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Instructor: Gretchen Romey-Tanzer
Workshop Description: Complex Double Weave, Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2-part double weave workshop. Participants may register for either or both of the sessions offered in October and November, depending on their experience and interest level. This first session will work on understanding and drafting 4 to 8 shaft double weave focusing on the plain weave structure. Threading and treadling double layer fabrics generally uses straight draw sequences. The tie-up uses a systematic approach with the help of profile shortcuts. Drafting and designing will focus on the use of color within the two-layer structure. Participants will use graph paper and colored pencils to begin to understand the potential of dueling color layers. There will be a variety of 4 and 8-shaft doublewoven samples and hand-outs available.

Supplies: Participants will use graphite pencils, colored pencils, graph paper, and rulers to work out the drafting problems.
Materials/Handouts Fee: $5.00
Attendee Limit: 12
Experience level: This is an intermediate level class

Instructor Bio: I started weaving on a 4 shaft LeClerc floor loom in 1972, taught by the Northern Adirondack Weavers Guild weavers. Other training/learning experiences include; 1979, BFA in Woven and Constructed Design at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. During that time I spent a year in Finland studying weaving styles and techniques at the Joensuu Handcraft School, Joensuu, Finland. 1979-1981, Studied at the Banff Center of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta Canada. The winter of ’80-’81, I was a weaving assistant to Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, in Ste. Adele (north of Montreal), Quebec, Canada. Cape Cod Weavers Guild, starting in 1986. Nauset Weavers Guild, starting in 1987. I have had a professional weaving practice starting in 1980 as a national and international exhibiting Fiber Artist and Weaver. My work is in a number of private, corporate, and museum collections, (including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts). I run a weaving studio and gallery in Brewster, Massachusetts, where I teach beginning to advanced weavers on 4 to 8 shaft floor looms, inkle weaving, and rigid heddle weaving. I repair, refurbish, and sell floor looms and table looms. Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery, #2623 Main St., Brewster, MA 02653. I have taught various weaving and design techniques at the New England Weavers Seminar, Convergence, and New England Weavers Guilds, (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Boston, New Hampshire, and the Cranberry Weavers Guild).

Complex Double Weave, Part 1


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