Upcoming Textile Workshops 2015
It Starts with Play and Leads to Vision: Opening up the Design Process for Weavers
Friday – Sunday, February 6, 7, and 8, 2015
This is a fun and eye-opening workshop to tap into the creative spirit that resides in each one of us. We’ll get inspiration from artists who share examples of their creative process, learn about the Bauhaus weavers and design exercises, and experiment with different approaches such as texture studies, inspiration boards, watercolor sketches, and yarn wrapping to come up with original designs to weave. There will be plenty of time to warp and weave some of these ideas over the course of this three-day workshop.
Walk Backwards to Move Forward: Reverse Drafting
Friday, March 13, 2015
9AM to 5PM
You will feel like a superhero when you know how to look at a drawdown or piece of woven cloth and determine the number of harnesses, threading, tie-up, and treadling required to produce it! Like all theory classes at The Chicago Weaving School, this will be taught with kindness, clarity, and patience. We will break it down into small steps and provide plenty of practice opportunities.
Block Translations: Getting of the Hang of Profile Drafts
Friday – Sunday, April 10, 11, 12, 2015
10AM to 5PM
Class Description will be posted soon.