pm daily.
If you desire a solid foundation course in floor loom weaving - this is the course for you. If you have been away from weaving for a bit and need to "refresh" your memory - this also is the course for you. We have enjoyed enrollment in this course from folks throughout North America!
Following are highlights of this comprehensive curriculum:
Anatomy of the loom: jack, counterbalance and countermarch
Use of the warping board & warping mill
Dressing the loom from back to front with the aid of a warping trapeze
Calculations of warp warp and weft
Reed and sett choices
Reading drafts (to include drawdowns)
Tie-Ups for jack, 4-shaft counterbalance and 8-shaft countermarch looms (students will have an opportunity to weave on all of these looms).
Use of the wooden temple
Finishing techniques for your handwovens; including hemstitching on the loom
How to fix mistakes
Calculating the rate of shrinkage after wet finishing
Students will have an opportunity to weave the following projects during our five days together:
Two plain weave napkins in 8/2 Egyptian cotton, measuring 18" wide on the loom, 4-shaft
8-shaft Cottolin warp towel with linen weft, measuring 18" wide on the loom
Two color gamps; one woven in twill and the other in plain weave in Borgs 6/2 Tuna Wool, measuring 14" on the loom, 4-shaft
Please note our cancellation policy:A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required to secure a spot in this class. The balance is due two weeks prior to the course beginning.