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Chesapeake Weavers class with Tom Knisely
is looking for one or two more weavers to join us......
Shawls with Supplementary Warps
Wednesday May 29th thru Friday May 31st 2013 ( 9 to 4:30p ) He has also reserved some time for anyone that feels the need for more on Saturday Jun 1st.
The class tuition is $275.00 and must be paid before the end of April, 2013.
Shawls with Supplementary Warps
Instructor: Thomas E. Knisely
We have had many requests for a class that would help an individual better understand how supplementary warps work and if they need a double back beam to weave them. Well, here is the class for you and you are going to weave a beautiful shawl too. Each student will be helped to choose the material and design a ground warp and then a supplementary warp to blend with it. You will learn how to warp the loom so that the supplementary warp is tensioned separately from the ground warp using simple items that are easily obtainable. Shawls will average 24" by 85" more or less and resemble the shawls that many of the well known weavers display in galleries and up-scale craft shows. A 10% discount will be offered for any materials purchased here for the class.
If you wish to share the house for accommodations there is room for one more. It is $30.00/day or total $90.00 at time of class deposit
Anyone wanting to join us please email Marginposh@AOL.com
Pam Rumney, President, Chesapeake Weavers,
Annapolis, MD and surrounding area
Blue Ridge Spinners & Weavers
May 11, 12, 13, 14, 2013: “Rugs in 3-end Block”, Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Location: Purcellville Train Station, Instructor: Jason Collingwood, An exploration of 3-end block weaves. Starting with simple two color designs and moving on to designing within the blocks and the introduction of a third color. Techniques such as clasped wefts and dovetailing will be looked at to further increase the design scope of this structure. 2 / 1 double faced twill will also be covered in this class. Special emphasis will be placed on Shaft Switching, every one being able to adapt their looms in class to try out this exciting technique. Students will pre-warp their looms. 10 to 16 students.
July 13, 2013: “Felted Vessel”, Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Location: TBA; Instructor: Dina Callow, Participants should bring a bath towel with them, all other supplies provided. Learn wet felting to create a beautiful artistic vessel. After breaking for a potluck lunch, participants may embellish their vessels with beads or needle felted designs. No prior experience required. 5 to 12 students.
October 12, 13, 14, 2013: “Swedish Cotton Towels”, Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Location: Purcellville Train Station, Instructor: Melissa Weaver Dunning. Weave 3 to 6 different full size kitchen towels in 8/2 cotton and/or cotton-linen in a variety of traditional Swedish weave structures: monks belt, daldrall (overshot), halvdrall, rosepath, crackle and Swedish lace. This 3 day Round Robin workshop includes weave structures, history, finishing & simple machine and hand sewing. Students will pre-warp their looms. 10 to 16 students.
November 16, 17, 2013: “Textured Yarn 101”, Time: 10:00 to 4:30 PM, Location: Purcellville Train Station, Instructor: Jacey Boggs. A fun and full weekend workshop covering a wide variety of textured spinning techniques with a focus be on creating beautiful, unique, but ultimately stable, balanced, and usable textured yarns. This workshop is great for those just starting in textured spinning or those wishing to gain more control over their art yarns. These techniques can be as tame or as outlandish as you choose but any way you spin it, they will improve your fiber and hand control and give you a deeper understanding of yarn structure. This class will cover the following techniques: rhythmic thick and thin, anchored coils, stacks, basic core spinning, twists, beehives, and supercoils. 10 to 16 students.
For more information on any of our up coming workshops please send an email to: email@example.com