Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Double-Width Weave Blankets $375

    $75.00

    DOUBLE-WIDTH WEAVE BLANKETS - 4 & 8-Shafts

    Instructor: Susan Conover 

    Pre-requisites: Conover Comprehensive Basics or Vävstuga Basics

    Max Enrollment: 4 

    Price: $375 (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. 

    2022 Dates Offered: April 22-24th (Fri-Sun) also April 26-28th (Tue-Thu) 

    Course Times: 9am-4:30pm daily

    Weavers are intrigued by the possibility of weaving double-width wide items on their looms. Susan is offering a three-day hands-on workshop with 12” wide pre-warped looms. Each of the four students will have an opportunity to weave a sample of four different types of double-width blanket configurations:

    ·      8-shaft 2/2 Twill Blanket in four colors. Borgs 6/2 Tuna wool yarn (1,538ypp) in warp and weft.

    ·      4-shaft Log Cabin Throw in two colors. Borgs 6/2 Tuna wool yarn (1,538ypp) in warp and weft.

    ·      4-shaft Uber Soft Baby Throw with supplementary warp. Henry’s Attic Monte Cristo cotton (1,150ypp) in warp and weft.

    ·      4-shaft Summer Weight Blanket in three colors. Bockens 24/2 unbleached cotton yarn (8,453ypp) warp with a weft of Borgs 6/1 Fårö wool yarn (2,976ypp).

    After weaving substantial samples, students will spend time designing and calculating material requirements for their own double-width project to weave at home. Where else could you go and have four looms dressed and ready to weave with such intriguing choices?

    CANCELLATION POLICY: A non-refundable fee of $75 is required to secure a space in this class. The balance of the workshop is due two weeks prior to the course beginning. All in-person class participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and properly wear a face mask while in our studio.