Wedge Weave Fundamentals
- Student should be able to warp their own loom and have some basic weaving knowledge.
- 2.5 Days
- Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am to 12:00 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 pre-warped loom to explore wedge weave through hands-on experience as well as with detailed handouts and images.
Registration Fee $425 Members; $500 Non-members
Materials Fee $6
Materials Fee includes: Handouts, chipboard loom, acrylic yarn, and plastic needle for sample loom.
Students to Bring
- A table, floor, or tapestry loom, pre-warped
- For Floor or Table Loom:
- Warp in plain weave at 6 EPI with 8/4 linen at 594 yard/lb (other warp yarn of similar weight may be substituted), plus a few extra yards of warp yarn. Warp should be 12 inches wide and approximately 1 yard of weaving length.
- Weft Yarn. Approximately 1 lb wool weft in several colors but in one weight. That one weight can be from 350 to 800 yards/lb.
- For Tapestry Loom:
- Warp in plain weave at the sett and weight of yarns you normally use or at 8 EPI with linen, hemp, or seine twine at 800 yards/lb
- Weft in several colors at approximately 640 yards/lb
- For All:
- Tapestry beater or Heavy weaving fork. The fork with metal teeth is preferred.
- Flat shuttles six to ten inches long or bobbins
- Scissors, including ones that can cut chipboard
- Tapestry needle
Connie’s work has been exhibited in 30 states. She has received several artist grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her work is represented in museum, corporate, academic, and private collections, and has been widely published. Her tapestries are represented in several new books including Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond by Tommye Scanlin, The Art is the Cloth by Micala Sidore, and in The Art of Tapestry Weaving by Rebecca Mezoff, as well as in Connie Lippert: A Wedge Weaver’s Storied Cloth by Carole Greene.
Connie 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.
Connie is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina.