This lively and intensive course is designed as an introduction to the basic techniques of weaving: winding a warp, dressing the loom and weaving a finished piece. Also included will be an exploration of the basic woven structures—plain weave and twills in their many variations, designing and drafting a project and calculating yarn requirements. You will also learn about looms and equipment, yarns, and finishing techniques. Looms are provided. This is a great experience for beginners as well as weavers who would like a refresher.
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Carol Birtwistle
Date: Saturdays and Sundays, 10/29, 10/30, 11/5, 11/6; 2016
- Two 2-inch diameter notebook rings (available at stationary stores)
- Five grocery bags… the brown paper kind, with the bottoms cut out, or a roll of brown Kraft wrapping paper
- Paper or cloth measuring tape
- 3 ring binder (for 8½ x 11 paper)
- Graph paper (6 or 8 squares to the inch, downloadable from the internet)
- Pencils with erasers
- A pair of long heavy duty shoelaces (used are fine)
- 6 rubber bands
- Long straight pins with a large round head
- Large tapestry needle
- A chair cushion is optional
When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.
Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please put the name of the other person in the Special Instruction box that’s located on the shipping page.