OCTOBER 2019

WARPING REVIEW

Thursday and Friday, October 10 - 11, 9:30 - 4, Southwest Decoratives

(5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM)

Are you not weaving because you're feeling shakey about dressing the loom, or wish you were more efficient in the process, or maybe its just been a while since you last warped a loom? In this class I will work with you and your chosen project to get that loom warped. This class will review front to back or back to front; whichever you prefer. You will need a portable loom to bring to class. This is for people who have warped a loom at least once before.  $140.24 (includes tax)

OCTOBER 2019

BEGINNING TEMARI

Wednesday, October 16, 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).  

NOVEMBER 2019

BEGINNING 4 SHAFT WEAVING               

Tuesday - Thursday, November 5 - 7 AND Monday - Wednesday, November 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) and a $10 materials fee.

DECEMBER 2019

INTRO TO DOUBLEWEAVE

Thursday - Friday, December 12 - 13, 9:30 - 4:30, Southwest Decoratives (5711 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM) 

We will go over all the basic possibilites of weaving two layers of cloth on a 4 shaft loom: seperate layers, tubes (including stuffed ones),pockets, color play and layer changes, and everyone's favorite: double width! I​f time permits we will explore doubleweave pick-up. Looms need to be pre-warped per instructions I will send you. $140.24 (includes tax).

Coming in January 2020 Dates to be Announced

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DRAFT?

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.