2023 Summer Workshop: Weaving in a Parallel Universe
Explore a parallel universe of possibilities in weaving! Parallel threadings are incredibly versatile and can be used to weave a variety of structures including echo weave twills and jin (polychrome turned taquete). Create vibrant colorways, echoes and iridescence by using four warp colors. You'll weave samples with a variety of treadlings and weft colors. We will study drafts, network drafting, and learn how to create a parallel threading. Add the power of parallel threadings to your weaving repertoire.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (includes a break for lunch)
Class fee is payable by credit/debit or by check.
*Checks must be received within two weeks after registration to secure your spot*
Registration and Fee options ***Please read each option carefully before selecting***
Option 1: Provide your own loom
You will be responsible for your fiber and colors, warp winding and dressing of your own 8 shaft loom which you will transport and weave on during the 3 day workshop. Threading options and instructions will be emailed to you upon Workshop registration.
Skill Level: Advanced weaver. Must be comfortable with dense warp setts and complex threading. Linda suggests that you weave a repeat of the pattern prior to the workshop.
Price: $340 plus a $25 workshop materials fee payable by check or cash to the instructor at the workshop.
Option 2: Rent and Prepare Loom at the Weaving Center
In this option you will be assigned an 8 shaft floor loom at the Weaving Center. You will be responsible for your fiber and colors, and independently winding your warp and dressing your assigned loom. The classroom studio and your assigned loom will be available from August 14-24 during normal Weaving Center hours for warp winding, threading and preparation. In addition, bench time will be available until September 1.
Skill Level: Advanced weaver. Must be comfortable with dense warp setts, complex threading and dressing a loom independently. Linda suggests that you weave a repeat of the pattern prior to the workshop.
Price: $365 plus a $25 workshop materials fee payable by check or cash to the instructor at the workshop.
Option 3: Loom preparation by Weaving Center
Register and leave the loom preparation to us! Students who choose this option will use the fiber color/selection provided by the Weaving Center. You will have your choice of threading options, we will contact you after registration. The price includes a threaded/dressed loom, a 4.5 yard 8” wide Tencel warp in Linda's recommended colors. A repeat of the pattern will be woven prior to the workshop. All fiber is provided by the Weaving Center
Skill Level: Intermediate or advanced weaver.
Price: $415 plus a $25 workshop materials fee payable by check or cash to the instructor at the workshop.