The Art of Mixing Color and Fiber in Deflected Double Weave

Skill Level

Intermediate

Required Skills:

  • Comfortable reading drafts
  • Weaving with 2 or more shuttles
  • Warp your loom prior to the conference
  • Preferred that students be willing to work with at least one space-dyed warp of tercel or cotton. A vendor list can be provided to the participants.

Class Length

  • 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

Description

Do you enjoy mixing color and fiber? Learn how color and fiber sheen interact in Deflected Doubleweave with Tencel, Tussah Silk, and/or Cotton. Participants will receive recommended fibers for a 4 or 8 shaft pattern six weeks prior to conference. Create up to three woven samples following finishing demonstration and collaboration. Be prepared to swap two of the samples with other participants. And finally continue weaving on your own loom to explore how 3-5 weft colors impact the overall design distinction in Deflected DoubleWeave.

Fees

Registration Fee $450 for members, $525 for all others
Materials Fee $25

Materials Fee includes: Color printed and bound monograph

Students to Bring

  • 4.5 yards on a pre-warped 8-shaft loom with recommended yarns
  • Pre-wound bobbins for weft yarns
  • Weaving tools including 3 boat shuttled and measuring tape
  • SOAK or suitable fiber washing detergent (sample size)
  • Notebook for notes
  • A device for photographs / weaving software (recommended)

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