Wedge Weave Fundamentals with Connie Lippert

Intermediate

Must be able to warp your own loom.

2.5 Days

Friday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm

In contrast to most weaves which are woven on a plane horizontal to the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal.  This results in a weft-faced weaving with many distinctive characteristics and exciting design potential.  You will work on your own prewarped loom to explore wedge weave through hands on experience as well as with detailed handouts and images.

Registration fee of $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others.

Materials fee of $6 for handouts, chipboard loom materials, plastic needle, yarn.

  • A table, floor, or tapestry loom warped in plain weave at 6 EPI with 8/4 linen at 594 yards / pound* (other warp yarn of similar weight may be substituted)
  • A few extra yards of warp yarn
  • Warp should be 12 inches wide and approximately one yard long
  • Approximately one pound wool weft in several colors but one weight, ranging from 260 to 350 yards / pound
  • Six 1/8″ dowels several inches longer than the width of your warp, if using a table or floor loom
  • Heavy beating fork
  • Flat shuttles six to ten inches long
  • Scissors (for both fiber and paper)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tapestry needle

* Students in workshops often have small Mirrix or other type of tapestry looms.  These are completely suitable, but should be warped with finer warps and use finer wefts.  If experienced on these looms, the sett and weight of yarn normally used for tapestry will work fine.  If unsure of sett and weight, I suggest 16/6 linen (this is expensive, so a substitution at a similar yds/lb is acceptable such as 8/3 linen. Lunatic Fringe has hemp or seine twine that could be substituted) at 800 yds/lb set at 8 EPI for warp and wool for weft at approximately 640 yds/lb.

Connie Lippert

Connie’s work has been exhibited in 29 states and been accepted into over 150 juried exhibitions. She has received 3 artist grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her work is represented in museum, corporate, academic and private collections and has been published in Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts Design Book 7, Line in Tapestry by Kathe Todd-Hooker, Fiberarts magazine, Handwoven magazine and in Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot (the magazine of the Handweavers Guild of America). Connie Lippert: A Wedge Weaver’s Storied Cloth by Carole Green was published in 2018.

She has taught wedge weave workshops and given seminars in California, New York, Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.