Beginner Weaving

In this six session course, participants will learn to weave on a 4 shaft loom. We will learn weaving vocabulary, how to select materials, design a project, and finish our newly woven cloth.  We will also explore global weaving traditions and discuss sources of inspiration for weavers. This course is an introduction to hand weaving and is also ideal for those looking to refresh their skills. Course fee covers materials for the sampler. No prior weaving experience necessary.

 

Beginner  Weaving – Morning Session

Dates: (6 Sunday Mornings) Feb 11,18,25, March 3,10,17

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Shannon Nelson

Fee: $290.00 (Material Costs are included)

Planning and Weaving a Project (Level 2 on the 4 shaft table loom)

Now that we have become more comfortable with weaving and using different materials, we are ready to design our own projects.
In the next 6 weeks we will work towards completing a project of your choice. This will include the following skills:

  • Design a project
  • Learning how to read a weaving draft
  • Warping
  • Beaming and Loom dressing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Weave structures
  • How to finish the ends of a warp
  • Fixing skips
  • Wet finishing

Planning and Weaving a Project – Level 2 on a 4-shaft table loom

Dates: (6 Sunday Mornings)
March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28.

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Shannon Nelson

Fee: $290

Tied Weaving Structures

To help understand how tied weave structures can manage long floats and still allow for pattern and tabby to work together. Explore the fundamentals of tied weaves and how they may be woven into new designs.
Materials: 8 shaft loom (table or floor) and laptop with Fibreworks Silver (trial version will work for workshop) which must be loaded prior to workshop. Instructions will be sent out prior to the workshop on loom set up.

 

Tied Weaving Structures

Dates: June 15 & 16 

Time: 9am-4pm both days (bring your own bag lunch)

Instructor: Lynn McEachern

Fee: $125

Colour Theory for Weavers

To help weavers understand how color blending affects and is affected by the weaving structures and apply it with confidence to their weaving projects

 

Colour Theory for Weavers

Dates: May 4 & 5, 2024 (Sat/Sun)

Time: May 4 10am – 4pm,  May 5:  9am – 4pm
(Bring your own bag lunch)

Instructor: Lynn McEachern

Fee: $150 (includes $25 materials)