This lively and intensive course is designed as an introduction to the basic techniques of weaving: winding a warp, dressing the loom and weaving a finished piece. The focus will be on exploring the basic weave structures – plain weave and twills in their many variations – designing and drafting a project and calculating yarn requirements. You will also learn about looms and equipment, yarns, and finishing techniques. In addition, you will be able to take full advantage of NEWS: attending general lectures and exhibits while meeting other weavers. After completing this workshop you will be able to warp a loom, weave on your own and know where help is readily available. Looms are provided.
N1: Weaving for Beginners: On the 4-Harness Floor Loom
Two 2-inch diameter notebook rings (available at stationary stores). Five grocery bags, the brown paper kind, with the bottoms cut out, or a roll of brown Kraft wrapping paper. Scissors. Cloth or paper tape measure. Ruler. Three ring binder (for 8 1/2x 11