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Instructor:  Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

Workshop Description: Tackling Turned Drafts  

Rosepath, Monk's Belt, Overshot, Taqueté and Honeycomb are some of the drafts that can be successfully “turned”.  Some can be woven with a 4-shaft loom but others require 6 or more shafts to be successful.  A common feature to these structures is that the pattern is generated by multiple shuttles with different weft colors or fiber weights.  When the draft is turned it puts all the color into the warp and is woven with a single weft shuttle.  

In this workshop we look at samples of turned handwoven fabrics and their corresponding drafts.  I share a collection of resources with the participants of where more information on the subject can be found.  

Time is 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.  

 

Materials/Handouts Fee: None

You may wish to have graph paper (any grid size with which you are comfortable working), a pencil and eraser

Attendee Limit: Unlimited

 

Instructor Bio: Gretchen Romey-Tanzer started weaving on a floor loom in 1973. She went on to earn a B.F.A. in Woven and Constructed Textile Design, from the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester NY, and an M.F.A. from Indiana University. She also studied weaving in Finland and Canada. Gretchen’s work is generally decorative and nonfunctional works for the wall. Her pieces are in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. Gretchen’s weaving has received awards for excellence from the American Craft Council, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, and from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2019, Gretchen had a one-person exhibition at the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, MA. Locally her weaving is on display at the Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery in Brewster, MA.

Tackling Turned Drafts

$20.00Price
  • This workshop is offered as a VIDEO ONLY. The video will be available for viewing at 9 am July 6 through 5 pm on July 12, 2022. 

    You will received an emailed link and reminder a few days prior to the session.

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