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  • 2019 Comprehensive Basic Weaving; Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm daily

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    Comprehensive Basic Weaving (4 & 8 Shafts) 

    Your confidence level will soar with all the new-found knowledge 

    gained in this workshop!

    Instructor: Susan Conover 

    Prerequisites: None 

    Max Enrollment: 4 

    Price: $550 (includes all instruction time, materials & use of equipment) 

    Date Offered:Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm; September 16-20, 2019 2 Spots Remain

    Our basic weaving workshop meets from 8:30am to 5pm for five consecutive days. The weaving studio at Conover Workshops includes Schacht Pup and Baby Wolf jack looms as well as Glimakra counterbalance and countermarch looms.This is a hands-on workshop!

    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 considerations
    • Reading drafts
    • Drawdowns
    • Tie-Ups for jack, 4-shaft counterbalance and 8-shaft countermarch looms
    • Shuttle considerations
    • Use of the temple
    • Finishing techniques for your handwoven including hemstitching on the loom
    • How to fix mistakes
    • Calculating the rate of shrinkage after wet finishing
    • Loom ergonomics

    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 towels with linen weft, measuring 18" wide on the loom
    • Color gamps in twill and plain weave in  6/2 Tuna Wool from Sweden, measuring 14" on the loom, 4-shaft

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email sales@conoverworkshops.comwrite or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.