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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

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Course Overview

Textiles are integral to our lives, yet so often overlooked! Creating one’s own cloth empowers expression through color, texture, and design. In this course, we will explore these elements through weaving on a four-harness floor loom. Students will learn the principles of handweaving, including designing a project, preparing a warp, dressing a floor loom, and weaving their own cloth. After this 4-day course, students will gain an understanding of how woven cloth is created, how to read a pattern draft (the language of weaving), and basic weave structures. Each student will create a finished wool scarf, an expression of their own aesthetics.


Required Tools

  • Pencil
  • Calculator (smart phone works well!)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Flexible tape measure
  • Sharp pair of scissors

Dates

Thu, Sep 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Sep 18th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $380.00
Materials fee: $35.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Christine Novotny
Christine Novotny
Grand Marais, MN

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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving