In this workshop you will design a table runner that has two or three twills threaded in the warp then weave with yet another twill treadling. The first day of the workshop will be spent reviewing the steps one must consider in planning this project, drafting your runner on graph paper and winding your warp. If time permits we will begin dressing the loom. You will finish dressing the loom at home and bring it back on day two ready to weave. Day two will be spent weaving your runner, while at the same time reviewing on-loom weaving techniques. We will end the day with a discussion of finishing techniques. Use your own portable four-shaft loom or rent one from Webs at a nominal charge. If you have done a little twill work in the past, the designing and planning aspects in this class will be fresh and new. This class is also a good refresher for people who want to weave independently.
Skill Level: ability to dress the loom independently
Instructor: Carol Birtwistle
Date & Time: Saturday 5/7 and 5/21 9am - 4pm
• 4 shaft loom (your own or rented from WEBS)
• Two to three colors of 5/2 mercerized cotton
• Boat Shuttle
• Tape measure
• Straight pins with a large round head
• Large tapestry needle
• Graph paper (6 or 8 squares to the inch)
• Pencils with erasers
• Please bring your lunch.