Instructor: Marcia Weiss
Workshop Description: 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.
Materials/Handouts Fee: None
You may wish to have graph paper (any grid size with which you are comfortable working), a highlighter and pencil and eraser
Attendee Limit: Unlimited
Instructor Bio: Biography: Marcia Weiss is an internationally exhibited artist, associate professor, director of the Fashion & Textiles Futures Center, Director of the Textile Design Programs and the Harold Neuman Textile Design Chair at Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University). A specialist in woven design, Marcia teaches advanced studio courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as invited workshops and webinars. She brings to teaching more than 30 years of design industry experience, including 19 years with Burlington Industries, culminating in the role of Vice President of Design. Interested in woven structural applications, Marcia’s recent research has included projects for NASA, utilizing carbon nanofibers, Oak Ridge National Laboratories to harvest heavy metals from the sea and woven ligaments with Princeton University. As an artist, Marcia’s fiber-based work has been in solo and juried shows and invitationals. Her current body of work involves double cloth ikats, inspired by artisanal textiles of Central Asia and West Africa, and a rich heritage of Pennsylvania German quilting. Marcia holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and an MFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Double Cloth Drafting
This workshop is offered as a VIDEO ONLY. The video will be available for viewing at 9 am August 3 through 5 pm on August 9, 2022.
You will received an emailed link and reminder a few days prior to the session.