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Imagery With Theo Moorman

October 15 - 20, 2023

Lars Shimabukuro  ·  lars-shimabukuro.com

Workshop at a glance

Imagery with Theo Moorman will introduce weavers to an inlay technique that allows you to
draw on the loom.


  • Designing and winding a warp
  • Dressing the loom
  • Theo Moorman inlay


  • 10/2 and 20/2 mercerized cotton warps
  • 4-shaft jack looms
  • Various yarns


  • Discovering how to design and wind a warp
  • Learning how to dress a loom
  • Theo Moorman inlay techniques and samples
  • A personal project exploring the techniques covered

Artist Bio

Lars Shimabukuro was born in Hawai’i and raised on the island of Maui. They earned a BA in studio art from Yale University and completed Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Fiber Program in Clyde, North Carolina in 2019. Shimabukuro exhibits nationally and internationally, with shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery in Philadelphia, the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Korea, and a solo exhibition at the Praxis Fiber Workshop Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2020-2023 they lived and worked at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina as a Core Fellow.

  • Lars Shimabukuro
  • Lars Shimabukuro
  • Lars Shimabukuro
  • Lars Shimabukuro
  • Lars Shimabukuro
  • Lars Shimabukuro

Workshop Description

This workshop will introduce students to the inlay technique developed by Theo Moorman. By using two sizes of warp threads you will be able to “tie down” a variety of weft yarns without distorting the ground fabric. This technique lends itself to imagery, similar to tapestry but one-sided and a bit faster! You will begin by designing and winding the warp. We will then cover dressing the loom, threading, and the treadle tie-ups. Students will start with samples to see the different ways yarns can intersect to create shading and lines before starting on personal projects. The focus will be on sampling and experimentation. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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

Available : 6
Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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