Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2020 Conference one week before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this workshop was not taught in 2020.

Huck with Color and Weave Effects

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • Must be able to warp loom prior to class, read a draft, and handle more than one shuttle.

Class Length

  • 2.5 DaysFriday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmSaturday: 9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmSunday: 9 am to 12 pm


In this workshop, we will be pushing the boundaries of traditional Huck Lace.  For generations, Huck Lace has been woven in cotton or linen with warp and weft threads of the same size and color, allowing the warp floats and weft floats to be the focus of the pattern. 

We will apply color and weave theory to a Huck threading.  Light and dark color threads will be arranged in a specific order and treadled and woven with alternating color arrangements to create beautiful fabrics that go way beyond the normal traditions of weaving Huck lace.

You will weave a sampler threaded in a gamp format.  You will arrange different color and weave threadings in the same basic four-shaft Huck threading.  Numerous treadling combinations will give you dozens of different fabric samples to weave and explore.  Requires a minimum of a four-harness loom.


Registration Fee $Registration fee of $260 for FTWG members and $295 for all others.
Materials Fee $0

Materials Fee includes: No Materials Fee.

Students to Bring

  • A loom warped per instructions sent before class
  • Three shuttles
  • Bobbins
  • Bobbin winder
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pins and weights for broken warp ends or floating selvedges
  • Remaining warp thread to use as weft
  • Any additional colors of thread that you might want to try during class
  • Notebook with pen or pencil
  • Graph paper with 4 or 5 to the inch graph
  • Colored pencils

Instructor Bio

Tom has been weaving, teaching and writing about weaving and spinning for more than 40 years. He is currently teaching at Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Studio in York Haven, PA. Besides weaving examples for teaching and articles, Tom loves collecting and studying antique textiles and ethnic textiles from different parts of the World. His studies inspire much of what he loves to weave.


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