Floatworks: An Introduction To Overshot Weaving

August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020

Jovencio de la Paz

During this workshop students are introduced to overshot weaving as an experimental and innovative approach through a simple design and pattern drafting. Overshot weaving is a traditional American style used to make blankets, coverlets and pillowcases for the home. Participants will discover that this style uses supplementary wefts and includes contrasting colors, abstract geometries, eye-dazzling patterns and furrows that yield contemporary compositions. You will learn proper weaving techniques and design, along with your personal exploration of rhythm, geometry, color and line. Some experience on a floor loom is helpful, however this course is open to all skill levels.


Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver and educator who is an assistant professor and head of Fibers at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a co-founder of the international collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.

Jovencio de la Paz

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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