(147) FULL ~ Ikat IV: Warp Shifting Techniques

2021-Workshops - Zicafoose-IV-book-2530-Export-20180725-1This class culminates the series of instructions in learning beginning ikat. After measuring & stretching the warp, ikat wrapping, dyeing, and unwrapping your warp threads, you are finally ready to warp the loom! Instruction will be given in four different warp shifting techniques that you can easily implement at home on any loom to create both subtle and smashing visual ikat effects. I will be using several different DIY ikat warp shifting tools—info on those will be provided in instructional materials prior to class. This will be a demonstration, followed by a Q&A, as there is quite a bit of instructional ground to cover in this session.

The complete instructions for making and using all ikat shifting tools and devices can be found in Mary’s new book, Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth. Although not a requirement for the class, those interested in exploring the ikat techniques in depth may purchase a signed copy of the book from Mary through her website. The book is also available from Penguin/Random House, or Amazon.


Mary Zicafoose

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Class Length:

Two-hour Class

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Sunday Morning

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