Exploring five different warps to help you decide what to create for your own home
Instructor: Susan Conover
Max Enrollment: 4
Price: $325 (includes all instruction time & 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. The course material fee will be determined at the end of the class.
Saturday through Monday, February 17-19, 2024 CLASS FULL
also being offered Wednesday through Friday, February 21-23, 2024 (2 spots available)
Course Times: 8:30am-5pm daily
This is a course that Susan has been wanting to offer for quite some time. We will have five looms completely dressed, tied-on and ready to throw the shuttle. This is not a workshop to weave curtains for your home but rather an opportunity to weave at least six to eight different samplings that may be of interest to you. Each student is expected to weave all samplings so that you have a thorough understanding of options when it comes to curtain fabric for your own home decor.
The warps being offered are as follows:
- GRID Curtains: The mounting for this project is on a Glimåkra counterbalance loom; the technique is plain weave with two shafts and two treadles. The warp and weft are both Bockens 16/2 Egyptian cotton sett in 105/10 cm reed. Width in reed is approximately 117". The checks and squares need to be "squared", so this may be a new learning opportunity for some of you.
- MOSQUITO NET WEAVE Curtains: The mounting for this project is on a Glimåkra counterbalance loom (or perhaps triangles) ... we will see what works best. The Mosquito net weave and tabby uses three shafts and three treadles. The warp and weft are both Bockens 30/2 Egyptian cotton sett in a 120/10 reed. The width in the reed is approximately 24". The counterbalance mounting on three shafts will be the ah-ha take-away for this project; plus the pure joy of weaving with 30/2 cotton as weft.
- WEAVE A WEAVE Curtains: Malin Selander designed these versatile drafts in the book named the same Weave a Weave. Selander has given 10 different tie-up and treadling options in lace weave and tabby. The possibilities are endless. We will have two Glimåkra counterbalance looms. All of the options include Bockens 24/2 Egyptian cotton, bleached, for the warp and the weft is Bockens 20/1 Line Linen in half-bleached. If you would prefer a weft of 24/2 cotton that is an option. Width of these two projects on the loom is approximately 18.75". Sett in a 120/10 metric reed at 30epi.
- DROPPDRÄLL (Huckaback) and PLAIN WEAVE Curtains: The mounting for this project is on a Glimåkra counterbalance loom; with 4S/4T. The Huckaback (Droppdräll) and tabby weave are easy-peasy to weave and fun. The warp and weft is Bockens 20/2 Egyptian cotton sett in a 90/10 reed. The width in the reed is approximately 33".
Some of the other techniques Susan will cover include:
- Standard measurements for your curtains
- Shuttle considerations
- Finishing techniques for your handwovens
- Calculating the rate of shrinkage after wet finishing
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.