Introduction To Weaving
May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020
The goal of this workshop is for students to plan a woven project, dress a loom and weave a fabric of their own design. During class you will learn the back-to-front warping method and weave a variety of basic structures that include plain weave, twills and basket weave in the colors of your choice. Participants will also weave a set of sample fabrics to wet finish and compile into a swatch book. An emphasis is placed on preparing materials and setting up the loom, which is the most labor-intensive part of the process. Students will discover weaving lingo and tour necessary equipment for weaving. This class is for beginners and for those who want to graduate from ridged heddle weaving to the four-shaft floor loom. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Amy Putansu teaches weaving in the Professional Crafts program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been weaving in various capacities ever since. Her ondulé wall pieces can be found at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.