Participants will experience innovative weaving and sewing techniques by designing handwoven clothing for themselves on Saori 2-shaft floor looms. Some traditional weaving rules will have to be unlearned, while new ways of warping, weaving, and sewing without a pattern will be introduced. They will be encouraged to weave as their heart sings instead of following a draft or a pattern. They will also be introduced to many hand manipulative techniques such as interlocking, supplemental warp, traveling inlay, in order to express freely their inner creativity.
L3: Saori Weaving
-Working sewing machine (If you don’t have one or cannot bring one, please contact Mihoko at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve her sewing machine.)
-Sewing box (pins, scissors, measurement tape, ruler, seam ripper, sewing thread, extra sewing machine needles, regular sewing needle)
-Iron, iron board, spray bottle (If you don’t have one or cannot bring one, please let Mihoko knows.)
-Yarn, fiber strips, fleece or other materials that you want to incorporate with weaving (optional, Mihoko will bring them)
-Pillow if you have a back pain when you sit for a long time
-extension electricity cord
If you have woven clothes that you might want to incorporate your wearable work, please bring a couple of just in case you didn’t weave enough.