September 9, 2020
Double Cloth Drafting
This is a technical, “how to” drafting workshop in which participants will create weaves, threading, tie-up and treadling diagrams for loom-controlled double cloth. Discussion will include: vertical and horizontal tubes, double width fabric, checkerboard pockets, two single layers and pleats. This workshop will include the 5 steps to creating double cloth structures.
October 14, 2020
Tackling Turned Drafts
In this workshop we will look at samples of turned handwoven fabrics and their corresponding drafts. I will share a collection of resources with the participants of where more information on the subject can be found.
Time will be spent taking standard drafts, (like rosepath) and redrawing them on graph paper in a turned format. Once you understand the concept it can be easily put into practice.
November 11, 2020
V-Shaped Shawl on
Learn how to design and weave a V-shaped shawl on a single warp, with no seams! The class will start with a review of double weave on 4 shafts, appropriate for all levels of weavers. The techniques will then be applied by demonstration to show participants how to use them to weave a V-shawl or scarf. Expect “Aha!” moments! The class will then turn to design and how the choice of warp color patterns changes the final product.
May 12, 2021
all day program - Annual Meeting (Covid-19 permitting)