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Upcoming Workshops

Lace Weaves and Linen

June 30-July 12, 2024 (Two Weeks)

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Lace weaves are a special category of cloth that are especially beautiful when woven in a crisp linen yarn. This class will cover all the basics of how to plan a weaving project and how to warp and weave on a floor loom, with a special emphasis on lace structures and how to use linen and linen-blend yarns. We will explore how to interpret pattern draft instructions and how to use design blocks to create unique patterns, skills that can be applied to many drafts beyond lace. Students can experiment with yarns of their choosing, but there will be special emphasis, tips, and tricks on how to use linen, which is known to weavers as a particularly “unforgiving” fiber. Starting with a run of tea towels to get a sense of the lace structures and materials, students are then welcome to explore whatever application of lace and linen interests them, from heirloom textiles to expressive artworks. Open to all skill levels.

Thinking With the Loom

September 29-November 8, 2024 (Six Weeks)

Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

Starting from the basics of planning a project and dressing the loom, we will explore how the loom can be a partner in thinking about structure, use, and meaning. We will learn about traditional patterns and learn to draft our own. We will study color interactions and use dye processes such as ikat, woven shibori, and warp painting to make ever more intentional choices about desired results. We will be working toward a sense of fluency with the loom so we can express our ideas with precision and confidently combine skills to create unique cloth. All levels.

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