Instructor’s Name: Tom Knisely

Class Description: Just think how wonderful it would be to thread just one pattern, something simple, and have the opportunity to weave a multitude of different fabric patterns.  This workshop will show you how and teach you how to look at a threading and recognize other possibilities within one threading.  I will show you how to change your tie-ups and make changes in the treadling order so that you weave many fabrics on one warp.  We will do drawdowns together so you better understand just what is happening in these new interlacements.  You will weave samples of simple fabrics first and then be shown how to make the necessary changes in the tie-ups to weave fancy twills, rib weaves, false satin, 4 shaft broken twill, rose path and bird eye twill, crepe weave.  Later we will weave M’s and O’s and waffle weave, Monks belt and two-sided fabrics.  We will also explore how to weave double layer twills for blankets.  With a pick-up stick you can create pattern blocks in Summer and Winter weave and you will be comfortable in knowing just how you created it.  This is a fun and eye-opening workshop that weavers of all levels can benefit from.  

Students will be sent a threading draft several weeks prior to the class so they can have the loom warped and ready to weave.  There will also be a material and supply list included with the warping instructions.  

Materials Fee: None

Dates: Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Daily class times: 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: Vestry of the Congregational Church, 57 West Main Street, Westboro, MA 

Level:  All Levels

Attendee Limit: 15

Weaving on a Straight Eight Twill Threading


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