Archive: June 2022

Weaving 101: Weave A Twills Scarf

This class includes getting to know a loom, how to prepare/dress a loom, understanding the terminology and weaving a twill sample scarf on your own loom....

FULL ~ Designing at the Loom with Multiple Warp Chains (Repeat) – NO WAITLIST

Learn techniques for working with multiple warp chains while designing at the reed....

FULL ~ An Introduction to Network Drafting (Repeat)

Network drafting is a method for creating designs with curves. It may not look intuitive; however, there is a method-to-the-madness....

Effective Use of Materials and Color

Do you have yarn in various colors, textures, weights, yarn types that you are not sure what to do with? Sponsored by Handweavers Guild of America....

Hemp Fibers and Textiles

Why should fiber artists be interested in this amazing plant? Sponsored by Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild....

CANCELED ~ Saori Clothing Construction: A Primer

This class has been canceled. Find the joy and fun in learning that we each have the ability to design our own unique wearables, regardless of sewing experience....

CANCELED ~ Saori Clothing Construction: A Primer (Repeat)

This class has been canceled. Find the joy and fun in learning that we each have the ability to design our own unique wearables, regardless of sewing experience....

Color and Inspiration

Build color confidence no matter your favorite fiber technique....

FULL ~ Leftovers Again? From Leftovers to Gourmet. Part 1 of 2

Piece together all those handwoven scraps, knitted swatches and leftovers into something wonderful....

Blue in Baltimore

Join us for a talk and discussion about Blue Light Junction, the Indigo Shade Map project, and the Baltimore Dye Initiative by Kenya Miles and Rosa Chang. Sponsored by TATTER....

Crimp Cloth Primer

Discover crimp cloth to add to your weaving repertoire....

Explore Drafting with Software Using PCW Fiberworks

Learn to save time and explore many more variables using weaving design software....

FULL ~ Designing at the Loom with Multiple Warp Chains – NO WAITLIST

Learn techniques for working with multiple warp chains while designing at the reed....

Ikat I: Introduction to Ikat

A visual and historical overview of the ikat technique as it has been practiced in different cultural and global textile centers over the ages....

FULL ~ Ikat II: Planning, Stretching & Wrapping

This class will provide a basic template and teach the first set of skills required for creating a warp ikat scarf....

Ikat III: Dyeing Ikat

This class, the third of four beginning ikat sessions, covers the virtuoso of the ikat orchestra, dyeing....

FULL ~ Ikat IV: Warp Shifting Techniques

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....

FULL ~ Unlocking the Mysteries of 19th Century Coverlets and Manuscripts. Part 1 of 2

Experience the art of early-American coverlet pattern weaving, while learning about the simplicity of planning with weaving software....

Design Inlay Rag Rugs and More…

Learn to add a unique touch to your rag project—whether it is a rug, wall hanging, table runner, or placemats....

FULL ~ Unlocking the Mysteries of 19th Century Coverlets and Manuscripts. Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of a 1-day, 2-session class. See Weaving 124, Unlocking the Mysteries, for full details....

FULL ~ Weave a Porch Weave Stool

Learn the basics of weaving the New England Porch Weave on a stool....

FULL ~ Weave a Rush Stool

Learn to rush a stool with fiber (paper) rush....

“Ripped” About Rep Weaves

This overview documents both the design process and practical details of the weave structure known as warp-faced rep....

FULL ~ Loom Controlled Tapestry-like Effects

This workshop will explore inlay, overlay, pickup,and unblocking the block as ways to create free form woven design....

FULL ~ Ten Steps to Designing a Tapestry

Fun multimedia exploration to exercise your imagination. Ten steps to expand your creative ideas and tips to get them down on paper....

The History of Sakiori and an Introduction to Western Sakiori Techniques

Sakiori is a form of Japanese rag-weaving used by peasants from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries to make durable, warm cloth for work garments and other utilitarian textiles....

The Technique of Split-shed Weaving

Split-shed weaving allows one to break out of blocks, create freeform designs and blend colors, using only 4 shafts....

FULL ~ An Introduction to Network Drafting

Network drafting is a method for creating designs with curves. It may not look intuitive; however, there is a method-to-the-madness....

Weaving Innovations from the Bateman Collection

Robyn Spady will share some of Dr. Bateman’s most innovative work and how he took some weave structures to new heights....

The Beauty of Lace Weaves

Lace weaves are some of the most beautiful fabrics in the world but have you ever wondered what the difference is between Atwater-Bronson lace, Swedish lace, and huck lace is and why you would choose one over the other?...

What Shall I Weave Next? Part 1 of 2

Students will discover their path and chart a course on the incredible journey of weaving guided by a weaver who has been traveling for 60 years....

What Shall I Weave Next? Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of a 1-day, 2-session class. See Weaving 136 for full details....

FULL ~ Exploring Parallel Threaded Weaves: Color, Structure, and Fun! Part 1 of 2

Students will learn how to create their own original parallel threaded designs, including both computer and manual drafting methods. Part 1....

Almost Ikat

Be amazed as the complex ancient dyeing/weaving technique (ikat) is transformed into spontaneous designing directly on the warping board....

FULL ~ Interpreting 19th Century Southern Counterpane Drafts

Early southern counterpanes, woven with fine weight cotton, provided a lightweight bedcovering for hot summer months....

FULL ~ Beyond Plain Weave on the Rigid Heddle Loom

After mastering plain weave on the rigid heddle loom, let's explore color and textures. Weave along or watch and listen....

FULL ~ Weaving I: Efficient Warping

Good cloth starts with a good warp and step one is knowing how to wind a warp so it goes onto the loom smoothly and evenly....

FULL ~ Weaving II: Dressing the Loom

This class will help you get your wound warp onto the loom and ready to go....

FULL ~ Weaving III: Efficient Weaving

This class will focus on establishing good weaving habits....

Weaving IV: Are We There Yet?

In this class we’ll talk about cutting the fabric from the loom, finishing techniques, hemstitching, fringe-twisting, record keeping, and continue our discussion on drafts in more depth....

FULL ~ Unlocking the Magic of Blended Drafts

Learn to integrate two or more weave structure or pattern drafts to create a blended draft....

Eight-Shaft Straight Twill Variations

Expand the possibilities of 8-shaft straight twill—learn to weave many variations on a single warp by varying the tie-up and/or the treadling....

FULL ~ Turned Beiderwand: One Threading, Multiple Structures. Part 1 of 4

Turning a beiderwand draft on 8 shafts creates clean pattern blocks, better drape and faster, one-shuttle weaving than its traditional supplementary weft method....

18th Century Household Textiles

18th Century domestic handweavers produced a wide variety of fabric from their rustic looms for clothing, bed coverings, toweling and table linens....

FULL ~ Using Photographs to Design for Tapestry. Part 1 of 2

Many of us carry a smartphone everywhere and we take lots of photos that inspire us. But how can we turn those images into tapestries?...

FULL ~ Building a Color Palette for Tapestry. Part 1 of 2

How can we take the inspiration we find in nature, in photographs, in cityscape, in fashion and design or in our emotions—and turn it into a color scheme with big impact?...

FULL ~ Echo and Jin: Variations on a Theme. Part 1 of 4

Working with a variety of yarns, tie-ups, treadlings and setts, you’ll weave a series of designs in Echo and Jin (Turned Taqueté)....

Combining Warps and Structures for WOW! Yardage

Magically combine structures and different yarns to create inspiring and truly unique fabrics....