Beginning Weaving: Floor Loom Mondays PM

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Beginning Weaving: Floor Loom Mondays PM

199.00

Taught by: Anton Sarossy-Christon

This class meets for 8 consecutive weeks, maximum 8 students, minimum 4. Ages 16 and up.

24 hours of instruction, $8.29/hr

Mondays at 6:30-9:30PM, First class is 10/21/19

Students will learn the basics of weaving beginning with the vocabulary of weaving, and will learn the names of the different parts of the loom as well as the terminology used in the weaving process. Students will learn how to use a warping board and wind a warp. Following this, students will learn to dress a loom and set up their tools for weaving in preparation for learning the basics of woven structures. All students will have an opportunity to weave the different structures and have samples to take with them. The last class will include an introduction to finishing techniques, and students will be able to try finishing some of their samples.

Supplies: There is no supply fee for this class, all supplies will be provided, but students should bring a measuring tape and a notebook. Students are encouraged to bring yarn from home for trying different color and texture effects.

While the NCAC has floor looms available for all students, some students may wish to bring in their own loom from home. Should you wish to take advantage of this, please send us an email so we can arrange a time to meet you and set up your loom. Setting up a loom is a considerable time commitment for the instructor as each loom has its own “personality” and each brand operates a little differently. We’re happy to offer this service free of charge to help you become more comfortable working with your own loom.

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Beginning Weaving:

Week 1: the vocabulary of weaving and the anatomy of a loom:

The parts of a loom and the tools used will be reviewed- students will identify and label these parts on their looms. Students will work in pairs and will begin winding their warps.

Week 2: Students will continue winding their warps and will begin to dress their looms for weaving- front to back warping techniques will be used. Other techniques will be discussed.

Week 3: Students will continue to dress their looms. Students will follow their weaving drafts and heddles and reeds will be sleyed, warps will be tied to the front beams and students will begin weaving.

Week 4: Students will all finish dressing their looms and be weaving. Using direct tie ups students will learn to weave tabby and twill with the focus on weaving square, and changing the force of the beater to demonstrate how this changes the density of the woven structure. Students are encouraged to bring different yarns from home to experiment for the last few inches of each sample with color and texture.

Week 5-8: Students will finish their 2 yard sampler and finishing techniques will be discussed including fringe and hems. Surface finishing techniques will also be discussed such as washing, fulling, felting, brushing, and calendaring to finish the fabric. Students will then choose their first project—with the help of the instructor. Students should order their yarns online or purchase them locally.

Refund / Class credit policy: You may request a refund up to the second scheduled class and before the third class meets. Your refund will be for the class fee less the classes you attended and the $20 processing fee we are charged by the credit card processor. Notify the instructor or send an email. You may choose a refund or a credit toward another class.