Jason Collingwood Rugweaving Workshop: Plain Weave
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21, 22, 23, 2017
9 AM to 5:00 PM
(Four spaces left.) $450
Three wonderfully full days with the preeminent rugweaving teacher. This class focuses on plain weave rugweaving techniques, but is challenging and interesting for ALL levels of weaving experience. Participants must have some experience weaving on a floor or table harness loom. For more information, call or email [email protected]
Indigo for Weaving : Taught by Natural Dye Expert Amy Taylor
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Indigo is one of the most ancient dye materials with a rich and complex history throughout the world. In this workshop students will learn how to build an indigo bath, and various resist techniques such as ikat binding, shibori and ombré dyeing to customize their yarn. (We will have short warps already wound on the board for weavers to try their hand at ikat.) Detailed instructions will be provided so you can keep dyeing at home, and extra skeins will be available for purchase. Some yarn will be provided, but please fee free to bring additional natural fibers (cotton, wool, silk.) No experience necessary, and please dress for mess.
Natural Dyes for Yarns, Warps, and Wefts: Cutch, Cochineal, and Osage
Amy Taylor, Instructor
Saturdays, September 16, 23, and 30, 2017
In this three-week workshop, students will learn how to apply gorgeous natural colors to yarn for weaving, knitting, and embroidery. We will begin by reviewing the mordanting process, then learn about each dye, and how to color your yarn using plants and insects. Students will learn various techniques such as binding, and ombré dyeing to customize their yarn to walk away with multiple sample skeins, and detailed instructions to keep dyeing at home. Materials fee includes all dyes and sample skeins. Open to all levels, no experience necessary, and please dress for mess.
Weaving on a Frame Loom with Multiple Techniques
Mondays, October 9,16, and 23, 2017
$215 includes Harrisville Designs 12×16″ lap loom with shed sticks, shuttle and wool yarn.
Many creative and inventive effects can be achieved on a simple frame loom. Learn how to dress your loom, choose the proper yarn ratios for warp and weft, weave selvedges that are straight and firm. Create a sampler weaving using the following techniques: Rya, cut and looped pile, inlay, tapestry, soumac, clasped weft, and pick-and-pick patterning.