Jason Collingwood Rugweaving Workshop: Rugweaving Techniques in Twill and Krokbragd.
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday July 28, 29, and 30, 2018
10 AM to 5:00 PM (Doors open each day at 9:00.)
Three wonderfully full days with Jason Collingwood, the preeminent rugweaving guru. This workshop focuses on twill and Krokbragd rugweaving techniques. Even if you are familiar with these weaves, you will be amazed by their potential within the context of rugweaving.
This makes it challenging and interesting for ALL levels of weaving experience. Jason will teach rugweaving techniques described in his father’s classic books such as clasped wefts, crossed wefts in parallel motion, and crossed wefts in contrary motion. He will also explain the best practices for weaving sturdy, well-made rugs.
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Chair and standing yoga stretch session at the end of each day (for all who care to join.)
Participants should have some experience working on a floor or table harness loom.
Four-shaft floor or table loom, warped according to Jason’s specifications, ready to weave the day of class. Students may bring their own warped loom,
or rent a pre-warped loom from the school. Rentals are first-come first serve, and may be table looms or floor looms. (* New Note: We are sold out of looms to rent. Spaces available for those who can bring their own pre-warped looms.) Students who bring their own may drop them off the day before, or the morning of the workshop.
Other loom specifications: minimum 10″ weaving width, reed size 6, 8, 10, or 12 Dents Per Inch.
A materials list and loom-dressing instructions will be sent upon registration.
Students will need to bring 3-4 colors of weft, as specified in the materials list. Quarter-pound balls in an assortment of colors will be available for purchase the day of class, for those who don’t wish to buy full cones ahead of time. (A detailed description of materials and sources will be sent upon registration.)
Parking: The Chicago Weaving School is located in the city, but as city streets go, parking isn’t bad. In addition to close metered and free street parking directly next to the school, there is always plenty of free, open parking two blocks away.