Beginner Handweaving I or II (JAN22)
- Starts Jan 22, 2024Starts Jan 22, 2024
- 500 Canadian dollars$500
BEGINNER I This online course covers everything you need to know to weave confidently on your own. It is specially designed for beginners - no experience necessary! With approximately 30 hours of instruction we will cover warping, dressing the loom, weaving plain weave and twill structures, draft/pattern reading, warp and weft calculations as well as general discussion about materials used, loom types and local resources available. During this class each student will prepare and weave a set of 3 - 4 samplers (gamps). BEGINNER II This course is designed to build on what students have learned in Beginner I, by exploring the fascination of 4-shaft twills. In this course you will make a warp, completely dress a loom, weave a twill gamp (sampler), study the theory of twills and how they work, as well as build on the weaving skills taught in Beginner I. It is recommended that students take Beginner I before Beginner II or have had previous floor loom weaving experience. ***Both Beginner I & II can be taught during the same 5 day course. Please indicate which course you are signing up for when registering*** Floor looms or table looms are welcome. Both courses are 5 days long, running 9:30am to 4:30pm ET, Monday to Friday. An equipment and supply list will be emailed to each student after registering. Student notes will be physically mailed. This course is instructed live. There are no pre-recorded videos. The instructor will be actively demonstrating, teaching, observing and available for assistance constantly. Active online participation is mandatory . Students will require a video camera set up for the instructor to view active weaving. It is important to know that proper weaving ergonomics and technique will observed to ensure proper form, minimize injury and promote efficient weaving. This will be a small group of a maximum of 4 students. We reserve the right to cancel the course with a refund if there is minimal enrolment.
132 Minns Avenue, Bobcaygeon, ON, Canada