Thursday, January 9 , 1 - 4:30 pm, Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM)
We will begin at the beginning! Learn this ancient and beautiful Japanese art of three dimensional embroidery (on a ball!)A portable way to play with color and geometric designs, Temari makes great ornaments for your tree or display, and wonderful gifts. I will supply all the materials needed for your first ball. There will be threads and metallics for sale. $43.15 (includes tax).
BEGINNING 4 SHAFT WEAVING
Tuesday - Thursday, February 4 - 6 AND Tuesday - Thursday, February 11 - 13, 9:30 - 4:30 each of the 6 days of class, Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM)
This class is structured for the absolute beginner. You will learn weaving terminology, how to figure materials, read patterns, play with color, work on good techniques, and of course weave beautiful cloth. Since warping the loom has the most number of steps, I stress it so that you become very comfortable with it. You will put on three warps in class: two will be samplers to learn about color, good techniques, and weaving patterns, and the third will be a project of your choice. I provide all looms, tools, notebooks, and materials for the two samplers. If you already have, you may bring a portable floor or table loom to class. You will take the looms home over the weekend to weave and make discoveries. $350.59 (includes tax) plus a $10 materials fee.
WARPING BACK TO FRONT
Thursday - Friday, March 5 - 6, 9:30 - 4, Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM)
It's good to know more than one way to put on a warp. This method is particularly good for long warps and very densely sett warps. (It happens to be my preferred method.) I have hybridized many back to front methods to make it as efficient as possible. Plan a warp but do NOT pre-wind it. Some of my tricks happen on the warping board. $140.24 (includes tax)
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DRAFT?
Wednesday - Friday, April 29 - May 1, 9:30 - 4, Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM)
Using Overshot as a medium, students will explore pattern structure and drafting. The goal is to be able to look at a draft and determine if the pattern is suitable to the materials, the desired finished product and how to expand, contract or otherwise customize the design. We will also consider ways to create original drafts. Using a variety of materials, students will weave samples of various overshot patterns, reimagining the possibilities of an old weave structure. This is a “Next Step” class meant to give fairly new weavers the confidence and understanding of the correlation between threading, tie-ups and treadling: to look at any pattern and feel confident that they can weave it.
We will be reviewing the basics of reading and writing drafts, on paper, and taking those exercises to the loom for concrete samples of the ideas explored. Students will warp a loom beforehand and come to class ready to weave. $226.54 (includes tax) plus $25 materials fee