Introduction To Weaving

May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020

Amy Putansu

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.


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.

Amy Putansu

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

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  • 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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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