Critiquing Our Work

   90 minute seminar

   Friday, July 24, 2020
   9:00 - 10:30 am.

Advanced beginners may have difficulty finding a truthful but gentle mentor who can tell us what is good and what can be improved, but critiquing is necessary to become better.

We will use guidelines that allow us to critically evaluate our own work – and progress to the next step. 

Rectangular Float Weaves

   90 minute seminar

   Saturday, July 25, 2020
   9:00 - 10:30 am.

This is the term used by Irene Emory in The Primary Structure of Fabrics to describe structures derived from plain weave which include those we commonly call lace weaves. Using her methodology, we look at how we can organize floats in blocks and thus derive a variety of these structures. 

An Eight-Shaft Primer of Tied Unit Weaves

   3 hour seminar

   Saturday, July 25, 2020
   1:30 - 4:30 pm.

In these compound structures, with one warp and two wefts, we can change the number and placement of tie-down shafts and of pattern shafts, and vary the ratio between them, to form a number of block weaves not possible on four shafts. 

Color Techniques for Simple Warps

   1 day workshop

   Sunday, July 26, 2020
   9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

A plain warp is the canvas where we can add color in specific spots with clasped wefts, in-lays, various knots, brocade, flecks, etc. Building specific areas, however, can cause an uneven warp resulting in tension problems. We will learn these techniques and how to space them successfully.