September 9, 2018 – September 15, 2018
In this workshop students take a basic loom and explore new ways to configure warp and weft to create functional, sculptural looms. Discussions of global weaving traditions will form a foundation for discovering the fundamentals of a loom. Students will create their own variations of frame, backstrap and horizontal looms using mixed media. Those new to weaving will have an introduction to basic techniques, including plain weave, discontinued weft, pile and knotting. Advanced students will be challenged on new materials and techniques to broaden their practice. During the course, students will develop new loom designs, creating sculptures that pull, stretch and join fiber in a new way. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Lesli Robertson is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work includes collaborative projects on Ugandan cultural arts, Sadu weavings of Kuwait, and other textile-based initiatives. Robertson was a recent Fulbright Specialist where she co- created an interactive exhibition on Bedouin weaving. She is co-founder of The Mother Load and is currently serving on the board of the Textile Society of America.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.