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Double Vision: Woven Imagery in Double Cloth

Course Overview

This class is for weavers who wish to go beyond repetitive pattern drafts and explore personal imagery and design. Doubleweave is a technique in which the weaver simultaneously weaves two layers of cloth. Reversible patterns and imagery are woven into the cloth, dark-on-light on one side, and light-on-dark on the reverse side.

In this class, students will make and thread a linen warp and learn to weave imagery in double cloth. Each student will weave a beginning sampler, then go on to design and weave a small wall hanging. Marie Westerman’s unique approach to pick-up doubleweave involves the use of a paper drawing, known as a cartoon, instead of graphs and pick-up sticks. Each student will receive individualized assistance to create their own personal designs and weave them into their linen hanging. At the end of the class, finishing options will be presented.

Although patterned double cloth is often associated with the Scandinavian countries, it is a weave structure used by different cultures around the world, including in Peru and China. One version, called Finnweave, was popular in Norway and used to weave various types of traditional items, both functional and decorative. A weaver must focus and concentrate on her design as she creates it, row by row, but the finished work is worth the challenge.

Students must have weaving experience and be able to warp a floor loom with minimal supervision.

Dates

Thu, Feb 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 9th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3.5 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $315.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Dec 26th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $30.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Paper
  • pencil
  • pen (Sharpie ultra-fine is perfect)
  • glass head pins, about 20, or so
  • scissors
  • large-eye needle
  • two SMALL boat shuttles, if at all possible. Short stick shuttles work, too, but if you have or can borrow SMALL (8”, or so) boat shuttles, please bring them. They work better with our narrow warps than bigger shuttles.

Optional Tools

  • Notebook
  • colored pencils

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Dec 26th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.