Archive: June 2022

Pictures, Piles, Potpourri, and Perplexing Curiosities

Expand your knowledge and experience in weave structures you may have heard of, but may not have woven. It is a weaving adventure for intermediate-to-advanced weavers, and even adventure-seeking beginners....

Warp it! Paint it! Weave it!

Explore on-loom and off-loom warp painting using fabric paints to apply color to yarn for functional or non-functional pieces....

Worsted, Woolen, Woven

Gain inspiration and skill at matching different fleeces for spinning different types of yarn for weaving, and sing about it!...

Weaving for Felt

Suitable for RH or shaft looms, this class combines two of fiber arts' best weaving and felting techniques to create new textures that no other method matches....

Exploring Freestyle Weaving

Learn to weave freestyle and free-spirited on a highly approachable and easy-to-use two-shaft SAORI floor loom....

Sashiko Ori

Learn to weave Sashiko Ori, the distinctive stitched sashiko patterns of Japan that use supplementary warp and weft techniques....

Weaving 101: Weave a Twills Scarf

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

Split-shed Weaving: One Threading, Multiple Structures

Break out of blocks with split-shed weaving and weave curves and blend colors using continuous wefts on a 4-shaft loom with no special equipment....

Focus on the Warp: Controlling Creative Chaos

Students learn non-traditional techniques that allow them to work effectively and efficiently with multiple warp chains and diverse warp elements while designing at the loom....

Hachures in Contemporary Tapestry

Learn the design theory of why hachures work and the logic behind how to use different types of hachures in tapestry design....

Echo and Jin: Playing with Color Chords

An on-loom study of the color wheel and theories of color harmony, based on theories of 20th-century artists Johannes Itten and Josef Albers....

Creating Space and Manipulating Texture in Freeform Tapestry Weaving

Want to go beyond the standard "under-over" technique on your tapestry weavings? Let's explore some advanced closed-shed methods of creating space and texture!...

The Subtle Beauty of Southern Counterpanes

Learn about and weave the structures used to weave fine cotton southern counterpanes - including honeycomb, dimity, spot, huck, and huckaback....

Block Twills, Their Many Faces and Color Harmonies

Explore the many creative possibilities offered by the combination of block twills and color harmonies to weave a reference sampler....

Flote Work

Learn to read historical drafts with a focus on flote werk, an old name for a favorite weave structure that came to be called overshot in the early 20th century....

Huck and Friends

Learn the basics of huck, a versatile weave structure that produces lacey fabric. Weave examples of both spot huck and huck lace, and learn how to design using huck structure....

Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf

Learn to design, wrap, dye, and begin weaving a single dye ikat scarf, learning the basic techniques of the warp ikat process....

Weaving with Linen

This workshop will provide how best to weave, work with, and store linen with focus on the basics of huck lace....

Mug Rugs, Miniatures, and More!

Working with the miniature patterns of Bertha Gray Hayes and Josephine Estes, study overshot--and end up with more than samples!...

This Doesn’t Look Like Plain Weave

An exploration of eight different weave structures or techniques with plain weave roots with a special focus on how they relate to plain weave....

Exploring Rep Weave and Its New Variations

Learn the many applications of rep weave - both classic and non-traditional methods, on 3 to 8 shafts. Many new rep weave structures are inspired by traditional block weaves such as shadow, honeycomb, krokbragd, warp/weft rep....

Rigid Heddle Immersion

This is a step-by-step rigid heddle weaving class with no weaver left behind and suitable for all levels. Learn quick and easy warping and the basics of weaving....

Weaving Two Ways on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Weave a bag and warp faced band for the strap on the rigid heddle loom, and learn various techniques to create texture and surface design....

Western Sakiori

Make a sakiori scarf from silk fabric using the historical Japanese rag-weaving technique. Suitable for RH or shaft looms!...