Instructor: Mary Mandarino
Workshop Description: Making Chenille
Learn how to make your own Handwoven Chenille to make deep piled Rugs. This is the Ultimate Stash Reducing Project! In this class, review the specifics for setting up the loom, weft options of wool or cotton yarn or rag strips of different fibers, and the post weaving process for finishing the yardage, cutting and securing the chenille strips.
The second half of the program will be dedicated to the design process. The class will work through the design considerations and calculations to make a simple geometric rug by weaving the vertical chenille strips for use in making the horizontal chenille strips for a thick piled rug.
Materials/Handouts Fee: None. Handouts will be available for download prior to the class.
Attendee Limit: 30
Instructor Bio: Mary Mandarino has a BS from Washington and Jefferson College, and 30+ years of weaving experience. Mary has been the Treasurer for the New England Weavers Seminar. As a member of the Weavers' Guild of Boston she has served as Treasurer, Special Workshop Program Chair, Morning Workshop Chair and is currently the Publicity and Social Media Chair.Mary has taught at the Springfield Weavers Guild and also teaches hand painting yarns for the weaver. She is currently an active member of the South End Woven Collaborative and the Danforth Weavers.
Making Chenille - April 13, 2022
You will receive an email Zoom invitation a few days prior to the class.