Experimental Looms

September 9, 2018 – September 15, 2018

Robertson Lesli

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.


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.

Robertson Lesli

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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