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Instructor: Karen Donde
In session 2, students will weave a striped, straight-twill cotton towel on a 4-shaft floor loom. Subjects include a review of yarn selection, yarn calculations, front-to-back warping and wet finishing. New information includes how twill works and differs from plain weave, winding a warp with stripes and weaving/stitching a hem. We’ll also fine-tune weaving techniques, including minimizing draw-in and beating consistently.
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
Materials fee: 10.00 which includes all material, yarn and handouts
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.