Time & Location
Oct 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – Dec 10, 2022, 9:00 AM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
6 Saturdays, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Begins October 22, In Studio
Skill Level: Beginner
Tuition: $285 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Materials fee: $75
Description: You will weave at the first session! This six sessions course is designed to give you a working knowledge of multi-harness looms from demonstrations of the operation of floor looms, to designing a simple project and“finishing” the cloth when it comes off the loom. You will be introduced to, and participate in, design and yarn measurement, “dressing” the loom, weaving the project, and finishing techniques.
Your first project will involve weaving yarn that is already on the loom, and your second project will have you measure and place the yarn onto the loom before weaving it. The final project of this course will be making your own design of a scarf or table runner, and weaving your design. There will be many opportunities to practice weaving hands on starting from the first session.
-There will be no class on the following dates: November 5th and November 26th.
-A materials free of $75 should be paid direclty to the instructor at the start of the first class (the $75 kit includes loom rental, yarn, handouts etc.).
-Students in their class are invited to participate in Weaving Open Studios on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Open Studios is an opportunity to spend extra time on the pieces you are working on in class, under the supervision of a Weaving & Fiber Arts Guild instructor. You may not start new work during Open Studios hours.
I began weaving because a friend wanted to take a weaving course but she wanted to learn with a friend. I said I would join her and my husband's comment was..."Sure....but we're not buying a loom!" Result: I fell in love with weaving—the tactile nature of it, the creativity of design, the mystery of the interaction between color and weave structure, and the fun of meeting new friends who share in the excitement. My husband bought me a 36" Harrisville floor loom kit; I was on my way!
Over the last 30 years, most of my family and friends have received a variety of handwoven pieces.
Currently, I work mostly with Tencel and Bamboo yarn – Bamboo being a relatively new source of fiber. In addition, Bamboo is extremely soft and drapes well--perfect for scarves and shawls!
Sometimes, I use white yarn and dye it by mixing colors and then hand-painting them on the warp. My textiles are designed on a computer after looking at the warp colors and trying many weave structures. When I'm convinced that I've found the weave structure that shows off the colors best I'm ready to set up the loom. Then I use the first few inches to see if the "marriage" between the yarn and the weave structure works.
I have been a member of the Weaver's Guild of America, Weaver's Guild of Boston, and LexArt’s Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild and have taught Weaving courses and given private instruction.
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