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March 11, 2018

Class: Intro to traditional weaving, part 2 of 2

In this class, we’ll learn the specifics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. These concepts will also be taught in the larger context of weaving that’s been practiced in numerous cultures for thousands of years. You’ll learn some of the basic terminology and approaches which apply to a variety of looms, so you can choose to build on this knowledge with multi-shaft or tapestry looms in future workshops.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to direct-warp yarn onto your loom, weave (including exploring techniques like clasped weft and simple lace), and remove the sample piece from the loom, and we’ll talk through weaving math, planning projects, and wet finishing.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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March 4, 2018

Class: Intro to traditional weaving, part 1 of 2

In this class, we’ll learn the specifics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. These concepts will also be taught in the larger context of weaving that’s been practiced in numerous cultures for thousands of years. You’ll learn some of the basic terminology and approaches which apply to a variety of looms, so you can choose to build on this knowledge with multi-shaft or tapestry looms in future workshops.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to direct-warp yarn onto your loom, weave (including exploring techniques like clasped weft and simple lace), and remove the sample piece from the loom, and we’ll talk through weaving math, planning projects, and wet finishing.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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February 25, 2018

Class: Recycling yarn from sweaters

Do you have old sweaters that are no longer in style but are holding gorgeous yarn hostage? All of our closets, attics, and basement, not to mention local thrift stores, are great sources for some fun yarn experimentation and exploration. In this class, we’ll do a hands-on tour of the full process, including tips for selecting an appropriate sweater, deconstruction techniques for maximum yarn harvest and minimum frustration, proper washing and winding techniques for various materials, how to prep your yarn for knitting/crochet/weaving, and project ideas for using your freshly-harvested yarn (some sample pieces will be shared). Each participant will apply the techniques to their own sweater during the class, and a lively discussion is encouraged.

Recommended tools: small sharp-pointed and large sturdy scissors, spare double-pointed knitting needle or small crochet hook, ball winder, and self-winding swift or niddy-noddy.

Bring a sweater of your own to recycle or for a $10 materials fee we’ll provide a suitable washed sweater.

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February 11, 2018

Intermediate Weaving: Warp Intensive, part 2 of 2

Meets twice – Sunday Feb 4th and 11th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

You’ll put multiple warps on your loom over the course of the two sessions (and at home in between if you like!) and will gain a much higher comfort level with this process than can be obtained in an introduction. The workshop will include variations on direct warping (with the peg), indirect warping (with a warping board), and additional tools and techniques to help with the process of setting up your loom, including tricks for working with mixed fibers. Pre-requisite: Intro to Traditional Weaving or equivalent experience.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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February 4, 2018

Intermediate Weaving: Warp Intensive, part 1 of 2

Meets twice – Sunday Feb 4th and 11th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

You’ll put multiple warps on your loom over the course of the two sessions (and at home in between if you like!) and will gain a much higher comfort level with this process than can be obtained in an introduction. The workshop will include variations on direct warping (with the peg), indirect warping (with a warping board), and additional tools and techniques to help with the process of setting up your loom, including tricks for working with mixed fibers. Pre-requisite: Intro to Traditional Weaving or equivalent experience.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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November 5, 2017

Intermediate Weaving: Warp Intensive

Meets twice – Sunday November 5th and 12th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

You’ll put multiple warps on your loom over the course of the two sessions (and at home in between if you like!) and will gain a much higher comfort level with this process than can be obtained in an introduction. The workshop will include variations on direct warping (with the peg), indirect warping (with a warping board), and additional tools and techniques to help with the process of setting up your loom, including tricks for working with mixed fibers. Pre-requisite: Intro to Traditional Weaving or equivalent experience.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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September 17, 2017

Class: Intro to traditional weaving, part 2 of 2

In this class, we’ll learn the specifics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. These concepts will also be taught in the larger context of weaving that’s been practiced in numerous cultures for thousands of years. You’ll learn some of the basic terminology and approaches which apply to a variety of looms, so you can choose to build on this knowledge with multi-shaft or tapestry looms in future workshops.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to direct-warp yarn onto your loom, weave (including exploring techniques like clasped weft and simple lace), and remove the sample piece from the loom, and we’ll talk through weaving math, planning projects, and wet finishing.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.

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September 10, 2017

Class: Intro to traditional weaving, part 1 of 2

In this class, we’ll learn the specifics of setting up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. These concepts will also be taught in the larger context of weaving that’s been practiced in numerous cultures for thousands of years. You’ll learn some of the basic terminology and approaches which apply to a variety of looms, so you can choose to build on this knowledge with multi-shaft or tapestry looms in future workshops.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to direct-warp yarn onto your loom, weave (including exploring techniques like clasped weft and simple lace), and remove the sample piece from the loom, and we’ll talk through weaving math, planning projects, and wet finishing.

Materials: We will provide a 10″ rigid heddle loom you can take home between sessions (please note that if you break or damage the loom, you are responsible for the replacement cost). You will need warping and weaving materials; we recommend that you bring 2-4 partial or full balls of sock-weight, fingering, or worsted weight yarn.