Instructor: Karen Donde
Weaving 1: Three Warps, Three Towels
The best way to become comfortable warping a floor loom is frequent repetition. This in-depth introduction to weaving guides students through planning, warping and weaving three towels on three separate short warps, while learning about choosing fibers and colors, how looms and weaving equipment work, efficient warping, proper weaving technique and wet-finishing handwoven textiles.
In session 1, students will weave a plain weave cotton towel on a 4-shaft floor loom. Subjects include loom/equipment orientation, yarn selection, calculating yarn needs, pattern drafting, warp winding, front-to-back warping, shuttle handling and bobbin winding, weaving techniques, hemstitching and wet finishing.
Note: For beginners, Karen recommends taking all three sessions in succession, however, it is possible to take only one or two of the three-class sessions, with appropriate experience. Please contact Karen to discuss options. Karendonde@gmail.com
All levels are welcome
Karen Donde has been weaving 18 years and teaching beginners in Asheville since 2009. She also teaches advanced classes and workshops for guilds and conferences around the U.S., and writes about weaving and textiles for local and national publications.
Materials fee: 10.00 which includes yarn, equipment and handouts